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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.
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.
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.
Bradley Manning apologizes for hurting US at Wikileaks sentencing

Bradley Manning apologizes for hurting US at Wikileaks sentencing Thu, 15 Aug, 2013

US soldier Bradley Manning has apologised to a military court for giving war logs and diplomatic secrets to the WikiLeaks website three years ago, the biggest breach of classified data in the nation's history.
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.
US plans lower sentences for drug-users

US plans lower sentences for drug-users Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered changes across the Justice Department to eliminate what he called “draconian” mandatory minimum sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders.
Iraq car bombings leave 91 dead amid Eid al-Fitr celebrations

Iraq car bombings leave 91 dead amid Eid al-Fitr celebrations Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

A wave of car bombings, mainly targeting cafes and markets around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killed 91 people on Saturday as they were out celebrating the end of Ramadan. 
Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency

Barack Obama pledges greater surveillance transparency Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

US President Barack Obama has announced plans to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes saying the United States "can and must be more transparent."
Gunmen kidnap Turkish airline pilots in Lebanon

Gunmen kidnap Turkish airline pilots in Lebanon Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

Two Turkish Airlines pilots were abducted in Lebanon in the early hours of Friday by armed men who forced them from a bus driving from Beirut airport.
With All Votes in, Netanyahu Assesses the Damage

With All Votes in, Netanyahu Assesses the Damage Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

JERUSALEM — The final ballots in Israel’s national elections were tallied on Thursday, giving a right-wing religious party one more seat in Parliament than had been expected and the Arab-dominated parties one fewer. But the results also sustained the political shift that weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and left him scrambling to form a stable coalition.

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