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‘Hosni Mubarak may be granted an early release’

Egypt’s jailed ex-President Hosni Mubarak could be released early after having served two-thirds of a corruption sentence and seeing murder charges dropped, his lawyer said on Sunday.

Egypt court acquits Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak, 86, (above) greets medics, Army personnel and his supporters as he leaves a helicopter ambulance— AP

An Egy-ptian court dismissed on Saturday a murder charge against former President Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising, after a dramatic retrial in which he defended his

78 boys jailed for pro-Morsi protests

An Egyptian court sentenced 78 teenage boys to between two and five years in prison Wednesday for joining protests demanding the return of the ousted Islamist President, judicial sources said.

Libya city Darna joins ISIS ‘caliphate’

On a chilly night, bearded militants gathered at a stage strung with colorful lights in Darna, a coastal city long notorious as Libya’s centre for jihadi radicals.

Arab League warns of Jerusalem ‘red line’

Right-wing Israelis are stopped by Israeli policemen as they try to access the Al Aqsa mosque compound. AFP

The Arab League warned Sunday that Israel has reached a “red line” after fresh clashes in Jerusalem, urging international pressure to stop what it branded “violations” in the holy city.

Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi blames Sinai attacks on foreign plot

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Morsi: Continue revolution against coup

Emergency declared in Sinai

A state of emergency came into force Saturday across much of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadis.

Qatar pledges $1billion for rebuilding Gaza

A destroyed building in al-Tufah, east of Gaza City, on Saturday. 	— AFP

US secretary of state John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving West Asia peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbours could be achiev

Apocalypse a force multiplier for ISIS?

An infidel horde flying 80 banners meets a Muslim army at the Syrian town of Dabiq in an apocalyptic battle. The Muslims are decimated but ultimately prevail, ushering in the end of days.

Hosni Mubarak verdict put off to November

Egyptian medics and Army personnel escort former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to the Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo— AP

An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed its verdict in the murder retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak to November, in the latest twist in the legal battle surrounding the ousted autocrat.

This may be Narendra Modi’s government, but India may be on its way to becoming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s republic. The signs point that way.

The past is another country, said L.P. Hartley and how true that sounds when one looks over the newspapers of just a year ago.