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Annan resigns as Syria peace envoy

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Kofi Annan announced his resignation as the special peace envoy for Syria on Thursday, the New York Times reported.

Annan said the Security Council was blame to his resignation. He said "finger-pointing and name-calling in the Security Council " was the reason for him to quit, Reuters reported.

"It is clear that President Bashar al-Assad must leave office," Annan said in an opinion article on The Financial Times, Reuters reported. He called the Syrian government's rule as "40 years of dictatorship."

"Kofi Annan deserves our profound admiration for the selfless way in which he has put his formidable skills and prestige to this most difficult and potentially thankless of assignments," Ban said, Reuters reported.

Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, said Annan's successor will be appointed after his mandate expires, the New York Times reported.

UN chief urges countries to work on arms treaty

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Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, has urged countries to work on global arms treaty ahead of Friday's deadline, Al Jazeera reported.

Countries should "work in good faith towards bridging their differences," said Ban, the BBC reported.

The United States, China, and Russia opposed the treaty. The U.S. has opposed reporting ammunition exports. Both China and Russia have tried to restrict humanitarian reference, the BBC reported.

The BBC reported an estimate of 750,000 people killed by illicit weapons each year.

"We owe it to all the innocent civilians who have fallen victim to armed conflict and violence," said the Secretary General, Al Jazeera reported.

Gaza families vistit relatives in prison

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Palestinian families have been allowed to visit their families in Israel prison on Monday, the BBC reported. A group of 40 families have visited their relatives for the first time in five years.

The families visited their jailed relatives in Ramun prison, southern Israel.Al Jazeera reported.

Sivan Weizman, Israeli prison services spokeswoman, said the regular visit will resume and next visit will be in two weeks, Al Jazeera reported.

The BBC reported 24 prisoners met their relatives. The International Committee of Red Cross has arranged this visit.

"We have repeatedly called for the resumption of family visits, which are a lifeline for detainees and their families ," said Juan Pedro Schaerer, head of the ICRC in Israel and the Palestinian territories spokeswomen, Al Jazeera reported.

This visit was part of a deal that ended a mass hunger strike in May. The regular visits were stopped in 2007 after Hamas came into power in Gaza, the BBC reported.

Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said, "Hamas calls for international action... to pressure the occupation to respect the rights of prisoners and end their suffering," in the statement, Al Jazeera reported.

" You can't imagine my joy at being able to meet my son Mohammed soon, to be able to see his face again after all these years,"the mother of prisoner Mohammed Hamdiya said to AFP news agency, Al Jazeera reported.

Egypt's top court ruled the military rulers' decision to disband the parliament was valid and final on Monday, The New York Times reported.

Al Jazeera reported President Mohammed Morsi has issued a decree to reconvening the Parliament after the court dissolved it in June.The Muslim Brotherhood won the majority in the parliamentary election.

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court said "All the rulings and decisions of the Supreme Constitutional Court are final and not subject to appeal ... and are binding for all state institutions," Al Jazeera reported.

The president and the military rulers have a fragile relationship since hours after the presidential election was held. The military issued a decree that seized legislative power and limited the powers of the presidency, The New York Times reported.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said the decree "came as a result of the political, legal and constitutional circumstances that the country was facing," Al Jazeera reported.

The New York Times reported Mubarak's loyalist in the government have taken actions to limit the Brotherhood's power.

The military council dissolved the parliament after the court ruled the legislature's election was partly unconstitutional.The court said it was invalid since the participation of political parties in reserved seats for individuals has violated the election laws, Al Jazeera reported.

The council said it has disbanded the parliament and its action was "represented the implementation" of the court's order in a statement, Al Jazeera reported.

The Brotherhood argued that the court and the military had no legal right to dissolve the parliament. Yussuf Auf, a judge in the Giza governorate, said "The SCAF did not hand over power totally to the new president ... and this is the point," and the judiciary's ruling on political cases since the 2011 revolution has "huge negative effect" among Egyptians, Al Jazeera reported.

The New York Times reported the crowd that showed support to Morsi's decree , which was gathered at Tahrir square in Cairo, chanted "The people and the president are one hand."

