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A couple hundred Christian protesters clashed with police in southern Egypt after holding a demonstration on Tuesday in front of a police station demanding authorities locate an abducted housewife, a security official said. The official says protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at a police station in Samalout town, in Minya province, wounding three policemen.
WikiLeaks published a batch of documents and files pertaining to the controversial surveillance technology company FinFisher on Monday, including a list of its customers and actual copies of its spyware. The release, the fourth one in the WikiLeaks series dubbed Spy Files , is made mostly of files that were leaked by an unidentified hacker who breached FinFisher's corporate network in August.
Mexico tourism hit by Hurricane Odile, ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi appears in court, wildfires burn in California and more. Tourists sit on the concrete stairs in the service area of a resort after the designated shelter area was destroyed by winds from Hurricane Odile on Monday in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said. The release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah came after dozens of activists began a hunger strike last month to protest against curbs on public demonstrations and the detention of activists, including some of the leading figures in the 2011 uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak's nearly three-decade rule.
Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah's mother, Laila Soueif, a university professor who is an also an activist, background left, his sisters Sanaa Seif, wearing eyeglasses at center, and Mona Seif, at right, cheer after his release on bail at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Sept.
In this Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 photo, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazoua talks to journalists at the U.N. World Tourism Organization conference in Cairo.
The huge crowd, more than 100,000 Gaza youngsters, cheered as a new, clean-shaven Palestinian leader announced that the hated Hamas dictators were under arrest. With 18 days of mass demonstrations, converging on the grassy plaza in front of the Gaza City parliament building overlooking the sea, the same place where their parents greeted PLO legend Yasser Arafat 20 years earlier when he came home from exile to lead his people, these young adults had succeeded in ridding their little territory of a cadre of violent, extremist rulers who used them mercilessly in their war against Israel - Hamas's only reason to exist.
In response to President Obama's foreign policy speech Wednesday night, Sen. Rand Paul said that the United States should approach toppling Middle East dictators more cautiously in the future, warning that radical Islam typically rose up to replace it. "While I do support doing whatever it takes to take out ISIS, we need to remember why we got here," he told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
CAIRO: From small business to billionaires, a vanguard of Egypt's entrepreneurs is now starting to bet that the economy has finally turned a corner. Sameh al-Meligy, whose interests range from importing home appliances to a stake in two Cairo restaurants, is thinking of opening another, after three years of violent unrest hurt demand.
We learned our military could take over a country in weeks, but we could not teach democracy and tolerance to people with no idea of what the words mean. We learned one of these countries, Iraq, may have been better off under Saddam Hussein, the mass murderer, than what we have today - a shaky state that is ripe to fall to ISIS.
Former Egyptian interior minister Habib Al-Adly, speaking about the 9/11 attacks, during his trial in Cairo in August 2014. In the weeks ahead of the September 11 attacks in 2001, Egypt warned the Bush administration repeatedly about an imminent large-scale terror attack to be carried out by al-Qaeda operatives on US soil, but the message was ignored, a former high-ranking Egyptian government official said.
In a nationally televised speech on Saturday, Egypt 's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi asked the public to be patient and grasp the extent of the challenges facing the country following a massive power outage that struck the capital and other cities. The hours-long power outage on Thursday, which halted the Cairo subway and knocked TV stations off the air, was a huge embarrassment for the government, and officials struggled to offer a coherent explanation to an angry public.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 02:28 am
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