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  • Egypt violence kills three; group names suicide bomber

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed in an exchange of gunfire with Egyptian security forces in the Nile Delta on Friday, the Interior Ministry said, and the Islamist group said another of its supporters was shot dead in...
  • Nigeria Islamists kill 68 in two village attacks: witnesses

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 60 people in an attack on a village in northeast Nigeria, while a separate attack killed eight people at a teacher training college, witnesses said. Boko Haram, which wants to...
  • Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The Egyptian prosecutor's office in Suez City ordered the arrest of Wael Ahmed Abdel...
  • Leftist presidential candidate in Egypt sees media bias for Sisi

    CAIRO -- Leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi on Sunday bemoaned what he called Egyptian media's "blatant" backing for his prime opponent, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Sabahi is facing an uphill challenge against Sisi, who gained...
  • Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures

    Egypt brushes aside criticism of latest anti-terror measures
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday sharply rejected a prominent human rights group’s criticism of two tough new draft anti-terror laws. The measures, which have yet to be signed into law by interim President Adly Mansour, so sweepingly define...
  • Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'

    Pistorius complains of being 'tired' as judge notes his 'mistakes'
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius complained he was “tired” Friday in his murder trial in South Africa, prompting Judge Thokozile Masipa to ask if that was “the reason you're making all these mistakes” in testimony. The...
  • Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy

    Nigeria surpasses South Africa as continent's biggest economy
    ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500 billion, data from the statistics office showed on Sunday. GDP for 2013 in Africa'...
  • Tribal clashes in southern Egypt leave at least 23 dead

    CAIRO — At least 23 people were killed and 31 injured in tribal clashes Friday in the southern Egyptian province of Aswan, according to official media. The Egyptian army's chief spokesman, Col. Ahmed Ali, said Saturday that military forces had...
  • Judge rejects video evidence in Egypt's Al Jazeera case

    CAIRO – Video evidence submitted Thursday by Egyptian prosecutors at the trial for Al Jazeera journalists on terrorism-related charges left the defendants and their lawyers baffled and was rejected by the judge. Australian correspondent Peter...
  • Egypt's Tahrir Square dream fades as Sisi builds power

    CAIRO (Reuters) - In a courthouse near Cairo, a peremptory message hangs above the judge presiding over one of a series of trials involving Egypt's briefly powerful and now almost impotent Muslim Brotherhood. "In the name of God the Merciful", it reads,...
  • Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of repeatedly lying at trial

    PRETORIA, South Africa — The prosecutor in the murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius accused him of repeatedly lying to the court and offering versions of events so improbable that "nobody would think it is reasonably or...