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Egypt arrests dozens ahead of planned Red Sea islands protests

Egyptian security forces have arrested dozens of people ahead of anti-government demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s recent decision to hand the control of two strategic Red Sea islands over to Saudi Arabia. Freedom for the Brave – an action campaign designed to advocate and advance the rights of Egyptian prisoners and detainees – stated that ...

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Obama wades in to UK’s Brexit debate

London (AFP) – US President Barack Obama plunged into Britain’s poisonous European Union membershipdebate Friday, arguing strongly against a “Brexit” as he kicked off a visit to the UK. Obama’s intervention ahead of the June 23 vote in a piece for the Daily Telegraph newspaper drew a furious response from ...

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Russia fired at Israeli jets in Syria: Report

Russian forces in Syria have fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft, Israel’s top-selling newspaper says. The Yedioth Ahronoth daily on Friday gave no dates or locations for the incidents nor any indication Israeli planes were hit. Separately, Israel’s Channel 10 TV said a Russian warplane approached an Israeli warplane off the Mediterranean ...

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Libya army liberates key eastern city from Daesh militants

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognized government have pushed Daesh out of the key eastern city of Derna, with the terrorists fleeing to their main stronghold in Sirte. Abdelkarim Sabra, the spokesman for Derna’s Omar Mukhtar Security Operations Room, said on Thursday that Daesh had escaped in some 32 vehicles. The terrorists “escaped ...

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Protesters sue Baltimore police over brutality

Several people in the US have sued the Baltimore Police Department over ‘brutality’ relating to the unrest following a 2015 police killing of a young African American. Six men who were arrested during last year’s unrest but cleared of all charges have filed a police brutality lawsuit against the Baltimore Police, ...

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