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Russia calls on US to probe WikiLeaks documents

MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday called on the United States to carry out a detailed investigation into allegations contained in leaked Iraq war documents published by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. "The US authorities bear the responsibility to conduct a thorough, independent and transparent investigation of all the reports that have appeared in the media," the Russian …


Solidarity of Sounds pairs a good cause with great music

This week, a full house at Cairo Jazz Club grooved along to Paolo Palopoli’s Mediterranean-influenced Neapolitan jazz/funk fusion, Jordanian acoustic rock band SALAM, and DJ Masters @ Funk and percussionist Seif Khirfan at Solidarity of Sounds, a benefit concert organized in cooperation with Italian NGO Voica World and the Canossa Centers. The proceeds of the …

Daily News Egypt

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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