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Outrage as ISIS beheads Christians

The Islamic State beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians over the weekend, propping the severed heads on the victims’ backs, a barbaric slaughter that led Reverend Franklin Graham to ask, “Can you imagine the outcry if 21 Muslims had been beheaded by … Read the rest


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Murdoch assures all that Arabs hate blacks too

Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox’s new movie “Exodus” that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians.

There’s been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And … Read the rest


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Russia, Egypt discuss Gaza

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah Sisi, in the Russian resort city of Sochi to discuss a wide range of political and economic issues, including the ongoing Gaza conflict, Egypt’s food deliveries … Read the rest



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Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to 7 years in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to seven years in jail after an Egyptian judge found them guilty on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation” by publishing lies.

The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera’s Kenya-based correspondent, and … Read the rest






Chuck Hagel

‘Reconcile Egypt’ but bomb Syria

Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday that he opposes cutting off US military aid to Egypt but vowed Washington would keep pressing for “reconciliation” in the country.

The United States earlier this month condemned Egyptian security forces … Read the rest



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Egypt’s Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest

Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak was transferred from prison to house arrest at a military hospital on Thursday, in a move overshadowed by a blistering crackdown against his Islamist successors.

The former strongman, forced to quit in early … Read the rest