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Mob storms Kuwaiti TV station critical of rulers

An armed mob stormed the offices of a privately owned Kuwaiti TV station and destroyed its equipment after the channel aired shows critical of the country’s ruling family, employees said Monday. At least 100 people wielding guns and knives broke into Scope TV’s studios on Sunday, cameraman Fahad Al-Rashed said. "They forced us off the …


Iraq PM visits Syria in bid to stay in power

DAMASCUS: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki held talks Wednesday with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus after a year-long row as he seeks to win support for his bid to remain in power. The meeting between the two leaders got under way soon after Maliki arrived in the Syrian capital in the morning, the official …


Muslim Brotherhood accuses police of new pre-election crackdown

CAIRO: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday accused the government of cracking down ahead of November’s parliamentary election, as police arrested at least 28 members of the Islamist group. The Brotherhood, which fields independent candidates to skirt a ban on religious parties, said on its website that police arrested 11 members of the group in the …


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