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2006-06-17 08:01:32

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Rival Palestinian factions tried on Saturday to hammer out an agreement that might avoid a referendum showdown between President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement and governing Hamas Islamists.

2006-06-11 06:20:53

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday gave its most negative assessment of proposals offered by six world powers aimed at persuading Tehran to give up sensitive nuclear work that the West fears is being used to make bombs.

2006-05-29 06:02:10

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Darfur rebel faction which faces a May 31 deadline to sign a deal to end fighting in western Sudan said on Monday it would not join the agreement without major changes.

2006-05-19 12:12:03

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Democratic lawmaker vowed to slash some of the $1.7 billion in aid to Egypt approved by a House panel on Friday as part of a foreign aid bill as Congress voiced growing irritation over Cairo's democratic setbacks.

2006-05-19 12:09:55

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Democratic lawmaker vowed to slash some of the $1.7 billion in aid to Egypt approved by a House panel on Friday as part of a foreign aid bill as Congress voiced growing irritation over Cairo's democratic setbacks.

2006-05-19 06:36:04

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian authorities are holding 314 members of the Muslim Brotherhood for taking part in protests in support of judicial independence, the opposition Islamist group said on Friday.

2006-05-19 06:01:02

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Friday rejected condemnation by close ally the United States of a court's decision to uphold a five-year jail sentence against opposition leader Ayman Nour. Egypt's highest appeal court on Thursday rejected Nour's appeal for a retrial. He cannot file another appeal.

2006-05-18 16:26:37

By Mohammed Abbas and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces clubbed demonstrators in the streets on Thursday and a court rejected an appeal against a jail term by a former election challenger to President Hosni Mubarak in twin blows to the opposition.

2006-05-18 09:11:38

By Mohammed Abbas and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces clubbed demonstrators in the streets on Thursday and a court rejected an appeal against a jail term by a former election challenger to President Hosni Mubarak in twin blows to the opposition.

2006-05-18 05:50:46

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian judicial disciplinary panel on Thursday punished one of two judges at the center of a dispute with the government over judicial independence by withholding his next promotion.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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