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PAKISTAN

Airstrikes batter militant hideouts

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan early Sunday morning, officials said, killing as many as 100 militants in the second strike on the region since a deadly attack on the Karachi airport a week ago. One of those killed was Abu Abdul Rehman al-Maani, who is believed to have helped orchestrate the five-hour airport siege last Sunday, said two officials. (AP)

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13 men face trial for attacks at rallies

CAIRO — Egypt’s top prosecutor Saturday referred 13 men to trial for attempted rape and assault of women during public rallies in Tahrir Square, the first implementation of new penalties against sex violence, the state news agency reported. The speedy trial reflects a government push to address the issue, and comes less than a week after the swearing in of newly elected President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP) YEMEN

Militants killed in drone airstrike

SANA — A suspected US drone in Yemen’s south targeted a car carrying Al Qaeda militants Saturday, killing all five passengers, Yemeni security officials said. One of those killed in the attack was a suspected Al Qaeda leader named Musaad al-Habashi, officials said. (AP)

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