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IS used cluster munitions in Syria

File photo of missles being fired in the conflict with Islamic State and the governmental forces of Syria, Iraq and Iraqi KurdistanIslamic State fighters have used ground-fired cluster munitions in at least one location in northern Syria in recent weeks, Human Rights Watch said today.


UK government condemns Israel land grab

Philip HammondBritain's government condemned Monday what it called an "ill-judged" decision by Israel to confiscate a further 988 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank, saying it should instead work on a ceasefire in Gaza.


Egyptian court says it lacks jurisdiction to suspend members of Mubarak's party from running in parliamentary election

Hosni MubarakAn Egyptian court ruled on Sunday that it lacks the proper jurisdiction to issue any ruling on a case to decide whether or not members of the dissolved National Democratic Party (NDP), which was headed by ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, are allowed to run in elections, judicial sources told Anadolu news agency.


Second US Congressional delegation arrives in Egypt

HowardMkeonA U.S. Congressional delegation arrived Monday in Cairo for talks with senior Egyptian officials, the second visit by a U.S. Congressional delegation to the Egyptian capital within a week, sources at the Cairo airport said.


Malaysian govt delegation visits Gaza Strip

Palestinians inspect damage caused to a building 2014A Malaysian government delegation arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday via Egypt's Rafah border crossing to assess the humanitarian situation in the embattled Palestinian enclave.