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10th Mar 2014

Merkel warns Putin against ‘illegal’ actions in Ukraine

Angela Merkel has told Vladimir Putin that a referendum on Crimea would violate international law. The Crimean parliament’s decision to vote on joining the Russian Federation has only worsened the diplomatic stalemate. On Sunday, Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President … Continued

6th Mar 2014

India: Sedition case filed against Kashmiri students for celebrating Pak win

By S Raju Meerut, (Hindustan Times): Meerut Police have registered a case of sedition against the 67 Kashmiri students of Meerut’s Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) who allegedly celebrated the victory of Pakistan over India in a cricket match on … Continued

6th Mar 2014

Ukraine: EU freezes Yanukovych, Ukraine assets after only minimal progress in Paris

The European Union has said that it is freezing the assets of 18 people – including the deposed president, Viktor Yanukovych – suspected of misappropriating Ukrainian state funds. This precedes an EU leaders’ summit. The European Council on Thursday morning … Continued

2nd Mar 2014

Egypt’s new interim gov’t sworn in, Sisi remains defense minister

[Picture released by Middle East News Agency (MENA) shows Egypt's newly-appointed interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab (front 5th, L) and interim President Adli Mansour (front 6th, L) pose with the newly-appointed cabinet members at the Presidential Palace in Cairo (Xinhua/MENA)] … Continued

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

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

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

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

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

2nd Feb 2014

Egypt cabinet reshuffle paves way for Sisi presidential candidacy

Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi has said a cabinet reshuffle will include the defense ministry, an Egyptian newspaper said on Saturday, in the clearest sign yet that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi plans to stand for president. Deposed President Mohammed Mursi, … Continued

29th Jan 2014

Egypt: Mursi in court: “Don’t you know who I am?”

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Mursi lashed out at a judge Tuesday during his trial on charges of breaking out of prison, a day after Egypt’s military endorsed the army chief who deposed him as a presidential candidate. Mursi, who faces … Continued

26th Jan 2014

Egypt rocked by protests, violence on revolution’s anniversary

Anti-government protesters and security forces have clashed in Egypt, leaving several people dead. Meanwhile, a police station in Sinai has been rocked by an explosion one day after a series of bomb attacks in Cairo. Thousands of pro-military demonstrators marched … Continued

17th Jan 2014

Egypt: Al Jazeera rejects claims staff detained in Egypt ‘confessed’ to joining the Muslim Brotherhood

Al Jazeera has rejected claims made by Egypt’s state prosecutors that its detained staff had confessed to joining the Muslim Brotherhood. On Thursday, Egyptian state prosecutors said some of the al-Jazeera English reporters, who were detained last month, had confessed … Continued

16th Jan 2014

Egypt: Overwhelming approval for Egyptian constitution

State sources in Egypt have said that partial results indicate clear support for the country’s latest constitution. This paper’s main opponents, the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, had advocated boycotting the ballot. State media and government sources in Egypt said late on … Continued

15th Jan 2014

Egypt returns to the polls in second day of constitutional vote

The final day of voting in Egypt’s controversial constitutional referendum is underway. It is the first time the country has voted since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in a military-backed coup last July. Egyptians are heading to the polls … Continued

4th Jan 2014

Egypt: Four killed as clashes erupt across the country

At least four people were killed as supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi clashed with police and opponents in three cities Friday, security officials and medics. Thousands of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters had rallied across the country before police … Continued

31st Dec 2013

Egypt: court sentences 139 pro-Mursi supporters

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced 139 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi to two years in jail over violence that erupted in July, state news agency MENA reported. MENA said the sentences could be subject to appeal, while the defendants, … Continued

30th Dec 2013

Egypt: Blast near intelligence HQ in Sharqiya injures 4

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least four soldiers were wounded in a huge car bomb explosion near the military intelligence headquarters in Egypt’s Sharqiya governorate, state TV reported Sunday. The front walls of the building have been smashed, the report said, adding … 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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