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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood women

CAIRO: The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt has brought with it a new group of female politicians who say they are determined to bring more women into leadership roles -- and at the same time want to consecrate a deeply conservative Islamic vision for women in Egypt.

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Sri Lankan war was grave failure for UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations failed to call proper attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankan civilians during the bloody final stage of the government's war against Tamil Tiger rebels, according to a UN report released on Wednesday.

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Israeli aircraft strike Gaza sites

JERUSALEM: Israeli aircraft struck three times in Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning, hitting a weapons storage facility and two rocket launching sites used by militants, the military said in a statement.

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