Mexico elects new president

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The opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party's candidate has been elected as Mexico''s president.Enrique Pena Nieto led his party to the victory, after 12 years out of power, the BBC reported.

Enrique Pena Nieto, whose party has ruled Mexico for 71 years until 2001, won about 38 percent of the Sunday's vote. He said, "We're a new generation. There is no return to the past," in his victory speech, Al Jazeera reported.

Pena Nieto, 45, defeated the main opposition candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, who received 30 percent of the vote, with 6.4 percentage of points ahead of the ruling party's candidate. Lopez Obrador refused to concede and challenged to threaten the vote, Al Jazeera reported.

The BBC reported that the National Action Party's Vazquez Mota, the ruling party's candidate, gained 25 percent of the vote and conceded .

Al Jazeera reported Lopez Obrador, 58, accused the Institutional Revolutionary Party of buying votes. He blocked the streets of Mexico City with his hundred of supporters, when he lost narrowly to President Felipe Calderon in 2006.

"We have information that indicates something different from what they're saying officially," Lopez Obrador said, Al Jazeera reported.

One of the main issues of the election was the economy with 4.5 percent of unemployment rate and nearly half of the population living under poverty, the BBC reported.

"It's time to move on from the country we are to the Mexico we deserve and that we can be ... where every Mexican writes his own success story," said President-elect Pena Nieto.

Brotherhood's victory casts doubts in peace treaty

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Mohammed Morsi has been elected as the president of Egypt in the last week's election, AFP reported.

Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, won the election by a narrow margin against the former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, Al Jazeera reported.

Al Jazeera reported that Morsi gave an interview to Iran's Fars news agency about strengthening ties with Iran and reconsidering Camp David Accords with Israel in 1979. However, the network cited a spokesmen that Morsi had not given any interview to Fars.

According to the Fars, Moris and his administration " will revise the Camp David treaty" and discuss the Palestinian issue.

Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that his country "expects to continue co-operation with the Egyptian administration" in a statement, Al Jazeera reported. Morsi in his victory speech said that he will "keep all international treaties, " Al Jazeera reported.

Cairo broke off it's diplomatic ties with Iran in 1980. Iran with Shiite Islam as a prominent faith has been reaching out to the Brotherhood, which follows Sunni Islam, in recent months, AFP reported.

Al Jazeera reported that the president-elect has started to form a new government. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has limited the presidential powers, congratulated Moris on his victory.

Chaos in Egypt's politics

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Political uncertainty arose as both candidates claimed victory over the Sunday's presidential election. Meanwhile, the military rulers gained more power before the results are announced, reported Al Jazeera.

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsy declared himself as the winner on Monday. Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister of Mubarak's era, claimed he won the election, reported Reuters.

Mohamed Mahmoud, an unemployed 28-year-old, voted for Morsy, said "I don't want an Islamic state or a new Mubarak state."

Al Jazeera reported that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces issued a decree increased its power to draft a new constitution, and control the budget and the legislative process until a new parliment is elected.

The new president will need "the approval of the military council" to declare war, Al Jazeera reported.

The decree was "null and unconstitutional, " said the Brotherhood on Twitter, reported Al Jazeera.

Protest against Putin on Russian Day

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Thousands of protesters gathered in Moscow to call for new presidential election. The protest was sparked after the police raided the homes important figures in the opposition movement, reported the BBC.

The anti-government protesters want a new election law and term limit for president. Vladimir Putin sworn in as the Russian President on March for the third time, even thou the opposition alleged fraud in the December's election, reported the BBC.

"The revamped Constitution should limit the president's authority and his term of office, " said Evgenia Chirikova, leader of the Movement to Defend the Khimki Forest in the rally, according to Russia Today (RT).

"Putin is a thief" was chanted in the demonstration.

Activist Sergei Udaltsov, who was summoned for questioning attended the protest, urged the protesters to continue the protest and said "The investigators will wait, I've made my choice," according to the BBC.

The Russian Investigative Community officials reportedly confiscated documents, political banners, computers and about 1.5 million euro from the raided houses, reported RT.

RT reported that the Moscow police said that about 22,000 protesters gathered, not 100,000 as the organizers said. The protesters included various political parties like Fair Russia and Yabloko, the Communist, LGBT members and many others

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