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Morsi’s former aide undaunted by death sentence

Sondos Asem

A former foreign press secretary to ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has said that she was undaunted by the death sentence imposed on her last week. Writing in the Washington Post, Sondos Asem said she received with total disbelief the news of her sentencing.


Saudi mosque bomber associated with ISIS: Ministry

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A man who below himself up inside a mosque in the eastern city of Qatif on Friday was a Saudi national affiliated with ISIS, the Saudi Interior Ministry said Saturday.


PalFest opens in Ramallah and Gaza

American contemporary artist and writer Molly Crabapple talked about her experiences drawing in Guantanamo Bay and more recently in Syria.


The Palestine Festival of Literature, popularly known as PalFest, opened on May 23rd simultaneously in Ramallah and Gaza. A large crowd packed Ramallah's Ottoman Court to hear a range of readings by both local and international writers and artists.


Netanyahu thanks US for blocking nuclear resolution

Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. [File photo]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to thank the U.S. for blocking a proposal calling for making the Middle East a nuclear-weapon-free zone through a UN conference.


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