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Crackdown: Egyptian Govt Bans Protests

By Sarah EL Deeb CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country. The new law is more restrictive than[Read More…]

Accord Reached With Iran to Halt Nuclear Program

GENEVA — The United States and five other world powers announced a landmark accord Sunday morning that would temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program and lay the foundation for a more sweeping agreement. It was the first time in nearly a decade, American officials said, that an international agreement had been[Read More…]

Netanyahu: Iran Nuclear Deal A ‘Historic Mistake’

By Josef federman JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister harshly condemned the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday, calling it a “historic mistake” and saying he was not bound by the agreement. Speaking to his Cabinet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world had become a “more dangerous[Read More…]

John Kerry In Geneva To Negotiate Iran’s nuclear programme

By Julian Borger and Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Geneva   John Kerry and William Hague were due to arrive in Geneva on Saturday morning to join other foreign ministers in negotiations on Iran‘s nuclear programme. The Russian foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov arrived on Friday afternoon for talks with his Iranian[Read More…]

Philippine typhoon death toll rises above 5,000

by Oliver Teves MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, Philippine officials said Friday. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said 4,919 people were killed on[Read More…]

Days before launch, Obamacare website failed to handle even 500 users

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the last days before the botched October 1 launch of President Barack Obama’s healthcare website, the team in charge was seeing alarming results from performance tests, according to internal emails released by Republican lawmakers investigating the rollout. HealthCare.gov was unable to consistently handle[Read More…]

Kenya demand change to ICC rules

By Thomas Escritt (Reuters) – Kenya will demand change at the International Criminal Court on Thursday to try to ensure its president does not face charges of crimes against humanity in the aftermath of an election in 2007 when 1,200 were killed. Kenya, which has tried to halt the cases[Read More…]

Afghanistan And U.S.A Sign Security Draft Agreement

United States reached a draft agreement with Afghanistan on Wednesday on a crucial security pact, news agency Reuters reports. This is coming just a day before thousands of Afghan elders will debate on the fate of U.S troops remaining in their country beyond 2014 The United States had warned that[Read More…]

10 Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Sinai Attack

Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed on Wednesday after a booby-trapped car exploded next to their bus in the northern Sinai Peninsula, according to a military spokesman. At least 35 people were wounded in the bombing, near the town of Sheikh Zuwayed, the military said. The bombing was the latest in[Read More…]

Paris newspaper office attacked by Assailant

An assailant opened fire at the central Paris office of left-wing daily newspaper Liberation on Monday, seriously injuring one person before fleeing, a police official and staff at the newspaper said. The injured person was hit in the thorax, the official said, adding that the motive of the attacker, who[Read More…]