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Blatter hits out at US authorities, UEFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of soccer's governing body, implying that the US timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid.

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Swiss arrest top Fifa officials in corruption cases

Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.

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Egypt state violence at 'unprecedented level'

Egypt has seen state violence on an "unprecedented scale" since the army overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last July following mass protests again his rule, Amnesty International said in a report on Thursday. Eg

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Egypt rounds up Brotherhood backers after day of carnage

Egyptian authorities rounded up more than 1,000 Islamists as the Muslim Brotherhood leadership defiantly called a week of nationwide protests starting on Saturday after a day of carnage. After Friday's bloodshed in which more

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Bahrain arrests 44 terror suspects in clamp

Forty-four suspects, including two women, have been arrested for committing terrorist activities in Bahrain following intensive police investigations, the Interior Ministry said in a statement last night. Investigations also led t

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Egypt cabinet ‘backs army to make civilian arrests’

Egypt's cabinet has approved a draft law giving the army the right to arrest civilians and assist the police in providing security, a cabinet source told Reuters on Monday after the death toll in five days of anti-government protests rose to

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Bahrain arrests 4 suspected bombers

Bahrain officials arrested four suspects yesterday in connection with Monday's serial blasts, which left two people dead and another seriously injured. This came as His Majesty King Hamad called for the terrorists to be arrest

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Police arrest 5 at Murdoch's Sun newspaper

British police on Saturday arrested five senior staff at News Corporation's mass-circulation newspaper, The Sun, as part of investigations into journalists paying police for information. The probe is part of a wider investigation into ill

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Siemens hit by graft case in Kuwait, arrests likely

Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors, said it had discovered evidence of corruption at its business in Kuwait and had involved authorities. &#

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Syria arrests hundreds, shells Deraa into submission

Security forces arrested hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators in cities across Syria after taking control of the city of Deraa, cradle of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's autocratic rule. Looking for men under 40 years o

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