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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 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

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

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

Egypt: Sisi sworn in as president
9th Jun 2014

Egypt: Sisi sworn in as president

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt’s president on Sunday, formalizing his de facto rule since he deposed the elected Islamist president Mohammed Mursi last year and crushed his supporters. The retired army chief took the oath … Continued

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win
7th Jun 2014

Egypt: Netanyahu, Peres congratulate Sisi on electoral win

        [Photo: Egypt President al-Sisi Another photo shows Israeli PM Netanyahu and President Peres]   The prime minister and president of Israel both spoke with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Friday to congratulate him on his victory in … Continued

Libya: Benghazi unrest leaves 20 dead
3rd Jun 2014

Libya: Benghazi unrest leaves 20 dead

 At least 20 people were killed and almost 70 wounded when the Libyan army and forces of a renegade general fought Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, medical sources said. Libya is in protracted turmoil three … Continued

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout
30th May 2014

Egypt: Sisi takes 93% of the vote in election marred by dismal turnout

  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 percent of the vote in a presidential election marred by a dismal turnout, provisional results showed on Thursday, as he joined a long … Continued

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout
28th May 2014

Egypt extends presidential vote to Wednesday amid low turnout

  Egypt’s presidential election was extended by a day on Tuesday in an effort to boost lower than expected turnout that threatened to undermine the credibility of the front-runner, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. After Sisi called for record … Continued

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar
20th May 2014

Libya: Special forces unit joins rogue general Haftar

    [Libyan Gen. Khalifa Haftar addresses a press conference in Benghazi,]   The commander of the Libyan army’s special forces says his troops are joining forces with renegade general Khalifa Haftar, who has vowed to rid the country of … Continued

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms
19th May 2014

Egypt: Mass trials in Egypt sentence 163 Morsi supporters to long jail terms

    Courts in Egypt have jailed 163 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi for up to fifteen years. The sentences come a week ahead of presidential elections.  The convictions in the courts in Cairo and in the Nile Delta … Continued

Ukrainian forces kill up to 20 in Donetsk port of Mariupol
10th May 2014

Ukrainian forces kill up to 20 in Donetsk port of Mariupol

    Ukraine’s interim interior minister says security forces have killed 20 separatists in Mariupol. The EU has condemned separatists’ decision to push ahead with secession referenda scheduled for Sunday. Interim Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote Friday on Facebook that … Continued

Egypt: Former army head el-Sissi says no future for Muslim Brotherhood
6th May 2014

Egypt: Former army head el-Sissi says no future for Muslim Brotherhood

  Egypt’s ex-army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi has said the Muslim Brotherhood will no longer exist if he becomes president. In a television interview, he also rejected claims that he long harbored a plan to seize power. In an interview … Continued

Egyptian court recommends death sentences for 683 protesters
29th Apr 2014

Egyptian court recommends death sentences for 683 protesters

  An Egyptian court has recommended a death sentence for 683 alleged Islamists. Among them is the leader of former President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood. African Commission on Human & Peoples’ Rights said that Egyptian Interim Authority immediately suspend sentences … Continued

Egyptian court passes out lengthy sentences to Morsi supporters
27th Apr 2014

Egyptian court passes out lengthy sentences to Morsi supporters

  A court has sentenced supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president to up to 88 years in prison each. Charges include violating a protest law and assaulting police.   On Saturday, the court sentenced five of the dozen defendants in … Continued

Egyptian forces kill woman in clashes with Mursi supporters
26th Apr 2014

Egyptian forces kill woman in clashes with Mursi supporters

    At least one supporter of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was killed on Friday in clashes with the security forces in Fayoum province, south of Cairo, medical sources said. A woman, Reda Dahish, died after being hit by birdshot … Continued

Egypt court hands down prison sentences to 119 Brotherhood protesters
17th Apr 2014

Egypt court hands down prison sentences to 119 Brotherhood protesters

An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of former president Mohammed Mursi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow, judicial sources said. More than 50 people were … Continued

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters
29th Mar 2014

Egyptian journalist killed in clashes between police forces and protesters

  [A pro-Mursi protest in the Cairo district of Shubra]   Egyptian woman journalist was shot dead Friday in Cairo as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s presidency bid, a security official said. He said … Continued

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief
27th Mar 2014

Egypt: Sisi declares presidential candidacy, resigns as Egypt army chief

[Egypt's army head Al-Sisi to run for president] Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday he had he quit the military to run for president, in a widely anticipated move almost nine months after he toppled the elected leader. … 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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