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Four dead in Egypt anti-government protest

At least four protesters have been killed and scores of others injured in the Egyptian capital as thousands took to the streets of Cairo against the government of President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, heeding to a call by the opposition Salafist Front. The protesters were killed after security forces opened fire[…]

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UN declares Gaza City emergency for floods

A United Nations agency declared a state of “emergency” in Gaza City on Thursday, after two days of heavy rains and flooding in the war-ravaged Palestinian enclave. “Hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes,” the UN agency for Palestinian refugees[…]

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Mexico leader plans to dissolve local police forces

Mexico’s president announced plans Thursday to dissolve the country’s corruption-plagued municipal police forces, in a sweeping security reform amid a crisis over the role of gang-linked police in the presumed massacre of 43 students. “Mexico must change,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a televised speech, following weeks of protests[…]

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Amnesty condemns Egypt’s evictions on Gaza border

Amnesty International condemned Thursday Egypt’s demolition of hundreds of homes and called for a halt to its “unlawful evictions” of residents to create a buffer zone with the Gaza Strip. Egypt started work on the zone at the end of October with the aim of stemming rebels reportedly infiltrating Egypt’s[…]

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Israel says Hamas attack plot foiled

Israel’s Shin Bet security service says it has uncovered a vast Hamas network in the occupied West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in occupied Jerusalem. Hamas did not immediately comment on Thursday’s announcement of the arrests. The Shin Bet said it arrested more than 30 Hamas fighters[…]

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British convoy hit in deadly Kabul attack

A suicide attack on a foreign convoy in Afghanistan capital Kabul has left at least five people dead, including a British national, and 20 others wounded, according to the country’s Health Ministry. General Ayoub Salangi, the deputy interior minister, said the bomber was riding a motorcycle on Jalalabad Road during[…]

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Israel plans to outlaw al-Aqsa guards

Officials in the Palestinian Islamic Movement have blasted recent declaration that Israeli security officials were pushing a bill that would outlaw the presence of Muslim guards that patrol the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Al-Quds. “It is the occupation that is illegal, and it is the occupation that needs to be[…]

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US ‘horrified’ by Syrian regime raids

The United States said Wednesday it was “horrified” by Syrian regime air strikes in the stronghold Raqa that killed at least 95 people, slamming the government for its “continued slaughter.” The bombing Tuesday was the deadliest by President Bashar al-Assad’s air force since Islamic State rebels seized the city last[…]

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Family says Ferguson decision ‘heartbreaking’

Slain US teenager Michael Brown’s mother says it has been a “sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable” time for her since the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing her son. Lesley McSpadden said on Wednesday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show that[…]

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Israel strips attacker’s widow of residency

Israel has revoked the residency rights of the widow of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue earlier this month, drawing condemnation from human rights groups. Wednesday’s move came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would seek broad powers to rescind the residency[…]

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