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Egypt's Mursi to appeal against violence conviction

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will appeal against a conviction for violence, kidnapping and torture imposed by a court over the killing of protesters, his lawyers were quoted as saying by state media on Thursday. In Apri

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Terror costs $6.6bn to Bahrain’s national economy

Violence in Bahrain cost the national economy $6.6 billion last year, according to a new report. The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) estimated this was the equivalent of almost $5,000 per person, said a report in the G

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Most Libyan ports ‘operating despite violence’

Most ports in Libya are still able to operate despite the country's rival governments, economic chaos and increasing violence between armed groups, a shipping industry official said on Monday. Libya is in turmoil as a result o

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Oil rises, but set for record run of monthly falls

Oil rose above $49 a barrel on Friday, supported by renewed violence in Iraq but with a persistent global supply glut keeping the market on course for a seventh straight month of declines, its longest bear run on record. Benchmark

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Bahraini activists in ‘#ICan'tBreathe' drive against violence

Rights activists in Bahrain have launched their own "I Can't Breathe" campaign, taking up a slogan adopted by American protesters outraged by the police killing of an African-American man. However, the term is not being used in Ba

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Global crises focus of Bahrain’s model UN

Violence against women, extremism and climate change are among topics being debated during the Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN), which started yesterday (November 27). Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman

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Global crises focus of Bahrain’s model UN

Violence against women, extremism and climate change are among topics being debated during the Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN), which started yesterday (November 27). Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman

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Tensions surge in HK protests amid scuffles

Fresh scuffles broke out on Saturday between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and opponents of the week-long demonstrations, reigniting concerns that the Chinese-controlled city's worst unrest in decades could take a violent turn.

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Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August: UN

At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectarian violence raged in the country's centre and north, the United Nations said on Monday. A further 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee as Isl

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Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream

A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state. Hogir Fathi was looking forward t

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