FESTERING WOUNDS: People help an injured protester during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Muhammad Mursi, who was overthrown by the army after demonstrations against his rule last July, in Alexandria, on Friday. (Reuters)
JERUSALEM: A Palestinian farmer says that a group of vandals from an Israeli settlement in the West Bank damaged dozens of olive trees as the annual harvest of the important crop begins.
CAIRO: Five people were killed in clashes on Friday as supporters of deposed President Muhammad Mursi took to the streets of Cairo and other cities to demand the end of army-backed rule.
KHARTOUM: Hundreds of men and women marched for “freedom” in the Sudanese capital on Friday despite the deployment of militia, troops and riot police, AFP correspondents reported.
TRIPOLI: Before many African migrants can even begin the perilous sea crossing to Europe they must pass through Libya, where they face exploitation or arrest by often brutal militias.
TEL AVIV: Israel slammed as “racist” and “anti-religious” Friday a resolution of the pan-European human rights body calling for regulation of religious circumcision practices.
TEHRAN: Iranians chanted “Death to America” and burned the US flag after weekly prayers in Tehran on Friday despite their new president’s outreach to the West.
BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar Assad said it’s still too early to say whether he’ll run for re-election next year, but suggested he would refrain from seeking a third term — if h
TUNIS: The Tunisian press voiced skepticism Friday on the eve of crisis talks between ruling Islamists and their secular rivals following the July assassination of a prominent opposition MP.
BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including two suicide bombings, killed three soldiers and four civilians on Friday, security and medical officials said.
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan would run for president next year if his party asked him to, he said, but dismissed suggestions of a rift with incumbent Abdullah Gul.
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