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Amari crowned Miss Algeria, pageant held for first time in 10 years

Amari crowned Miss Algeria, pageant held for first time in 10 years

June 23, AP – The revamped beauty show demonstrates that “the Algerian woman has evolved, Algeria has evolved”, said Hamdad. After an absence of 10 years, the Miss Algeria beauty contest was held on Friday in the western city of Oran, with 19-year-old science student Rym Amari taking the pageant honours. The competition was suspended […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
Friends of Syria agree to provide military hardware to opposition

Friends of Syria agree to provide military hardware to opposition

June 22, AP – Ministers from the eleven main countries which form the Friends of Syria group agreed “to provide urgently all the necessary materiel and equipment to the opposition on the ground.” They also condemned “the intervention of Hezbollah militias and fighters from Iran and Iraq,” calling on them to withdraw immediately. Western and […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
Rocket slams into Beirut brings Syrian war closer

Rocket slams into Beirut brings Syrian war closer

June 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The uprising in Syria against President Bashar Assad, which began in March 2011, brought sectarian tensions to the surface and has inflamed rivalries. The two countries share a complex web of political and sectarian ties, and Lebanon is deeply divided into pro- and anti-Assad groups, a legacy of Syria’s long […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
Istanbul addresses “the voice of tolerance” will prevail after the unrest

Istanbul addresses “the voice of tolerance” will prevail after the unrest

June 15, LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Istanbul officials addressed the anti-government protests directly in their presentation Saturday to a meeting of more than 200 national Olympic committees from around the world. Less than three months before the IOC vote, rival bidders Madrid and Tokyo also made their case to the general assembly of the Association […]

June 15, 2013 | By More