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Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops| Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit militant targets near the town of Sheikh Zuweid, destroying weapons and explosives caches #India #Egypt #Middle East #markets #Entertainment
Defence minister rejected as Taliban battle near Kabul| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Defence minister rejected as Taliban battle near Kabul| Reuters

KABUL Afghanistan's parliament rejected a second nominee for defence minister on Saturday, leaving a vacuum that has already lasted nine months, while government forces battled the Taliban just 30 miles west of the capital Kabul. The president's failure to nominate a full cabinet since he took office in September has sown great discontent among Afghans and Saturday's vote was seen as a test of his government's influence over parliament. #United States #Middle East #Afghanistan #markets #Latin America #opinion
Report on past Iran nuclear work could be ready by year end - IAEA| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Report on past Iran nuclear work could be ready by year end - IAEA| Reuters

VIENNA The U.N. nuclear watchdog can likely issue a report on its investigation into past Iranian research suspected of being linked to nuclear weapons development by the end of the year if Tehran cooperates, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief said on Saturday #United States #France #Middle East #Europe #Iran
German finance minister says Greeks to decide whether to keep euro| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

German finance minister says Greeks to decide whether to keep euro| Reuters

BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview Greeks would decide on Sunday whether to keep the euro or do without it, at least for a while, but that the country remained part of the common currency. #Business #India #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion
Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan | Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Yemen's Houthis attack Saudi Arabia's Najran and Jizan | Reuters

CAIRO Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies said on Saturday it had shelled various areas in Saudi Arabia's Jizan and Najran, killing and wounding several soldiers. The Houthi-controlled Saba news agency said 13 shells had been launched on Friday, targetting several areas including Jizan's airport. The shelling also led to the destruction of military equipment, the agency said, quoting an unnamed military source #United States #Middle East #markets #Security #Argentina #Foreign policy
Honduras stages biggest march yet to demand president step down| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Honduras stages biggest march yet to demand president step down| Reuters

TEGUCIGALPA Tens of thousands Hondurans poured onto the streets of the capital Tegucigalpa on Friday to demand the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez in the biggest demonstration yet against the country's leader over allegations of corruption. An estimated 60,000 demonstrators, many of them holding torches, took part in the noisy protest that converged on the presidential palace, the sixth Friday evening march in a row. "No more corruption, JOH out," protestors called, chanting the president's initials into the gathering darkness #India #Corruption #Technology #Middle East #science #Latin America #Entertainment
France's Hollande says ready to hold new summit on Boko Haram| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

France's Hollande says ready to hold new summit on Boko Haram| Reuters

YAOUNDE French President Francois Hollande said on Friday he is ready to organise a new summit of nations fighting Boko Haram, a militant group that has suffered defeats in recent months in its campaign to forge an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria. Hollande was speaking after talks in the capital of Cameroon with President Paul Biya #United States #India #Middle East #Crime #Argentina #Nigeria
Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life', Pope says| Reuters

VATICAN CITY The Roman Catholic Church should not have "leaders for life" in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis said on Friday. Francis, 78, has said before that he would be ready to resign instead of ruling for life if he felt he could not continue running the 1.2 billion-member Church for health or other reasons. "Let's be clear. #India #Middle East #markets #Latin America #Christianity #opinion
At least 25 Syrian al Qaeda members dead in mosque blast in Syria's Idlib - monitor| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

At least 25 Syrian al Qaeda members dead in mosque blast in Syria's Idlib - monitor| Reuters

BEIRUT An explosion at a mosque in Syria's Idlib province on Friday killed at least 25 members of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, the British-based Observatory monitoring group said. The blast in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria went off as members of the Nusra Front gathered at the mosque for iftar, the meal with which Muslims break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan, Observatory, which tracks the war, said the explosion in Salem Mosque in Ariha, also killed a senior non-Syrian member of the hardline jihadist organisation. Opposition-based social media websites had conflicting casualty figures with some saying more than 40 people were dead. #United States #India #Syria #Islam #Middle East #United Kingdom #crisis
Greek referendum poll shows 'No' vote at 43 pct, 'Yes' vote at 42.5 pct| Reuters

Jul 04, 2015

Greek referendum poll shows 'No' vote at 43 pct, 'Yes' vote at 42.5 pct| Reuters

ATHENS Opponents of Greece's bailout terms have a 0.5 percentage-point lead over the 'Yes' vote, a poll by Public Issue for the Syriza-published newspaper Avgi showed on Friday. The poll, carried out between June 30 and July 2, found 43 percent of Greeks would vote 'No' in Sunday's referendum on bailout terms while 42.5 percent would vote 'Yes' and 9 percent were undecided. #Business #Technology #Middle East #Greece #Foreign policy