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Arab countries extend Qatar demands deadline by 48 hours

By Ahram Online | Monday 3 July 2017   The foreign ministers of Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are set to meet in Cairo on Wednesday to decide on next steps in the standoff against Doha   From L to R: Leaders of UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have extended the ...

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Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihadist force

By Daily Monitor | Monday July 3, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron (R) walks next to Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita during a G5 Sahel summit, in Bamako, on Sunday, to boost Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity and cross-border trafficking. AFP photo   French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday threw his ...

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Death toll in Damascus bombing rises to 18: Monitor

Sun Jul 2, 2017 Damaged cars are seen at the site of a suicide bombing in Damascus on July 2, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS   BEIRUT (AFP, REUTERS) – The death toll in a suicide bombing in eastern Damascus on Sunday (July 2) rose to 18 people, a monitor said, in the bloodiest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months. The ...

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Beijing warns Hong Kong marchers not to challenge mainland rule

Sunday 1 July 2017   Twenty years after Britain returned its colony, China’s president provokes pro-democracy anger A performance artist makes her mark about Chinese rule on the streets of Hong Kong yesterday. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA   Benjamin Haas Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters delivered a rebuke to President Xi Jinping after the Chinese leader warned that Hong Kong ...

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Three car bombs hit Damascus, at least seven people killed

REUTERS | Sun Jul 2, 2017 | 6:05am EDT   Three car bombs exploded in Damascus on Sunday, state media said, killing at least seven people in the first suicide bombings in the Syrian capital since jihadists attacked in March. Security forces stopped the militants from reaching their targets which would have led to more deaths, officials told state TV, ...

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World leaders bid Helmut Kohl farewell, hailing a force behind a united Europe

JUL 1, 2017 German soldiers carrying the coffin of late former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl during of a memorial ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on July 1, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS   STRASBOURG, France (REUTERS) – European leaders joined former US president Bill Clinton on Saturday (July 1) to pay a unique tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, ...

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Trump declares ‘patience is over’ with North Korea

Saturday 1 July 2017 South Korea’s new leader Moon Jae-In says Trump accepts offer to visit Seoul, but they did not map out joint strategy on how to deal with North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in with Donald Trump at the White House, where they discussed the North Korean regime. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock   Agence France-Presse Saturday 1 July 2017 ...

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Jacob Zuma under new pressure to quit over alleged links to tycoons

Friday 30 June 2017 South African leader denies wrongdoing as leaked documents suggest influential family holds undue sway over officials Jacob Zuma denies any wrongdoing. Photograph: Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty Images   By Jason Burke in Johannesburg Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s embattled president, faces renewed pressure to step down this weekend after a series of media reports detailed links between elected officials ...

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