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Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf Raslan, follows a national uproar over mismanagement of dilapidated train lines.

The president's unusually strong comments came as jury deliberations for the trial of an ex-policeman accused of murdering George Lloyd entered their second day.

Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny

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Doctors denied access to 'very weak' Navalny

Doctors were denied access to jailed Russian regime critic Alexei Navalny, adding that he is now 'very weak' and must go to a civilian hospital.

Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

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Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

A 12-member jury hearing the case against former officer and murderer of African-American man George Floyd, Derek Chauvin has begun.

Pakistan's parliament to debate whether to expel French ambassador

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Pakistan's parliament to debate whether to expel French ambassador

Pakistan's parliament will debate Tuesday whether the country should expel the French ambassador in response to increasing Islamophobia.

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Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore.

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George Floyd murder trial hears closing arguments

A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd.

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Russia street protests set for April 21: Navalny team

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's health is failing due to his hunger strike in prison, and his team is calling for a protest on Wednesday.

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Iran asks Interpol to arrest Natanz 'sabotage' suspect: media

Iranian state television published a photo and identified the suspect as 43-year-old Reza Karimi.

Egyptian cleric Qaradawi tests positive for Covid-19

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Egyptian cleric Qaradawi tests positive for Covid-19

The news came on the Doha-based cleric's official twitter account. He is reportedly in a good condition and receiving medical care.

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For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

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Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

The head of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the country may hand over ousted dictator Omar Bashir to the International ...

Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

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Kremlin critic Navalny could 'die any minute': doctors

The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", ...

Danish far-right tells refugees to go to 'sunny Syria'

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Danish far-right tells refugees to go to 'sunny Syria'

The poster campaign by the extreme-right group Generation Identity comes as Denmark threatens to deport dozens of refugees to Syria.

Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

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Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

State television named the suspect in the sabotage of its key nuclear site as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, claiming that an Interpol "red notice" ...

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Defence witnesses take to stand in Chauvin trial

The trial of Derek Chauvin has finished its third week and saw witnesses for the defence take to the stand.

Emad Moussa

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national ...

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Morocco called for release of jailed journalists

Moroccan journalists have called on authorities to release Suleiman Raissouni and Omar Al-Radi, who have been held for several month on ...

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Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

The Iraqi man is charged with attempted murder, dangerous interference with traffic and fleeing the scene of an accident.

Libya releases 'one of world’s most wanted human traffickers'

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Libya releases 'one of world’s most wanted human traffickers'

Abd Al-Rahman Milad was released from prison after being accused of direct involvement in the sinking of migrant boats.

Ali Adam

How Israel is trying to derail Palestinian elections

In-depth: With Palestinian legislative elections fast approaching, Israel has ramped up measures to sabotage the vote.

American faces Dubai imprisonment over 'marijuana smoked in US'

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American faces Dubai imprisonment over 'marijuana smoked in US'

Peter Clarke, 51, was arrested in February after being rushed to hospital while suffering from pancreatitis.

Iran searches for culprits following Natanz nuclear facility attack

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Iran searches for culprits following Natanz nuclear facility attack

Iran is hunting down the people it believes responsible for an attack that damaged the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.

Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

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Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

A 14-year-old Palestinian child lost an eye after being shot in the eye with a 'sponge-tipped bullet' by an Israeli soldier.

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