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Egyptian court gives life term to Muslim Brotherhood leader

PanARMENIAN.Net – An Egyptian court sentencedMohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday, August 30 for inciting violence during protests last year, judicial sources said, according to Reuters. Badie had already ...

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UN was told Golan peacekeepers seized ‘for their protection’

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so “for their own protection” and that all the detained blue-helmet soldiers are ...

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UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

GENEVA: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new plan released by the UN health agency to stop Ebola ...

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‘Russian Invasion’ of Ukraine Prompts UN Emergency Meeting

Ukraine’s president today declared that a “Russian invasion” of his country was underway and the United Nations’ Security Council called an emergency session to discuss the latest crisis involving allegations of Russia’s overt support for Ukrainian rebels. Rebel forces have ...

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Poll: Gazans see victory, Israelis feel unsafe

Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial ceasefire agreement with Hamas on Tuesday night came amid harsh political criticism of his decision from both the right and left sides of the political spectrum as well as a sharp drop in his ...

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Israel, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

JERUSALEM: Both Israel’s prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments, delivered in a prime-time address ...

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Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the ...

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Israel destroys one of Gaza’s tallest apartment buildings

GAZA: Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza’s tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said. Israel had no immediate ...

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Wave of attacks in Iraq kill at least 43

Baghdad: Iraqi officials say a wave of attacks targeting commercial areas in and outside Baghdad has killed 43 people. They say the deadliest of Monday’s bombings was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew up himself among Shiite worshippers ...

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China targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

AKSU, China: Outside a mosque in China’s restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter’s question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don’t have beards when one such youth interrupted. “Why don’t you just ...

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Israeli airstrike kills mother, 4 children in Gaza

GAZA CITY: An Israeli airstrike killed a mother and four children from the same family in northern Gaza on Sunday, medics said. The strike hit a home near Jabalia in the north of the Palestinian territory, emergency spokesman Ashraf Al-Qudra ...

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Egypt calls for Gaza cease-fire as fighting rages

GAZA/CAIRO: Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume peace talks, but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the center of Gaza City. ...

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Friday carnage: Death toll in Iraq mosque attack reaches 73

Baghdad: Iraqi Shiite militiamen opened fire on minority Sunnis in a mosque on Friday, killing more than 70 people just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-community government to fight Islamists whose rise has alarmed Western powers. A police ...

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Europeans in push for new UN resolution on Gaza

UNITED NATIONS: Britain, France and Germany have put forward key points of a new UN Security Council resolution on Gaza in a fresh bid to end six weeks of violence, diplomats said Thursday. The European initiative came as fighting flared ...

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