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Somali fighters said on Monday a French commando captured during a failed rescue operation at the weekend had died, and posted photos of his body on the Internet, according to the SITE monitoring service.
SITE quoted a statement in English posted by al Shabaab on its Twitter account saying the commando had "succumbed to his injuries" sustained during an attempt to free Denis Allex, a French agent held hostage since 2009.
The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Arab leaders for response in Gaza, during the 26th round of the Arab Summit.
Assad's comments, in an interview published by Russian government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Monday, appeared to contradict remarks by Moscow suggesting any Russian arms supplies to Damascus were agreed before the conflict began.
Watchdog urged security agencies to avoid being used to cause chaos in the country
Unknown gunmen shot and injured two policemen in a patrol car in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh late on Sunday
"Police on duty near the spot caught two attackers red-handed with three machetes as they were fleeing the scene after the incident," police official Humayan Kabir told Reuters.
India is readying the evacuation of nationals from the capital of Yemen on Monday, after four nights of Saudi-led air strikes against Houthis forces.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the flood of Internet traffic to GitHub came from Chinese search engineBaidu Inc , targeting two GitHub pages that linked to copies of sites banned in China.
The state government had slammed a 24-hour curfew Sunday after similar attacks
A Commission spokeswoman has also confirmed that the EU was looking into the fuel supply deal, but was not blocking the Paks construction. The EU has not yet commented on the state aid aspects of the project.
The secretary general's visit comes as Iraq remains mired in war with the militant group ISIL, which occupies nearly one-third of the country.
Campaigning in Britain's closest national election in decades will start on Monday after Queen Elizabeth dissolves parliament at Cameron's behest, teeing up an unusually fraught battle to govern the $2.8 trillion economy.
An Afghan member of parliament survived a targeted suicide attack in Kabul on Sunday but three people including a child were killed and eight others injured, police and government sources said.
This year, March has been the wettest month in more than a century, wrecking millions of hectares of winter crops. The crop damage has been blamed for a spate of rural suicides in recent weeks.
the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China have been holding marathon negotiations in the Swiss city of Lausanne to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations
The far right’s National Front failed to win a single council despite historically high scores at the local level.