Egypt: Morsi death sentence criticized abroad
17th May 2015

Egypt: Morsi death sentence criticized abroad

  Egypt has come under criticism overseas for the death sentence handed to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi [photo above]. The penalty was over Morsi’s role in a mass jailbreak that toppled his predecessor. A number of countries and at … Continued

Burundi: 3 killed, 45 injured in protests against president’s third term
5th May 2015

Burundi: 3 killed, 45 injured in protests against president’s third term

[Photo: President Pierre Nkurunziza] BUJUMBURA, (Xinhua): Three protesters were Monday shot dead and 45 others injured when police used tear gas and live ammunition against demonstrators opposed to Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s third term. The protests have entered their second week. … Continued

Egypt: 136 people jailed, 68 released over violence charges
30th Apr 2015

Egypt: 136 people jailed, 68 released over violence charges

[Archive photo] CAIRO,  (Xinhua) : Egyptian courts handed on Wednesday 126 citizens various sentences, acquitted 13 and released 68 over violence and terrorism charges. Giza Criminal Court sentenced 71 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group to life in prison … Continued

Libya: Television crew killed by Islamic State
28th Apr 2015

Libya: Television crew killed by Islamic State

  [File photo]   Five journalists who were members of a Libyan television crew are reported to have been found dead in the country’s east. “Islamic State” (IS) militants are suspected of carrying out the killings. “Islamic State” (IS) militants … Continued

Egypt: Amnesty, Brotherhood reject ‘sham’ Morsi sentence
22nd Apr 2015

Egypt: Amnesty, Brotherhood reject ‘sham’ Morsi sentence

  Amnesty International and supporters of Egypt’s deposed president, Mohammed Morsi, have slammed the 20-year jail sentence against him. Lawyers for the prosecution, however, said they had expected a murder conviction. A Cairo court on Tuesday sentenced Morsi to 20 … Continued

US: Obama unblocks military aid for Egypt
1st Apr 2015

US: Obama unblocks military aid for Egypt

  President Obama has approved sending twelve fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and 125 tank kits to Egypt, the White House has said. The military aid had been suspended after the army seized power in Cairo in 2013. Washington decided … Continued

Libya: Fighting rages as uncertainty looms over peace talks
22nd Mar 2015

Libya: Fighting rages as uncertainty looms over peace talks

  [Fire brigades after Tripoli airstrikes]   Libya’s internationally-recognized government has carried out airstrikes on multiple targets in Tripoli, which is controlled by a rival administration. A UN envoy has warned the ongoing unity talks in Morocco might fail. Saqer … Continued

Egypt: Court lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”
2nd Mar 2015

Egypt: Court lists Hamas as “terrorist organization”

    An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a “terrorist” group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood … Continued

Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to death
1st Mar 2015

Egypt sentences 4 Brotherhood members to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death and 14 leading members to life in prison, over charges of inciting violence that led to the killing of protesters demonstrating outside the group’s headquarters in 2013. Muslim … Continued

Egypt acquits Mubarak-era ministers as Sisi widens security crackdown
25th Feb 2015

Egypt acquits Mubarak-era ministers as Sisi widens security crackdown

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted a former prime minister and an ex-interior minister of corruption charges in a retrial, the latest reversal of verdicts against officials who served under dictator Hosni Mubarak. Ex-premier Ahmed Nazif [photo above] … 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

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

Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8
28th Jan 2015

Libya: ISIS hotel attack kills 8

    At least eight people, including five foreigners, were killed when gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday, a local security official said, a day after a new round of peace talks between the … Continued

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks
27th Jan 2015

South Sudan: Ambush kills 11 ahead of peace talks

Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan’s state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reported on Monday. The journalists worked for South Sudan TV, Raja Radio … Continued

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising
27th Jan 2015

Egypt: 20 killed, 516 arrested at 4th anniversary of uprising

    The death toll from clashes between protesters and police as Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising has risen to 20, most of them Islamist demonstrators, officials said on Monday. Gunfire and sirens could be heard … Continued

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister
26th Jan 2015

Libya gunmen kidnap Deputy Foreign Minister

Gunmen kidnapped a Libyan deputy foreign minister from his hotel room on Sunday in the eastern city of al-Baida where the recognized government is based, a ministry official said. The kidnappers told staff they were members of the security forces … Continued

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising
26th Jan 2015

Egypt: Two protesters killed as Egypt marks 4th anniversary of uprising

  [Photo: Egyptians stage a demonstration in Cairo on January 23, 2015 ahead of the anniversary of Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally known as the January 25 Revolution. Anadolu/Stringer]   A protester was killed in the Egyptian city of Alexandria … Continued

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising
24th Jan 2015

Egypt: Young student killed in protest ahead of 2011 uprising

    A young woman was killed in Egypt on Friday as Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohammed Mursi protested ahead of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, dictator Hosni Mubarak. The 18-year-old was killed … Continued


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