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Egypt: 15 Palestinians dead after boat capsizes off Egypt coast
15th Sep 2014

Egypt: 15 Palestinians dead after boat capsizes off Egypt coast

      [Captured migrants on Egyptian naval ship (image from gazasolidarity.blogspot.com)] BETHLEHEM (Ma’an): Fifteen migrants from Gaza died on Saturday after a boat they were riding in capsized in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of al-Ajami near Alexandria … Continued

Senegal confirms first Ebola case
30th Aug 2014

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

  Senegal has recorded its first case of Ebola in an outbreak that continues to spread through West Africa, Dakar’s health ministry said on Friday. The disease has now killed more than 1,500 people this year. Health Minister Awa Marie … Continued

Libya government resigns after rival administration was created
29th Aug 2014

Libya government resigns after rival administration was created

  Libya’s interim government has announced its resignation days after a rival Islamist administration was created. The international community has become increasingly concerned at the chaotic situation in the country. The interim government led by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani (pictured) … Continued

Liberia: US health director says Liberia Ebola outbreak to get worse
28th Aug 2014

Liberia: US health director says Liberia Ebola outbreak to get worse

  Liberia’s Ebola epidemic is set to get worse, the head of the US’s top public health body says. Many cases of the deadly virus have not been included in the official tally. The director of the US Centers for … Continued

Nigeria: Nigerian soldiers flee Boko Haram to Cameroon
26th Aug 2014

Nigeria: Nigerian soldiers flee Boko Haram to Cameroon

  Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have reportedly fled across the border to Cameroon over fears of attacks from the Islamist sect Boko Haram. It comes after the group declared a caliphate in a northern Nigerian town. Cameroon sources said late … Continued

Libya: Fighters claim to have control of Tripoli airport
24th Aug 2014

Libya: Fighters claim to have control of Tripoli airport

    Islamists fighting nationalist militiamen claim to have captured Libya’s beleaguered Tripoli international airport. The alleged capture comes after intense fighting between the two sides. Fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said Saturday that they captured the … Continued

Libya: Many missing as boat sinks off Libyan coast
24th Aug 2014

Libya: Many missing as boat sinks off Libyan coast

  A boat carrying at least 150 migrants has sunk off the Libyan coast. Most are missing, feared drowned. Fishermen are said to have rescued 16 people. The wooden boat sank off the Libyan coast, near the capital Tripoli. Estimates … Continued

Ebola threatens to leave 1 million without food
16th Aug 2014

Ebola threatens to leave 1 million without food

      Ebola threatens to leave 1 million in need of food in west African countries hit by the deadly virus. New fears have arisen after Doctors Without Borders warned the outbreak could last another six months. Ebola, which … Continued

UN: Magnitude of Ebola virus death toll “vastly underestimated”
15th Aug 2014

UN: Magnitude of Ebola virus death toll “vastly underestimated”

  According to the World Health Organization, evidence suggests the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is vastly underestimated. The UN agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months. The numbers of reported … Continued

Egypt: One dead, dozens wounded in clashes on crackdown anniversary
15th Aug 2014

Egypt: One dead, dozens wounded in clashes on crackdown anniversary

    One person was killed in west Cairo Thursday during confrontations between police and Islamist protesters commemorating the anniversary of a brutal Cairo crackdown, Egyptian media reported. Attempts by Mursi supporters to demonstrate were swiftly suppressed, reflecting their dwindling … Continued

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi
13th Aug 2014

Russia: Putin meets el-Sissi in Sochi

Egypt’s president has made his first official visit to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi discussed closer trade relations in the wake of a far-reaching import ban by Moscow on the West. Russia will increase wheat exports to … Continued

Egypt court dissolves political arm of Muslim Brotherhood
10th Aug 2014

Egypt court dissolves political arm of Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian court has issued a ruling dissolving the political wing of the banned Muslim Brotherhood. It is the latest step in a campaign to crush the Islamist movement. The Supreme Administrative Court in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, issued its … Continued

Egypt sentences Brotherhood top leader, 13 senior members to death
8th Aug 2014

Egypt sentences Brotherhood top leader, 13 senior members to death

[ Photo: Mohamed Badei, a leader of Muslim Brotherhood sentenced to death]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced Mohamed Badei, a leader of the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 of the group’s leading members to death over charges of … Continued

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak
7th Aug 2014

Liberia declares state of emergency over Ebola outbreak

    Liberia’s president has declared a state of emergency in the country over the deadly Ebola outbreak, calling it a “clear and present danger.” Some 300 Liberians have been infected by the virus. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declared the … Continued

Libya: French and British nationals evacuated from Libya
30th Jul 2014

Libya: French and British nationals evacuated from Libya

  France has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya due to the worsening security situation in the north African country. The French embassy has also been temporarily closed. “We have taken all necessary measures to allow those French nationals … Continued

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence
27th Jul 2014

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

  The United States has evacuated its embassy staff in Libya due to violence between rival militias in the capital. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was a “very real risk” to US diplomats. The US embassy staff were … Continued

Kenya: Several killed in Mombasa shooting
21st Jul 2014

Kenya: Several killed in Mombasa shooting

  Kenyan police have said several people were killed in a shooting in Mombasa. It is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to Somali militants. The authorities confirmed that gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on the outskirts … Continued

Kenya: Seven killed as gunmen hijack bus in Lamu county
20th Jul 2014

Kenya: Seven killed as gunmen hijack bus in Lamu county

  MOMBASA, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and others injured after unknown gunmen hijacked a passenger bus in the coastal town of Witu, a government official confirmed on Saturday. Lamu County Commissioner Miiri Njenga said the attack on … Continued

Libya: Militia renew assault on Libyan airport
20th Jul 2014

Libya: Militia renew assault on Libyan airport

  Islamist militia have launched their heaviest attack so far on Libya’s main airport, security officials say. The assault comes two days after a truce with rival militants collapsed. Officials said bombardment of the airport resumed early on Sunday after … Continued

Egypt: Arab League urges ‘all parties’ to back Egypt’s Gaza truce plan
15th Jul 2014

Egypt: Arab League urges ‘all parties’ to back Egypt’s Gaza truce plan

  CAIRO, (Agencies): Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on “all parties” to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce. The … Continued

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