Israel declares ceasefire over and kills 50 Palestinians

Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier.

The 72-hour break announced by U.S. Secretary … Read the rest

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

Ancient Christian communities are being destroyed

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The Arab Spring, and to a lesser extent the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, were touted as the catalysts for a major historic shift in the region. From Egypt to Syria to Iraq, the Middle East’s dictatorships would … Read the rest

A soldier in the style of ‘Stonewall’ Jackson

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Barack Hussein Obama at war and George W. Bush at war: How does the 44th president of the United States differ from the 43rd?

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At least 14 dead in Egyptian car bomb explosion

Scene of the explosion at Mansoura, north of Cairo
Scene of the explosion at Mansoura, north of Cairo

At least 14 people are believed to have died in a large explosion that destroyed a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early Tuesday morning, according to … Read the rest

Q&A: The trial of ousted Egyptian president Morsi

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Mohammed Morsi

Another former president of Egypt is going on trial. Mohammed Morsi, the Islamist leader who became the country’s first freely elected president only to be ousted by the military after a year in office, faces charges he incited … Read the rest

Broad coalition demand democracy in Egypt

jamaitA coalition of South African advocacy and social groups plan to demonstrate against the military coup in Egypt at the Egyptian Embassy in Pretoria on Friday.

The group calling itself the Coalition for Egyptian Democracy is made up of the … Read the rest

Egypt’s Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest

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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

Hundreds in Cape Town march against coup in Egypt

egyptmorsisitHundreds of people, who have marched on Parliament in Cape Town to protest against the ousting of Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, have dispersed after handing over a memorandum to a member of the Committee for International Relations.

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Egypt ‘in a state of media and rhetorical war’

The military says Tamer Abdel-Raouf sped through a military checkpoint, ignoring soldiers’ warning shots. A colleague who was with him in the car says he obeyed the soldiers’ orders to turn back, but they opened fire anyway as he was … Read the rest