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Egypt army meets on Sisi presidential bid: state media

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’ …

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Iraq executes 26 men on terrorism charges: ministry

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 …

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US expects UN to withdraw Iran invite to Syria talks

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is in talks with the UN over the surprise invitation of Iran to Syria peace talks and expects the invite to be withdrawn, a US official said Sunday.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the Geneva I communique” which calls for a transitional government in Syria and “we expect the invitation will be rescinded,” a …

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Withdraw Iran invite or we snub talks: Syria opposition

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National Coalition will not attend peace talks in Switzerland beginning Wednesday if an invitiation to Iran is not withdrawn by Monday night, a Coalition member told AFP.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 …

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16 killed in Baghdad car bombs: officials

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 …

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In Pictures: Morsi trial adjourned, clashes erupt

   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 …

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Kuwait PM reshuffles cabinet

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.

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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

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In Pictures: Aftermath of Al-Mansoura blast

  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 …

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