By buying up TV channels, creating a tough new censor and curbing edgy news and entertainment, President Sisi has taken an even tighter grip on Egypt than his predecessor.
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Saudi Aramco hits Crown Prince's $2 trillion goal despite valuation doubts
Saudi Aramco hit the $2 trillion target sought by de-facto Saudi leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday as its shares racked up a second day of gains, despite some scepticism about the state-owned oil firm's value.
Boston Marathon bomber seeks to avoid death penalty
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday will try to persuade a federal appeals court that the death sentence he faces is unfair because it was handed down by a tainted jury.
Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial: Gambia
Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer presenting a genocide case against it said on Thursday.
Global stocks test record highs, pound braces for election all-nighter
World shares took a fresh run at record highs on Thursday, as all the right messages from the U.S. Federal Reserve set traders up nicely for a packed day of milestone central bank meetings and a Brexit-defining election in Britain.
Protesters set fire to train stations in India over citizenship law
Protesters attacked train stations in India's northeast, authorities said on Thursday, angry over a new federal law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.
New Zealand volcano toll seen at 16; police plan to recover bodies on Friday
Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital.
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