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Charlie Hebdo makes fun of Russian air disaster

Russians expressed shock and outrage over dozens of caricatures and drawings online, that the French magazine Charlie Hebdo published ridiculing the recent fatal plane crash in the Sinai Desert.

Two hundred and twenty-four lives were lost in the tragedy, but … Read the rest

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Russia to ban Boeing 737s

The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), which regulates aviation in the former Soviet Union, says it will withdraw certification until both Rosaviatsia (Russia’s civil aviation authority) and America’s FAA say 737s operated in Russia are safe to fly.

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Chinese blame US for Russian air disaster

Chinese online users do not hide what side of the global stand-off they are on.

Ordinary Chinese said about the crash of Russian airplane in Egypt: “Vile Americans and their dirty deeds”

The news about the crash of the Russian … Read the rest

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Outrage as ISIS beheads Christians

The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by … Read the rest

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Murdoch assures all that Arabs hate blacks too

Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox’s new movie “Exodus” that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians.

There’s been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And … Read the rest

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Russia, Egypt discuss Gaza

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah Sisi, in the Russian resort city of Sochi to discuss a wide range of political and economic issues, including the ongoing Gaza conflict, Egypt’s food deliveries … Read the rest

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Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to 7 years in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to seven years in jail after an Egyptian judge found them guilty on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation” by publishing lies.

The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera’s Kenya-based correspondent, and … Read the rest

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‘Reconcile Egypt’ but bomb Syria

Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday that he opposes cutting off US military aid to Egypt but vowed Washington would keep pressing for “reconciliation” in the country.

The United States earlier this month condemned Egyptian security forces … Read the rest