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  • Egypt bans pro-Mursi pressure group

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was overthrown by the army last year, dealing a new blow to the country's oldest Islamist movement.
  • How Thatcher failed to ensure democracy in a China-ruled Hong Kong

    HONG KONG Shortly before midnight on June 30, 1997, a Chinese national flag replaced the Union Jack in Hong Kong, marking the end of British colonial rule. China celebrated with fireworks. Britain's Prince Charles, who was in attendance at a handover...

    Gentrification tears at Istanbul's historically diverse fabric

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Business is brisk at Ilya Avramoglu's 78-year-old shop, one of the last owned by a non-Muslim on Istanbul's historic Istiklal avenue, but a new regulation pushing gentrification may soon force its closure. Run by three generations of...

    Bahraini opposition group suspended for three months

    MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrain has suspended the activities of the country's main opposition group, Al Wefaq, for three months, a court ruling showed on Tuesday, ahead of a November parliamentary election which the group has already pledged to boycott. The...

    Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests

    Chen Ziming dies at 62; activist jailed after Tiananmen protests
    Twenty-five years after Chinese government tanks crushed the massive pro-democracy uprising in Tiananmen Square, an activist branded as one of the "black hands" behind the 1989 event has died in his Beijing home. Chen Ziming's death Tuesday was caused...