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Protests escalate in Egypt after deadly soccer riot

Violent clashes reignited in Cairo on Friday between Egyptian police and protesters angered by reports of inadequate security at a soccer match that devolved into a riot this week, leaving 79 people dead. 123 more words


Al-Assad blames 'external conspiracies' for Syrian violence

In a rare and defiant speech Tuesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad blamed the unabated violence in his country on “external conspiracies,” criticized the Arab League as toothless and said that the international call for reform wasn’t taking into account what the country was really facing: terrorism. 114 more words

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Bahrain drops some charges against protesters

Bahrain’s public prosecutor announced Saturday that he will drop some charges against opposition protesters detained in this year’s unrest, state media reported.

The charges that will be dropped relate “to speech protected by the right to freedom of expression,” the Bahrain News Agency reported. 71 more words

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Arab League proposes sanctions against Syria, including freezing assets

Arab League finance ministers recommended Saturday that economic sanctions be levied against the Syrian government for its part in a bloody, months-long crackdown on civilian demonstrators, a senior Arab League official told CNN. 145 more words

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Turkey urges Syria to make choice as deadline passes

Turkey’s foreign minister warned Friday that it was time for Syria to make a decision, as a deadline passed for it to agree to let Arab League observers into the country to monitor the government’s response to civil unrest. 136 more words

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Embassy: Yemeni president in Saudi Arabia to sign deal

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday to attend a signing ceremony for a Gulf Cooperation Council proposal aimed at ending Yemen’s months-long political crisis, a Yemeni official said. 67 more words

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Egypt's military accepts Cabinet's resignation

The military council that has led Egypt since protesters ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February has accepted the resignation of Egypt’s Cabinet, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi said Tuesday. 318 more words

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