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An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison after a lengthy retrial. The Cairo criminal court ruled that Al Jazeera journalists broadcasted "false news" and worked without registration, sentencing Mohamed Fahmy to three years in prison and Baher Mohamed...

Greece-rulingparty-082115.jpg A day after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a surprise resignation, rebel MPs of the ruling left-wing Syriza party decided to leave it, and form a new party. Greek media said 25 hardline MPs together have named the new party Leiki Anotita (Popular Unity) under the leadership of former Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, who was against the bailout deal. Greek newspaper Ta Nea repo

Sri Lanka's ruling United National Party (UNP) has claimed victory in the parliamentary elections after it became the largest single party by winning 93 seats in the 225-member house. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) came second with 83 seats. The Ilankai...

The third bailout for Greece is likely to succeed as the government is taking right steps, German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested in a television interview on Sunday, expressing hope that the International Monetary Fund will soon join the rescue. Though the Greek government has made progress in...

GreekParliament-081415.jpg The Greek Parliament has approved a draft agreement with its creditors over the terms of the third bailout which would help the nation stay afloat. The proposed deal was put to vote Friday morning after marathon debate overnight, which witnesses heated exchanges. The deal received a handsome support of 222 members against 64 'no' votes and 11 abstentions, although Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras f

Greece and its creditors may be able to conclude their talks over a EUR 86 billion bailout deal for the country as early as Tuesday, reports said Monday. The process is hastened so that any deal can go to national parliaments in the euro area for approval. The Greek parliament is expected to pass...

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