Egypt-Iran passenger flights resume after 30 years
31st Mar 2013

Egypt-Iran passenger flights resume after 30 years

After three decades of detours, travellers in Egypt and Iran are now once again to take direct flights between the two countries. The resumption of direct flights is seen as further proof of warmer diplomatic ties.   The first direct … Continued

A 16-storey building collapsed in city center of Dar es Salaam
30th Mar 2013

A 16-storey building collapsed in city center of Dar es Salaam

By Ahmed J Versi Dar es Salaam, (The Muslim News): A 16-storey building collapsed near a mosque Friday in Dar es Salaam city centre, killing 17 people, including two children and injuring 20. Eighteen people have been found alive.   … Continued

30th Mar 2013

Egypt: Violent clashes injure protesters in several Egyptian cities

Clashes have broken out in two cities in northern Egypt between opponents and supporters of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. In Cairo, hundreds have rallied against the country’s under-fire prosecutor general.   At least 10 people were injured during clashes Friday, … Continued

29th Mar 2013

Egypt: Tahrir protesters vent anger on nearby shops after sit-in attacked

Al-Masry Al-Youm:   Protesters who were reportedly attacked by unknown assailants in Tahrir Square on Thursday morning allegedly unleashed their anger on nearby businesses, hurling stones, slamming storefronts with clubs and firing birdshot late in the afternoon.   The vandalism … Continued

29th Mar 2013

UN Security Council creates offensive force for DR Congo

The Security Council has approved the first “offensive” UN force to battle rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo. Armed groups such as M23 have taken over large parts of the east of the country.   The resolution gave the 2,500-troop … Continued

Africa: State of Egypt’s Coptic Church
29th Mar 2013

Africa: State of Egypt’s Coptic Church

By: Abdel Rahman Youssef   A year after the death last March of Pope Shenouda III, the 117th patriarch of the Egyptian Coptic church, Egypt’s Copts face the challenge of adapting to the new reality that has been taking shape … Continued

28th Mar 2013

South Africa: BRICS summit closes with slow progress on development bank

The BRICS summit of emerging economies has agreed to create a development bank to counter-balance Western-dominated institutions. However the group failed to outline any firm details about the bank. After working for nearly a year on the development bank project, … Continued

27th Mar 2013

Nigeria: Police confirm Briton kidnapped in Victoria Island

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Nigerian police on Tuesday confirmed a Briton was ambushed and kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Victoria Island of Lagos State late. State police spokesperson Ngozi Braide told Xinhua that the man was abducted on Saturday in front of … Continued

China, Tanzania agree to forge comprehensive cooperative partnership
25th Mar 2013

China, Tanzania agree to forge comprehensive cooperative partnership

DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua): China and Tanzania agreed on Sunday to build a comprehensive cooperative partnership characterized by mutal benefit and win-win results. The agreement was reached at a meeting between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Tanzanian counterpart … Continued

UN chief slams rebels’ power seizure in Central African Republic
25th Mar 2013

UN chief slams rebels’ power seizure in Central African Republic

UNITED NATIONS, (Xinhua): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the rebels’ seizure of state power in the Central African Republic (CAR), calling for “the swift restoration of constitutional order.” “The secretary-general condemns the unconstitutional seizure of power that took … Continued

Central African Republic: Rebels enter capital Bangui
24th Mar 2013

Central African Republic: Rebels enter capital Bangui

Central African Republic: Rebels enter capital Bangui BANGUI, (Xinhua): The Seleka rebel coalition on Saturday afternoon entered the northern suburbs of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, Xinhua’s staff at the scene reported. South African troops in Bangui for … Continued

The Netherlands: Congo atrocities suspect arrives at International Criminal Court
23rd Mar 2013

The Netherlands: Congo atrocities suspect arrives at International Criminal Court

Bosco Ntaganda has arrived in The Hague to face charges of murder, rape and using child soldiers. He was allegedly involved in the brutal murder of at least 800 people in villages in the volatile east of the DR Congo. … Continued

23rd Mar 2013

Central African rebels ‘reach gates of capital Bangui’

The United Nations has called an emergency consultation on a rebel advance towards the Central African Republican capital, Bangui. The rebel Seleka group has taken the town of Damara, breaking peace accord terms. The 15-nation UN Security Council met on … Continued

23rd Mar 2013

Egypt: Gunshots wound protesters in fresh Cairo clashes

Opposition protesters clashed with Islamists near the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo on Friday after activists marched to the building guarded by police and members of Egypt’s ruling movement. Medics said at least 30 people were injured. Gunshots were heard … Continued

22nd Mar 2013

10 killed in Nigeria central north village attack

JOS, (Xinhua): Up to 10 persons have been confirmed dead on Thursday in central north Nigeria’s Plateau state government following an attack by unknown gunmen on Mavo village in Wase Local Government Area. State commissioner for information and communication Abraham … Continued

21st Mar 2013

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood legalised

CAIRO, (Xinhua): Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has already been legalized, the group’s lawyer said on Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, the State Commissioners Authority of the Supreme Administrative Court issued a report recommending to dismantle the Brotherhood, arguing that “the group does … Continued

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