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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 'half-widows', or women whose husbands had disappeared during the over 20-year-long conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and whose whereabouts are since unknown, can re-marry 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...