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Border guards detain 151 illegal migrants attempting to enter Libya
Report warns of ‘angry’ movements and ‘violent’ state strategy next 25 January anniversary
Libyan government orders military to retake Tripoli, calls for civil disobedience in capital
Libyan and Egyptian Foreign Ministers deny any interference
1,200 Egyptians entered Tunisia Friday, fleeing the violence in Libya, says Tunisian news agency
Also in Aleppo province, a ninth man was executed and crucified in Al-Bab town near the border with Turkey.
Al-Nusra and other rebel groups in Syria have been locked in fierce fighting with ISIL since January that has killed thousands of fighters.
Voters in Tripoli and Benghazi took advantage of a public holiday called for the election, trickling in to cast their ballots.
The explosion happened at around midnight near an army checkpoint and a cafe where football fans were watching a World Cup match.
Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.
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.
Security forces in Mosul wilted in the face of the onslaught, in some cases abandoning uniforms and even vehicles in their haste to flee.
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. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group said its fighters carried out the latest attack on a village, and that its commando unit …
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, killing 30 terrorists and wounding dozens of others,” the television reported. Just 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Iraqi border, …
Jarba is not running against Assad in a 3 June presidential vote but Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian hit out regardless.
The EU and Egypt: Repeating past mistakes?
Proceedings postponed to hear additional testimony from the prosecutions’ witnesses
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.
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.
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 city of Benghazi. A colonel claiming to speak on behalf of the army declared that parliament had been suspended. “We, …
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. The bombing came just hours after three gunmen were killed when they attacked a checkpoint close to the presidential palace …
135 “terrorist cells” arrested until 29 March 2014
Kidnapping Americans could be used for prisoner exchange, says Ayman Al-Zawahiri
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 Al-Assad hold some territory on the outskirts of Damascus from which they have regularly launched mortar and rocket attacks targeting …
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 three main moderate Islamist parties have forged an unlikely alliance with the fiercely secularist Rally for Culture and Democracy to …
Tunisia’s economic recovery since its 2011 “Arab Spring” revolution has been hampered by political instability, social unrest and Islamist violence.
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 of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and its subsequent crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood movement, which Qatar backs. Egypt had summoned …
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.
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 for Islam, they said in 2012. Vote Yes for your country, they are saying in 2013. Never are there campaigns …
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 ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in the capital’s Mohandessin district and on a key road leading to the pyramids. Protesters …