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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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UN warns against Iraq revenge attacks as blasts kill 73

UN warns against Iraq revenge attacks as blasts kill 73

    The UN warned on Sunday against revenge attacks in Iraq after two blasts killed 73 people in a Shiite area of Baghdad a day after a Sunni mosque was bombed.Saturday's bombings struck near funeral tents for a tribal sheikh in the Sadr City district of north Baghdad and also...

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  Sissi for presidency: Coup outcome, every Egyptian knows

Sissi for presidency: Coup outcome, every Egyptian knows

A group of professionals and former army officers launched Monday a petition urging Egypt's military chief, who ousted the country's first freely elected leader, to run for president, highlighting the yearning for a strongman to take charge after nearly three years of turmoil. The campaign...

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Suicide bomber at Egypt military HQ in Sinai kills 3

Suicide bomber at Egypt military HQ in Sinai kills 3

A suicide bomber on Wednesday rammed his explosives-laden car into the military intelligence headquarters in a border town in Egypt's volatile Sinai, killing at least three soldiers and wounding 10, security officials said. The bomber drove into the one-story building at high speed,...

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Egypt to facilitate admissions of Syrian students

Egypt to facilitate admissions of Syrian students

Egyptian Education Ministry  formed a committee to facilitate admission of the Syrian students in various government Egyptian schools  Dr. Maysa Fadel, the head of the public education sector, Ministry of Education in Egypt, confirmed that the ministry has formed a committee...

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Qatar’s first satellite launches into space

Qatar’s first satellite launches into space

  Qatar’s first ever independently operated satellite, Eshail 1 , is slated to  has launched into space tonight at 11:30 pm Doha time, from the European Spaceport at Kourou in French Guiana. The satellite was taken into space by...

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Abu Dhabi Police warn against online 'sex traps'

Abu Dhabi Police warn against online 'sex traps'

Abu Dhabi Police are warning residents against an international criminal gang luring male victims using explicit videos and then blackmailing them. According to officials, the gang would draw men into participating in online sex chats and then record the encounters, using the footage to...

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Death toll in Lebanon bombing rises to 47

Death toll in Lebanon bombing rises to 47

Heavily armed Lebanese security forces deployed across the northern city of Tripoli on Saturday as forensic experts sifted through the rubble from twin car bombs that killed at least 47 people the day before. The coordinated explosions Friday outside two mosques in the predominantly Sunni...

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Lebanese officials: North Lebanon twin blasts aim to incite strife

Lebanese officials: North Lebanon twin blasts aim to incite strife

      Lebanese officials condemned the explosions outside two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli Friday, saying they were aiming to incite strife in the country.   President Michel Sleiman denounced the explosions in Tripoli describing...

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Egyptian court orders release of imprisoned former dictator Hosni Mubarak

Egyptian court orders release of imprisoned former dictator Hosni Mubarak

A Cairo criminal court ordered Egypt’s long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak freed from prison on bail yesterday, starkly illustrating the Egyptian military junta’s counterrevolutionary agenda. While the court said it would hold Mubarak for 48 hours to let the prosecution appeal the verdict,...

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Turkey's Erdogan sees Israel's hand in Egyptian overthrow

Turkey's Erdogan sees Israel's hand in Egyptian overthrow

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused  Israel  on Tuesday of having a hand in the Egyptian military's overthrow of president Mohamed Mursi, making comments likely to further undermine efforts to restore Ankara's strained ties with Israel. Erdogan, who has become one...

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Cairo court sets trial date for ElBaradei

Cairo court sets trial date for ElBaradei

Former vice president accused of "betraying national trust" because of resignation after crackdown on Morsi supporters. A Cairo court has set a September trial date for Mohamed ElBaradei, the recently-resigned interim vice president for foreign affairs, on charges of "breaching national...

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Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie held

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie held

The most senior leader in Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo. Mr Badie, who was wanted over alleged incitement to violence and murder, has been temporarily replaced as "general guide" by his deputy, Mahmoud Ezzat. In another development, Egypt's ex-vice...

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Egypt Officials: Mubarak could be freed this week

Egypt Officials: Mubarak could be freed this week

Egyptian judiciary officials say former President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody this week. They say a court on Monday ordered his release in a corruption case that alleged he and his two sons embezzled funds for presidential palaces. Mubarak has been ordered released in two...

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Lebanon’s former PM Hariri: Hezbollah is dragging us into Syrian ‘fire’

Lebanon’s former PM Hariri: Hezbollah is dragging us into Syrian ‘fire’

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saturday condemned Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, saying his recent  speech  threatened to further involve Lebanon in the Syria war. “I listened to speech by Hezbollah secretary general. It was rather balanced at first, and...

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