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Egyptian authorities detain former Islamist presidential candidate

Egyptian security forces detained former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih …

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Trillion dollar conman strikes Dubai

After stealing a football club, breaking into a bank and conning governments around the world, a convicted international fraudster – described by the BBC as a ‘Trillion Dollar Conman’ – has struck Dubai. In an act of pure evil genius, the Bahrain-based serial swindler Russell King has raked in millions …

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New Jersey man sentenced to life in prison for planting bombs, including one that injured more than 30 people

A New Jersey man who planted a pair of improvised bombs in Manhattan in September 2016, injuring more than 30 people when one exploded, said in federal court Tuesday that he doesn’t “harbor hate towards anyone.” But Ahmad Khan Rahimi said he felt targeted by U.S. law enforcement authorities becausehe observed Islam outwardly through his …

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South Africa’s ANC demands President Jacob Zuma step down

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma, leaving South Africans waiting to see whether the president will abide by the party’s decision and hand in his resignation. Pressure on Zuma to step down has mounted over the past few months, throwing the politics …

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