Libya: Parliament picks controversial General as Army Chief
3rd Mar 2015

Libya: Parliament picks controversial General as Army Chief

  Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was appointed as army commander for the country’s internationally-recognized government on Monday, in a decision that may complicate UN talks to end fighting in Libya. The appointment of Haftar, a former Gaddafi ally who … Continued

South Sudan: UN fears 100s of children kidnapped
2nd Mar 2015

South Sudan: UN fears 100s of children kidnapped

    The United Nations children’s agency said Sunday it fears hundreds of boys were kidnapped last month in the northeast of South Sudan, raising suspicions that the abductors were from a pro-government militia. Last week UNICEF had estimated that … Continued

Egypt: Court lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”
2nd Mar 2015

Egypt: Court lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”

    An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a “terrorist” group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood … Continued

Somalia: Two die in car explosion in Mogadishu
1st Mar 2015

Somalia: Two die in car explosion in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): Two people died and four others injured in a car explosion in Mogadishu on Saturday evening. Police at the scene told Xinhua that they tried to stop the car in a police blockade in the capital’s Hodan district … Continued

Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to death
1st Mar 2015

Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death and 14 leading members to life in prison, over charges of inciting violence that led to the killing of protesters demonstrating outside the group’s headquarters in 2013. Muslim … Continued

Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 12 at Kano bus station
25th Feb 2015

Nigeria: Suicide bombers kill 12 at Kano bus station

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 12 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a bus station in the northwestern Nigeria’s city of Kano on Tuesday, barely five hours after a similar blast hit a crowded bus station in … Continued

Tunisia arrests 100 suspected ISIS-linked militants
25th Feb 2015

Tunisia arrests 100 suspected ISIS-linked militants

    Tunisia arrested about 100 suspected militants in the last three days, some of whom were preparing attacks, officials claimed on Tuesday. The Tunisian government also published video footage showing evidence of an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria … Continued

Egypt acquits Mubarak-era ministers as Sisi widens security crackdown
25th Feb 2015

Egypt acquits Mubarak-era ministers as Sisi widens security crackdown

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted a former prime minister and an ex-interior minister of corruption charges in a retrial, the latest reversal of verdicts against officials who served under dictator Hosni Mubarak. Ex-premier Ahmed Nazif [photo above] … Continued

Nigeria: Five people killed in Yobe State suicide bomb attack
23rd Feb 2015

Nigeria: Five people killed in Yobe State suicide bomb attack

ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least five people were killed after a female suicide bomber on Sunday attacked a crowded market of the Potiskum town in northern Nigeria’s Yobe State, local hospital sources said. The sources who declined to be named said … Continued

South Sudan: 89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia
22nd Feb 2015

South Sudan: 89 school children abducted by South Sudan militia

  [A file photo taken on February 10 shows young boys, child soldiers sitting on with their rifles at a ceremony of the child soldiers disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in South Sudan oversawn by UNICEF and partners]   An unidentified … Continued

“ISIS spring” in North Africa
21st Feb 2015

“ISIS spring” in North Africa

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) (aka the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant [ISIL]) is expanding beyond the Levant. Establishing Wilyat Sinai (the Province of Sinai) was just the start, and now the group is determined … Continued

Libya: Car bombs kill 40, wound 70 in al-Qubbah
21st Feb 2015

Libya: Car bombs kill 40, wound 70 in al-Qubbah

    [Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libya city of Qubba. (Photo credit: Ain Marra Media Center)]   Three Car Bombs Kill 40, Wound 70 in Libyacar bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of al-Qubbah on Friday, … Continued

Somalia: 25 killed by bomb attack by Al-Shabaab
21st Feb 2015

Somalia: 25 killed by bomb attack by Al-Shabaab

    [ Photo: A plume of smoke rose above the site of the blast/ Mogadishu News]   MOGADISHU: Al-Shabaab insurgents on Friday killed at least 25 people and wounded many others in an attack on a Mogadishu hotel while senior … Continued

Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya airstrikes
19th Feb 2015

Qatar recalls ambassador from Egypt over Libya airstrikes

    [Photo: Statements at the Arab League, pictured here, regarding Egypt’s airstrikes in Libya set off the row]     Amid disputes over Egyptian air strikes in Libya, Qatar has recalled its ambassador in Cairo for consultations. “Islamic State” … Continued

South Sudan rebel shelling kills 6, wounds 80
19th Feb 2015

South Sudan rebel shelling kills 6, wounds 80

    South Sudan’s army and rebels fought heavy battles for a third day on Wednesday with scores of casualties, the defense minister said, a day ahead of a planned restart of peace talks. Heavy shelling was reported in several … Continued

Nigeria: Dozens killed as suicide bombers strike Borno State
18th Feb 2015

Nigeria: Dozens killed as suicide bombers strike Borno State

  Two suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria killed at least 37 people on Tuesday. In the first attack, near a police checkpoint in Nigeria’s Borno state, attackers dressed as merchants were approaching their target when they were stopped by the … Continued

Egypt’s misguided drive to wage war on IS in Libya
18th Feb 2015

Egypt’s misguided drive to wage war on IS in Libya

  By: Abdel Rahman Nassar   (Al Akhbar): There is no pride in Egypt’s response to the fate of its hostages. It is being lured into an open-ended battle by the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya, a sprawling organization … Continued

Niger arrests 160 Boko Haram suspects at Nigerian border
17th Feb 2015

Niger arrests 160 Boko Haram suspects at Nigerian border

  Officials in Niger have arrested at least 160 people suspected of being involved with Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The organization, originally based in Nigeria, has stepped up attacks on neighboring countries. At least 160 suspected militants belonging to … Continued

Sudan seizes 13 newspapers
17th Feb 2015

Sudan seizes 13 newspapers

    Sudanese security officers seized the print runs of 13 newspapers on Monday in one of the most sweeping crackdowns on the press in recent years, a media watchdog said. The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) seized copies … Continued

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast
16th Feb 2015

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

  Italian and Maltese rescue vessels have saved more than 2,000 migrants off the Libyan coast. Italy has been calling for more international help to rescue asylum seekers making the perilous Mediterranean journey. The migrants were rescued off the Italian … Continued

 

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