MUSCAT - Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Oman on Tuesday for Raytheon Co's signing of an estimated $2.1 billion arms deal and to consult on Syria and Iran, U.S. officials said.
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CAPE TOWN - Ten striking South African miners were taken to hospital on Tuesday after being hit by rubber bullets, police said, as labour strife spread ahead of mid-year pay negotiations.
LONDON - Ending Britain's 306-year rule would allow Scotland to reverse generations of economic mismanagement and free its lawmakers to boost economic growth, say Scottish nationalists campaigning to split from the UK.
JERUSALEM - Israel's coalition government presented a divided front on Palestinian statehood on Tuesday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepared a new mission to revive long-defunct peace talks.
DUBAI - Iran's electoral watchdog has barred former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and a close aide to president Mahmoud Ahadinejad from running in the June 14 presidential election, state media reported on Tuesday.
GENEVA - The World Bank plans to announce substantial new funds to help Jordan cope with the influx of refugees from the civil war in neighbouring Syria, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told Reuters on Tuesday.