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Terror attack on Egyptian church blasted

Speaker of the Arab Parliament Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan has condemned the terrorist attack on a church at Al Warrak neighborhood in Cairo on Sunday, and in which unidentified gunmen showered a wedding gathering with bullets, killing a number of innocent people including children, and injuring 17 others.

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UN Chief 'shocked' over Syrian attack

Chief UN chemical weapons inspector Ake Sellstrom is in discussions with the Syrian government over an alleged chemical weapons attack on Wednesday and is following the situation carefully, the United Nations said.

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Palestinians decry Israel's settlement plans

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Palestinians decry Israel's settlement plans

The Palestinians said Israel’s new plans for settlement construction announced on Sunday showed it was “not serious” in efforts to negotiate peace and urged Washington to intervene as sponsor of the talks.

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3 more US Patrol Coastal ships for regional security

The war in Afghanistan is nearing its end and Operation Enduring Freedom may be over next year when US troops complete a scheduled pullout, but the US Navy appears to be increasing its firepower in the strategic Arabian Gulf with the addition of three smaller and swifter Patrol Coastal ships to be permanently based in the region.

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Turkish PM defends his ‘duty’ to end protests

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday it was his “duty” to order riot police to evict activists occupying an Istanbul park that became a centre of defiance against his rule, even as the government crackdown continued across town with tear gas fired at protesters trying to regroup.

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