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  • Nigeria President's Response to Islamist Kidnap 'an Insult'

    Nigeria President's Response to Islamist Kidnap 'an Insult'

    Relatives of some of the schoolgirls seized in a mass kidnapping by Boko Haram demanded on Wednesday that Nigeria's president meet everyone affected, describing a hastily-arranged plan for a visit with a select few as offensive.

  • Nigeria President Seeks US $1 Billion in Loan to Fight Insurgents

    Nigeria President Seeks US $1 Billion in Loan to Fight Insurgents

    Embattled Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sought parliamentary approval to borrow up to USD 1 billion in foreign loan to fight an insurgency by Boko Haram militants which has claimed thousands of lives in the past five years.

  • Nigerian Leader Promises Malala Missing Girls Will be Home 'Soon'

    Nigerian Leader Promises Malala Missing Girls Will be Home 'Soon'

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan promised on Monday that more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militants would "soon" return home, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai said after meeting him.

  • Hezbollah Fighters Killed in Clash on Syria-Lebanon Border

    Hezbollah Fighters Killed in Clash on Syria-Lebanon Border

    Seven fighters from the Lebanese group Hezbollah were killed in fighting with Sunni Islamist insurgents in a mountainous area on the Syria-Lebanon border in which at least 16 rebels were also killed, a monitoring group reported on Monday.

  • Somali Presidential Compound Attacked, President Safe

    Somali Presidential Compound Attacked, President Safe

    Islamist militants attacked Somalia's presidential compound on Tuesday with a car bomb and gunmen broke through a perimeter wall but were repulsed by security forces, and the president was not there at the time, the interior ministry said.

  • Egypt President al-Sisi Says Independence for Iraq's Kurds Would be 'Catastrophic'

    Egypt President al-Sisi Says Independence for Iraq's Kurds Would be 'Catastrophic'

    Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country, which is facing an onslaught by Sunni Islamist militants.

  • Egyptian Court Sentences Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Life in Prison

    Egyptian Court Sentences Muslim Brotherhood Leader to Life in Prison

    An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday, Egypt's ON TV said, for inciting the violence that erupted after the army deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last year.

  • Egypt Police Clash With Pro-Morsi Protesters

    Egypt Police Clash With Pro-Morsi Protesters

    Egyptian police swiftly quashed protests marking the anniversary Thursday of the military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, firing tear gas and arresting dozens of demonstrators.

  • Egypt Court Jails Mohamed Morsi's Son For Year on Hashish Charges

    Egypt Court Jails Mohamed Morsi's Son For Year on Hashish Charges

    An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a son of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and one of his friends to a year in prison each for possession and use of hashish.

  • Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Sudan after Africa 'terrorism' warning

    Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Sudan after Africa 'terrorism' warning

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi landed in Islamist neighbour Sudan on Friday for what an analyst said would be an attempt to shore up a regional alliance against Islamic "terrorism".

  • Fugitive Vice President Says Iraq Violence Part of a Sunni Arab Revolt

    Fugitive Vice President Says Iraq Violence Part of a Sunni Arab Revolt

    The violence in Iraq is part of a broader Sunni Arab revolt that could lead to a holy war in the country, and is not just a rampage by Islamist militants from an al Qaeda splinter group, fugitive vice president Tarek al-Hashemi told Reuters on Monday...

  • US Lawmakers Warn of 'Next 9/11' Threat in Iraq

    US Lawmakers Warn of 'Next 9/11' Threat in Iraq

    US President Barack Obama came under fire on Sunday from Republican lawmakers and others who warned that a debacle in Iraq will give Islamist extremists a staging area for "the next 9/11."

  • Dressed for Cycling, Egypt's President Fattah al-Sisi Calls for Help on Fuel Subsidies

    Dressed for Cycling, Egypt's President Fattah al-Sisi Calls for Help on Fuel Subsidies

    Wearing sporting gear including cycling gloves, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asked Egyptians on Friday to cycle and walk more to help the cash-strapped government that spends tens of billions of dollars a year on fuel subsidies.

  • Insurgents Take Two More Iraqi Towns, Obama Threatens Air Strikes

    Insurgents Take Two More Iraqi Towns, Obama Threatens Air Strikes

    Sunni Islamist militants gained more ground in Iraq overnight, moving into two towns in the eastern province of Diyala, while U.S. President Barack Obama considered military strikes to halt their advance towards the capital Baghdad.

  • Obama Warns of US Action as Jihadists Push on Baghdad

    Obama Warns of US Action as Jihadists Push on Baghdad

    US President Barack Obama on Thursday threatened US military strikes in Iraq against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.

  • Abdel Fattah Sisi Sworn-In as Egypt's President

    Abdel Fattah Sisi Sworn-In as Egypt's President

    Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took the oath of office as Egypt's president on Sunday after a landslide election victory following the ouster of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi last year.

  • Egypt Seals Famed Tahrir Square Ahead of Poll Results

    Egypt Seals Famed Tahrir Square Ahead of Poll Results

    Security forces in Egypt have sealed off Cairo's famed Tahrir Square, hours ahead of results being announced in the country's first presidential election after the military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • Egypt Sentences 43 Islamists to Prison for Attacks

    Egypt Sentences 43 Islamists to Prison for Attacks

    A court in Egypt has sentenced 28 supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to life sentences in absentia, and 15 others to three years in prison, over violence during demonstrations.

  • New Palestinian Unity Government Sworn in

    New Palestinian Unity Government Sworn in

    A long-awaited Palestinian unity government was sworn in before president Mahmud Abbas on Monday after a landmark reconciliation deal with the Islamist Hamas that has infuriated Israel.

  • Impasse in Rescue of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Impasse in Rescue of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

    Nigeria's military chiefs and the president are apparently split over how to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force endangers the hostages and the president reportedly ruling out a prisoner-h...

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