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The Pyramid of Chefren (Khafre) has been reopened, as Egypt tries to revive its tourism industry, badly hit by last year’s uprising. (more…)

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Tony Blair and George Bush (photo) were branded war criminal by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who called for both men to be taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, for their role in the Iraq war. (more…)

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On Monday evening, the end of the daytime fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan marked the start of a protest in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. (more…)

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Charges against four out of six Kenyan officials have been confirmed by the International Criminal Court (ICC). They will stand trial over weeks of unrest following the 2007 election in which about 1,100 people died and 60,000 people were forced to flee their homes. (photo, from france24.com) (more…)

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The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been presented during a ceremony in the Norwegian capital Oslo to three women who have fought against dictatorship, injustice and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist, and Tawakkol Karman, the Yemeni pro-democracy campaigner collected their diplomas and medals at Oslo’s city hall on Saturday (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). (more…)

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, one of the sons of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been captured late on Saturday (photo, from guardian.co.uk) in the southern desert town of Obari, in Libya, while he was trying to flee to Niger. (more…)

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The trial of former Egyptian president started on Wednesday in Cairo. Speaking from a hospital stretcher where he lay inside a cage for defendants, Hosni Mubarak (photo, from nytimes.com) has denied charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. This last charge carries the death penalty. (more…)

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