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Thursday, March 27, 2014
Egypt army chief says he will run for president
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, has announced that he will run for president in elections expected next month, putting him on an apparent track to lead a nation beleaguered by ongoing turmoil and violence, a broken political order, a dilapidated economy and concerns over the chances for building a democracy.
Iraq's premier warned Wednesday that April legislative polls may be delayed as he pushed for a controversial election law to be amended after electoral chiefs suddenly quit complaining of political interference.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
A court ordered the execution of 529 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi after only two hearings on Monday, in the largest such sentencing in Egypt's modern history.
Syrian rebels seized the Kasab village and border crossing with Turkey Monday, an NGO said, as the regime launched fresh air strikes in a bid to halt the opposition advance.
Monday, March 24, 2014
A Pakistani journalist who was shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi three years ago was posthumously honored Sunday with one of the country's top civilian awards.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Turkey's government on Saturday defended its internationally condemned ban on Twitter as a “preventive measure” after the social networking site was awash with recordings highlighting alleged public corruption.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
At least nine civilians including an Agence France-Presse reporter, children and foreigners were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, officials said Friday, just weeks before a presidential election.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
2 soldiers killed in raid on Egypt bomb factory
A raid by Egyptian police, military and special forces on a suspected bomb factory outside of Cairo turned into an hours-long gun battle with insurgents who detonated car bombs in clashes that killed two military officers and five militants, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan wounded four Israeli soldiers.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
An Egyptian court convicted four police officers on Tuesday for the killings last summer of 37 Islamist detainees, most of them supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, and sentenced one of the officers to 10 years in prison.
  
  
  
  
  
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