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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.”
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, flanked by Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, vowed Saturday to “neutralize” the threat posed to both countries by plummeting oil prices, in a barely veiled broadside at Saudi Arabia.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Picture this: Why Muslims take umbrage to cartoons  of the Prophet Mohammad
Depictions of the Prophet Muhammad such as the cartoons published by the French satirical magazine reeling from a deadly attack are banned in Islam and mocking him angers many Muslims.
The Libyan branch of the Islamic State (IS) group claimed Thursday to have executed two Tunisian journalists who went missing in September, in an online statement that sparked outrage in Tunis.
A Saudi blogger who was sentenced last May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes will be publicly flogged for the first time after Friday prayers outside a mosque in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah, a person close to his case said Thursday.
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