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Egypt has approved new anti-terrorism laws

Egypt has approved new anti-terrorism laws in order to fight a spreading jihadist insurgency. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to bring in new law against terrorism after the car bomb of Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat in late June. The new law establish special courts and offer additional protection from legal consequences for military and police officers who have used force. They also impose the death penalty for ...

Family of Israeli held in Gaza stages protest outside prison

First demonstration in support of Avraham Mengistu aimed to coincide with visits by Palestinian families to detainees being held by Israel Dozens of protesters gathered outside a prison in central Israel on Monday morning to rally for the release of Avraham Mengistu, 28, an Israeli captive reportedly held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The protest, spearheaded by the Mengistu ...

Military aircraft crashed near the border with Libya

The spokesman of Egypt’s armed forces says a military aircraft crashed near the border with Libya because of a technical failure while on a counterterrorism mission, killing four crew members and wounding two. Brig. Gen. Mohamed Samir says on his Facebook page that the aircraft crashed Thursday during a joint air and ground mission southeast of the Siwa oasis, near ...

Syrian refugees still pouring into Lebanon

With Syrian refugees still pouring into Lebanon, the humanitarian crisis is now catastrophic, says Fabrizio Carboni, head of the country’s Red Cross delegation. But disasters elsewhere are dividing donor’s attentions. Fabrizio Carboni: The situation is very difficult. In the last three or four years Lebanon has received something like 1.2 million refugees, as registered by the UNHCR. Even before the ...

Eric Abetz: Gay men don’t really want to marry

It’s reported that he said because Dolce and Gabbana didn’t ever marry, other homosexual males don’t want to get married. Are you serious?! There are bizarre claims that Federal Senator Eric Abetz said that gay men don’t want to get married, using the example of Italian fashion designer couple Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana who never made it official, reports Sydney ...

60-year- charged with the murder of a Logan teenager who disappeared more than a month ago

A 60-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a Logan teenager who disappeared more than a month ago. The body of 16-year-old Tiffany Taylor is yet to be found but detectives investigating her disappearance charged the 60-year-old with one count of murder on Thursday night. He is due to front Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday morning. Tiffany was ...

United States believes Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent in attack in Iraq

The United States believes Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this week, the first indication the militant group has obtained a banned chemical weapon, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. “We have credible information that the agent used in the attack was mustard,” a senior U.S. official told the ...

Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate published a photograph it said showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage

: Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate published a photograph it said showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage it had threatened to kill last week, the SITE monitoring service reported on Wednesday. The authenticity of the picture could not be immediately independently verified. It carried a caption that said: “killing of the Croatian hostage, due to his country’s participation in ...

Swiss Federal Council lifts Switzerland’s sanctions against Iran

The Swiss Federal Council reserved the right to reverse its decision The Swiss Federal Council officially lifted Switzerland’s sanctions against Iran Wednesday in the wake of a landmark nuclear deal. “The Federal Council wishes today’s steps to be seen as a sign of its support for the implementation of the nuclear agreement and its interest in deepening bilateral relations with ...

Iraqi security forces, trained and backed by the US

We’re about to see how successful US troop training has been in Iraq. Iraqi security forces, trained and backed by the US, are preparing a final assault on the Sunni city of Ramadi, a senior coalition official told Jim Michaels of USA Today. The newspaper called it “the first significant test of American-trained forces against the Islamic State” terror group ...