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Syria agrees to allow UN examine chemical attack site

The US is considering options against Syria.

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

The Egyptian government continued its clampdown on Morsi’s supporters.

Mubarak leaves prison for military hospital

The former leader will face new charges but under house arrest.

Egypt court frees Hosni Mubarak

A lawyer said Mr. Mubarak may leave the courtroom as early as Thursday.

President John Mahama

Mahama denies violating Ghana’s Presidential Office Act

A Ghanaian legislator accused Mr. Mahama of failing to submit a list of the presidential staff to the parliament.

U.S. soldier Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years

Manning will be qualified for parole after serving one third of the sentence.

Israel will take “dramatic decisions” for peace – negotiator

A third round of talks is expected between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators.

US rejects Zimbabwe election

The United States said sanctions on Zimbabwe stay. The U.S. believes Zimbabwe’s elections were flawed and does not intend to change its sanctions policy toward the government of President Robert Mugabe without credible, transparent reforms, the State Department said on Monday. “The U.S. stands by our assessment that these elections, while relatively peaceful, did not […]

Saudi says it will fill financial gap from any Western sanctions on Egypt

Saudi is among the gulf states that supported the military coup. Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal on Monday pledged to fill any financial gaps left by Western countries withdrawing aid from Egypt over an army crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters. Saud made this known when he spoke with the state news agency SPA in Jeddah after visiting […]

Egypt will not bow to violence, says military leader Sissi

The defence minister’s remarks are his first since Wednesday’s crackdown that killed hundreds. Egypt’s military leader, Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, has warned that the country will not “kneel” in the face of deadly violence that killed hundreds, vowing not to allow further unrest in the country. “Whoever imagines violence will make the state and Egyptians kneel must […]

UN official to travel to Egypt

Jeffrey Feltman will meet with all sides in the Egypt crisis. The United Nations, UN, is sending its political affairs chief to Egypt next week to meet with a range of officials on the ongoing violence following the army’s ousting of President Mohamed Morsi last month. UN officials said the trip by Jeffrey Feltman, UN […]

Zimbabwe: Opposition MDC withdraws suit challenging Mugabe’s re-election

The MDC said it was being denied crucial evidence by the electoral officers. Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC on Friday withdrew a court challenge against President Robert Mugabe’s re-election through a vote the party had denounced as fraudulent, saying it was being denied crucial evidence by election officials. Mugabe, 89, and his ZANU-PF party were declared winners […]

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Egypt presidency hits back at Obama

Egypt said Obama’s statements would “strengthen violent armed groups”. Egypt’s presidency on Friday harshly answered U.S. President Barack Obama’s criticism, saying that it valued his concern but feared that his comments would “strengthen violent armed groups”. This is contained in a statement issued by the Interim President, Adly Mansour’s office, on Friday in Cairo. “Egypt […]

UN Security Council calls for stop to violence in Egypt

The Argentine government condemned the military coup in the country.

Egypt protesters take to streets again, new deaths reported

The supporters of the deposed president said they would continue with their protests.

Cameroonian President shuts down “illegal” Pentecostal Churches

The government claims the churches threaten the security of the country. The Cameroonian government has started a massive crackdown on Pentecostal churches in the country as President Paul Biya claims they threaten the security of the country. The CNN is reporting that Mr Biya has ordered the country’s military to ”permanently shut down all Pentecostal […]

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Egypt authorizes police to use live ammunition against violent protesters

U.S. has cancelled military drills with Egypt over the crackdown. The Egyptian Interior Ministry on Thursday authorized the police to use live ammunition to stem further attacks against public or private properties, after a mob set at least one government building alight. “The interior ministry has instructed all forces to use live ammunition to confront […]

Obama cancels US-Egypt military exercise, wants emergency rule lifted

The government admits death toll has soared above 500, an indication many more may have died.

Egypt’s Vice President El Baradei resigns

El Baradei announced his resignation on Wednesday. Egypt’s acting vice president, Mohammed El Baradei, has announced his resignation in protest against a brutal crackdown by the army-backed government that left more than 100 people dead. Egypt’s health ministry said 149 people were killed on Wednesday in a bloody assault against hundreds of thousands of who […]

Egypt declares emergency as violence spreads – Liveblog

The government is determined to clear the protests. [liveblog] Dozens feared killed as Egypt’s security forces disperse pro-Morsi protesters At least 40 people are feared killed after security forces tried to disperse the thousands of pro-Morsi protesters gathered in two major sit-ins in Egypt. The interim government in Egypt had warned the protesters that it […]

President of Zimbabwe

President-elect Mugabe denies rigging Zimbabwe election

Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980.

Mohammed Morsi

Egyptian court detains Morsi for another 15 days as deposed president’s supporters continue protest

The pro-Morsi protesters continue their sit-in.

100 killed in tribal violence in Darfur

The region has seen increasing tribal violence over competing land ownership claims.

Family of murdered Briton seeks up to $8.2m compensation in China

The accused was sentenced to life imprisonment. The family of a British citizen murdered in China, whose death triggered the nation’s biggest political scandals in decades, is seeking compensation of $8.2 million (N1.3 billion). The family is seeking the compensation from his convicted killer, the wife of former top leader Bo Xilai, a lawyer with […]

UN scribe expresses concern over continuing political stalemate in Egypt

The UN advised all parties to remain peaceful.