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Sudan seizes 13 newspapers
17th Feb 2015

Sudan seizes 13 newspapers

    Sudanese security officers seized the print runs of 13 newspapers on Monday in one of the most sweeping crackdowns on the press in recent years, a media watchdog said. The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) seized copies … Continued

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast
16th Feb 2015

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

  Italian and Maltese rescue vessels have saved more than 2,000 migrants off the Libyan coast. Italy has been calling for more international help to rescue asylum seekers making the perilous Mediterranean journey. The migrants were rescued off the Italian … Continued

Libya: Egypt launches strikes IS targets after Christian killings
16th Feb 2015

Libya: Egypt launches strikes IS targets after Christian killings

  Egyptian warplanes have hit “Islamic State” (IS) targets in Libya. The airstrike came hours after the jihadists posted a video online purportedly showing the mass beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian hostages. A spokesman for Egyptian Armed Forces General … Continued

Egypt puts Mursi on trial over Qatar links
16th Feb 2015

Egypt puts Mursi on trial over Qatar links

    An Egyptian court put ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi on trial on Sunday on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Mursi, … Continued

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on Gombe
15th Feb 2015

Nigerian military repels Boko Haram attack on Gombe

  Nigeria’s military has pushed back an attack on the northeastern town Gombe by Boko Haram. The Islamic extremists have warned residents not to participate in the country’s postponed elections in March. Heavily armed Boko Haram militants attacked the northeastern … Continued

Egypt orders release of Al-Jazeera reporters
13th Feb 2015

Egypt orders release of Al-Jazeera reporters

  [Photo: Mohammed Fahmy, journalists from Qatar’s Al-Jazeera television network, unfurls Egyptian flag during the hearing at police academy in Cario, Egypt on February 12, 2015. Anadolu/Ahmed Ramadan]   An Egyptian court ordered the release of two jailed Al-Jazeera journalists … Continued

Comoros: Clashes erupt in general strike
12th Feb 2015

Comoros: Clashes erupt in general strike

    Seven people have been injured, including two critically, in clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting repeated electricity outages in Comoros islands, the Comorian army said on Tuesday. Protesters angry at the repeated power outages across the country … Continued

Somalia: Army, pro-gov’t militia clashes leave 16 dead
11th Feb 2015

Somalia: Army, pro-gov’t militia clashes leave 16 dead

  [Photo: Sufi militia, Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamma (ASWJ)]   At least 16 people have been killed and 14 others wounded in clashes between Somali government troops and a pro-government Sufi militia, Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamma (ASWJ), witnesses and local … Continued

Egypt: Putin, Sisi meet to strengthen political, military ties
11th Feb 2015

Egypt: Putin, Sisi meet to strengthen political, military ties

[ Russian President Vladimir Putin (2nd R) gives an AK47 rifle as a gift to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L) during an informal dinner in honor of Putin at Cairo Tower on February 9, 2015. Anadolu.]   President Vladimir … Continued

Egypt: Sisi seeks to mend Gulf ties after leaked recordings
10th Feb 2015

Egypt: Sisi seeks to mend Gulf ties after leaked recordings

  [Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi]   Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called the leaders of Gulf Arab states to reassure them of strong Egyptian-Gulf ties after a leaked audio recording that purports to show him and senior aides being … Continued

Egypt soccer riot leaves 22 dead, 20 injured
9th Feb 2015

Egypt soccer riot leaves 22 dead, 20 injured

  At least 22 soccer fans were killed and 20 injured when police and supporters clashed at a football game in Cairo on Sunday, according to local media. Authorities have said they expect the death toll to rise. The Egyptian … Continued

South Sudan: UN denounces “appalling” use of rape
7th Feb 2015

South Sudan: UN denounces “appalling” use of rape

  South Sudanese fighters carried out a “month of rape” campaign, a top United Nations rights chief has said, warning that atrocities continue despite a recent ceasefire in the war-torn country. “Violations continue to take place,” said UN Secretary-General for … Continued

Tunisia Parliament approves Unity Govt
6th Feb 2015

Tunisia Parliament approves Unity Govt

    [ Photo:Parliament in session (credit: Al Bawsala)]   Tunisia’s parliament approved Thursday a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including moderate Islamist rivals al-Nahda, following landmark elections. Of 204 lawmakers present, the vote was … Continued

Mauritania postpones Senate elections to avoid opp boycott
6th Feb 2015

Mauritania postpones Senate elections to avoid opp boycott

    [Photo: Head of Mauritania’s National Forum for Democracy and Unity Cheikh Sid Ahmed] …   Mauritania has postponed its senatorial elections to focus on persuading the opposition to drop plans to boycott the vote, the government has announced … Continued

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram massacre in Fotokol
5th Feb 2015

Cameroon: Suspected Boko Haram massacre in Fotokol

  Reports from Cameroon say Boko Haram insurgents from Nigeria have killed scores of residents in the border town of Fotokol. Chad says its troops had pursued jihadists into Nigeria’s town of Gamboru, killing 200. Fotokol residents said as many … Continued

Libya: 16 soldiers killed, 38 injured in clashes
5th Feb 2015

Libya: 16 soldiers killed, 38 injured in clashes

    Sixteen Libyan soldiers were killed and 38 wounded in clashes around an eastern Islamist stronghold and close to a key oil terminal, military officials said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, four Libyans were killed and three Philippine nationals along with … Continued

Egypt: 230 Activists get life sentences
5th Feb 2015

Egypt: 230 Activists get life sentences

  An Egyptian court sentenced prominent activist Ahmed Douma along with 229 other anti-Mubarak activists to life in prison on Wednesday after the court held hearings for 269 people connected to “the cabinet headquarters events” of December 2011, judicial sources … Continued

Egypt: Death sentence for 183 brotherhood supporters
3rd Feb 2015

Egypt: Death sentence for 183 brotherhood supporters

    An Egyptian court sentenced 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death on Monday on charges of killing police officers, as authorities continued their crackdown on Islamists. In December, the court had issued its preliminary verdict against … Continued

Egypt lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”
1st Feb 2015

Egypt lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”

  An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood which the Egyptian authorities have also declared a terrorist … Continued

Egypt: Militant attacks in Sinai kill dozens
30th Jan 2015

Egypt: Militant attacks in Sinai kill dozens

  More than 20 people, including civilians, have been killed in militant attacks on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The death toll is expected to rise. Terrorists struck several army and police targets in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, killing more … Continued


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