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King prorogues Parliament, appoints new election board

His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday issued a Royal Decree proroguing the ordinary session of Parliament as of Saturday, May 3. 
  • No victor in Lebanon first-round presidential vote

    Lebanon’s parliament failed to elect a new president on Wednesday, with no candidate securing the two-thirds of the votes needed to win and many lawmakers leaving their ballots blank.

  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kill 2 police officers

    A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

  • Russia vows response if ‘interests’ in Ukraine attacked

    Russia issued a sharp warning on Wednesday that it will strike back if its “legitimate interests” in Ukraine are attacked, raising the stakes in the Cold War-like duel with the United States over the former Soviet republic’s future.


Calm restored in Maan after riots, roadblocks

Calm was restored in Maan on Wednesday following riots and.

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