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Libya: French and British nationals evacuated from Libya
30th Jul 2014

Libya: French and British nationals evacuated from Libya

  France has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya due to the worsening security situation in the north African country. The French embassy has also been temporarily closed. “We have taken all necessary measures to allow those French nationals … Continued

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence
27th Jul 2014

Libya: US embassy evacuated after heavy violence

  The United States has evacuated its embassy staff in Libya due to violence between rival militias in the capital. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was a “very real risk” to US diplomats. The US embassy staff were … Continued

Kenya: Several killed in Mombasa shooting
21st Jul 2014

Kenya: Several killed in Mombasa shooting

  Kenyan police have said several people were killed in a shooting in Mombasa. It is the latest in a spate of attacks linked to Somali militants. The authorities confirmed that gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on the outskirts … Continued

Kenya: Seven killed as gunmen hijack bus in Lamu county
20th Jul 2014

Kenya: Seven killed as gunmen hijack bus in Lamu county

  MOMBASA, (Xinhua): At least seven people were killed and others injured after unknown gunmen hijacked a passenger bus in the coastal town of Witu, a government official confirmed on Saturday. Lamu County Commissioner Miiri Njenga said the attack on … 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: Arab League urges ‘all parties’ to back Egypt’s Gaza truce plan
15th Jul 2014

Egypt: Arab League urges ‘all parties’ to back Egypt’s Gaza truce plan

  CAIRO, (Agencies): Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on “all parties” to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce. The … Continued

Libya: Several killed after militias battle at the airport
14th Jul 2014

Libya: Several killed after militias battle at the airport

  Relative calm has returned to the area surrounding Libya’s main airport after clashes. Heavy fighting had erupted among rival militias around the main airport, about 30 kilometers south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli.   Sunday’s fighting killed six and … Continued

Nigeria: Over 160 civilians killed in central north Nigeria
12th Jul 2014

Nigeria: Over 160 civilians killed in central north Nigeria

  LAGOS, (Xinhua): At least 160 people have so far been killed in recent attacks in Sanga area of central north Nigeria’s Kaduna state by yet-to-be identified gunmen, local official said Friday. Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had raided … Continued

Somalia: Al Shabab again targets Mogadishu’s Villa Somalia
9th Jul 2014

Somalia: Al Shabab again targets Mogadishu’s Villa Somalia

  Al Shabab has carried out an armed assault on Somalia’s presidential palace, penetrating the fortified complex. Security had been increased after al Shabab attacked the parliament building over the weekend. The Shabab attackers reportedly blew themselves up after penetrating … Continued

Kenya: Death toll rises to 20 in Tana Delta and Hindi attacks
6th Jul 2014

Kenya: Death toll rises to 20 in Tana Delta and Hindi attacks

    [Photo: Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku says security has been beefed up across the country. Photo: Standard]   By Cyrus Ombati   Mombasa, (Standard): At least 18 people were killed in separate fresh attacks on Saturday night … Continued

Senegal dismisses PM Toure after she loses Dakar vote
5th Jul 2014

Senegal dismisses PM Toure after she loses Dakar vote

  Senegal has dismissed Prime Minister Aminata Toure. She had been in office since September 1, 2013.   Parliament dismissed Toure, 51, on Friday after she failed to win a seat in local elections in the capital, Dakar, government sources … 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

Nigeria: Bombing in northeastern Nigeria leaves 10 dead
29th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Bombing in northeastern Nigeria leaves 10 dead

  Police in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi say they are searching for the reason for a deadly blast overnight. The explosion wracked a local brothel. No claim of responsibility has yet been made. An explosion in the Nigerian … Continued

Central African Republic: At least 45 people killed in new violence
28th Jun 2014

Central African Republic: At least 45 people killed in new violence

[Christian man chases suspected Seleka officer near Bangui airport. 9 Dec 2013] UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) said that at least 45 people have been killed this week and scores wounded in new violence and reprisal … 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

Nigeria: Deadly shopping mall explosion kills dozens
26th Jun 2014

Nigeria: Deadly shopping mall explosion kills dozens

Dozens are feared dead in an apparent bombing at a shopping center in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out the attack.   The huge explosion tore … 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

US Secretary of State Kerry makes surprise stop in Egypt
22nd Jun 2014

US Secretary of State Kerry makes surprise stop in Egypt

Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Cairo for the first high-level US meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. Kerry tacked his surprise visit onto a trip aimed at uniting Iraq’s leadership. On Sunday, Secretary of State John … Continued

Libya: US captures suspected 2012 Benghazi consulate attack ringleader
18th Jun 2014

Libya: US captures suspected 2012 Benghazi consulate attack ringleader

[Photo: Ahmed Abu Khattala] A militant suspected of being involved in the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has been captured in a secret raid in Libya. Four Americans, including the ambassador, were killed in the attack. … 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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