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In Egypt, Mubarak verdict signals return of old order

Gaber Sayyed lost the use of his legs when an armoured police vehicle crushed them during the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule and ignited hopes for a new era of freedom and accountability. Almost four yea

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Sunni uprising in Iraq wins muted GCC support

The Sunni uprising in Iraq has received enthusiastic support from many Gulf Arabs, despite official unease over the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, branded a terrorist group by governments in the region. While public opinion

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Libya offers relief to rape victims

Libya will offer compensation to women raped during the 2011 Nato-backed uprising which toppled Muammar Gaddafi, its justice minister said, touching a taboo subject. Hundreds of women may have been raped during the eight-month con

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OMV makes 1st oil discovery in Libya post-uprising

Austria's OMV said it had struck oil in Libya in the first new discovery for the company and its partners since the revolution in 2011, as it sticks by a long-term bet on the country despite recent civil strife and disruption.

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Mubarak will be freed soon: lawyer

Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail soon after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer and a judicial source said on Monday. Mubarak, 85, was

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SYRIA DEATH TOLL NOW TOPS 100,000

More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, now the longest and most violent of the recent Arab uprisings, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

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Egypt tourist arrivals jump 11.8pc

  The number of tourists visiting Egypt rose in the first four months of 2013, the cabinet said on Tuesday, but analysts say the sector is still suffering from the aftermath of the country's 201

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Tunisia tourism springs back after uprisings

Despite the decline in tourism Tunisia experienced following the uprisings of 2011, total revenue has rebounded at a rate of 12.75 per cent during 2012 due to an influx of domestic and inbound tourist volumes, a report said. Addit

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Egypt deploys troops in Suez after 9 killed in clashes

Egypt's armed forces deployed troops in the city of Suez early on Saturday after nine people were shot dead during nationwide protests against President Mohamed Mursi, underlining the country's deep divisions as it marked the second anni

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Egypt economy on 'life support'

  Egypt is getting closer to the brink. A trickle of aid has been enough to keep the economy on life support since the uprising 18 months ago, but the ongoing tussle between the country's military and its Islamist president i

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