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Journalist shot dead in Egypt
Cairo, March 29 (IANS) An Egyptian journalist was killed Friday during clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi at a neighbourhood in Cairo, media reported.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:56:11 AM

A slice of India in crisis-hit Egypt
Cairo, March 28 (IANS) Egyptians, weary of a years-long political crisis that refuses to end, are sure to get some relief when a slice of India will enter their lives next month through the annual Indian cultural festival called 'India by the Nile'.

Friday, March 28, 2014 3:18:09 PM

Zimbabwe on Ebola virus alert
Harare, March 28 (IANS) Zimbabwe's deputy health minister said Thursday that the southeast African country is on high alert to the deadly epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa, which killed nearly 60 people in Guinea alone.

Friday, March 28, 2014 7:36:10 AM

Over 215,000 displaced in Sudan's Darfur in 2014
Khartoum, March 28 (IANS) More than 215,000 people have been displaced due to violence in Sudan's Darfur region since the beginning of 2014, the UN African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan said Thursday.

Friday, March 28, 2014 1:56:12 AM

Toll in Uganda boat accident touches 251
Kinshasa, March 27 (IANS) The bodies of 251 Congolese refugees returning to their country from a refugee camp in Uganda, who died Saturday in a boat accident on Lake Albert, have been recovered, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said. There were 292 passengers on board the ill-fated vessel.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 8:38:03 PM

Sedki Sobhi sworn in as new Egypt defence minister (Third Lead)
Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Egyptian military chief of staff Gen. Sedki Sobhi took oath of office Thursday as the country's new defence minister to succeed his predecessor Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi who resigned to run for the presidency, media reported.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:38:05 PM

Egypt's Sisi tenders resignation
Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt's armed forces chief and defence minister, officially tendered his resignation Thursday in order to run in the country's presidential election, media reported.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:10:10 PM

Portuguese PM pays tribute to Benfica legend Coluna
Maputo (Mozambique), March 27 (IANS) Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho started his visit in Maputo paying tribute to Mario Coluna, former Benfica star and Portugal football captain who passed away last month.

Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:00:04 PM

Unique 100-day exhibition to depict world history
Abu Dhabi, March 27 (IANS/WAM) From the Chinese Jade Hair Ornament to the Bird-shaped Pestle from Papua New Guinea, 100 objects depicting world history will be displayed in a unique 100-day exhibition, starting next month, to be held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Thursday, March 27, 2014 10:18:09 AM

Egypt's Sisi announces presidential bid
Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Egypt's defence minister and armed forces chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Thursday, March 27, 2014 2:12:14 AM

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