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Campaigning begins in Egypt’s presidential election

(Muslim Times)-Campaigning has kicked off in Egypt’s presidential election, with incumbent President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi expected to win easily after his real challengers were detained, prosecuted or intimidated out of the race. Sisi, who has been in power since he led the 2013 military overthrow of his predecessor, Egypt’s first democratically-elected president Mohamed ...

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UK appoints new envoy to Yemen

(Web Desk) – The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced that Michael Aron has been appointed as the new ambassador of the UN to Yemen. Commenting on the appointment of Aron as the UK new envoy to Yemen, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday said, “The UK is working ...

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Australia’s scandal-hit deputy PM resigns

(AFP) – Australia’s scandal-hit deputy leader Barnaby Joyce announced Friday he was quitting and moving to the backbench amid claims of sexual harassment and controversy over an affair with a now-pregnant former aide. Joyce, whose National Party rules alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals, has been front-page news in Australia ...

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Mine blast kills 2 French troopers in Mali

(Web Desk ) – Two French soldiers have been killed and another hurt when their armored vehicle struck a mine in Mali, the French presidency says. Around 4,000 French troops are deployed in Mali and neighboring countries to fight extremist groups that have staged a string of attacks and kidnappings, ...

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German SPD to vote on coalition deal with Merkel’s bloc

Members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party have started voting on whether to enter a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc. (Web Desk) -The SPD’s 464,000 members took part in a postal ballot on Tuesday to approve a power-sharing deal with Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union of Germany party (CDU) ...

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