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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Jokowi party claims victory in Indonesian presidential election

Jakarta, Reuters—Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy. The Elections Commission, known as KPU, said the Jakarta governor had won by just over six percentage points, with 53.15 percent of the nearly 130 million votes cast on July 9. It was the closest and most bitterly fought election in Indonesia's history, pitting Jokowi against former general Prabowo Sub...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Saudi Arabia to open stock market to foreign investment in 2015

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Arabia will open its stock market to foreign financial institutions by mid-2015—a long-awaited move that sent the Arab world’s largest exchange surging to its highest levels since 2008 on Tuesday. A statement on the website of the exchange, known as the Tadawul, said the country’s Capital Markets Authority would be finalizing regulatory procedures for the move by the end of the year after seeking the “opinions of investors and those concerned wi...

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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Dozens of Turkish police detained for alleged spying on government

Istanbul, Reuters—Dozens of police, including high-ranking officers, were detained in Turkey on Tuesday, accused of spying and illegal wire-tapping of Prime Minister Recep Ta...

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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks

Cairo, AP—Egypt's foreign minister raised the possibility on Tuesday of restarting stalled peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians as part of negotiating a cease-fire in th...

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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

Donetsk, Reuters—A train carrying the remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine was heading for Ukrainian government te...

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on : Tuesday, 22 Jul, 2014

Asian, Western firms bid for UAE oilfields: sources

Abu Dhabi, Reuters—Asian and Western firms have bid to help operate the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) biggest oilfields after a deal with oil majors expired this year, but the ...

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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Central African leader appeals for ceasefire as talks open in Congo

Reuters, Brazzaville—The Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree a ceasefire at t...

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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Displaced Palestinians speak of ordeal

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinians who fled the Israeli bombardment of the Shejaia district of Gaza City on Sunday have spoken to Asharq Al-Awsat of their ordeal as they fled...

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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Israel kills militants entering from Gaza as death toll tops 500

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the d...

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on : Monday, 21 Jul, 2014

Ukraine workers find more bodies at crash site

Hrabove, Ukraine, AP—Rescuers retrieved more bodies on Monday in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed, killing all 298 people aboard....

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