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Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president

Central Africa coup leader Michel Djotodia sworn in as president Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Former rebel leader Michel Djotodia was sworn in as president of the Central African Republic on Sunday, five months after seizing power in the violence-wracked country. 
Madagascar presidential hopefuls barred from election

Madagascar presidential hopefuls barred from election Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

Madagascar's electoral court has barred the incumbent president, Andry Rajoelina, and the wife of a long-standing rival from standing in the next presidential election, the court said. 
UN inspectors arrive Syria to probe use of chemical weapon

UN inspectors arrive Syria to probe use of chemical weapon Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

United Nations' inspectors have arrived in Damascus on a mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian security forces.
EU says it will review ties with Egypt

EU says it will review ties with Egypt Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The European Union says it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt where more than 800 people have died in clashes between security forces and supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi. 
Egyptian interim PM proposes Muslim Brotherhood's dissolution amid turmoil

Egyptian interim PM proposes Muslim Brotherhood's dissolution amid turmoil Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Egypt's current Prime Minister, Hazem el-Beblawi, proposed on Saturday that the Muslim Brotherhood be dissolved. The idea is being mulled, according to a government spokesman. 
Egyptian forces clear Cairo mosque of protesters amid violent demonstrations

Egyptian forces clear Cairo mosque of protesters amid violent demonstrations Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Egyptian security forces have cleared supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, from Cairo's al-Fath Mosque. 
Mubarak''s re-trial adjourned due to security

Mubarak''s re-trial adjourned due to security Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the deaths of protesters was adjourned on Saturday until August 25, after a brief session. 
Taliban attack kills 17 people in Afghanistan

Taliban attack kills 17 people in Afghanistan Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Taliban militants attacked a road construction company in Afghan western province of Herat, 640 km west of Kabul, leaving 17 people dead Saturday, officials said Saturday.
Egypt mosque besieged as Islamists prepare fresh demonstrations

Egypt mosque besieged as Islamists prepare fresh demonstrations Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Egyptian security forces surrounded a Cairo mosque early Saturday where about 1,000 protesters are trapped inside. 
Egypt's 'day of rage' leaves 95 people killed, hundreds injured

Egypt's 'day of rage' leaves 95 people killed, hundreds injured Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Scores of people have been killed in Egypt as a "day of rage" called by opponents of the country's military-backed leadership turned to bloodshed with security forces opening fire to foil what they described as a "brutal terrorist plot".
Syrians flooding into Iraqi Kurdistan: UN

Syrians flooding into Iraqi Kurdistan: UN Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Thousands of Syrian refugees poured into the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq on Thursday, taking advantage of a new bridge along the largely closed border, the United Nations said on Friday.
NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year

NSA broke privacy rules 'thousands of times' per year Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

The US National Security Agency (NSA) broke privacy rules and overstepped its legal authority thousands of times since 2008, according to documents leaked by CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Zimbabwe's MDC withdraws court challenge against Mugabe's re-election

Zimbabwe's MDC withdraws court challenge against Mugabe's re-election Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Zimbabwe's opposition MDC withdrew a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe's re-election through a vote the party had denounced as fraudulent, saying on Friday it would not get a fair hearing.
Dozens reported killed as clashes break out on Islamists' 'Day of Rage' in Egypt

Dozens reported killed as clashes break out on Islamists' 'Day of Rage' in Egypt Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

At least a dozen people have been killed in fresh clashes in Egypt as anti-coup protesters returned to the streets to demand the end of the military-led regime, news agencies are reporting.
Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown

Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Deeply polarized Egypt braced for renewed confrontation on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at a ferocious security crackdown on Islamists in which hundreds were killed.

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, pr ...

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