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Three killed in Cairo clashes, 48 wounded across Egypt

Three killed in Cairo clashes, 48 wounded across Egypt

Three protesters were killed and dozens wounded as Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across  Egypt on Friday, the health ministry and security sources said. Security sources said two were killed in street battles with the police in the Cairo district of Alf...

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Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group: Interior Ministry

Saudi Arabia designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group: Interior Ministry

Saudi Arabia has formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group, official Saudi television reported citing a statement by the Interior Ministry. The kingdom has also designated Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, whose fighters are battling Syrian...

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Gaddafi's son Saadi extradited to Libya

Gaddafi's son Saadi extradited to Libya

Libyan government says third son of late former Libyan leader has been handed over and is now in a Tripoli prison. Niger has extradited Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi to the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan government has said. The third son of the former Libyan leader is being...

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Source: Qatar will ‘not let go’ of its foreign policy

Source: Qatar will ‘not let go’ of its foreign policy

Qatar will not bow to demands from three Gulf states to alter its foreign policy, sources close to its government said, suggesting Doha is unlikely to abandon support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Syrian Islamists. In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates...

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Israel intercepts 'Iranian weapons shipment' to Gaza

Israel intercepts 'Iranian weapons shipment' to Gaza

 Israel said it intercepted a ship Wednesday carrying an Iranian shipment of advanced rockets bound for Palestinian militants, claiming it proved Tehran could not be trusted in international nuclear talks. The announcement came hours after Israel said it struck two Hezbollah...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar in security row

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain withdraw envoys from Qatar in security row

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain said on Wednesday they were withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf Arab countries not to interfere in each others’ internal affairs. The move, reported in a joint...

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Egypt's Sisi says 'can't ignore' calls to run for president

Egypt's Sisi says 'can't ignore' calls to run for president

Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared Tuesday he cannot ignore demands that he run for president, in a looming election his supporters say he is certain to win. He emerged as Egypt's most popular leader after overthrowing Mubarak's successor, Islamist president Mohamed...

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Bahrain blast kills three policemen: Interior Ministry

Bahrain blast kills three policemen: Interior Ministry

An explosion killed three policemen in Bahrain during a protest in a village near the capital Manama on Monday, the Interior Ministry said, in one of the worst incidents of violence in recent months. The ministry said on its Twitter account that a group of protesters had broken...

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Egypt policemen sentenced to 10 years for blogger death

Egypt policemen sentenced to 10 years for blogger death

Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The two were sentenced following a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010, when they...

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Tunisian Prime Minister replaces Islamist governors ahead of election

Tunisian Prime Minister replaces Islamist governors ahead of election

Tunisia's prime minister replaced most state governors on Friday, bowing to a demand from secular parties to purge Islamists From key jobs before elections this year. After a political crisis brought on by the killing of two opposition leaders last year, the ruling Islamist party...

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 At least 13 killed in north Yemen clashes - security source

At least 13 killed in north Yemen clashes - security source

At least 13 people died when Shi'ite Muslim fighters clashed with security forces in northern  Yemen  on Friday, government sources said, underlining the chaos still gripping the country two years after mass protests ousted its leader. The fighters were from the Houthi...

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Israeli restrictions force Palestinians to pray in Al-Quds streets

Israeli restrictions force Palestinians to pray in Al-Quds streets

Thousands of Palestinian worshippers have failed to perform the weekly prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday due to Israeli restrictions in Al-Quds (occupied East Jerusalem). Hundreds of Palestinian youths were forced to pray in the streets after they were denied access into the...

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Twelve dead in Qatar restaurant gas explosion-news agency

Twelve dead in Qatar restaurant gas explosion-news agency

 Twelve people including two children were killed on Thursday when a gas tank exploded at a Turkish restaurant in the Qatari capital Doha, authorities in the Gulf Arab state reported. About 30 others were injured in the blast at the Istanbul Restaurant that one security source...

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U.N. Security Council considering targeted sanctions in Yemen

U.N. Security Council considering targeted sanctions in Yemen

The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution to impose travel bans and asset freezes on people in Yemen  who obstruct or undermine the country's political transition and those who commit human rights violations. Yemen , a U.S. ally, with a population of 25...

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Kerry praises democratic progress in visit to Tunisia

Kerry praises democratic progress in visit to Tunisia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to praise democratic progress in the country where the "Arab Spring" began and discuss the threat of Islamist militants there. After a crisis last year brought on by the killing of two opposition...

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Lawyers for Egypt's deposed President Mursi stage walk-out

Lawyers for Egypt's deposed President Mursi stage walk-out

Lawyers for deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi withdrew in protest after he appeared in court on Sunday on charges of conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in  Egypt . Mursi's legal team protested they could not hear their client speak from inside a...

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Iraq Shi'ite cleric who fought U.S. forces says quitting politics

Iraq Shi'ite cleric who fought U.S. forces says quitting politics

Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led revolts against U.S. forces in  Iraq  before their pullout and became a major influence in the government, said he is leaving political life and has dissolved his movement. Sadr gave no reason for the retirement announced...

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Militants kill four in Tunisian border attack

Militants kill four in Tunisian border attack

Islamist militants disguised as security officials killed three Tunisian policemen and a civilian in an attack near the border with Algeria, the state news agency TAP said on Sunday. The agency did not name any group in the attack. Tunisia's security forces have been battling...

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