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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  /  1 Comment

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  /  1 Comment

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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Shots fired at Cairo hotel in apparent labour dispute: police

  /  November 1, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Interior ministry spokesman said the attack was carried out by laid off hotel workers, and that there were no casualties.

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Car bomb found at site of deadly Tunisia clash

  /  October 25, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

A quantity of TNT and ammonium nitrate substances frequently used in homemade explosives were also found

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One soldier killed in Sinai raising the week’s toll to seven

  /  October 24, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

An underground hospital and an arms warehouse confiscated by security forces, 13 militants arrested

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Mosques and politics in Egypt

  /  October 20, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Nervana Mahmoud Nothing reflects the essence of Islam better than the pilgrimage to Mecca. It sums up the faith in a nutshell: humility, reflection and most importantly, equality. In the haj, women stand side read the rest…

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The politics of remembering death

  /  October 8, 2013  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

A group of peaceful protesters marched, and were set upon by official state forces – at the end of the violence, 28 people were dead, and more than 200 people were injured. At the time, read the rest…

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Jordanians arrested for supporting Egypt Islamists

  /  October 1, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

The yellow posters show a black hand with four fingers raised, symbolising Cairo’s pro-Morsi Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp, which was broken up on August 14, sparking clashes that killed hundreds of protesters.

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Why comparisons between Tunisia and Egypt aren’t helpful

  /  September 8, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Maria Glenna Tunis – The suspension of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly on 7 August once again prompted comparisons between Tunisia and Egypt by political analysts and the media, asking if Tunisia will devolve into read the rest…

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Interior Minister sacks head of the Prisons Authority

  /  September 4, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Interior Minister reshuffles the Ministry’s leadership amid accusations of misconduct and negligence

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Constituent Assembly make-up draws mixed reactions

  /  September 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Islamists decry lack of sufficient representation in amending constitution

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In Pictures: Islamists march in Cairo

  /  August 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

A few thousand pro-Morsi Islamists marched in the Egyptian capital, despite heavy security presence and major roads’ blockage. These images are from different locations across Cairo

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Army blocks access to major squares

  /  August 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Central metro stations also closed to prevent demonstrators from assembling

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Police arrest senior Islamist Al-Beltagy

  /  August 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  22 Comments

Al-Beltagy is the latest Brotherhood leader detained in a wide-ranging crackdown on the Islamist movement.

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Islamists vow further protests amid crackdown

  /  August 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Thursday’s call for further protests was immediately followed by an interior ministry warning that live ammunition will be used on protesters who attack public institutions

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Christians restrain anger after Egypt church attacks

  /  August 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Islamists lashed out at Coptic Christians in Minya, accusing them of backing the military that toppled Morsi

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Tunisia opposition rejects Islamists’ concession

  /  August 23, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

“All negotiations without the dissolution of the government are a waste of time,” a representative of the National Salvation Front said

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Germany considering halting arms exports to Egypt: Merkel

  /  August 19, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics, World  /  6 Comments

Germany’s economic ministry indicated on Saturday that it had frozen all decisions on arms exports to Egypt.

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Egypt police say 36 dead Islamist prisoners died from tear gas

  /  August 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

“Thirty-six of the prisoners died of suffocation and crowding after tear gas was used to stop their escape,” the ministry said

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Ideological split across Arab world (AFP/Graphic)

  /  August 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

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A spectacular fall from grace for Egypt’s Brotherhood

  /  August 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

It is a spectacular fall from grace for the Islamist movement, which saw its candidate Mohamed Morsi become the first president in Egypt’s history with a non-military background.

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Update: 36 Egyptian Islamists killed in jailbreak

  /  August 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  38 Comments

The agency reported that “unknown gunmen” had tried to aid the prisoners, who kidnapped a police officer

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Suspected Boko Haram attack in north Nigeria kills 11

  /  August 17, 2013  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

The attack happened late Thursday in the town of Damboa in Borno state, Boko Haram’s stronghold

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