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Egypt: new anti-terrorist laws unveiled


Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has approved stringent new counter-terrorism laws to fight a growing jihadist insurgency. The laws establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers who have used force. They also impose the … Continue reading

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Israel clears itself of Gaza beach slaughter

Three of the four Palestinian children slaughtered on Gaza beach

The Israeli military has cleared itself of culpability in one of the most controversial incidents in last summer’s Gaza war: a missile attack that killed four children on Gaza beach and injured a number of others. Israel’s advocate general’s office said … Continue reading

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Suicide bomb attack at Karnak Temple

Statues of Ramses II as Osiris in Karnak Temple, Luxor (Thebes) Egypt.

A suicide bomb attack which targeted a tourist bus near Luxor’s Karnak Temple in Upper Egypt has been foiled, confirmed Egypt’s Ministry of Interior. According to the Ministry of Interior, the foiled attack involved three terrorists who were injured amid … Continue reading

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Record number of women elected to Turkish parliament

Leyla Zana

A total of 96 women won seats in Turkey’s Grand National Assembly in Sunday’s elections, bringing the proportion of female deputies to a historic high of 17%, compared with 14% after the 2011 elections. Among them was Dilek Öcalan, niece of … Continue reading

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TURKEY: Erdogan pays the price

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks on at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) food security summit in Rome November 17, 2009. The United Nations opened its world food summit on Monday by saying that a climate change deal in Copenhagen next month is crucial to fighting global hunger as rising temperatures threaten farm output in poor countries. Government leaders and officials met in Rome for a three-day U.N. summit on how to help developing countries to feed themselves, but anti-poverty campaigners were already writing off the event as a missed opportunity.   REUTERS/Max Rossi        (ITALY POLITICS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY HEADSHOT)

Political fallout from Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Turkey will have dramatic effects on this country’s internal and regional policies. The electorate snubbed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party for the first time in more than 12 years, curtailing the dominance of … Continue reading

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Turkish polls: swing favours the Kurds


The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s dreams of more power lay in tatters as the country’s ruling party was handed its worst result in more than a decade. The Justice and Development Party (AKP) had been in a tight race … Continue reading

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Turks go to the polls


Turks are voting in a general election which will determine whether the ruling party can change the constitution. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who first came to power as prime minister in 2003, is seeking a big enough majority to turn … Continue reading

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