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3rd Nov 2013

Mali: Two French journalists killed in Mali

  Two French journalists have been killed northern Mali, France’s foreign ministry has confirmed. The two had reportedly been interviewing a member of the Tuareg separatist group when they were kidnapped by gunmen.  The two journalists, working with Radio France … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Somalia: Kenyan military claims airstrike on al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

Kenya’s military says its air force has bombed a militant training camp inside Somalia. The raid follows September’s deadly attack by al-Shabab fighters on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. The Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) said Thursday its warplanes had … Continued

1st Nov 2013

Egypt: Mursi supporters call for protests ahead of trial

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi called on Thursday for daily protests in the four days before his trial on November 4, raising the specter of more violence in a crisis that has already cost hundreds of lives. … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Egypt police enter top university to disperse protesters

  Police guard at the gate of Al-Azhar University in eastern Cairo’s Nasr City district on Oct. 30, 2013. Egyptian police entered Al-Azhar University on Wednesday to disperse Muslim Brotherhood supporters, official news agency MENA quoted an interior ministry official … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Democratic Republic of Congo troops ‘take last major rebel stronghold’

Congolese officials say government troops have recaptured a major town long in the hands of M23 rebels. Fighting in the region has forced thousands of people to flee across the border to Uganda. The seizure of the eastern border town … Continued

31st Oct 2013

Tunisia arrests suspects after failed suicide attacks

Tunisian police say they have arrested several suspects in connection with two failed suicide attacks in coastal resort towns. The attempted attacks are the first such bids in the country in a decade. Tunisian security forces on Wednesday arrested five … Continued

30th Oct 2013

Kenya: At least 8 killed in train, bus crash

NAIROBI, (Xinhua): At least eight people were killed and several others were injured on Wednesday morning when a commuter train and a minibus collided in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said. KRCS spokesman Peter Outa said … Continued

27th Oct 2013

Egypt: Militant group claims former Egyptian officer attempted to kill Interior Minister Ibrahim

  A group claims a former military officer carried out a suicide bombing meant to kill Egypt’s interior minister. Mohammed Ibrahim survived when a car blew up next to his convoy and gunmen strafed his vehicle September 5.  In a … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Africa: West African bloc moves further towards regional economic integration

Leaders of the regional African bloc ECOWAS have taken more steps towards a monetary union, agreeing to implement a single customs tariff system from 2015. Mali was also on the agenda of talks in Senegal. The agreement on the so-called … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Nigeria: Army claims responsibility for 74 deaths in attack on rebel group

Nigeria’s army has said it killed scored of members of Boko Haram in a two-pronged assault on two of the rebels group’s camps. The latest attack continues the campaign to crush the Islamist sect. A statement released on Friday by … Continued

26th Oct 2013

Tunisia PM reiterates vow to resign amid doubts on crisis talks

Tunisia’s Islamist premier Ali Larayedh made a written pledge to step down in a last-ditch bid to rescue crisis talks on Friday that the opposition was threatening to boycott. The national dialogue aims to end months of political deadlock between … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Mali: France in ‘major’ operation against Mali militants

By Sam Ball A “large-scale” military operation against jihadist forces in Mali has been launched by French, Malian and UN troops, a spokesman for the French armed forces said Thursday. The operation aims to “avoid [a] resurgence” of “terrorist organisations” in … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Madagascar presidential election kicks off, voters turn out massively

ANTANANARIVO, (Xinhua): Voters in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, turn out massively Friday to choose among 33 candidates a new president expected to lead them out of a political crisis of nearly five years. A total of 7,823,305 registered voters … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Egypt: Mursi followers call for action as Egypt considers “draconian” law on protests

An Islamist alliance backing Mohammed Mursi on Thursday urged its supporters to protest on November 4 when the ousted president will be put on trial. Mursi – held at an unknown location since the military ousted him on July 3 … Continued

25th Oct 2013

Libya indicts Seif al-Islam and dozens of Qaddafi aides

A Libyan court indicted Thursday around 30 Muammar Gaddafi aides, including the slain dictator’s son Seif al-Islam, for a raft of alleged offenses during the 2011 revolt, prosecutors said. The indictments clear the way for what will be the most … Continued

24th Oct 2013

Tunisia: Ahead of dialogue, Tunisian protesters call for resignation of government

Thousands of opposition activists protested in central Tunis on Wednesday demanding the resignation of Tunisia’s Islamist-led government, ahead of a national dialogue aimed at ending months of political deadlock. The protesters gathered on central Habib Bourguiba Avenue, waving Tunisian flags … Continued

21st Oct 2013

South Sudan: 41 killed in rebel attack in South Sudan

(Xinhua): Rebels raided three cattle camps in a remote part of South Sudan’s restive Jonglei state on Sunday, killing at least 41 people and wounding dozens of others, authorities said. The attackers, armed with automatic weapons and suspected to be … Continued

21st Oct 2013

Egypt gunmen attack church killing eight-year-old girl

Gunmen on a motorbike have fired on wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo, killing three people, including an eight-year-old girl. Coptic Christians have been increasingly targeted in recent months. Three people were shot dead and several others … Continued

20th Oct 2013

Egypt: Explosion near Egyptian intelligence building injures 6

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least six people were injured by an explosion near the military intelligence building in Egypt’s Suez Canal city of Ismailia on Saturday, the army spokesman said. A terrorist car bombing attacked the military intelligence headquarters in Ismailia, … Continued

16th Oct 2013

Nigeria: 40 Boko Haram fighters killed by Nigerian military

MAIDUGURI, (Xinhua): The Nigerian military on Tuesday confirmed it killed 40 Boko Haram in the northeastern Borno state. Military spokesman Aliyu Danja said the military repelled the insurgents’ attempt to launch coordinated attacks at three remote towns — Bama, Gwoza … Continued

Sectarianism in the Middle East and its rise in the UK, Standpoint, Sahar TV. Interview 29 May 2013 and aired on 12 June 2013


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