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UAE security court sentences 5 political activists

A state security court in Abu Dhabi has sentenced five activists to prison terms for joining calls for greater political openness in the United Arab Emirates. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2011

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Islamist party takes most seats in Morocco poll

An Islamist Party is on track to become the largest party in Morocco's new parliament with a dominant showing after two-thirds of the seats were announced by the... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2011

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Early results show Islamist party lead in Morocco

Election results for the first 50 seats in Morocco's parliament announced by the state news agency early Saturday suggest a moderate Islamist party is taking 40... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2011

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Moroccans vote in modest numbers for elections

Morocco's Arab Spring-inspired parliamentary elections saw a 45 percent turnout rate on Friday in the face of a boycott called by democracy activists who say the... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2011

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Syria faces sanctions but army stands by regime

The Syrian military vowed Friday to "cut every evil hand" that targets the country's security, a defiant stance by the regime as it faces the possibility of sweeping... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2011

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Pressure mounts as Syria misses observer deadline

Syria faced the possibility of sweeping economic sanctions from the Arab League on Friday as pressure mounted on Damascus to end the country's bloodshed, even as the... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2011

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