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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.
Strong blast hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs

Strong blast hits Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut's southern suburbs Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

A car bomb explosion has killed at least 20 people in Beirut's southern suburbs, according to the Lebanese Interior Ministry.
Iranian female politician sacked for being 'too sexy'

Iranian female politician sacked for being 'too sexy' Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Iranian politician Nina Siakhali Moradi epitomized the promise of more civil rights for the country’s women when she won her bid as an alternate to the Qazvin City Council earlier this summer. But now she’s had her election overturned by religious conservatives, who have basically barred her from office for being “too sexy”.  
Obama condemns Egypt over violence, cancels joint military exercise

Obama condemns Egypt over violence, cancels joint military exercise Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

President Obama announced Thursday that the U.S. has canceled an upcoming joint military exercise with Egypt, amid concern over the violent clashes between the military-backed government and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Islamists call Cairo protest march as Egypt death toll mounts

Islamists call Cairo protest march as Egypt death toll mounts Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is calling on its supporters to march in Cairo Thursday, a day after a crackdown by security forces led to at least 525 deaths.
Iraq car bombs kill at least 23 across Baghdad

Iraq car bombs kill at least 23 across Baghdad Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

Multiple car bombs have exploded in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens of others.
World condemns Egypt violence

World condemns Egypt violence Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

World leaders, including the US, EU and the UN, have condemned the bloody security crackdown on anti-military protesters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, in which more than 275 people have been killed and hundreds injured.
United Nations chemical weapons team to visit Syria

United Nations chemical weapons team to visit Syria Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

U.N. experts will travel to Syria imminently to investigate claims of chemical weapons use during that country's civil war after the United Nations and the Syrian government agreed on details of the trip, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. 
Israel and Palestinians begin direct peace talks

Israel and Palestinians begin direct peace talks Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

An Israeli official says a new round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has begun.
ElBaradei quits as Egypt vice president in protest at crackdown

ElBaradei quits as Egypt vice president in protest at crackdown Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Egyptian interim Vice President Mohamed Elbaradei resigned from his post following heavy political violence in Egypt. Elbaradei announced his resignation in a letter to the Interim President Adly Mansour.
Egypt declares month-long state of emergency

Egypt declares month-long state of emergency Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Egypt's interim president has declared a monthlong state of emergency to combat worsening violence after riot police moved to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Opposition plans mass protests in Bahrain

Opposition plans mass protests in Bahrain Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Anti-government activists in Bahrain are calling for protests Wednesday to push for greater democracy, despite a new ban on large demonstrations in the country.

Egypt troops in deadly crackdown on protesters Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

At least 41 people killed as security forces launch operation to remove supporters of former president from streets.
Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners before peace talks

Israel releases 26 Palestinian prisoners before peace talks Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Israel began an operation to free 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday hours before the two sides were to hold new direct peace talks amid a growing row over settlements.
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