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Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

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Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Tunisia faces mass weekend protests

Aug 04, – Thousands of Tunisians have gathered in a central square in the capital Tunis to back the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.The party organised the rally in Kasbah square in support of what it termed its “legitimacy to govern”. Government opponents were planning to hold a counter protest, calling for Ennahda to quit after […]

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UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

UN General Assembly condemns Assad forces, but unease grows about rebels

May 17, AP – While the non-binding text has no legal force, resolutions of the 193-nation assembly can carry significant moral and political weight. There were 107 votes in favor, 12 against and 59 abstentions – a drop in support compared with a resolution condemning the Syrian government that passed in August with 133 votes […]

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