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Egypt’s Interior Minister survives assassination effort that injures 7 others

Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim on Thursday survived a bomb attack on his convoy, warning shortly afterwards the country faced a “wave of terrorism” amid a sweeping police crackdown on Islamists. Security officials said a car bomb struck the minister’s convoy around 10:30 am (0830 GMT) near his home in…

Official confirms Russia will enforce anti-gay law during the Olympics

Russia’s Interior Ministry has confirmed that the country will apply its new anti-LGBT law to guests and athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The new law makes spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors a criminal offense. Due its vague wording, a same-sex couple holding hands in…

Iraq ministry says vice-president may flee

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi interior ministry on Sunday asked Kurdish authorities to arrest fugitive Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi saying he was planning to flee the country. Hashemi, a member of the secular Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, has been accused by Baghdad of running a death squad. He fled to the…

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