DAMASCUS — Syrian army captured the Hayan gas field in central province of Homs, following battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants, pro-government al-Watan online newspaper said Tuesday.
The capture of the gas field came automatically after the Syrian forces took the al-Muher area in the eastern countryside of Homs, where several oil and gas fields are located. (Syria-IS)
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CAIRO — The Egyptian parliament approved on Tuesday a 9-minister cabinet reshuffle in economic and service sectors, including the merge of two ministries into one, the Egyptian state TV reported.
The reshuffle involves new chiefs for the ministries of agriculture, parliamentary affairs, supplies, local development, planning, education, higher education, transport and newly-merged investment and international relations. (Egypt-Cabinet)
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BAGHDAD — At least two people were killed and seven others wounded on Tuesday in a car bomb explosion in southwestern the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.
The blast occurred in the morning when a booby-trapped car detonated at the industrial area in the Shiite neighborhood of Baiyaa, the source said on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Car Bomb)
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ADEN, Yemen — At least four people were killed and 10 others injured when an IS-claimed car bombing targeted a gathering of the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda on Tuesday, a security official told Xinhua.
The suicide attacker slammed his explosives-laden truck into an exhibition displaying photos of killed pro-Houthi fighters in the town of Radaa in al-Bayda province, causing casualties, the security source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Car Bombing) Enditem