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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. /
African migrants in disbelief as Israeli law cuts their salaries

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — African migrants in Israel have been detained, threatened with deportation and faced hostility from lawmakers and residents. Since last year, they face another burden: a de facto 20 percent salary cut that has driven them further into poverty. Israel’s roughly 35,000 African migrants and the groups that support them ... /
Aretha Franklin’s family issues statement on her passing

Today, the world lost Aretha Franklin, a cultural institution, an activist for women and the civil right movement, a queen, an icon and one of the ...

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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 ...

Two Venezuela officers detained in alleged plot on Maduro

Venezuela's attorney general said Tuesday that two high-ranking military officers have been detained in the investigation into an alleged drone ...

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White House: ‘We Won't Forget' How Turkey is Treating US Pastor

The U.S. continued to press Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release detained American Pastor Andrew Brunson, after a Turkish court ...

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Fans set to return to Egypt league for the first time since 2012

The Egyptian government announces that fans will be allowed back to watch league matches for the first time since 2012 initially in smaller numbers.

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Philip Wilson: Ex-archbishop in cover-up to be detained at home

Philip Wilson is the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse.

Egyptian police thwart suicide attack at Christian church

Egyptian security forces foiled a suicide bombing attack at a Christian church outside Cairo on Saturday, state media reported.

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White House Adviser Hassett: US Monitoring Turkey Situation ‘Very Closely’

White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Monday the Trump administration is monitoring the financial situation in Turkey “very closely” ...

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China's ire puts global focus on fringe activist

A talk by Hong Kong separatist Andy Chan has drawn Beijing's anger - and worldwide attention.

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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 ...

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Egypt: Defrocked monk charged with killing Coptic bishop

Egyptian Bishop Epiphanius was found dead at his monastery in a case that shocked the Coptic Church.

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Turkish President Rails Against ‘War’ on Turkish Economy

Turkey’s president Saturday blamed the country’s economic problems on the United States and other nations, whom he says are waging an economic war against his country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was responding to a drop in the value of the Turkish currency, the lira, against the U.S. dollar following the imposition of sanctions and tariffs by the ...

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Turkey's Erdogan condemns 'shameful' US over detained pastor

President Erdogan says the US is trying to "bring Turkey to its knees through threats over a priest".

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Refugee, activist and champion of Syrian cuisine

A woman in exile discovers that cooking for strangers is a way into their hearts. /
‘Justice and historic truth demand’ answers: 78-year-old civil rights murder case reopened

The death of Elbert Williams, a Black voter-registration activist who was referred to as “the first martyr of the NAACP,” has remained a mystery for ...

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Pussy Riot activist defies Russian travel ban

One of the original members of Pussy Riot says she "escaped" Russia to travel to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Hala Shiha: Egyptian actress returns without the hijab

Egyptian actress Hala Shiha, who retired in 2005, marks her comeback on social media.

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Star Scholar Disappears as Crackdown Engulfs Western China

Rahile Dawut celebrated the Uighur ethnic traditions of Xinjiang. Friends and family believe she has joined hundreds of thousands of Uighurs secretly detained by the Chinese government.

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Woman detained in Slovakia for playing Verdi for 16 years

A woman has been detained in Slovakia for playing 'La Traviata' from morning until night for years.

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Remembering Khensani Maseko who fought South African campus rape

Khensani Maseko, a student anti-rape activist, took her own life last week after she was allegedly raped.

Why Saudi's fight with Canada shouldn't come as a big surprise

Saudi Arabia's response to Canadian criticism over detained activists has struck some as disproportionate. Regional analysts, however, say it is ...

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Conflicting Reports About Talks on US Pastor Detained in Turkey

Reports out of Turkey say a diplomatic delegation has already left and is set to visit Washington this week for discussions about the ongoing ...

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US Concerned for Chinese Professor, Arrested During Live VOA Interview

The Trump administration says it is concerned about the whereabouts of retired Chinese university professor Sun Wenguang, who has not been heard from since he was detained during a live VOA interview last week. "We condemn China's ongoing abuse of human rights, in particular, the suppression of the fundamental freedoms of expression, association ...

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In Rare Move, North Korea Releases South Korean It Detained

Although more than 30,000 North Koreans have fled to South Korea in the past three decades, it is rare for South Koreans to enter North Korea illegally.

Egyptian court sentences 75 people to death over 2013 demonstration

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death for participating in a 2013 demonstration in support of deposed-President Mohamed Morsy, and referred their cases to the country's Grand Mufti for a final decision, according to state-run ...

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