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Egypt calls for ‘return of the Libyan capital’

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Libyan government orders military to retake Tripoli, calls for civil disobedience in capital

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US holds Egypt, UAE responsible for Libyan airstrikes

  /  August 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Libyan and Egyptian Foreign Ministers deny any interference

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Egyptian shot dead at Tunisian-Libyan border, Algeria to open border for Egyptians

  /  August 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

1,200 Egyptians entered Tunisia Friday, fleeing the violence in Libya, says Tunisian news agency

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ISIL crucifies 9 men in Syria’s Aleppo: NGO

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Also in Aleppo province, a ninth man was executed and crucified in Al-Bab town near the border with Turkey.

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Rebels hit back at ISIL in Syria border town: Monitor

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  85 Comments

Al-Nusra and other rebel groups in Syria have been locked in fierce fighting with ISIL since January that has killed thousands of fighters.

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Libya votes in poll hoping to end post-Gaddafi chaos

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Voters in Tripoli and Benghazi took advantage of a public holiday called for the election, trickling in to cast their ballots.

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Beirut blast killed Lebanese security officer

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The explosion happened at around midnight near an army checkpoint and a cafe where football fans were watching a World Cup match.

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Kerry in Iraq as Sunni militants seize strategic town, airport

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.

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Second day of protests over Afghan election fraud claims

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Supporters in the western Afghan city burnt their voter registration cards in protest against alleged irregularities in the contest between the former foreign minister and rival Ashraf Ghani.

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Iraq militants ‘turning back clock’ in captured Mosul

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Security forces in Mosul wilted in the face of the onslaught, in some cases abandoning uniforms and even vehicles in their haste to flee.

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At least 15 dead as Islamists strike again on Kenyan coast

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

AFP – At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. read the rest…

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Syria TV says 30 killed in blast near Iraq border

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  40 Comments

AFP – A bomb attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border killed 30 “terrorists” on Saturday, state television reported. “A big explosion hits a terrorist arms market in Mayadeen, read the rest…

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Iran slams Syrian opposition chief, confirms poll monitors

  /  May 26, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  68 Comments

Jarba is not running against Assad in a 3 June presidential vote but Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian hit out regardless.

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Getting Egypt right: Policy challenges for the EU and the US

  /  May 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  61 Comments

The EU and Egypt: Repeating past mistakes?

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‘Presidential Palace’ trial delayed until Thursday

  /  May 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Proceedings postponed to hear additional testimony from the prosecutions’ witnesses

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Elite Libya unit boosts rogue general’s Islamist hunt

  /  May 20, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  48 Comments

Gunmen stormed the GNC in southern Tripoli on Sunday, two days after an anti-Islamist offensive launched by a rogue general in the eastern city of Benghazi.

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British preacher Abu Hamza guilty on US terror charges

  /  May 20, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

Judge Katherine Forrest will return to the Manhattan courtroom on 9 September to sentence Abu Hamza, 56, and wrap up what was the second high-profile terror trial in New York in three months.

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Libya parliament attacked, Benghazi Islamists targeted

  /  May 19, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

AFP – Armed groups attacked Libya’s interim parliament and an air base in the east Sunday, adding to turmoil in the troubled country where a rogue general has launched an offensive against Islamists in the read the rest…

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Suicide car bomb kills 12 soldiers, civilian in Yemen

  /  May 11, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP – A suspected Al-Qaeda suicide bomber Sunday killed 12 soldiers and a civilian in an attack on a military base in southeast Yemen, officials said, as government forces pursued jihadists in three restive provinces. read the rest…

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Zawahiri statements on Brotherhood prove its connection with Al Qaeda: Interior ministry

and   /  April 28, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

135 “terrorist cells” arrested until 29 March 2014

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Al Qaeda chief declares solidarity with Muslim Brotherhood, urges followers to kidnap westerners

and   /  April 27, 2014  /  Politics  /  12 Comments

Kidnapping Americans could be used for prisoner exchange, says Ayman Al-Zawahiri

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Mortar fire on Syria schools kills child, hurts 40: Media

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar read the rest…

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Islamists boycott Algeria vote as North African tide turns

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP – Algeria’s Islamists – once the country’s leading political force – are boycotting this month’s presidential election, chastened by recent poor performances at the polls and setbacks for ideological soulmates across North Africa. The read the rest…

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Tunisia’s economic woes could become ‘catastrophic’: PM

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Tunisia’s economic recovery since its 2011 “Arab Spring” revolution has been hampered by political instability, social unrest and Islamist violence.

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Egypt summons Qatar diplomat to demand wanted Islamists

  /  February 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

AFP- 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 read the rest…

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Al-Qaeda disavows ISIL in Syria

  /  February 3, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Rebels have accused ISIL of seeking to consolidate power rather than fighting the regime, and even suggested the group was serving the regime’s interests.

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Will you vote this year?

  /  December 23, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

This will be the third year in a row that Egyptians will vote on a constitution. Yet another referendum with yet another Yes campaign. Vote Yes for stability , they said in 2011. Vote Yes read the rest…

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Clashes as Egypt police disperse Islamist demos

  /  November 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  68 Comments

AFP – Clashes erupted in Cairo and other Egyptian cities Friday as police dispersed protests staged by Islamists defying a new law banning unauthorised demonstrations, security officials said. Police used tear gas against supporters of read the rest…

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Egypt policemen acquitted on torture charges

  /  November 28, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Three police officers were acquitted from charges of torturing five Islamist militants who were in their custody during the Mubarak rule

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Contemporary Egyptian nonsense part 4: The demise of political Islam

  /  November 12, 2013  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Is political Islam dead? Are the so called “Islamic Movements” suffering their final moments following the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood? That is indeed a claim that keeps on getting read the rest…

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