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A team of chemists claims their “water-jet” technology allows each page to be reprinted dozens of times — a money- and tree-saving option in a digital world that still relies heavily on hard copy.
The formation of a new government comes after weeks of horse-trading and is the cornerstone of a roadmap to end a political crisis that has plagued Tunisia since the assassination of two opposition MPs in 2013.
AFP – Egypt’s top army command discussed a possible presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at a meeting on Monday, state media reported. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces “is meeting to discuss developments on the security front, especially in northern Sinai, in addition to looking into other matters including the peoples’ …
Egyptian diplomats set to return to Cairo and former Libyan rebel leader announces his release on television
AFP – Iraq has executed 26 men convicted of “terrorism”, the justice ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, despite widespread international condemnation of Iraq’s extensive use of the death penalty. “The justice ministry carried out the executions of 26 (men) convicted of crimes related to terrorism on Sunday,” the statement said, adding that all …
Syria denies torturing detainees.
AFP– Washington is in talks with the UN over the surprise invitation of Iran to Syria peace talks and expects the invite to be withdrawn, a US official said Sunday. Iran has “never endorsed the Geneva I communique” which calls for a transitional government in Syria and “we expect the invitation will be rescinded,” a …
AFP – Syria’s opposition National Coalition will not attend peace talks in Switzerland beginning Wednesday if an invitiation to Iran is not withdrawn by Monday night, a Coalition member told AFP. “By 1900 GMT, they have to confirm that Iran is not invited to the conference or we will not attend,” said Hadi AlBahra, insisting …
AFP – Five car bombs struck across several neighbourhoods in Baghdad on Monday killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 40 others, security and medical officials said. Two explosions went off in the predominantly Sunni south Baghdad neighbourhood of Dura, while at least three vehicles rigged with explosives were detonated in the mostly-Shiite …
The main groups demonstrating were supporters and critics of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that was voted to power after Ben Ali’s downfall, but which finally resigned last week under an agreement to end months of political turmoil.
Sharon has been in a coma since January 4, 2006 after suffering a massive stroke.
The region is one of the poorest in Tunisia and was a hotbed of unrest during the January 2011 revolt that toppled veteran strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
AFP- An Egyptian court on Wednesday adjourned the murder trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to February 1, citing “weather conditions” that prevented the Islamist’s transport to court from prison. It had been scheduled as the second hearing in Morsi’s trial, after an initial court appearance in November in which he denounced the tribunal and insisted …
Brent North crude gained also 37 cents to stand at $107.10 in London deals.
The new cabinet line-up includes a new oil minister, Ali al-Omair, a lawmaker who is a senior member of the Islamist Salaf Alliance. He replaced Mustafa al-Shamali, who served in the post for just five months after serving several years as finance minister.
The Islamists also agreed in recent months to drop their insistence on Islam being the main source of legislation, or criminalising “attacks on the sacred”.
Government officials say the nuclear dossier will remain under direct control of the Supreme National Security Council and that final decisions still rest with Iran’s ultimate authority, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s 86 million people and constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have long complained of official discrimination and feared attacks by radical Islamists.
A security official speaking on condition of anonymity said Monday’s bomb was placed in a guard post outside a courthouse in central Benghazi by unknown assailants.
Syrians walk along a severely damaged road in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on January 4, 2014. Syrian rebels have united to kill and capture dozens of jihadists in a new “revolution” against an Al-Qaeda affiliate they accuse of worse abuses than the hated President Bashar al-Assad, activists said. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD ABOUD
Demonstrators sharply criticised the authorities’ refusal to give them refugee status and their detention of several hundred asylum seekers.
The army said Saturday that a young man from northern Lebanon was the bomber who blew himself up.
The effort will enable a new generation to discover games that used to be on a cartridge inserted into a console, with titles including “Ninja Golf,” and “Ms. Pac-Man.”
The Israeli government accused the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah of being behind the rocket fire and threatened an even tougher response to any further attacks.
BlackBerry shares surged 15.52 percent to end the day at $7.22.
Brent North Sea crude for February gained 26 cents to $111.82 a barrel in London deals.
At least 14 people died and 102 were injured early Tuesday morning following a blast that targeted Al-Daqhleya Security Directorate, reported state media. The bomb caused the building to cave in and injuries included both civilians and police personnel. The incident garnered much condemnation from local and international institutions. The attack came two weeks …
Thousands of Palestinians came out to celebrate his return to Issawiya, honking car horns and waving flags of different Palestinian groups, witnesses said.
The kingdom had budgeted for revenues of $221 billion in 2013, and an expenditure of $218.7 billion.