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Libya: Security mayhem a living hell for Benghazi residents, killing 73
23rd Oct 2014

Libya: Security mayhem a living hell for Benghazi residents, killing 73

  By: Ahmed al-Zaaleek   Benghazi: There has been unprecedented deterioration in the security situation in the city of Benghazi in northeast Libya, taking a large toll on the lives of its citizens. Since October 15, the fighting that has … Continued

Egypt jails politician for “insulting judiciary”
15th Oct 2014

Egypt jails politician for “insulting judiciary”

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a politician who backs ousted president Mohamed Mursi to one year in jail for “insulting Egypt’s judiciary,” a judicial source has said. According to the source, Essam Sultan, deputy leader of the … Continued

Egyptian army kills 21 “terrorists”: army spokesman
11th Oct 2014

Egyptian army kills 21 “terrorists”: army spokesman

    The Egyptian army on Friday said it killed 21 “terrorists” and detained 36 suspected “militants” over the course of last week. “Army forces killed 21 terrorist elements in the period from October 3 to October 9,” army spokesman … 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

Pakistan: Imran Khan says Nawaz has no option but to resign
16th Aug 2014

Pakistan: Imran Khan says Nawaz has no option but to resign

  ISLAMABAD, (The News): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has demanded of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign as he has no other option.   Addressing huge crowd of the PTI on Saturday morning (see photo), Khan said that there … 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

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

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 sees bloody clashes on 1st anniv. of Morsi’s ouster
4th Jul 2014

Egypt sees bloody clashes on 1st anniv. of Morsi’s ouster

  CAIRO, (Xinhua): Bloody clashes erupted in Egypt between the security and supporters of ousted former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday, the first anniversary of his removal. Protesters on Thursday blocked traffic in main streets in the capital Cairo … Continued

Libya: Violence and low turnout mar Libya parliamentary election
26th Jun 2014

Libya: Violence and low turnout mar Libya parliamentary election

      Voters in Libya have been to the polls to elect a new parliament that, it is hoped, might bring more political stability to the country. Turnout was low and there were some instances of violence, in one … Continued

Egypt jails three Jazeera journalists for seven to 10 years
24th Jun 2014

Egypt jails three Jazeera journalists for seven to 10 years

  Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a “terrorist organization” by spreading lies. The three, who all deny the charge, include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera’s … Continued

Egypt: US Sec of State urges Egypt to pursue moderate policies and fight terrorism
23rd Jun 2014

Egypt: US Sec of State urges Egypt to pursue moderate policies and fight terrorism

In the highest-level American visit to Egypt since the new government took office, the secretary of state has urged political moderation and a stand on terrorism in the Middle East. Improved relations are being sought. US Secretary of State John … Continued

Egypt: Sisi sworn in as president
9th Jun 2014

Egypt: Sisi sworn in as president

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s president on Sunday, formalizing his de facto rule since he deposed the elected Islamist president Mohammed Mursi last year and crushed his supporters. The retired army chief took the oath … Continued

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win
7th Jun 2014

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win

        [Photo: Egypt President al-Sisi Another photo shows Israeli PM Netanyahu and President Peres]   The prime minister and president of Israel both spoke with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday to congratulate him on his victory in … Continued

Libya: Benghazi unrest leaves 20 dead
3rd Jun 2014

Libya: Benghazi unrest leaves 20 dead

 At least 20 people were killed and almost 70 wounded when the Libyan army and forces of a renegade general fought Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, medical sources said. Libya is in protracted turmoil three … Continued

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout
30th May 2014

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout

  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 percent of the vote in a presidential election marred by a dismal turnout, provisional results showed on Thursday, as he joined a long … Continued

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout
28th May 2014

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

  Egypt’s presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. After Sisi called for record … Continued

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar
20th May 2014

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar

    [Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar addresses a press conference in Benghazi,]   The commander of the Libyan army’s special forces says his troops are joining forces with renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who has vowed to rid the country of … Continued

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms
19th May 2014

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms

    Courts in Egypt have jailed 163 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi for up to fifteen years. The sentences come a week ahead of presidential elections.  The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta … Continued

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