World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 25, 2015
Nigeria's federal police chief today ordered restrictions on movement on election day this weekend, as the country goes to the polls to choose a new president and parliament.
World News | Reuters | Saturday March 7, 2015
Egypt executed today an Islamist accused of murder during clashes in mid-2013, the first death sentence implemented against a supporter of the banned Muslim Brotherhood under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the interior ministry said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 7, 2015
Egypt today carried out the first death sentence handed down over the violence that erupted after the army's 2013 overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the interior ministry said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 2, 2015
A bomb blast killed two people Sunday in Aswan, the first such attack in the Egyptian tourist town since a wave of violence following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, police said.
World News | Reuters | Monday February 23, 2015
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sought to reassure Egyptians on Sunday that he is in control and steering the country on the right path in the face of Islamist militancy in neighbouring Libya and the Sinai and economic challenges.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 23, 2015
A girl thought to be as young as seven killed herself and seven others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria on Sunday as President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his government had initially underrated the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 20, 2015
US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged countries to tackle violent Islamist militancy around the world and rejected as "an ugly lie" suggestions that the West was at war with Islam and embroiled in a clash of civilizations.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 18, 2015
An Egyptian prosecutor denied on Wednesday that deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi had been referred to a military court, after the state news agency initially reported that he had.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 18, 2015
An Egyptian judicial source said Tuesday that former president Mohamed Morsi will not face a new trial for incitement to murder, contradicting a claim from the prosecution.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 12, 2015
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Wednesday that he was "not consulted" on a widely-criticised decision to postpone national elections by six weeks, rejecting claims that his political interests motivated the delay.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 3, 2015
A small bomb hidden in an electrical transformer exploded today in central Cairo but there were no casualties, security officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 25, 2015
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan held an election rally on Saturday at the epicentre of Boko Haram's insurgency, vowing to defeat the Islamist fighters as locals mourned another 15 deaths.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 16, 2015
US top diplomat John Kerry said Friday his country shared France's pain over last week's Islamist attacks, after a warm embrace with President Francois Hollande who said their countries needed to work together against extremism.
World News | Reuters | Friday January 16, 2015
Chad will send a large number of troops to neighbouring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria, the Central African nation's president said on Thursday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 14, 2015
A Republican congressman from Texas offered a swift apology Monday after he essentially compared US President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a tweet about last week's deadly attacks in France.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday January 12, 2015
US President Barack Obama faced sharp criticism from some American media on today over not attending a huge Paris solidarity rally in the wake of deadly Islamist attacks.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday January 11, 2015
President Barack Obama will not join other world leaders at Sunday's Paris march in tribute to the victims of this week's Islamist attacks in France, a US official told AFP.
World News | Associated Press | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Egyptian security officials say gunmen opened fire, killing two policemen guarding a Coptic church south of Cairo.
World News | Reuters | Monday December 29, 2014
Next month's 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp is a reminder, at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise again, of what happens when the world stays silent about persecution, the president of the World Jewish Congress sa...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 21, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 21, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday December 14, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday December 3, 2014
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.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 30, 2014
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.