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Obama remembers 9/11 at Iftar dinner

US President Barack Obama remembered the dead of the “awful” September 11 attacks in 2001, including Muslim Americans, as he marked the holy month of Ramadan at an Iftar dinner. The president launched what will be a solemn series of events to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks by…

Egypt military arrests BBC journalist

Egypt’s military arrested a BBC journalist when it cleared out a central Cairo protest that left several protesters injured and dozens detained, officials with the British broadcaster said on Tuesday. Shaimaa Khalil was detained on Monday after the military, backed by riot police, cleared the three-week sit-in in Tahrir Square,…

Egypt activists suspend Tahrir sit-in for Ramadan

CAIRO — Egyptian protesters camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square said on Sunday they will suspend their sit-in during Ramadan and will return to the square to press for reforms after the holy month is over. Activists have been occupying Tahrir Square — the epicentre of protests that toppled president…

US hikers in Iran court, hope for end to ordeal

A new hearing opens Sunday in the trial of three American hikers who face espionage charges in Iran after straying into the country two years ago, an ordeal their lawyer hopes will have a happy ending. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, both 29, were arrested along with Sarah Shourd, 32,…

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