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Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Islamic State (IS) group's radio on Wednesday described French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's publication of a new cartoon of the Prophet Muhammed as an “extremely stupid” act.
Turkish daily braves Muslim backlash and prints cartoons
A leading Turkish daily on Wednesday printed excerpts from the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since Islamist gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on its offices, defying a growing outcry in the Islamic world over the edition.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday overturned a three-year prison sentence against ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak on corruption charges and ordered a retrial in the sole case pending against him.
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men accused of “debauchery” after their night-time arrest from a Cairo bathhouse for suspected homosexual activity, in a case which triggered international concern.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Egypt acquits 26 allegedly gay men arrested in bathhouse
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, a ruling that set off deafening cheers and jubilation inside the courtroom as some of the defendants uncovered their faces and wept openly in relief.
Afghanistan's new cabinet was unveiled on Monday after three months of wrangling following the election of President Ashraf Ghani and the formation of a “national unity government” in the wake of last year's fraud-mired election.
Iran eclipses US as Iraq's ally in fight against militants
In the eyes of most Iraqis, their country's best ally in the war against the Islamic State group is not the United States and the coalition air campaign against the militants. It's Iran, which is credited with stopping the extremists' march on Baghdad.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Living by candlelight with no electricity and reliant on sandbags to stop their ruined homes flooding, Gazans who survived last year's war are now struggling with a brutal winter storm.
Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged the Yemeni government to “credibly” investigate the killing of a prominent southern separatist while he was being arrested during a protest.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
The United Nations announced Saturday a new round of peace talks between Libya's warring factions in Geneva next week, as the European Union warned the country was at a “crucial juncture.”
  
  
  
  
  
  
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