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27th Feb 2014

Egypt: Sisi keeps defense ministry post, raising questions on presidential bid

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will keep his post as defense minister in a new government, an official source said on Wednesday, quashing speculation he was about to announce a widely expected bid for the presidency. Sisi … Continued

26th Feb 2014

Egypt: New PM says to “crush terrorism”

Egypt’s prime minister-designate said on Tuesday his government would work to “crush terrorism” and that he hoped to form his new cabinet with the next three or four days. “We will work together to restore security and safety to Egypt … Continued

25th Feb 2014

Egypt government resigns ahead of presidential poll

The military-installed government of Egyptian prime minister Hazem al-Beblawi said Monday it has resigned, ahead of a presidential poll which will likely bring army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power. Sisi, by far the country’s most popular political figure, has … Continued

21st Feb 2014

Egypt court postpones trial of Al-Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court on Thursday adjourned the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists, including foreign reporters, to March 5, in a case that has sparked accusations of censorship against Egypt’s military-installed government. The journalists with the Doha-based satellite television are accused of … Continued

20th Feb 2014

Egypt: Army air raids kill 10 militants in Sinai

RAFAH, (Xinhua): At least 10 militants were killed in government air raids on their hideouts in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities in North Sinai governorate that continued from Wednesday evening until early Thursday, a security source told Xinhua. “The death … Continued

20th Feb 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 47 in northeastern Nigeria

ABUJA, (Xinhua): Gunmen attacked the Nigerian northeastern town of Bama early Wednesday, killing 47 people, police confirmed. Police Commissioner for Borno state Lawan Tanko said Wednesday night that some buildings were razed by the attackers, suspected members of the Boko … Continued

Nigeria: 90 killed in insurgents attack
17th Feb 2014

Nigeria: 90 killed in insurgents attack

  ABUJA, (Xinhua): At least 90 people were killed in an attack launched by insurgents in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, the stronghold of Boko Haram sect in the West African country, local sources confirmed on Sunday. On Saturday night, … Continued

17th Feb 2014

Egypt: Mursi stands trial over conspiracy charges

Deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi appeared in court on Sunday on charges of conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt, in a further escalation of the crackdown against his Muslim Brotherhood. Declaring it “the biggest case of … Continued

15th Feb 2014

Nigeria: Seven killed in road accident in Kano

LAGOS, (Xinhua): Seven people were killed in a road accident in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, the country’s Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) reported on Friday. Nine other persons were injured in the crash that occurred at about 7:30 … Continued

15th Feb 2014

Egypt: Two killed during pro-Morsi marches across Egypt

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least two people were killed on Friday during clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces along with some residents, official MENA news agency reported. A 40-year-old man was killed in the coastal … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Somalia: Death toll rises to 6 in car bomb attack near Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua): At least six people are confirmed dead and more than 16 others wounded after a carbomb exploded outside the main gate of the Mogadishu airport, Somali medical officials said Thursday. The UN office in the Horn of Africa … Continued

14th Feb 2014

Russia: Egypt negotiates arms deal with Russia as Putin backs Sisi presidential bid

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on Thursday negotiating a $2-billion arms deal with Russia meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington. Sisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil … Continued

13th Feb 2014

Kenya: US agency accused of subversion

  By ISAAC ONGIRI Kenya has accused a US development agency of planning to destabilise the government by sponsoring street demonstrations across the country. The National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) Thursday said it has ordered the Foreign Affairs ministry to … Continued

13th Feb 2014

Central African Republic: Calls to prevent ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Muslims

International rights organizations are warning of “ethnic cleansing” of minority, Muslim communities in CAR. The UN is calling for an international force to stop atrocities and is sending in emergency food supplies.   London-based rights organization Amnesty International has reported … Continued

Algeria: 76 killed in military plane crash in eastern Algeria
12th Feb 2014

Algeria: 76 killed in military plane crash in eastern Algeria

[Photo shows the site of a military plane crash in Oum El Bouaghi Province, Algeria. (Xinhua)] ALGIERS, (Xinhua): As many as 76 people were killed on Tuesday when a C-130 Hercules military plane belonging to the Algerian Air Force crashed in … Continued

11th Feb 2014

Egypt: Trial date set for Al-Jazeera journalists

    A date has been set in Egypt for the trial of 20 people accused of working for the Al-Jazeera television network. They all face terrorism charges for allegedly backing the Muslim Brotherhood.   February 20 has been set … Continued

8th Feb 2014

Egypt: One dead in clashes after explosions wound six policemen near Cairo

Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in several Egyptian cities killed at least one person on Friday, officials said. The clashes occurred after two explosive devices detonated on Friday near a police station in Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, … Continued

7th Feb 2014

Algeria: Death toll rises to four in ethnic clashes in Ghardaia

ALGIERS, (Xinhua): Death toll of ethnic clashes in Algeria’s desert city of Ghardaia, 600 km south of the capital of Algiers, rose to four after a young man succumbed to his wounds Thursday, a local source told Xinhua. Minister of … Continued

6th Feb 2014

Ugandan police rescues 80 people on ill-fated boat

KAMPALA, (Xinhua): The Ugandan police late on Tuesday rescued more than 80 people who were stuck on Lake Victoria in the central part of the country after their boat developed an engine failure, said a statement issued here on Wednesday. … Continued

5th Feb 2014

Egypt calls on Qatar to hand over Brotherhood fugitives

Egypt’s foreign ministry said it summoned Qatar’s charge d’affaires in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the handover of Islamist fugitives in exile in Doha. Relations between the countries deteriorated with the Egyptian military’s overthrow of president Mohammed Mursi and its … 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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