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Failure to launch: Egypt opposition hits roadblock on path to presidency

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Six months into laying the groundwork for his presidential bid, Egyptian hopeful Mohamed Anwar Sadat hit a snag: he could not find a hotel prepared to hire him a space to launch his campaign.

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Egypt’s Sisi announces intention to run for second term

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced on Friday his intention to run for a second term in office in a March election.

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U.S. trying to form ‘alternative bodies of authority’ in Syria: Russia’s Lavrov

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the United States, despite denying setting up local forces in northern Syria, is trying to form “alternative bodies of authority” that contradict a commitment to Syrian territorial integrity.

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U.S. funding hold will hurt U.N. effort to help Palestinian refugees: Russia’s Lavrov

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a U.N. news conference on Friday that the U.S. decision to withhold funds for a U.N. agency that assists Palestinians would seriously undermine efforts to meet the needs of refugees.

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Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if U.S. pulls out: Russia’s Lavrov

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if the United States pulls out the agreement.

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