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Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials

Cairo: Egyptian prison authorities executed on Tuesday five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said.The hangings came days after the execution of 15 inmates convicted of attacking ...

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Iran’s leader says enemies have stirred unrest in country

Related Articles LONDON: Iran’s Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.Police have arrested more than 450 protesters in the capital ...

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Iran re-opens border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region

Related Articles LONDON: Iran re-opened two crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Tuesday that it had closed after a referendum in favor of independence in the Kurdish area, Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency reported.“Tamarchin and Parviz Khan border crossings ...

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Israeli minister wishes demonstrators ‘success’

Related Articles JERUSALEM: Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz has voiced encouragement for Iranian anti-government protesters but added that Israeli policy was not to get involved in Tehran’s internal affairs.Four days of demonstrations in Iran have posed the boldest challenge to ...

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12 killed in Iran crackdown

Related Articles TEHRAN: Nationwide protests in Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, bringing the death toll in the unrest to at least 12, state ...

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Palestinians slam Israeli expansionism

Related Articles AMMAN: Palestinian officials have blamed “anti-Palestinian rhetoric” in the US for the recent call from the right-wing Israeli Likud party for the annexation of the Occupied Territories.Saeb Erekat, the secretary-general of the executive council of the Palestine Liberation ...

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