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Mohamed Morsy Fast Facts

Read CNN Fast Facts about former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy and learn more about Egypt's first democratically-elected leader.

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Former CIA Chief: My Security Revocation is Trump Attempt to Silence Critics

Former U.S. Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan says he believes President Donald Trump revoked his security clearance because he wants to "silence others who might dare to challenge him." In an opinion piece published Thursday in The New York Times, Brennan contended that Trump "clearly has become more desperate to protect himself ...

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John Smyth, Christian Camp Leader Accused of Beatings, Dies at 77

He left Britain after an inquiry found he had brutally beaten young men at elite camps. But he was never prosecuted and went on to open similar camps ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Prime Minister of India, Dies at 93

As India’s leader from 1998 to 2004, Mr. Vajpayee ended a long moratorium on nuclear tests but also eased tensions with Pakistan and built closer ...

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ISIS Member Arrested in Sacramento, U.S. Says

Omar Ameen, 45, who is also a longtime member of Al Qaeda, lied to obtain refugee status in 2014, prosecutors say.

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Trump Revokes Ex-CIA Director’s Security Clearance

The security clearance of a former Central Intelligence Agency director was revoked Wednesday by U.S. President Donald Trump, who said in a statement ...

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Suspected Iraqi IS Member in US Custody

A refugee from Iraq was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State organization.  Omar Abdulsattar Ameen, 45, and other members of ISIS killed the officer ...

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Syria Dispatch: ‘There Are No Girls Left’: Syria’s Christian Villages Hollowed Out by ISIS

While calm has returned to a Christian area of Syria ravaged by the Islamic State, the traumatized people have not, with whole villages emptied. “There are so few of us,” says a church official.

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US Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Sanctions Removal Linked to Genuine Reforms

U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said the southern African country must embark on genuine reforms if it wants Washington to remove sanctions against some of the country's top officials. The ambassador spoke Wednesday after meeting with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the State House in Harare. The approximately hour-long ...

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US Sanctions Chinese, Russian, Singaporean Firms for North Korea Trading

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned companies in China, Russia and Singapore it says were violating the trade embargo with North Korea, Washington's ...

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Iraqi Leader Offers to Help Family of Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

Relatives of the spy, who was killed behind enemy lines, have struggled to receive death benefits without his body as legal proof of death.

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Chamorro: Nicaragua protests must be 'peaceful'

A Nicaraguan opposition leader says the country is now facing a "national revolt" by many groups.

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Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row

The Labour leader says he was at an event in 2014 in order to promote peace in the Middle East.

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US Defense Chief Woos Brazil as Chinese Influence Grows

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Brazil's clout and urged closer strategic ties Tuesday in what appeared to be part of a concerted push back against growing Chinese influence in Latin America. Mattis, who is starting a tour of the region, told military officers at Rio's war college that Brazil and the United States had interests built on ...

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Defense Rests in Paul Manafort Fraud Trial, Calling No Witnesses

Defense lawyers for Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, rested their case at his tax and bank fraud trial Tuesday without calling any witnesses or having him testify. Judge T.S. Ellis rejected Manafort's bid to ...

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Trump Blames Attorney General, Fired FBI Agent for Russia Probe

U.S. President Donald Trump unleashed new attacks Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, blaming them for the ...

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Trump Calls Ex-aide a 'Dog' Who Deserved to Be Fired

U.S. President Donald Trump resumed his attacks Tuesday on a former adviser, Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "dog" who deserved to be ...

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A Look at Provisional Ballots in Primary for Kansas Governor

More than 313,000 ballots were cast in the hotly contested Republican primary for Kansas governor, but the two candidates are separated only by about 200 votes. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer after all regular ballots were counted, including mail-in and absentee votes. Now the winner will be determined by a review of some ...

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Israeli PM and UK Labour leader clash

The Labour leader says Benjamin Netanyahu's claims about his "actions and words are false".

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Late Cloud Over Ellison Bid for Minnesota Attorney General

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and first Muslim elected to Congress, sought his party's nomination Tuesday for Minnesota attorney general in a race clouded in the final days by an ex-girlfriend's allegation of domestic abuse. The allegation surfaced the weekend before Tuesday's primary when the son ...

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Secret Audio? In Trump World, There's Always a Tape

Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman’s former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly ...

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Iran's Supreme Leader: No war or talks with US over sanctions

Iran's Supreme Leader is standing firm against reimposed US sanctions, saying Monday there would be "no war, nor will we negotiate with the United ...

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Far From Dead: Tens of Thousands of IS Fighters Linger in Iraq, Syria    

The Islamic State terror group may be far more resilient, stronger and dangerous than U.S. officials have been willing to let on, boasting a fighting ...

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Calls for Action on Toxics White House Called 'PR Nightmare'

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like ...

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Report: FBI Fires Agent Who Sent Anti-Trump Texts

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fired agent Peter Strzok, who had become the target of Republican anger over his text messages disparaging President Donald Trump, Strzok's lawyer said Monday. Strzok was a key figure in the early stages of the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, until his ...

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China Detains VOA Mandarin Correspondent

Voice of America's Mandarin Service correspondent and a multimedia journalist working for VOA were detained Monday evening by Chinese police while attempting to interview a retired Chinese professor who was taken away by authorities during a live television interview with VOA nearly two weeks ago. Correspondent Yibing Feng and VOA contractor ...

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Barry Bonds honored by San Francisco Giants, No. 25 retired in front of Willie Mays

Barry Bonds, baseball’s all-time home run leader and prodigal son, was honored Saturday by the franchise where he set most of his records. His No. 25 was retired by the San Francisco Giants at the stadium he made famous. “The park means more to me ...

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