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Egypt’s new regime born in chaos as violence spreads

There was confusion last night after Mohamed ElBaradei was authoritatively reported to have been appointed as Egypt’s interim prime minister by the acting president, Adly Mansour. He was expected take the country along a military-imposed political roadmap amid vicious strife, including growing sectarian attacks and a rising death toll. However, this was contradicted late last night by Egyptian state television, ...

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Egypt’s new regime born in chaos as violence spreads

There was confusion last night after Mohamed ElBaradei was authoritatively reported to have been appointed as Egypt’s interim prime minister by the acting president, Adly Mansour. He was expected take the country along a military-imposed political roadmap amid vicious strife, including growing sectarian attacks and a rising death toll. However, this was contradicted late last night by Egyptian state television, ...

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Koreas hope to reopen stalled joint factory park

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korean delegates agreed on a desire to restart a stalled jointly run factory park after overnight talks that ended early Sunday, but they couldn’t immediately reach an accord to reopen the complex that had been a symbol of inter-Korean rapprochement. The Kaesong industrial complex, just north of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two ...

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Koreas hope to reopen stalled joint factory park

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korean delegates agreed on a desire to restart a stalled jointly run factory park after overnight talks that ended early Sunday, but they couldn’t immediately reach an accord to reopen the complex that had been a symbol of inter-Korean rapprochement. The Kaesong industrial complex, just north of the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two ...

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Japan PM’s ruling bloc headed for big election win: surveys

TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc is headed for a big victory in this month’s upper house election, media surveys show, a win that would end a parliamentary deadlock and set the stage for Japan’s first stable government since 2006. The anticipated victory would give the Japanese leader a mandate for his “Abenomics” recipe that aims to ...

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Egypt on edge after clashes and Islamist pushback

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians were on edge Saturday morning after supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi fought overnight street battles that left at least 30 dead across the increasingly divided country. Cairo’s emblematic Tahrir Square and nearby approaches to the River Nile were largely empty but left strewn with debris. Thousands of Morsi’s Islamist supporters had marched to ...

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US, UN condemn violence in Egypt

WASHINGTON: The US and the United Nations have condemned the violence that has erupted in Egypt following the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, and asked Egyptians to resolve their differences peacefully. “We condemn the violence that has taken place today in Egypt. We call on all Egyptian leaders to condemn the use of force and to prevent further violence among their ...

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Iraq Bombings Leave 22 Dead North Of Baghdad

Bombings in Iraq on Friday left 22 dead and several more injured north of Baghdad. The attacks appeared to target Shiites with a car bomb and other attacks. The bombings were the latest in an increasing wave of violence across the country, which is facing its deadliest outburst of violence since 2008. More than 2,000 people have been killed in ...

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