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Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds

Activists, rebels claim Syria chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds Wed, 21 Aug, 2013

Syrian activists accused forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday of using chemical agents during the heavy bombardment of rebel-held areas around Damascus. 
Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again

Israelis and Palestinians reportedly talk again Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Diplomatic sources reveal that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met secretly in Jerusalem, a week after US-brokered peace talks were relaunched in the Holy City. 
Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust'

Egypt's ElBaradei faces court for 'betrayal of trust' Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Ex-Vice President ElBaradei was given a court date of September 19 to face a law suit filed in response to his sudden resignation, according to judicial sources on Tuesday.
Syria Kurds, jihadists in fresh battles

Syria Kurds, jihadists in fresh battles Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Fresh fighting has broken out between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaida-linked rebels in northern Syria, where clashes between the two sides have forced tens of thousands of people to flee into neighboring Iraq.
Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egyptian authorities arrest Muslim Brotherhood leader Tue, 20 Aug, 2013

Egyptian authorities said on Tuesday they had arrested the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, as they stepped up a campaign to crush the party of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak may be freed from jail soon

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak may be freed from jail soon Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail within days after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer says. 
24 Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai peninsula

24 Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai peninsula Mon, 19 Aug, 2013

Egyptian security officials say suspected militants ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai Monday, killing 24 policemen.
Egypt army chief vows to stand firm in face of violence

Egypt army chief vows to stand firm in face of violence Sun, 18 Aug, 2013

The head of Egypt's military says the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds of people were killed during the country's recent political unrest.
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. 
27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen

27 dead, 41 missing at wedding party during floods in Yemen Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

At least 27 people died and more than 41 are missing after a wedding party was swept away while they were driving across a valley flooded by monsoon rains in southern Yemen, local officials say.
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. 
Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages Sat, 17 Aug, 2013

Syrian rebels have killed at least 11 people, including civilians, in an attack on a checkpoint west of the city of Homs.
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. 
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