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No good news for El Sisi

The Egyptian Government has extended one more day the elections due to the low turnout on the two previous days. The vote was supposed to be a plebiscite to put in power ex general Abdel Fatah Al Sisi, but the low turnout is bad news for him who had hoped to collect easily a large popular support.

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Sudan: A Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy

A pregnant woman has been sentenced to death by hanging in Sudan for “apostasy” because she refused to recant her Christian religion.

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Boko Haram 'to sell' abducted schoolgirls - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Boko Haram claims responsibility for kidnapping 276 girls in Nigeria and threatens to “sell them in the marketplace” – Al Jazeera.

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Egyptian court sentences 683 more to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 people to death in another mass trial against alleged rioters accused of murder and attempted murder of several police officers in Minya. Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among them.

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Military spending falls in the West, rises everywhere else

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012. The fall comes from decreases in Western countries, led by the United States, and despite increases in all other regions. In fact, military spending in the rest of the world excluding the USA increased by 1.8 per cent, according to SIPRI.

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Italy rescues 6,000 people crossing Mediterranean in four days

The Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats in just four days, said the UNHCR.

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Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions | Amnesty International

Death penalty 2013: Small number of countries trigger global spike in executions | Amnesty International.

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Egypt mass death sentences

The criminal court in Minya, Egypt sentenced 529 people to death, possibly the largest mass death sentence in recent years anywhere, in a trial lacking basic due process protections, said Human Rights Watch in a press release.

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Russia, Egypt reach initial $3 billion arms deal

MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) – Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday. Egypt’s defense minister and likely new president Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi negotiated the agreement, aimed at replacing decreased assistance from Washington, during talks in […]

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Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum. First ballot since military overthrew President Morsi Likely to spawn presidential bid of General al-Sisi – Al Jazeera.

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