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U.N.-backed Hariri tribunal indicts fifth suspect

U.N.-backed Hariri tribunal indicts fifth suspect

  The U.N.-backed tribunal set up to try the alleged killers of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri said Thursday it had indicted a fifth suspect connected with the 2005 Beirut bombing .   A pre-trial judge confirmed the...

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Morsi refuses trial, doesn't recognize court, son tells AA

Morsi refuses trial, doesn't recognize court, son tells AA

  It will be Morsi's first court appearance since his July 3 ouster by the military following massive and well-coordinated protests against his presidency .   The son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi blasted an announcement by...

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Egypt's interim gov't will destroy Brotherhood: Amnesty Intl SG

Egypt's interim gov't will destroy Brotherhood: Amnesty Intl SG

There is no difference between the post-coup interim govenment and Mubarak-era Egypt, said the Secretary General of German Amnesty International. The interim government in Egypt will destroy the Muslim Brotherhood," Secretary General of German Amnesty International Selmin...

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Libya’s abducted PM has been freed by former rebels

Libya’s abducted PM has been freed by former rebels

  Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been freed by former rebels who seized him from a hotel earlier on Thursday, the state news agency reported.  Zeidan was seized by former rebels and was held at the ministry’s anti-crime department, according to Reuters. The...

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US cutting Hundreds of Millions in Aid to Egypt

US cutting Hundreds of Millions in Aid to Egypt

The United States on Wednesday cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to its Mideast ally Egypt, responding to the military ouster last summer of the nation's first democratically elected president and the crackdown on protesters that has sunk the country into violent turmoil. While the...

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Insight: Saudis brace for 'nightmare' of U.S.-Iran rapprochement

Insight: Saudis brace for 'nightmare' of U.S.-Iran rapprochement

 When Saudi Arabia's veteran foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, made no annual address to the United Nations General Assembly last week for the first time ever, his unspoken message could hardly have been louder. For most countries, refusing to give a scheduled speech would count...

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Egypt sets November trial date for Morsi

Egypt sets November trial date for Morsi

Deposed president to stand trial on November 4 with 14 others over killings of protesters outside his palace last year. The trial of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters will start on November 4, the official MENA news agency...

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Saudi preacher gets 8 years, 800 lashes for torturing daughter to death

Saudi preacher gets 8 years, 800 lashes for torturing daughter to death

Saudi Arabia preacher Fayhan Al Gamdi gets 8 years, 800 lashes for torturing daughter to death A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a father who had tortured his five-year-old daughter to death to eight years in prison and 800 lashes. The court in Hawtat Bani Tamim, 160...

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Iraq suicide blasts kill 27, many of them children

Iraq suicide blasts kill 27, many of them children

 Suicide car bombers attacked an elementary school and a police station in a small northern Iraqi village on Sunday while another on foot detonated his payload among Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, killing at least 27 people including children, officials said....

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50 dead as Egypt Islamists try to galvanise protests

50 dead as Egypt Islamists try to galvanise protests

  At least 50 people were killed in clashes between Islamists and police in Egypt on Sunday, as thousands of the military's supporters marked the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Loyalists of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, overthrown in a July military coup, tried to...

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A tragedy off the coast of Indonesia that should shame Lebanon's neglectful government

A tragedy off the coast of Indonesia that should shame Lebanon's neglectful government

    This is the story of how the   Syrian war   reached out 5,000 miles across the globe and destroyed at least 29 Lebanese lives in the Indian Ocean. It is a story of tragic irony; the destitute Lebanese families who wanted to live in Australia...

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‘Most wanted’ terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi captured by U.S. forces

‘Most wanted’ terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi captured by U.S. forces

U.S. forces have arrested Libyan al-Qaeda leader Abu Anas al-Libi on Saturday, following a military raid in the streets of Tripoli. Libi was allegedly involved in the 1988 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which left more than 200 people dead. He was on the FBI’s...

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KSA cancels UN address in protest over Syria inaction

KSA cancels UN address in protest over Syria inaction

In an unprecedented move, Saudi Arabia has not delivered its annual address at the UN General Assembly in protest at the international organization’s failure to solve major Muslims issues such as Syria, Palestine, and the Rohingya in Myanmar. “This is the first time that Saudi...

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Tunisian Jewish community targeted with impunity

Tunisian Jewish community targeted with impunity

A Tunisian rights group on Wednesday accused the police of harassing the tiny Jewish community on the southern island of Djerba, saying it had come under a string of attacks. "Tunisian Jews feel in danger, they are really afraid," Yamina Thabet, the president of the Tunisian Association...

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Iraq executes 23 people in two days

Iraq executes 23 people in two days

 Iraq executed 23 people during two days in September, most of them convicted on terrorism charges, the justice ministry said Tuesday. Twenty of the 23 were either Al-Qaeda members or otherwise involved in terrorism, while three were convicted of unspecified "criminal charges," a...

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While atheism in Egypt rises, backlash ensues

While atheism in Egypt rises, backlash ensues

In a religious country such as Egypt, despite atheism being a taboo highly frowned upon, atheists say their numbers are on the rise. But with any new movement taking hold, a cultural backlash is bound to ensue .   In an attempt to understand the...

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Islamist Party in Tunisia to Step Down

Islamist Party in Tunisia to Step Down

Tunisia’s governing Islamist party, Ennahda, thrust into power by the Arab Spring, has agreed to step down after months of political wrangling with a hard-bargaining opposition. In three weeks, the Ennahda-led government is to hand over power to an independent caretaker government...

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Egypt court bans all Brotherhood activities

Egypt court bans all Brotherhood activities

Egyptian court bans all activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and seizes assets of Morsi's "backers". An Egyptian court has banned all the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered the assets of the backers of ousted president Mohamed Morsi seized, state television has announced....

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