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Last updated: Monday, September 01, 2014 4:34:03 PM

10 Morsi supporters jailed for life
Cairo, Aug 16 (IANS) An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced 10 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment for damaging public property and blocking roads during a protest last year, state-run MENA news agency reported.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 9:44:03 PM

Eight killed in Egypt car crash
Cairo, Aug 16 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and seven others injured in a car crash in Egypt Saturday, a health ministry official said.

Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:48:04 PM

Indians celebrate 68th Independence Day in Kenya
Nairobi, Aug 15 (IANS) Indians living in Kenya celebrated their 68th Independence Day Friday wearing finest attires, as they gathered at the house of Indian High Commissioner to Kenya Yogeshwar Varma.

Friday, August 15, 2014 9:52:12 PM

Islamic State bans philosophy, chemistry from Syria schools
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group has banned the study of philosophy and chemistry in schools in the northern Syrian city of al-Raqa and established an "Islamic curriculum" for students, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2014 4:20:06 PM

15 killed in Somalia clash
Mogadishu, Aug 15 (IANS) Fifteen people were killed and dozens injured in a fierce clash Friday morning in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials said.

Friday, August 15, 2014 3:30:03 PM

New Suez Canal project to offer 1 mn jobs: Official
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS) The new Suez Canal project -- aimed at expanding the existing vital waterway -- will completely eradicate unemployment in Egypt as it will offer nearly one million jobs, an official said Friday.

Friday, August 15, 2014 2:12:15 PM

World junior squash: Elias ousts Kush Kumar
Windhoek (Namibia), Aug 15 (IANS) Title favourite Diego Elias ended the dream run of India's Kush Kumar with a 11-5, 11-7, 11-4, victory in the semifinals of the WSF World Junior squash championship, here Thursday.

Friday, August 15, 2014 12:24:03 PM

Four killed in Egypt protests
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS) Four people killed in Egypt in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a media report said.

Friday, August 15, 2014 11:32:17 AM

IS executes rival Islamists in Syria
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) The jihadist Islamic State (IS) has executed nine members of rival Islamic groups in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Thursday.

Friday, August 15, 2014 6:12:14 AM

UAE leaders wish President Mukherjee on India's I-Day
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a congratulatory cable to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, on the occasion of his country's 68th Independence Day that will be celebrated Friday.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:22:11 PM

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