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11th Jul 2013

Egypt transition plans threatened after Brotherhood crackdown

Military-issued arrest warrants for Muslim Brotherhood officials have complicated Egypt’s transition plans. The foreign ministry, meanwhile, has said ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a “safe place.” Political infighting was threatening Egypt’s transition plans Thursday after the army … Continued

10th Jul 2013

Egypt: How SCAF manipulated its adversaries

By Abdel Rahman Youssef Cairo, (Al-Akhbar): No one in Egypt has come out on top over the past two years except the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), both its old and current versions. Ever since the 2011 revolution, … Continued

9th Jul 2013

Egypt: Dozens of Mursi loyalists killed in Cairo clashes

Dozens of Egyptians, most of them supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, were killed Monday while demonstrating against last week’s military coup, triggering an Islamist uprising call and dashing the army’s hopes for an interim civilian administration. The Muslim Brotherhood, … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Tanzania: 5 killed in Tanzanite mine collapse in Manyara region

ARUSHA, (Xinhua): At least five people were killed and one severely injured in a tanzanite mine collapse in northern Tanzania, police said on Sunday. Regional police commander Akili Mpwapwa said the deadly mine accident occurred on Saturday night in the … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Nigerian state closes all secondary schools after massacre

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigeria’s northern state of Yobe ordered on Sunday to close all the secondary schools after a Saturday school massacre in which at least 20 students lost their lives, according to a government statement. State governor Ibrahim Gaidam directed … Continued

8th Jul 2013

Egypt militants bomb gas pipeline to Jordan

Attackers in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula bombed a gas pipeline to Jordan on Sunday, witnesses said, amid a surge in attacks on police and soldiers since Islamist president Mohammed Mursi’s ouster. Witnesses told AFP the blast took place near the North … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Egypt: Death toll in military clampdown rises to 32

CAIRO,  (Xinhua): At least 32 people were killed and more than 1,100 injured overnight Friday in Egypt during clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi across the country, a senior Health Ministry official said on Saturday. … Continued

7th Jul 2013

Egypt: Copt priest killed in the Sinai after deadly day of clashes in Egypt

Gunmen shot dead a Coptic Christian priest in Egypt’s lawless Northern Sinai on Saturday, one in a series of attacks since the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Mursi, security sources said. Meanwhile, Egypt counted its dead on Saturday after … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Nigeria: More than 20 students killed in Yobe

YOBE, (Xinhua): More than 20 students may have been killed in attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday in Nigeria’s northeast Yobe currently under a state of emergency. A military source told Xinhua on phone on Saturday that the … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Tunisia:Hollande pledged to “rebuild Tunisian-French relations

TUNIS, (Xinhua): During an address delivered at the Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly on Friday, French President Fran ois Hollande pledged to “rebuild Tunisian-French relations on new bases.” France is ready to cooperate with all Tunisian parties, he said, adding that France … Continued

Egypt: 20 killed and hundreds injured army clampdown on protests
6th Jul 2013

Egypt: 20 killed and hundreds injured army clampdown on protests

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least 24 people were killed and hundreds of others injured late Friday in clashes across Egypt amid the country’s political and social turmoil after President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military on Wednesday. In Cairo, a witness … Continued

6th Jul 2013

Egypt: Three dead in fighting between Mursi supporters and Egyptian army

Rallies organized by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Friday were met with gunfire by security forces, killing at least three protesters and wounding many more, an AFP correspondent said. The bodies of two people were covered with sheets near Cairo’s Raba … Continued

5th Jul 2013

Egypt: One soldier killed, 3 injured in armed attacks in Egypt’s Sinai

NORTH SINAI, (Xinhua): At least one soldier was killed and three others injured in an armed attack by Islamist extremist groups in North Sinai, a security source in Sinai told Xinhua. An exchange of fire between the extremists and the … Continued

Egypt army detains Mursi, Muslim Brotherhood supreme leader
5th Jul 2013

Egypt army detains Mursi, Muslim Brotherhood supreme leader

[Photo: Supreme Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed Badie arrested by the military in a coup]   Egypt’s army overthrew and detained Mohammed Mursi and Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie in an abrupt end to the Islamist’s first year in … Continued

4th Jul 2013

Egypt: Some world leaders voice concern, optimism, no condemnation over Eyptian militarycoup

Egypt’s military intervention against President Mohammed Morsi has prompted mixed reactions around the world. One relatively unanimous message was a call to all sides in Egypt to remain calm and refrain from violence. The European Union said that it hoped … Continued

4th Jul 2013

Egypt: Egyptian army announces roadmap for post-Mursi transition

The Egyptian army presented a roadmap for change on Wednesday evening, announcing the suspension of the constitution and the creation of a technocrat interim government to replace President Mohammed Mursi. “The armed forces have listened to the message and realized … Continued

Egypt: Egyptian army overthrows elected President Morsi
3rd Jul 2013

Egypt: Egyptian army overthrows elected President Morsi

The Egyptian army has said that President Mohammed Morsi is to be replaced and that the constitution has been suspended. Fresh troops have been deployed around Cairo, with anti-Morsi protesters jubilant. Egyptian Armed Forces Commander in Chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi announced … Continued

3rd Jul 2013

Egypt: Morsi defends his position as military deadline approaches

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has said in a televised address that he has no intention of stepping down. The military set a Wednesday deadline for a political compromise and public clashes are continuing. Mohammed Morsi delivered a late night speech … Continued

3rd Jul 2013

Nigeria: Israel targets “Hezbollah cells” in Nigeria

(Al-Akhbar): In mid-May, Mustafa Fawwaz, a 49-year-old Lebanese living in northern Nigeria, was headed to the Amigo Mall, a property he co-owns with his brother Fawzi. Hours later, police stormed his supermarket and placed him under arrest. A few days … Continued

2nd Jul 2013

Uganda: Death toll in central Ugandan fuel tanker accident rises to 35

KAMPALA, (Xinhua): The death toll in the weekend fuel tanker accident in central Ugandan has risen to 35, a top government official said here on Monday. Rose Namayanja, minister of information and national guidance, told reporters that the death toll … Continued

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


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