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  • An Egyptian man holds a poster of the Egyptian defence minister, General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with Arabic that reads, ‘we authorise you,’ as he chants slogans on a street leading to Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 2011 uprising in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday. — AFP photo

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Rival rallies for Egypt anniv amid bombings

An Egyptian man holds a poster of the Egyptian defence minister, General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with Arabic that reads, ‘we authorise you,’ as he chants slogans on a street leading to Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 2011 uprising in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday. — AFP photo
A spate of deadly bombings put Egyptian police on edge Saturday as supporters and opponents of the military-installed government prepared rival rallies for the anniversary of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Hours before the rallies were due to... Full story

Syria foes in first face-to-face meet at Geneva talks

Syria’s government and opposition finally met face-to-face on Saturday as difficult UN-sponsored peace talks inched forward in Geneva. After a false start on Friday, the two sides came together in the same room with mediator Lakhdar Brahimi... Full story

Iraq violence kills 19

Shelling and bombings across Iraq killed 19 people on Saturday as militants blew up a key bridge linking the capital to the north, the latest in a surge of violence. The bloodshed, which pushed the death toll for January to more... Full story

US, India to settle diplomatic immunity row

India and the US are holding preliminary discussions to resolve their differing interpretations of diplomatic immunity as they look to mend ties damaged by the row over American treatment of an Indian diplomat who was arrested... Full story

Afghan-US deal falters as Karzai demands Taliban talks

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The president, Hamid Karzai, on Saturday signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the NATO combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban. Full story

Pakistan: Thousands flee border after airstrikes

Thousands have fled Pakistan’s troubled northwest region bordering Afghanistan after airstrikes this week targeting suspected Taliban militant hideouts killed dozens of people, elders and officials said on Saturday. Full story

S Sudan accuses rebels of breaking ceasefire

South Sudan’s government accused rebel forces of breaking a ceasefire Saturday, less than 24 hours after it began and dashing hopes of a swift end to the brutal conflict. ‘This morning I am informed that the rebel forces... Full story

Obama demands action on US sexual assaults

The president, Barack Obama, called on Saturday for a swift end to ‘the crime, the outrage’ of sexual violence in the US armed forces and on college campuses. An estimated one in five women is sexually assaulted at college... Full story

Protesters, police in standoff in Kiev after sporadic clashes

Protesters and Ukrainian police were on Saturday still locked in a tense standoff in Kiev after a night of sporadic clashes that erupted despite a truce and offer of concessions by the president, Viktor Yanukovych. Full story

Philippines, Muslim rebels clinch peace deal

The Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group completed talks on Saturday on a deal to end four decades of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people and helped foster Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia. Full story

India’s BJP set to sweep elections: polls

India’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party looks set to form the next government in looming elections while the ruling Congress is headed for its worst-ever defeat, polls published on Saturday suggested. Full story

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The Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, arrived in New Delhi on Saturday to push for closer commercial and strategic ties with India, as Tokyo seeks to offset Beijing’s growing regional might. Abe, received at the airport by Indian government... Full story


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