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Egypt interim to be short, followed by elections-agency
CAIRO, July 3 (Reuters) - An army-backed plan for a new Egyptian political transition includes a short period of interim rule to be followed by presidential and parliamentary elections, the state news agency reported on Wednesday. It gave no further details.
(Writing by Tom Perry/Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)
BEIRUT Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden, to remove a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians.