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Islamists take control of new parliament in Egypt

EGYPT

Islamists take control of New Parliament

The inaugural session of the Egyptian parliament opened on Monday, with representatives from Islamist parties filling just over 70 percent of the seats following the first free elections in six decades. As legislators took their oaths, some sneaked in phrases about the importance of Islamic law and others criticized the country's military rulers — both signs of sentiment among ordinary Egyptians. Live TV coverage of the 12-hour session made clear the Islamist — and male — domination. Most members had beards, and only a few women were in sight.

SYRIA

Damascus says no to Assad's exit

Syria on Monday rejected the Arab League's new plan to end the country's 10-month crisis by having President Bashar Assad leave office after a unity government is set up. The state-run news agency, SANA, said Damascus considers the plan, put forth Sunday, "flagrant interference in its internal affairs." Meanwhile, an activist group said 23 people were killed Monday.

Washington

Ex-CIA officer is charged with leaks

The Justice Department on Monday charged a former CIA officer with repeatedly leaking classified information to reporters, including the identities of agency operatives involved in the capture and interrogation of alleged terrorists. The case against John Kiriakou, 47, who also served as a senior Senate aide, extends the Obama administration's crackdown on disclosures of national security secrets. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

ITALY

Two more bodies pulled from ship

Rescue workers located the bodies of two women on the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia, bringing the death toll to 15, Italian officials said Monday. About 20 people are still listed as missing from the ship, which was carrying at least 4,229 people from 60 countries when it ran aground Jan. 13.

PAKISTAN

U.S. account on airstrike rejected

Pakistan's military issued a formal rejection Monday of the U.S. military's report last month on a contentious border exchange of fire that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, dealing a fresh blow to U.S. hopes of reviving a troubled relationship. Pakistan's military press office described the U.S. account of the Nov. 26 exchange as "factually not correct," accused the U.S. of failing to share information "at any level" and rejected any responsibility for the bloody debacle.

CHINA

Security forces fire on Tibetans

Security forces opened fire on Tibetan protesters in western China on Monday, wounding at least 32 people and killing at least one, two Tibetan rights groups and the Tibetan exile government said. It was the largest clash in ethnic Tibetan areas of China since 2008.

Elsewhere

New Zealand: Volunteers succeeded today in refloating 39 survivors of a pod of pilot whales that stranded on a remote beach at the top of New Zealand's South Island, news reports said. Thirty-four of them died after beaching on Monday.

Chicago: The FBI arrested a refugee from Uzbekistan at Chicago's O'Hare airport on charges that he planned to travel overseas to fight for a terrorist group, an official said Monday.

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Islamists take control of new parliament in Egypt

01/23/12 [Last modified: Monday, January 23, 2012 11:30pm]
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