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As War Rages in Syria, Presidential Election Looms The plans for elections reflect a growing assurance by President Bashar al-Assad that insurgents no longer pose a credible threat to overthrow him.
New York Times | Apr 16, 2014 02:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Escalates Dispute Over U.N. Envoy Even if Iran does have legal grounds to argue that its new ambassadors rights have been violated, there is little it can do, experts said.
New York Times | Apr 16, 2014 12:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yemen boosts troops in Houthi stronghold Clashes between the army and Houthi fighters have called into question a February truce.
Al Jazeera | Apr 16, 2014 12:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Syrian army enters Homs neighbourhoods Activists confirm Assad government's claims of entering Old City as mortar shells hit Christian areas of Damascus.
Al Jazeera | Apr 15, 2014 7:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kuwait says coup-plot clip 'tampered with' Prime minister's reported statement to legislators at parliament session stirs more controversy over videotape.
Al Jazeera | Apr 15, 2014 7:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Briton cleared amid 'torture' claims A Briton has been acquitted of drug offences in Dubai amid allegations that he was tortured by police, a legal charity says.
BBC News | Apr 15, 2014 6:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Iraq Shuts Down the Abu Ghraib Prison, Citing Security Concerns The Iraqi government said it had closed the prison, the site of an abuse scandal during the American occupation, because of fears that it could be overrun by Sunni insurgents.
New York Times | Apr 15, 2014 5:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood faces election ban Court orders authorities to reject group's candidates seeking to take part in presidential and legislative polls.
Al Jazeera | Apr 15, 2014 5:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jordan ambassador to Libya abducted Identity and motive unclear of men who seized Fawaz al-Aitan after attacking his car in Tripoli and shooting his driver.
Al Jazeera | Apr 15, 2014 2:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Q&A: Ali Benflis aims for comeback in Algeria Considered the main challenger to incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Benflis vows to fight against vote fraud.
Al Jazeera | Apr 15, 2014 12:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend