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Egypt: Clashes between pro-and anti-Morsi demonstrators kill two, raising int’l concerns
7th Sep 2013

Egypt: Clashes between pro-and anti-Morsi demonstrators kill two, raising int’l concerns

[Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a march in Nasr City in Cairo, on Sept. 6. Several thousands of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi staged protests across Egypt on Friday to demands his reinstatement as … Continued

7th Sep 2013

Nigeria military claims to have killed 50 Boko Haram fighters

The Nigerian military has said it has killed around 50 Boko Haram Islamists during a raid in the northeast of the country. The operation was carried out in response to an attack earlier this week. The military sent troops backed … Continued

7th Sep 2013

Egypt army demolishes homes in Rafah, threatens to expel residents

By Ismail Iskndarani Sinai, (Al-Akhbar): The Egyptian armed forces are conducting a military operation in Sinai along the border in Rafah. While the operation’s stated objectives include pursuing “terrorists” and armed Islamic groups, the assault is threatening to drive residents … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Uganda: Mufti of Uganda urges Saudi Arabia to become peace maker

By Ahmed Wetaka   Saudi Arabia should be at the forefront of reconciling warring parties in Middle East countries, instead of taking sides, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda has said. While delivering the Friday sermon at the … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Kenya’s parliament votes to withdraw from the International Criminal Court

Kenya’s parliament has voted to tell the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. The vote comes before the country’s president and deputy president face trial in The Hague. The parliament in Nairobi, which is dominated by the alliance … Continued

6th Sep 2013

Saudi-Egyptian relations: fault lines of a future conflict

By Ibrahim Alloush Al-Akhbar: The new Egyptian government is politely asserting its differences with Saudi Arabia over a military strike on Syria, disrupting what appears to be a convergence of interests between the two in getting rid of the Muslim … Continued

5th Sep 2013

Tanzania: Elephant kills American tourist in national park

ARUSHA, (Xinhua): A 58-year-old American tourist was killed by an elephant in the Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania, police said on Wednesday. Police confirmed the death of the tourist and identified him as Thomas Vardon McAfee. The acting police … Continued

5th Sep 2013

Mali: New president Keita takes office

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has begun his five-year term as Mali’s next president. The new leader faces the task of reaching a peaceful resolution with separatist groups and maintaining stability after over a year of unrest. The presidential inauguration of Ibrahim … Continued

4th Sep 2013

Zimbabwe suffers worst food shortages in 4 years: UN agency

HARARE, (Xinhua): Zimbabwe is bracing for the worst food shortages in four years that one in every four Zimbabweans in rural areas are expected to need food support, a UN agency said Tuesday. Citing a new study, the UN World … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

South Africa: Eight dead, 62 hurt in South Africa bus crash

JOHANNESBURG, (Xinhua): Eight people were killed and 62 others were injured in a bus crash on Sunday night in east South Africa, local media reported. The bus overturned, slid down the road and smashed into steel barriers, when travelling on … Continued

2nd Sep 2013

Egypt: Former President Morsi to be put on trial

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of inciting deadly violence. Meanwhile, the country’s interim government has named a panel to draw up a revised constitution. Egypt’s public prosecutor on Sunday ordered former President Morsi to … Continued

1st Sep 2013

South Africa: Mandela still ‘critical’ but is discharged from hospital

Sapa: Former president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital, the presidency said on Sunday. “Former president Nelson Mandela has this morning, 1 September 2013, been discharged from the Pretoria hospital where he has been receiving treatment,” said presidential spokesperson … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Dem Rep of Congo: M23 begins pullback near Goma in DR Congo

Rebel fighters have begun a retreat near Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after clashing with the Congolese army and UN troops. The rebel move follows accusations that they fired into neighboring Rwanda. Fighters of the rebel group … Continued

31st Aug 2013

Egypt: Thousands rally in Cairo against the military coup

Several thousand Egyptians protested in Cairo Friday in support of ousted president Mohammed Mursi and were attacked with tear gas by police forces. In the capital’s Nasr City district, thousands marched holding pictures of those killed in days of violent … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Mali: Heavy rains kill 24 in Bamako

BAMAKO, (Xinhua): At least 24 people died in heavy rains descending upon the Malian capital Bamako on Wednesday, the government said. The downpour also caused heavy damage to property, the West African country’s Internal Security Minister Tiefing Konate said in … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Kenyan president vows tough action after 41 people killed in road crash

MOMBASA, (Xinhua): Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday vowed tough action after 41 people died in a road crash, one of the worst in recent years. In a statement issued in the port city Mombasa, Kenyatta directed the vehicle owners … Continued

30th Aug 2013

Egypt captures Muslim Brotherhood official, warns of further crackdown

Egyptian police captured senior Muslim Brotherhood official Mohammed El-Beltagy on Thursday, security sources said, as they pressed on with a crackdown that has put many of the Islamist group’s leaders behind bars in recent weeks. Beltagy appeared in a recorded … Continued

29th Aug 2013

Tanzania admits child labor in gold mines

  The Tanzania government says it is committed to cracking down on child labor in gold mines, calling the practice a “serious problem.” Its response follows a Human Rights Watch report released on Wednesday. Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed on … Continued

26th Aug 2013

Egypt postpones trial of Brotherhood leaders

The trial of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and his two deputies on charges of inciting the murder of protesters was adjourned minutes after it opened Sunday because the defendants were absent. The Brotherhood leaders and 32 other Islamist … Continued

25th Aug 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leaders go on trial

Three leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood are to go on trial in Egypt on charges of inciting lethal violence. Former president Hosni Mubarak also returns to face further court charges. Mohammed Badie, the Islamist movement’s “General Guide,” and his two … 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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