Egypt braced for election result


The June 16-17 run off vote between the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi and ousted leader Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, left Egyptians with nerve-wrecking uncertainty as both candidates claimed victory and the results were delayed. Both candidates have rallied supporters to the streets in a show of strength amid speculations about last-minute backdoor deals between the powerful ruling generals and the rising Islamists over power-sharing arrangements. Anticipation was high and there were fears violence could break out after the announcement. Copyright (c) Press Association Ltd. 2012, All Rights Reserved. UK news…

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Israel vows tough action on Gaza if truce fails

Occupied Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said troops had responded “forcefully” to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and could boost their response if a fragile truce announced on Saturday failed to hold. “Regarding the situation in the south, the Israeli army acted forcefully against those who […]