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Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members
20th Dec 2014

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members

    Egyptian security forces detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids across five provinces, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday. The detainees were involved in “terrorist” attacks targeting policemen, judges and infrastructure, the statement … Continued

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues
15th Dec 2014

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues

  [Photo: Egyptians took to the streets in protest of a court decision sentencing 188 people to death in Giza, Egypt on December. Anadolu / Ahmed el-Hussini]   US scholar and former diplomat Michele Dunne, known for her staunch criticism … Continued

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests
12th Dec 2014

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests

    An Egyptian court sentenced Thursday a former minister to 10 years in jail for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel broadcasting demonstrations backing ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi. Salah Abdel Maqsud (pictured above), who was tried … Continued

Egypt indicts 71 students accused of joining Brotherhood
9th Dec 2014

Egypt indicts 71 students accused of joining Brotherhood

  [Egyptians protest Mubarak’s acquittal verdict in the Zeitoun district of Cairo, Egypt on December 1. Anadolu / Ahmed al-Hussini]   Egypt’s prosecutor general Monday referred to trial 71 students of al-Azhar University on charges of joining the outlawed Muslim … Continued

Egypt security forces kill two protesters, detain 85 following Mubarak acquittal
1st Dec 2014

Egypt security forces kill two protesters, detain 85 following Mubarak acquittal

Two protesters were killed and 14 injured in clashes that erupted late Saturday between Egyptian security forces and demonstrators, who gathered in downtown Cairo to protest the acquittal of ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Thousands of protesters in central Cairo square … Continued

Egypt court absolves Mubarak of murder, corruption charges
30th Nov 2014

Egypt court absolves Mubarak of murder, corruption charges

      An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising that ended the former strongman’s decades-long rule. The court also acquitted Mubarak and a former … Continued

Egypt security forces clash with protesters, killing two
29th Nov 2014

Egypt security forces clash with protesters, killing two

  [Archive photo]   At least two people were killed and dozens wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces in Egypt on Friday, security officials said, hours after two officers were gunned down by militants. In the working class … Continued

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels
25th Nov 2014

Libyan pro-Govt fighters wrest control of key town from rebels

    Fighters loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognized government have seized control of the key western town of Kekla after more than 40 days of clashes with Islamists, both sides said Monday. Libya has been grappling with a sharply deteriorating security … Continued

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed
18th Nov 2014

Egyptian student dies in police station as 20 Mursi supporters jailed

  [Photo: A student of Cairo University lights flare during an anti-coup protest in Cairo, Egypt on November 17. Anadolu / Stringer]   A university student died after being tortured inside a police station in the Egyptian capital Cairo, a … Continued

Libya is on the verge of collapse
14th Nov 2014

Libya is on the verge of collapse

  Three years after the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is being torn apart by power struggles. The security situation is catastrophic and the country is sliding into civil war. Bombings in Tripoli, explosions in Tobruk, deadly fighting between … Continued

Libya: Blasts hit three cities killing seven, wounding 20
13th Nov 2014

Libya: Blasts hit three cities killing seven, wounding 20

  [Photo: Two attacks in the eastern towns of Tobruk and Labraq have killed at least seven people (Twitter) ]   Car bombs exploded in eastern Libyan towns under the control of the internationally recognized government on Wednesday, killing at … Continued

Egypt: Two students killed as security forces disperse pro-Mursi rallies
8th Nov 2014

Egypt: Two students killed as security forces disperse pro-Mursi rallies

    Two young protesters were reportedly killed Friday when Egyptian security forces dispersed rallies staged by anti-regime demonstrations in Cairo and the central Fayoum province. An engineering student was killed when security forces “assaulted” a rally in the Ain … Continued

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

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