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Maikel Nabil, an Egyptian internet activist, has been sentenced by a military court to three years in jail for criticising the armed forces.

Since president Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11, the military has been ruling the country. (more…)

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Earlier this month clashes broke out when the military tried to clear protesters from Tahrir Square on 9 March (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk). According to Amnesty International 18 women protesters were arrested, tortured and forced to take “virginity tests” by the Egyptian army. (more…)

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The man suspected of killing two US Air Force members at the Frankfurt airport (photo), one of Europe’s busiest, hasn’t shot more because of a stuck bullet casing, said German prosecutor. (more…)

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The father of a dead US Marine sued the Westboro Baptist Church, and the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of the latter, saying that the free speech provision in the US Constitution allows the church the right to picket military funerals. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Firing on a bus carrying American military personnel on Wednesday at Frankfurt airport, a gunman killed two US servicemen, police said. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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Burma’s parliament has named the country’s first civilian president.

Following almost 50 years of military rule, former general and outgoing prime minister Thein Sein (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) was appointed president. (more…)

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A day after criticising the military, the Pakistani minister for defence production has resigned. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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