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Israel is seeking a way out for its auxiliary militia, the South Lebanon Army (SLA), when its forces withdraw from southern Lebanon in line with a pledge by Prime Minister Ehud Barak. The SLA currently numbers around 2,500 fighters and 600 men in clerical positions. Though 60 percent of them are...
A new political party called Karama is launched. Among the 160 founding members of Karama are 20 women and eight Christians.
A controversial fatwa, or religious edict, issued by Sheikh Al Azhar proclaiming that it is against Islamic religious precepts to borrow money for the purpose of conspicuous consumption could derail an upcoming mortgage law and further stall the economy.
Members of the Episcopal Church of Sudan (ECS) on October 16 fended off the latest government move to seize their church and land in the same way as they handled previous attempts, by prayers and fasting.
A car racing away from a police checkpoint in a hail of gunfire blew up with a huge explosion, killing seven people on Thursday in the central Yemen province of Ibb. Police said vehicle was apparently being used to smuggle dynamite.
Jordan’s King Abdallah said on October 17 that a rift with the Palestinian militant group Hamas should be resolved soon, as two detained Hamas leaders began a hunger strike in a Jordanian jail.
An Islamist newspaper on Tuesday denounced Egypt’s plans for a spectacular New Year millennium celebration as part of a Zionist plot to lay claim to the pyramids.
Egyptian authorities launched an unprecedented crackdown against Brotherhood activists in the professional syndicates on October 14, ending a four-year unofficial truce the state had maintained with some of the organization’s more prominent and dynamic members.
Egypt’s state security prosecutor Friday ordered that 20 people, accused of belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, be detained for 15 days pending further investigations, security sources said Saturday.
A group of 25 Christian pilgrims who were barred from Israel and Cyprus arrived at the mainland Greek port of Piraeus on Thursday and were allowed to enter the country, port police said.


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