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Thousands protest in Egypt’s Tahrir against army rule

CAIRO (Reuters) – About 50,000 mainly Islamist protesters flocked to Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Friday to press Egypt’s military rulers to transfer power to elected civilians after the cabinet launched a move to exempt the army from parliamentary oversight. The protesters chanted Islamic songs before Friday prayers while others handed out flyers demanding the withdrawal of the constitutional proposal and ...

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Pope ends first day of Benin visit with cathedral service

COTONOU, Benin – Pope Benedict XVI concluded day one of a three-day visit to West Africa’s Benin by addressing a cathedral service in Cotonou, the economic capital. The trip to Benin is the pope’s second trip to Africa since becoming the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in 2005. “By (the church’s) her presence, her prayer and her various works ...

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Cambodia tribunal declares Khmer Rouge ‘first lady’ unfit to stand trial

Judges say Ieng Thirith, 79, suffering from symptoms consistent with Alzheimer’s and trial ‘would not serve interests of justice’ Ieng Thirith, was minister of social affairs under the Khmer Rouge and stood accused of crimes against humanity and genocide. Photograph: Mark Peters/AP The international tribunal trying the top commanders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime has ruled that former minister Ieng ...

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Is liberalism killing the copts?

– On ‘bloody’ Sunday October 9th, about 20 Copts were crushed flat on the pavement by berserk military police and their armoured vehicles, seven shot dead, and 300 wounded in a bleak and larger-than-life take on Grand Theft Auto. Although endless streams of squashed brains and dismembered corpses lying in pools of blood inundated the social media landscape in what ...

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Is Israel preparing an assault against Iran?

Skimming the newspapers as I rushed to get my children ready for school, I suddenly understood that Israel might actually be preparing for a military attack against Iran. “[United States Secretary of Defence Leon] Panetta Demanded Commitment to Coordinate Action in Iran” read one headline, and “A Bomb at Arm’s Length” read another. Feeding this hype were a series of ...

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ASEAN must cooperate to lure investment

In its attempts to lure businesspeople and boost investment against the backdrop of the global economic slowdown, ASEAN must work together with a complimentary instead of competitive spirit, a top official says. Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) chairman Gita Wirjawan, who is also the Trade Minister, said the weakening of rich countries — the United States and European nations — would ...

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