WASHINGTON - A quarter of Democratic U.S. lawmakers will not attend Tuesday's speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will escalate his campaign against President Barack Obama's Iran diplomacy in an address that has put unprecedented stress on the two leaders' already strained ties.
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CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday deferred a long-awaited parliamentary election due in March indefinitely after another court declared the election law's provision on voting districts as unconstitutional, judicial sources said.
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