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CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned members of ousted President Muhammad Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood from running in upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said. Egypt’s...
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Filipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE

MANILA, Philippines: Philippine officials say a Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates.



Egypt: Sissi in final step to run for president

Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, hi



Syria’s Assad says war turning in regime’s favor

DAMASCUS: President Bashar Assad said Sunday that the war that has torn Syria apart for three years and cost more than 150,000 lives is turning in the government’s favor, state news agency SANA repo



Human trafficking cases decrease in the UAE

The number of human trafficking cases in the UAE has come down significantly over the years, according Dr.



Prisoner’s freedom sought for abducted Jordan ambassador

TRIPOLI: Jordan’s ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded a radical militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat’s freedom.



Kuwait says ‘coup plot’ video tampered with

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s prime minister told MPs Tuesday that a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup was “tampered with,” Parliament speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanem said af



Brotherhood members banned from elections

CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned members of ousted President Muhammad Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood from running in upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said.




Jordanian freed after throwing shoes at PM

AMMAN: A Jordanian man who threw his shoes at Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur and five Cabinet ministers in the northern city of Jerash, was freed Tuesday, his family said.



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