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Palestinians say U.S. attacks international law with U.N. funding cuts

Sep 11 2018

CAIRO Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki described on Tuesday President Donald Trump's decision to halt U.S. funding for the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA as an attack on international law.

Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 sit-in

Sep 08 2018

CAIRO An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday including prominent Islamist leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters.

UPDATE 4-Thomas Cook evacuates 300 from Egyptian hotel after couple's deaths

Aug 24 2018

* Thomas Cook offers to fly guests back to Britain (Adds Egypt public prosecutor)

Egypt arrests leave few vocal critics of Sisi

Jun 08 2018

CAIRO A smiling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared on state television last month to pardon more than 330 prisoners, saying it was an act of clemency ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. This week, he pardoned another 712.

Egypt's Sisi orders Gaza border opened for Ramadan, Palestinians travel

May 18 2018

RAFAH, GAZA STRIP Gazans lined up from dawn on Friday to travel across the border into Egypt after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his country's gateway with the Gaza Strip would be opened throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Shi'ite cleric's election win puts Iran to the test in Iraq

May 15 2018

Baghdad Already pressured by the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran faces a major test in managing Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a formidable opponent who beat Tehran's longtime allies to achieve a shock victory in Iraq's parliamentary election. | Video

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

May 13 2018

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

May 13 2018

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

May 13 2018

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

May 13 2018

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, May 13 No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

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