Egyptian scholar warns against violent protests
Grand Imam of al-Azhar University, Ahmed el-Tayeb
Cairo - Akram AliThe Grand Imam of Egypt’s leading Islamic Authority al-Azhar University has declared that disobeying a ruler is not forbidden in Islam, but that acts of violence Read more...
Restrictions on Rafah crossing lead to shortages
Palestinians was for opening of the Rafah border crossing
Gaza - Mohammed HabibPolitical unrest in Egypt is leading to a shortage of goods in the Gaza Strip due to tightened restrictions on the crossing between the two territories Read more...
Bardawil criticises Fatah official for 'rotten' remarks
Hamas official Salah al-Bardawil
Gaza - Mohammed HabibA leading member of Palestinian faction Hamas has reaffirmed the group's relationship with the Islamic Jihad movement, describing it as "intimate" Read more...
Egypt protest plans spark fears of violence
Anti-government demonstration in Egypt's Tahrir Square
Cairo - Akram AliTwo Islamist parties in Egypt have said they will not be taking part in the "million man march" in support of President Mohammed Morsi on Friday. The news comes after the group Salafi Dawa Read more...
Deposed leader defends record on the US
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak
Cairo - Akram AliFormer Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has claimed he left power in February 2011 "to preserve the lives of Egyptians." In the first tape recordings released since the revolution Read more...
PACE chief Mignon meets senior state officials in Algiers
President of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Jean-Claude Mignon
Algiers - Nassima WarkaliPresident of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Jean-Claude Mignon has claimed that Algeria plays an "extremely important" role in the North African region. Read more...
2nd round of dialogue conference resumes in Sanaa
Yemen's parliament in Sanaa
Sanaa - Ali RabeaA political crisis has developed between Yemen's parliament and government, as the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) resumes its second round of consultations about Read more...
Civilians left without basic supplies in northern region
Syrian Air Force targets Aleppo with petrol bombs
Damascus - George Al ShamiThe Syrian city of Afrin and its surrounding towns and villages are suffering from an intensifying humanitarian crisis, following besiegement of the area by rebels in June, Read more...
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