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...official said high-level talks between the rebels and the authorities were ongoing to calm the situation.Hawthis spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Salam said in a statement that the attempts to disperse the sit-in will only deepen the crisis, describing it as...

...Yazidis stayed in Kurdish-dominated parts of Syria.Juan Mohammed, a local government spokesman in the northeastern Syrian city...They were also staying in two other encampments in the area. Mohammed estimated another 20,000 Yazidis were crossing through Syria...

...Saturday.British officials estimated Saturday between 50,000 and 150,000 people could be trapped on the mountain.And Juan Mohammed, a local government spokesman in the Syrian city of Qamishli, told the AP that more than 20,000 starving Yazidis are fleeing...

...under wraps while Goldin was feared abducted.Federman reported from Jerusalem. Yousur Alhlou in Jerusalem, Ibrahim Barzak in Gaza City, Mohammed Daraghmeh in Ramallah, West Bank, and Maggie Michael in Cairo contributed reporting.
Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

CAIRO - Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives.

...suspected backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi over a deadly attack on a police...instrument for taking revenge," said Mohammed Zarie, a Cairo-based human rights...The town's deputy police chief, Mohammed al-Attar, was killed in the violence...

...students from an Islamist university in Cairo on charges of rioting during a protest last year in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, and sentenced most of them to five years in prison on Saturday, a judicial official said.The verdicts came two days...

...supporter of the ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, and his Muslim Brotherhood group...Egyptian-Canadian acting bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed. They were arrested on Dec. 29 and accused...

...Mogadishu, a police official said Saturday.The Somali terror group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the bombing. Capt. Mohammed Hussein said the car exploded at a checkpoint where it had been stopped by Somali troops. The dead were soldiers and refugees...

...They are conducting fraud for a specific candidate," said Mohammed Ghani Sharifi, a 23-year-old protester. "The people...his explosives-laden vehicle alongside the armored car of Mohammed Masoom Stanikzai, a senior official in the High Peace Council...


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