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Sisi pledges Egypt's military support if Gulf 'threatened'

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pledged military support for Gulf Arab states if their security comes under threat, the state daily Al-Ahram reported on Wednesday.

"If the security of the Gulf is directly threatened, Egypt will mobilise its forces to support its brothers," Sisi was quoted as saying in a meeting with the press in the Red…

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Tunisia's PM reshuffles cabinet to tackle economic crisis

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed named 10 new ministers on Monday in a cabinet reshuffle he hopes will inject fresh blood into his government which has been widely criticised for failing to fix an economic crisis.

Key portfolios such as finance, foreign and the interior ministries were kept unchanged.

Since the toppling of autocrat Zine…

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Russia, China abstain on UN vote to punish Libya rapists

Russia and China on Monday refused to back a UN resolution that will allow the Security Council to slap sanctions on perpetrators of rape and sexual violence in Libya.

The British-drafted resolution renewing sanctions on Libya was adopted by a vote of 13 in favour in the 15-member council.

Russia and China abstained but did not use their veto power…

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Egypt's Christians bury victims of militant attack

Egyptian Christians buried six members of the same family on Saturday who were shot dead while returning from a baptism at a Coptic monastery in Egypt’s Minya province.

Two buses were attacked on Friday near the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in Minya, 260 km (160 miles) up the Nile from Cairo. Seven people were killed and 18 wounded,…

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