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2009-08-16

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Israeli Fatah's first day

A newly-elected member of Palestinian Fatah who is a former Israeli has had his first day on the job. Professor Uri Davis is now in one of the

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France set for Sunday shopping

France is set for a revolution, or at least a reversal of fortunes the government hopes — by its allowing shops to open on Sundays. In a bid to boost

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Taliban voting threats harden

The Taliban have clarified what they mean when they tell ordinary Afghans ‘do not come to vote’ in next Thursday’s elections: ‘Don’t get hurt; you

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Three women in Iran's cabinet

Iran’s president says three women will join his Cabinet, the first female ministers in the country since the 1970s. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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Fatah elects Jew to Council

The Palestinian Fatah movement has elected an Israeli Jew to one of its governing bodies, a first for the secular nationalist movement. Uri Davis is

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Taliban to target voting booths

The Taliban has threatened to attack voting booths to disrupt Afghanistan’s presidential and provincial elections on Thursday. Until now, Taliban

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Eight arrested in Sabbath demo

At least eight ultra-Orthodox Jews have been arrested in Jerusalem during a protest against the opening of the city’s municipal car parks on the