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  • Tunisians Vote for Post-Revolution President

    Tunisians Vote for Post-Revolution President

    Tunisians go to the polls today to freely elect their president for the first time in the country's history, rounding off an at times bumpy four-year transition from dictatorship.

  • Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Meets Qatari Envoy as Ties Thaw

    Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Meets Qatari Envoy as Ties Thaw

    Egypt said on Saturday it aims to end differences with Qatar as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who ousted his Doha-backed Islamist predecessor met with an envoy from the Gulf emirate.

  • 438 Egypt Islamists Face Military Trial Over Violence

    438 Egypt Islamists Face Military Trial Over Violence

    Egypt's authorities referred 438 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to military courts Saturday over violence that followed the bloody dispersal of Cairo sit-ins last year, judiciary sources said.

  • Egypt Court Condemns 188 to Death for Police Killings

    Egypt Court Condemns 188 to Death for Police Killings

    An Egyptian court Tuesday condemned 188 people to death for murdering 13 policemen in August after security forces dispersed sit-ins by supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a judicial source said.

  • Egypt Police Tear-Gas Protesters Denouncing Hosni Mubarak Verdict

    Egypt Police Tear-Gas Protesters Denouncing Hosni Mubarak Verdict

    Egyptian police fired tear gas Saturday at more than 1,000 protesters in central Cairo who gathered to denounce a court's decision to drop a murder charge against ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

  • Egypt Braces For New Islamist Protest

    Egypt Braces For New Islamist Protest

    Egyptians are bracing for potential violence ahead of a planned major protest by Islamists calling for the toppling of the government, with security forces vowing to confront any unrest with "lethal force."

  • Egypt to Reopen Gaza Crossing Today: Officials

    Egypt to Reopen Gaza Crossing Today: Officials

    Egypt is to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza today for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.

  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Visit France, Italy in First European Trip

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Visit France, Italy in First European Trip

    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits France and Italy next week in his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that damaged Egypt's international standing.

  • Nigeria's Jonathan Seeks Second Term, Vows to Beat Boko Haram

    Nigeria's Jonathan Seeks Second Term, Vows to Beat Boko Haram

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Tuesday he would seek a second term in a February election and vowed to defeat a five-year-old northern Islamist insurgency that has blighted his leadership of Africa's biggest economy.

  • Palestinian Rift Reopens as Abbas Blames Hamas for Bombings

    Palestinian Rift Reopens as Abbas Blames Hamas for Bombings

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accused his Islamist Hamas rivals of carrying out a series of bombings against officials loyal to him in Gaza last week, in a move sure to harm already floundering unity efforts.

  • Hamas Trying 'To Destroy' Palestinian Unity: Mahmoud Abbas

    Hamas Trying 'To Destroy' Palestinian Unity: Mahmoud Abbas

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accused the Islamist movement Hamas of trying "to destroy" efforts to broker national unity through a series of bomb blasts in Gaza last week.

  • Egypt Bans Pro-Mursi Pressure Group

    Egypt Bans Pro-Mursi Pressure Group

    Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was overthrown by the army last year, dealing a new blow to the country's oldest Islamist movement.

  • Car Bomb Kills At Least 25 Security Forces in Egypt's Sinai

    Car Bomb Kills At Least 25 Security Forces in Egypt's Sinai

    A car bomb killed at least 25 Egyptian security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst violence against the state since Islamist President Mursi was overthrown last year.

  • Former Leader of Maldives Says Extremists are Threatening Him

    Former Leader of Maldives Says Extremists are Threatening Him

    Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed feared for his life after receiving a death threat from extremists while visiting Britain, his office said Sunday.

  • Egyptian Court Jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters

    Egyptian Court Jails 68 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters

    An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

  • Egypt: Bomb Kills Three Policemen, Including Witness Against Mursi

    Egypt: Bomb Kills Three Policemen, Including Witness Against Mursi

    A bomb blast beside Egypt's foreign ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

  • Hamas Denies Running 'Shadow Government' in Gaza

    Hamas Denies Running 'Shadow Government' in Gaza

    The exiled leader of Hamas denied Friday that the Islamist movement was running a "shadow government" in Gaza as charged by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

  • Abbas Says May End Unity With Hamas Over Gaza Governance

    Abbas Says May End Unity With Hamas Over Gaza Governance

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

  • Ten Mohamed Morsi Supporters Jailed for Life in Egypt

    Ten Mohamed Morsi Supporters Jailed for Life in Egypt

    An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 10 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to life imprisonment for damaging public property and blocking roads during a protest last year, state-run MENA news agency reported.

  • Barack Obama Says Sinjar Siege Broken, Some Personnel to Leave Iraq

    Barack Obama Says Sinjar Siege Broken, Some Personnel to Leave Iraq

    US President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most US military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days.

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