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

Libya: Three Libyan soldiers killed in checkpoint suicide attack
14th Jan 2015

Libya: Three Libyan soldiers killed in checkpoint suicide attack

    Three Libyan soldiers were killed and five others wounded Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack on a road checkpoint west of the embattled city of Benghazi, a military official said. The official said an attacker drove a … Continued

Libya fighting has killed hundreds of civilians
24th Dec 2014

Libya fighting has killed hundreds of civilians

      Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders of armed groups that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes including executions and torture. … Continued

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members
20th Dec 2014

Egypt detains 102 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members

    Egyptian security forces detained 102 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group in raids across five provinces, the Interior Ministry said in a statement Friday. The detainees were involved in “terrorist” attacks targeting policemen, judges and infrastructure, the statement … Continued

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues
15th Dec 2014

Egypt bars entry of former US diplomat as crackdown on dissent continues

  [Photo: Egyptians took to the streets in protest of a court decision sentencing 188 people to death in Giza, Egypt on December. Anadolu / Ahmed el-Hussini]   US scholar and former diplomat Michele Dunne, known for her staunch criticism … Continued

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests
12th Dec 2014

Egypt jails minister for 10 years for helping broadcast of pro-Mursi protests

    An Egyptian court sentenced Thursday a former minister to 10 years in jail for offering state television equipment to a satellite channel broadcasting demonstrations backing ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi. Salah Abdel Maqsud (pictured above), who was tried … Continued

Egypt indicts 71 students accused of joining Brotherhood
9th Dec 2014

Egypt indicts 71 students accused of joining Brotherhood

  [Egyptians protest Mubarak’s acquittal verdict in the Zeitoun district of Cairo, Egypt on December 1. Anadolu / Ahmed al-Hussini]   Egypt’s prosecutor general Monday referred to trial 71 students of al-Azhar University on charges of joining the outlawed Muslim … Continued

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