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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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Pakistan's Musharraf charged with murder of Benazir Bhutto

Pakistan's Musharraf charged with murder of Benazir Bhutto

    A court in Pakistan charged former military dictator Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday with the 2007 murder of Benazir Bhutto in an unprecedented move likely to anger the all-powerful army. The indictment of the army chief who seized power in a 1999...

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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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Large explosion rocks Hezbollah complex in Beirut

Large explosion rocks Hezbollah complex in Beirut

Several people have been killed in a powerful explosion that rocked the stronghold of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group in a southern suburb of the capital Beirut. Reuters witness at the scene said at least five buildings were damaged and many cars in the area were destroyed. The blast...

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Egypt: al-Sisi crackdown kills 525, 3500 wounded

Egypt: al-Sisi crackdown kills 525, 3500 wounded

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has said it planned to march in the capital, Cairo, reiterating it remained committed to a peaceful struggle, a day after hundreds of its supporters were killed in a bloody security crackdown in the capital. "Marches are planned this afternoon from Al-Iman mosque...

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Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg works as secret taxi driver

Norway PM Jens Stoltenberg works as secret taxi driver

Norwegian PM Jens Stoltenberg spent an afternoon working incognito as a taxi driver in Oslo, he has revealed. Mr Stoltenberg said he had wanted to hear from real Norwegian voters and that taxis were one of the few places where people shared their true views. He...

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Car bombs kill nearly 80 in Iraq, target Eid festivities

Car bombs kill nearly 80 in Iraq, target Eid festivities

A series of car bombs in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad killed 57 people and wounded more than 150 on Saturday, in what appeared to be coordinated attacks on people celebrating the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The 12 separate blasts targeting markets, busy shopping...

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Egypt denies entry to Nobel Peace winner Tawakul Karman

Egypt denies entry to Nobel Peace winner Tawakul Karman

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakul Karman has been denied entry into Egypt after she landed at Cairo airport "for security reasons", officials say. Ms Karman, the first Arab woman to win the prize, was held on arrival and reportedly told to fly on the same plane back to the United Arab...

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U.S. declares new push to defuse Egyptian crisis

U.S. declares new push to defuse Egyptian crisis

The United States said on Friday it would work with other nations to resolve Egypt's crisis peacefully, injecting new energy into a push to end a bloody standoff since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A day after saying the army had restored democracy by removing Mursi,...

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Hariri assures State and Illegal Arms 'Cannot Coexist'

Hariri assures State and Illegal Arms 'Cannot Coexist'

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Friday announced that he rejects taking part in a cabinet in which Hizbullah has representatives, stressing also the state and illegal weapons "cannot coexist." "We will not participate in a council of ministers if Hizbullah has representatives in it,”...

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Rockets land near Lebanese presidential palace; no injuries reported

Rockets land near Lebanese presidential palace; no injuries reported

Two rockets landed in an area east of Beirut late on Thursday close to a military compound and Lebanon's presidential palace, security sources said. No one was hurt in the incident but it marked the second time in two months that rockets have been fired in the area, amid heightened...

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