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Activists: Syrian Warplanes Bomb Palestinian Camp in Damascus

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have bombed a Palestinian camp on the southern outskirts of the capital, Damascus, killing at least eight people. The activists said Sunday’s air strike was the first of its kind on the Yarmouk refugee camp since forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad began suppressing a popular uprising in March […]

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Egypt’s Islamists Claim Narrow Victory in First Part of Referendum

Posted December 16th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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The first Egyptians to vote in a referendum on a controversial new constitution backed by President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist allies have narrowly approved the document. The rest of Egypt’s voters will cast their ballots next Saturday . The president’s Freedom and Justice Party and an opposition group, citing unofficial tallies, estimate 56 percent […]

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Egyptians Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The polls have closed in the first round of voting in a referendum on Egypt’s controversial new constitution. Half of Egypt’s eligible voters cast ballots Saturday for the draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Men and women are voting separately at schools in Cairo and nine other provinces. Egyptian President Mohamed […]

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Egyptians Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Half of Egypt’s eligible voters are casting ballots Saturday for a controversial draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Men and women are voting separately at schools in Cairo and nine other provinces. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has already cast his vote. Long lines outside polling stations prompted election officials to extend […]

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Egyptians Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Half of Egypt’s eligible voters are casting ballots Saturday for a controversial draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Men and women are voting separately at schools in Cairo and nine other provinces. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has already cast his vote. The rest of the country will vote next Saturday . […]

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Morsi Casts Vote for Controversial Constitution

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has cast his ballot for a controversial draft constitution that has sparked weeks of violence and protests. Half of Egypt’s eligible voters go to the polls Saturday. The rest of the country will vote December 22. Officials said Saturday they have deployed 120,000 soldiers to protect polling stations, where long lines […]

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Egyptians Vote in Constitution Referendum

Posted December 15th, 2012 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Egypt have begun voting in a referendum on a new constitution. The polls opened Saturday morning. The lead-up to the voting has been marked by violence and protests. Officials say they have deployed 120,000 soldiers to protect polling stations Saturday, when half the country’s eligible voters cast their ballots. The rest of the […]

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Egypt Faces Contentious Vote

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptians vote Saturday on a contentious referendum on a new constitution, following a campaign plagued by violence and protests. Clashes broke out Friday among stone-throwing protesters near a mosque in Alexandria, prompting police to fire tear gas. Medical workers say 15 people were injured. In Cairo and other cities, thousands of flag-waving activists turned out […]

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Israeli FM Resigns After Indictment

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned after the country’s attorney general charged him with a breach of trust. Lieberman’s decision to resign Friday comes just one month ahead of Israeli elections. It is unclear if the move will help or hurt votes for Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party. Lieberman has […]

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Rivals Clash Ahead of Egypt Constitution Vote

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Clashes have broken out in the Egyptian city of Alexandria between supporters and opponents of the country’s new constitution, one day before the highly contentious referendum on the document. Witnesses say fighting between stone-throwing protesters began Friday near a mosque in Alexandria, the country’s second largest city. Several cars were set on fire. There was […]

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