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AL Secretary General: Arab foreign ministers draft resolution to form unified force

Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby speaks at a news conference on the Syrian crisis, after the Arab foreign ministers meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo 2 September 2013.
26 Mar 2015
The Council of Arab Foreign Ministers at the Arab League approved on Thursday a draft resolution to form a unified Arab force during a closed session ahead of the league's summit, AL Secretary General Nabil al-Araby said. The...
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Officials: Saudi-led coalition launches fresh strikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's military operation in Yemen
26 Mar 2015
Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out fresh air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, targeting a rebel-held military base in third city Taez, local officials and witnesses said. The attack hit the Al-Tariq airbase in Taez, located in...
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Yemen rebel chief slams 'unjustified' Saudi intervention

© AFP | Yemeni supporters of the Shiite Huthi militia hold a portrait the movement's leader, Abdulmalik al-Huthi, on March 26, 2015, during a gathering in Sanaa to show support the militia and against the Saudi-led intervention in the country
 
 
 
26 Mar 2015
Yemen rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Huthi slammed a Saudi-led intervention against his Iran-backed forces Thursday as "unjustified," in his militia's first reaction since the air strikes were launched overnight. "The...
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Yemeni president heads to Egypt for Arab summit protected by Saudi Arabia

Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi speaks as he holds up an agreement signed between the government and Houthi rebels, in Sanaa September 21, 2014.
 
26 Mar 2015
Yemen's president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has left the southern city of Aden under Saudi protection for Egypt, where he will attend an Arab summit on Saturday, Saudi-owned al Arabiya television said on Thursday. "Hadi leaves Aden...
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Co-pilot appears to have crashed Germanwings plane on purpose, prosecutor says

Andreas Lubitz, a young German co-pilot appears to have crashed Germanwings plane on purpose 
26 Mar 2015
A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appears to have been the intent to destroy it, a French prosecutor said on Thursday. Investigators and grieving...
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Hezbollah sees Yemen strikes causing more Mideast tension

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah
26 Mar 2015
 Lebanon's Hezbollah condemned as "unjust aggression" Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen on Thursday and said it takes the region towards increased tension. The Shi'ite group, which is backed by Iran, also called on...
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Pro-Brotherhood students protest for colleagues’ release in Alexandria

26 Mar 2015
Students at the Faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University, mainly loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood and former president Mohamed Morsi, protested Thursday to demand the release of their detained colleagues.   Meanwhile, Tarek Sorour...
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Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh: I cited al-Hudeiby’s book to refute the Brotherhood

26 Mar 2015
Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb refuted claims that the Al-Azhar advises people to read the Brotherhood books.   “This is not true,” he said, explaining that he cited al-Hudeiby, the Brotherhood guide, because he...
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Supply Minister: New system of subsidized bread saved LE11 billion

Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy
26 Mar 2015
Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy said the new system for producing subsidized bread has saved LE11 billion, improved the quality and made sure it goes to those who deserve it.   During a surprise market visit in Damietta on Thursday...
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Sheba company to produce 50000 hepatitis C vaccines in 2015

26 Mar 2015
The International Company for Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries Sheba plans to produce 50,000 vaccines for the treatment of hepatitis C before the end of 2015, the company said in a statement Thursday.   The company did not...
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