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Does Egypt face a new revolution?

Does Egypt face a new revolution?

Millions hope so, it seems; they have signed a national petition demanding the president resign and plan to take to the streets on June 30, when Mohamed Mursi marks a year in office. Their slogan is a call for revolt: "Tamarud - Rebel!" But for all the simmering discontent with...

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Saudi Arabia looks at sending MANPADS to support FSA, meanwhile King Abdullah congratulates Rowhani

Saudi Arabia looks at sending MANPADS to support FSA, meanwhile King Abdullah congratulates Rowhani

 Saudi Arabia plans to supply the Syrian opposition with anti-aircraft missiles to counter President Bashar al-Assad's air force, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday according to AFP. The article, citing a classified report received by the German foreign intelligence service...

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Rowhani describes  his election as opening a new era, follow the path of justice, not extremism

Rowhani describes his election as opening a new era, follow the path of justice, not extremism

Iran's newly elected president pledged Monday to follow a "path of moderation" and promised greater openness over the country's nuclear program, emphasizing messages from Western leaders since his victory that have brought cautious hope of new openings with Tehran. Hasan Rowhani used his...

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Lawmakers press Obama to implement no-fly zone over Syria

Lawmakers press Obama to implement no-fly zone over Syria

Capitol Hill lawmakers pressed President Obama on Sunday to go beyond supplying Syrian rebels with small arms and to consider imposing a no-fly zone over the war-torn country. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said supplying rebels with automatic weapons and ammunition is not...

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Putin says West arming Syrian rebels who eat human flesh

Putin says West arming Syrian rebels who eat human flesh

Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the U.S. decision to send weapons to Syria's rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh. In  Syria , rebels fought back on Sunday...

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Iraqi holy city hit hard by Iran economic woes

Iraqi holy city hit hard by Iran economic woes

The spiritual heart of Shiite Islam and a hub for religious tourism in Iraq is being badly hit as sanctions against neighbouring Iran have resulted in fewer pilgrims with less money to spend. Business leaders, shopkeepers and hotel owners in Najaf, site of a shrine to a revered figure in...

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Sarah Palin on U.S. Decision on Syria: ‘Let Allah Sort It Out’

Sarah Palin on U.S. Decision on Syria: ‘Let Allah Sort It Out’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin criticized the Obama administration’s decision to supply weapons to the rebels in the civil war in Syria today, arguing that the U.S. should “Let Allah sort it out” until there is a stronger leader in the White House. “Militarily, where is our commander in...

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Iranians take to streets to celebrate Rowhani victory

Iranians take to streets to celebrate Rowhani victory

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Tehran on Saturday evening to celebrate the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani as president, with chanting pro-reform slogans and demanding more freedom. Large crowds were converging in main streets and squares, as security forces and police...

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Pakistan police storm Hospital, ending Standoff

Pakistan police storm Hospital, ending Standoff

Pakistani police stormed a hospital that had been taken over by gunmen Saturday, freeing hostages and ending a five-hour standoff that began with a bombing just outside the emergency room and left five dead, officials said. The attack in Quetta, capital of restive Baluchistan province, came...

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Attacks in Benghazi kill 5 Libyan soldiers

Attacks in Benghazi kill 5 Libyan soldiers

Gunmen staged overnight attacks on at least six security buildings and outposts throughout Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, killing five soldiers, military officials said Saturday. The brazen assaults, which included snipers, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives thrown onto rooftops,...

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Riot police advance on protesters in Istanbul park

Riot police advance on protesters in Istanbul park

Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas on protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square and neighboring Gezi Park on Saturday, an intervention that came shortly after the prime minister warned that security forces "know how to clear" the area. Protesters had defied Recep Tayyip Erdogan's...

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Iran's Rowhani: moderate pledged to engage with world

Iran's Rowhani: moderate pledged to engage with world

Hassan Rowhani, the bearded cleric who is leading the pack in Iran's presidential election, is a moderate who has pledged to engage more with world powers in hopes of easing crippling economic sanctions. Rowhani, who headed Iran's nuclear negotiating team in the early 2000s under reformist...

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Iraq journalists held for 'stealing' minister's notepad

Iraq journalists held for 'stealing' minister's notepad

Iraqi press freedom activists on Saturday decried the detention for more than 10 days of two journalists accused of stealing the notebook of the country's defence minister following a meeting of political leaders. Mohammed Fuad and Afdhal Jumaa are alleged to have stolen Saadun al-Dulaimi's...

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Tunisia jail terms spark civil liberty crackdown fears

Tunisia jail terms spark civil liberty crackdown fears

Prison sentences for a Tunisian rapper and three European activists with women's protest group Femen have heightened fears among artists, journalists and rights activists that the Islamist-led government is rolling back civil liberties. Ala Yaacoub, better known by his rap name "Weld El 15",...

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Sectarian Banner in Istanbul protests by Turkish Alawites

Sectarian Banner in Istanbul protests by Turkish Alawites

Number of Turkish demonstrators carried a sectarian banner in Taksim square for the first time. "Democracy and Nature have been slaughtered by force, we should look for who killed the Alawites, with alleged photo to Imam  Al-Hussein  the grandson  of Islamic...

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Iran votes for new president, Khamenei slams U.S. doubts

Iran votes for new president, Khamenei slams U.S. doubts

Millions of Iranians voted to choose a new president on Friday, urged by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to turn out in force to discredit suggestions by arch foe the United States that the election would be unfair. The country's 50 million eligible voters have a choice between six...

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 Egypt's Brotherhood turns to flour power

Egypt's Brotherhood turns to flour power

The bread queue can be a dangerous and dishonest place in  Egypt . People have killed over state-subsidized loaves. Corruption blights much of the trade. The problems, says the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, are why it has introduced a new way to deliver bread - safely and cleanly -...

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GCC to take action against Hezbollah loyalists in the Gulf countries

GCC to take action against Hezbollah loyalists in the Gulf countries

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will take action against Hezbollah loyalists living in the GCC countries, a statement issued by the council said on Monday. “The GCC will take measures against [those] in the GCC countries affiliated with Hezbollah in regards to their residencies as well...

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