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27 February 2015 Last updated at 08:45 ET

Middle East media hails naming of 'Jihadi John'Front page of Kuwaiti newspaer Al-Ra'i

Middle Eastern media welcome the naming of an Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John, though some wonder why the man from west London is still at large.


A biker supporter of Lesotho's All Basotho Convention (ABC) cheers on February 22, 2015 in Maseru, LesothoWill Lesotho election be peaceful?

The people of Lesotho vote on 28 February in an early general election, called as part of regional efforts to dissipate political tensions in the impoverished mountain kingdom after a coup was thwarted last year.

Islamic State militants fighting in clashes around Assyrian Christian villages in SyriaIslamic State's stance on Christians

The abduction of dozens of Assyrian Christians by Islamic State raises questions about the group's stance on Christians.

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Ibrahim Mahlab Egypt's new premier

Ibrahim Mahlab, a former construction company chief with a reputation as a "doer", is Egypt's new prime minister.

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  • Chinese government wants to put an end to corruptionChina media

    Papers call for punishment for officials who use false documents for personal gain and promotions.


  • The state-run railways operate more than 12,000 trains, carrying some 23 million passengers daily.Indian media

    Papers say the Railway Minister has set realistic targets to revive India's transport network.


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