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GAZA CITY: Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas are making a new attempt to overcome the Palestinians’ political split by holding general elections in seven...
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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.




Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

CAIRO: A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said.





Egypt to up power rates

WASHINGTON: Egypt plans to boost electricity prices for the richest 20 percent of its citizens before the presidential elections at the end of May, as the country has “no time to waste” in startin



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