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Egypt Detains Ex-Presidential Candidate Aboul Fotouh

Egyptian police have arrested Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a leading opposition figure and former presidential candidate, over his alleged ties with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

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Death Threat For Muslim Mayor Aspirant For US City

A woman seeking to become the first Muslim mayor of a city in the US state of Minnesota has claimed receiving a death threat online.

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Israel Delegation Attend UN Conference In Malaysia

David Roet, a senior Israeli diplomat, posing during the WUF9 conference. Photo: Twitter

A team of Israeli diplomats attended a UN conference in Malaysia last week, the first such visit in 62 years, according to the Jerusalem Post.

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In Buenos Aires, One In Every Two Women Experience Violence Daily

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BUENOS AIRES -- Every other woman in the Argentine capital experience violence, according to a survey by the Buenos Aires Ministry of Development and Habitat.

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Malawi Suspends Sim Card Registration Due To Eavesdropping Fears

LILONGWE, (Malawi) -- The Malawian government has suspended the mass registration of SIM cards due to public concerns, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi said in a statement Tuesday.

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Paris Suburb Becomes Ground Zero In France’s Struggle With Radical Islam

Once branded a “no-go” zone by authorities, the Paris suburb of Trappes has become a recruiting ground for Islamic State – and ground zero in France’s struggle to integrate Muslims into its staunchly secular state.

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More Than 10,000 Afghan Civilians Killed Or Wounded Last Year, U.N. Says

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KABUL - More than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in violence last year, the United Nations said on Thursday, with militant bombings the main cause while air strikes by U.S. and government forces inflicted a rising toll.

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Pentagon Chief Urges Turkey To Stay Focused On Fighting Islamic State

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BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met his Turkish counterpart on the sidelines of a NATO meeting and called on Ankara to remain focused on fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, a Pentagon statement on Thursday said.

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Valentine's Day Ban Gets Mixed Response In Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -- Nauman Khan, 21, bought flowers for his fiancee on his way back from office and will visit her home at dinner to present flowers and chocolates as a Valentine's Day gift.

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Extreme Weather Risk Still High Despite Paris Agreement's Best Efforts

WASHINGTON -- A Stanford study published Wednesday in Science Advances claims that even the best implementation of the landmark Paris Agreement will probably still see extreme weather increase, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

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