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World Briefs: Upper chamber in Cairo is ordered to convene
CAIRO — Egypt’s president ordered parliament’s upper chamber to convene after the release of official results of a referendum on an Islamist-backed constitution that gives temporary legislative powers to the traditionally toothless chamber.
The results had been expected Monday but were not released, and the electoral commission had not set a date to announce them.
The Muslim Brotherhood, the main group that backed the charter, said it passed with 64 percent of the vote — a result likely to be confirmed by the official result.
Parliament’s upper house, the Shura Council, cannot convene before the official word that the constitution has passed.
The new constitution would give the Shura Council powers to legislate until the lower house is elected within the next two months.
Iranian exiles blame Iraqis for camp death
BAGHDAD — An Iranian exile group representing residents of a refugee camp outside Baghdad alleged Monday that one of its members died after Iraqi authorities prevented him from being hospitalized last month.
The allegation is the latest in a series of charges against the Iraqi government by the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) over what it sees as poor treatment at two refugee camps in Iraq.
Members of the group’s Mujahedeen-e-Khalq militant wing, which until recently was labeled a foreign terrorist group by Washington, began moving this year from their longtime home at Camp Ashraf in northeastern Iraq to a camp close to the Iraqi capital’s airport.
The Baghdad-area camp, a former U.S. military base known as Camp Liberty, is meant to be a way station while the United Nations works to resettle the residents abroad. They are unlikely to return to Iran because of their opposition to the regime.
Indian Jews from ‘lost tribe’ move to Israel
JERUSALEM — Dozens of Jews who claim to be the descendants of a lost biblical Jewish tribe emigrated to Israel on Monday from their village in northeastern India, celebrating their arrival after a five-year struggle to enter the country.
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