Archive for March, 2013

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 5:02pm

Egypt satirist questioned for insulting Morsi

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Bassem Youssef, a popular Egyptian prominent television news presenter and satirist, has been questioned by prosecutors over allegations that he insulted Islam and the country’s president, Mohamed Morsi. Youssef turned himself in after the prosecutor-general issued an arrest warrant for him on Saturday. He was released on bail of $2,200 (15,000 Egyptian pounds), an official […]

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 5:02pm

Karzai meets emir of Qatar for peace talks

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Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has met with the emir of Qatar to discuss plans for the Taliban to open an office in the Gulf state. He discussed “issues of mutual interest” with Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the state news agency QNA said, without elaborating on the substanec of their talks. The meeting […]

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 5:02pm

Gas from Israel’s Tamar field starts to flow

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Natural gas from the Tamar field off Israel’s Mediterranean shores has started flowing, the first step towards Israel possibly becoming an energy-exporting country within the next few years. The discovery in 2009 led to an exploration frenzy in the Levant Basin – shared between Israel, Cyprus and Lebanon – and the uncovering of a second bigger find, Leviathan, […]

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 4:58am

Maduro calls opposition heirs of Hitler

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Interim president Nicolas Maduro, heir to the late Hugo Chavez, has attacked supporters of his rival in the April 14 presidential election as being the “heirs of Hitler.” The opposition, Maduro said on Saturday, are the “heirs of Hitler” because they are conducting a campaign of “intolerance” by criticising the presence of Cuban doctors in […]

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 4:58am

Iraq to search more Syria-bound flights

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Iraq has said it will step up searches of Iranian flights via its airspace to Syria, days after US Secretary of State John Kerry publicly criticised Baghdad for turning a blind eye to them. But while Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s spokesman spoke of newly tightened restrictions on Iranian flights to Syria, the head of Iraq’s […]

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 4:58am

Kenya court upholds Uhuru Kenyatta’s poll win

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Kenya’s chief justice has announced that the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the result of the country’s March 4 presidential poll, won by Uhuru Kenyatta. The six-member bench in Nairobi was hearing legal challenges to Kenyatta’s win lodged by the opposition, led by Raila Odinga, the former prime minister who finished second in the poll. At least two […]

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 4:57pm

Turkish aid groups struggle to help in Syria

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Turkey is restricting the flow of aid to Syria by allowing only two organisations to cross the border. The two groups recently travelled to Aleppo to distribute aid to thousands. Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports Reyhanli, Tukey. 35 Article source: http://www.aljazeera.com/video/middleeast/2013/03/20133301113519368.html

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 4:57pm

N Korea threatens to shut joint industry zone

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North Korea has announced that it has entered a “state of war” with South Korea and would deal with every inter-Korean issue accordingly. “As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol,” the North said in a joint statement attributed […]

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 4:56pm

Kenya court upholds Kenyatta poll win

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Kenya’s chief justice has announced that the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the result of the country’s March 4 presidential poll, won by Uhuru Kenyatta. The six-member bench in Nairobi was hearing legal challenges to Kenyatta’s win lodged by the opposition, led by Raila Odinga, the former prime minister who finished second in the poll. The country’s outgoing […]

Saturday, March 30th, 2013 at 4:47am

Morsi supporters and opponents clash in Egypt

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Clashes have erupted in two cities in northern Egypt, and protesters rallied in Cairo in the latest demonstrations against Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, who claims the recent wave of anti-government unrest is the work of conspirators. In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on Friday, hundreds of unidentified assailants threw stones and fire bombs at protesters rallying against Morsi and the […]

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