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  • 'Wives of disappeared Kashmiri men can remarry after 4 years' December 26, 2013

    In a significant development, a group of Islamic scholars on Thursday ruled that 'halfwidows', or women whose husbands had disappeared during the over 20yearlong conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and whose whereabouts are since unknown, can remarry after four years of waiting for their spouses. A civil society initiative had organized...
  • Egypt opposition urges 'no' vote on constitution December 13, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's main opposition alliance called for a "No" vote in the referendum on a disputed constitution rather than a boycott, hours after Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's government forged ahead by starting overseas voting in diplomatic missions for expatriates. The opposition's decision did not dispel the atmosphere of a nation in...
  • Egyptian army to host unity talks as crisis deepens December 12, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's army chief will host national unity talks on Wednesday, seeking to end a growing political and economic crisis in the Arab world's most populous nation. The meeting scheduled for 1430 GMT was called in response to a wave of protests since President Mohamed Morsi awarded himself sweeping powers on...
  • Egypt's president behaves like his predecessors December 11, 2012

    Cairo: The freshly scrawled graffiti depicting Mohammed Morsi as a pharaonic Saddam Hussein tells the tale of high hopes dashed with record speed: Barely six months after becoming Egypt's first democratically elected president, the Islamist is widely accused of abandoning pledges of inclusive government for doctrinaire and authoritarian ways. Some say...
  • Egypt's president stands by his decrees November 27, 2012

    Cairo: Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi told the country's top judges on Monday that he did not infringe on their authority when he seized near absolute powers, setting the stage for a prolonged showdown on the eve of mass protests planned by both supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader. The uncompromising...