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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tunisia links two wanted jihadist groups to al-Qaeda

AFP, Tunis -
Tunisian authorities on Tuesday recognized that two jihadist groups which the army has been hunting on the Algerian border have links to al-Qaeda, stressing their determination to take them out.

Health of Algeria’s president ‘significantly improved’

AFP, Algiers -
The health of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, hospitalized in France last month after suffering a mini-stroke, has “significantly improved,” the presidency announced on Tuesday.

U.N. protests Israeli military flights over Lebanon

AFP, United Nations -
The United Nations has called on Israel to halt increased military air patrols over Lebanon amid heightened tensions after air raids on targets in Syria, a U.N. spokesman said Tuesday.