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Morsi appoints Hesham Qandil as Egypt’s new PM


July 25th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has appointed Hesham Qandil, a former water resources minister, as prime minister of the country and asked him to form the new ... Read more...

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Two killed in Malaysia chopper crash


July 21st, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 21 (IANS) Two bodies were found in a helicopter wreckage Saturday in a remote jungle in Malaysia's eastern state of Sarawak, Xinhua reported. The chopper went missing ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Morsi as Egypt’s new leader


July 1st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has welcomed the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt's new president."We congratulate President Morsi on his inauguration. This ... Read more...

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Islamist Morsi sworn in as Egypt’s president


June 30th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohamed Morsi was sworn in as the first freely-elected president of Egypt Saturday before the country's highest court here following his victory in the presidential ... Read more...

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India congratulates Egypt’s president-elect


June 25th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India Monday congratulated Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi, who won an historic election Sunday, defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and a senior leader ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi wins Egyptian presidency (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 25 (IANS) Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party won the presidential election here Sunday by defeating his rival Ahmed Shafiq, ex-premier and a senior leader of Hosni ... Read more...

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Mohamed Morsi wins Egyptian presidential election


June 25th, 2012 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 25 (IANS) Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood party won the presidential election here Sunday.Head of Egypt's Higher Presidential Election Commission (HPEC) Farouq Sultan announced in the afternoon ... Read more...

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Egypt polls: Muslim Brotherhood claims victory (Lead)


June 18th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) With all votes counted in the Egyptian presidential election, Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi has claimed victory winning 52 percent of the votes, his campaign ... Read more...

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Egypt passes constitutional amendments


June 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council has passed a few amendments to the constitution that will outline the future president's powers and responsibilities, state television reported.The text ... Read more...

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Egypt polls: Muslim Brotherhood says it is winning


June 18th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mohammed Mursi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, is leading by a million votes in the Egyptian presidential runoff after 95 percent ... Read more...

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Egyptians vote for new leader


June 17th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 17 (IANS) Egyptians were Sunday participating in the second round of the presidential election, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down from his position by ... Read more...

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Egyptians vote in presidential poll run-off


June 16th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptians are going to polls in the second round of presidential election Saturday, the first since Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down by an ... Read more...

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Egypt court clears Mubarak aides for election


June 15th, 2012 - 6:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Constitutional Court has rejected the "political isolation law" that barred former president Hosni Mubarak's associates from politics.According to Nile TV, the law barred officials ... Read more...

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Egypt goes to poll to elect new president (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect a new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who ruled the country for three decades with ... Read more...

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Egypt’s presidential vote begins


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) Egyptians went to polls Wednesday morning to elect their new president after last year's fall of Hosni Mubarak who had ruled for 30 years.The polling stations ... Read more...

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Egypt goes to polls Wednesday


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 22 (IANS) More than 50 million voters in Egypt will Wednesday decide who will lead them as president after more than a year since the fall of Hosni ... Read more...

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Egypt presidential hopeful wants Sharia law-based constitution


May 14th, 2012 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's constitution should be based on the Quran and the Islamic Sharia law, presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Morsi said."The Quran is our ... Read more...

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Fuel price uncertainty hits Indonesia’s bond, currency markets


March 17th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 17 (IANS) Indonesia's rupiah and bond markets remained under selling pressure this week as investors dumped local high-yield assets ahead of next month's scheduled subsidized fuel price increase, ... Read more...

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Islamist politics rages in sun-kissed Maldives, India worried (Lead)


February 13th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The dramatic transfer of power in the Maldives has ripped the mask off a placid tourist paradise with sun-drenched beaches and global jetsetters. Behind ... Read more...

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Behind ‘coup’: Islamist politics rages in sun-kissed Maldives


February 13th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) While the debate rages on whether the resignation of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was voluntary or a coup, there is a larger churning going ... Read more...

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One year on, Egyptians back at Tahrir Square (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) Thousands of Egyptians gathered Wednesday at Cairo's Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak, RIA Novosti reported.Supporters of ... Read more...

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Islamist parties sweep Egyptian election


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's Islamist parties have won an overwhelming victory at the first parliamentary polls since last year's uprising which led to the fall of the Hosni ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Islamists sweep run-off in 2nd-stage parliamentary vote


December 25th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 24 (IANS) The turnout of the run-off in the second stage of the Egyptian parliamentary elections hit 43 percent, chairman of the High Judicial Elections Commission Abdel- Moez ... Read more...

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Poland votes in parliamentary polls


October 9th, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poles voted Sunday in a poll to elect 460 membes to the Sejm, the lower house of parliament, and 100 senators to the upper ... Read more...

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Experts differ with Jan Lokpal bill provisions


September 25th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Some of the experts appearing before a parliamentary panel scrutinising the Lokpal bill Saturday expressed reservations over the Jan Lokpal bill of Anna Hazare, ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel hears Aruna Roy


September 23rd, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Social activist Aruna Roy presented her views on the Lokpal bill Friday before the parliamentary standing committee on law and justice headed by Congress spokesperson ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel to hear CVC, Aruna Roy


September 22nd, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar, National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy and Loksatta president Jayaprakash Narayan will give their views on the Lokpal Bill ... Read more...

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Dalits protest against Jan Lokpal bill


August 24th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Dalits Wednesday gathered at India Gate and marched towards Jantar Mantar to protest the Jan Lokpal bill proposed by activist Anna Hazare and ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets 14 parties, not Musharraf’s (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission has allowed 14 new political parties to contest the 2013 general elections. But a request from former president Pervez Musharraf's new ... Read more...

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Pakistan allows 14 new parties to contest polls


June 16th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) The Pakistan election commission has allowed 14 new political parties to contest the next general elections.The election commission, however, did not discuss the application filed ... Read more...

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Muslim Brotherhood’s party officially registered in Egypt


June 7th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian commission for political parties has officially registered the Freedom and Justice Party created by the Muslim Brotherhood to run in the upcoming parliamentary ... Read more...

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Indonesian group holds memorial for Bin Laden


May 6th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) on Wednesday evening held a memorial to pay tribute to slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the Jakarta Post reported.Hundreds of members ... Read more...

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Egyptians fear Muslim Brotherhood will impose Islamist ideas


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, May 2 (ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood's plans to contest the September parliamentary elections has raised concerns about it imposing Islamist ideas on Egyptians.The once outlawed Brotherhood has recently announced that ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to contest September polls


May 1st, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, May 1 (ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, one of Egypt's most powerful political forces, has announced plans to contest the September parliamentary elections.The Brotherhood's Shura Council (Consultative Council) decided in a ... Read more...

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood forms party to contest elections


May 1st, 2011 - 3:48 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 30 (IANS) The Muslim Brotherhood, one of Egypt's prominent political forces, announced Saturday it would form its own party to contest up to half the parliamentary seats in ... Read more...

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