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Israel watches Egypt uprising with fear

Israel watches Egypt uprising with fear

JERUSALEM – Behind an official wall of silence, Israel watched nervously Saturday as anti-government unrest worsened in Egypt, fearful that the violent and growing street protests could topple Israel’s most important ally in the Arab world. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered his government to remain silent about the situation in Egypt. But in a clear […]

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Opposition: 'Mubarak's family has left Egypt'

Opposition: 'Mubarak's family has left Egypt'

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The family of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is said to have fled rising protests in Egypt. The Egyptian opposition has reported that the wife and children of Mubarak have left Egypt for Europe amid rising unrest. The opposition, in an assertion confirmed by a Western diplomat, said Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne, son, Gamal, […]

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Arab League to members: Economic conditions fueling 'unprecedented' anger

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Arab leaders have been warned that they are vulnerable to the same kind of revolt that ousted Tunisia’s president. Arab League secretary-general Amr Mussa urged member states to quickly confront their economic and social problems. Mussa warned that unrest was reaching unprecedented levels throughout the Middle East. “The Arab citizen has entered […]

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Anti-Christian drumbeat loud before Egypt attack

Anti-Christian drumbeat loud before Egypt attack

CAIRO – In the weeks before the New Year’s Day suicide bombing of an Egyptian church, al-Qaida-linked websites carried a how-to manual on “destroying the cross,” complete with videos on how to build a bomb and the locations of churches to target — including the one that was attacked. They may have found a receptive […]

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Christians protesting bombing, clash with Egypt police

Christians protesting bombing, clash with Egypt police

Christian protesters hurl objects at riot police in Alexandria, Egypt, on Jan. 1. / AP Photo/Ben Curtis CAIRO – Angry Coptic Christians clashed with police on Sunday as they demanded more protection for Egypt’s Christians following a New Year’s Day church bombing that killed 21 of their brethren. Hundreds of members of Egypt’s large Christian […]

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Opposition protests alleged fraud in Egypt vote

Opposition protests alleged fraud in Egypt vote

CAIRO – Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters protested outside vote counting stations, scuffling with police and denouncing what they called widespread fraud in Egypt’s parliament elections on Sunday, as the government appeared to determined to ensure its monopoly on the legislature in uncertain political times. The protests in Cairo and in the Mediterranean coastal city […]

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Recently-released Egyptian blogger again jailed, beaten before Nov. 28 election

CAIRO  — A dissident blogger has been jailed and assaulted in Egypt. Two human rights groups reported that Abdul Karim Nabil has been imprisoned in Alexandria over the last week. They said Nabil, also known as Karim Amr and recently released after serving four years in prison, was again arrested in November 2010 and assaulted […]

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Rockets, apparently fired from Egypt, hit cities

TEL AVIV — Israel has come under its worst rocket attack since the Hamas war in 2009. At least five rockets were fired toward the southern Israeli port city of Eilat on Aug. 2. Officials said the Grad BM-21 rockets were believed to have been fired from neighboring Egypt. “There were a number of explosions […]

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Arabs on Iran: The U.A.E. ambassador tells the truth, and perhaps more

Arabs on Iran: The U.A.E. ambassador tells the truth, and perhaps more

The world’s most open secret is that the Arab countries of the Middle East fear a nuclear Iran as much, and perhaps more, than Israel does. The surprise is when an official dares to speak this truth in public, which is why the comments this week by United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef […]

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Sudan takes control in central Darfour; 100,000 flee fighting

Sudan takes control in central Darfour; 100,000 flee fighting

Officials said the Sudanese military launched air and ground operations in central Darfour in March. They said the army seized the rebel-held area of Jebel Mara, a stronghold of the Sudanese Liberation Army.“The situation is now normal,” Sudanese Army spokesman Khaled Saad said on March 8. “The Sudanese forces have imposed control over Jebel Mara.”Officials […]

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