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Israel nabs boat smuggling weapons on Dead Sea: army

The Israeli military and police on Monday captured a boat on the Dead Sea which was trying to smuggle weapons from Jordan, and detained two Palestinians on board, officials said. The boat was carrying a number of Kalashnikov assault rifles, magazines and other weapons, a statement from the army said,…

Rebels close in on oil town as NATO set to take charge

TRIPOLI – Rebels battled on to the eastern oil town of Ajdabiya Thursday as plans firmed for NATO to take over coalition operations after Tripoli came under attack for a sixth day and death tolls mounted. France promised to continue air raids “for as long as necessary,” and Italy offered…