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Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices to ease country's budget deficit

Egypt's president has issued a decree raising the sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine. Read more »

July 6, 2014


Sunni militants capture Iraqi city near Syria

Sunni militants captured a strategic city along the highway to Syria on Monday, moving closer to their goal of linking areas under their control on both sides of the... Read more »

June 16, 2014


Egypt el-Sissi apologizes to sexual attack victim

Bearing red flowers, Egypt's newly sworn-in president on Wednesday apologized in person to a woman who was sexually assaulted by a mob during weekend celebrations... Read more »

June 11, 2014

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Secularists band together to fight Pakistan's #TwitterTheocracy blockings

Decrying three weeks of blocked Twitter accounts on the word of a Pakistani bureaucrat, opponents of what they call #TwitterTheocracy are taking to the social media... Read more »

June 10, 2014


Egypt's el-Sissi weighs in on sexual harassment

Egypt's new president on Tuesday weighed in on one of the nation's most troubling social ills, ordering his interior minister to do whatever it takes to combat sexual... Read more »

June 10, 2014


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