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Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years
Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists f...

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

London – Three Egyptian activists from the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been sentenced to three years in jail. High-profile democracy campaigners Ahmed Maher, Ahmed Douma and Mohamed Adel were found guilty of organizing an unauthorized protest and attacking police... read more »

Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence
Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi vi...

Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence

Cairo – Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour ordered to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the violence that broke out after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, a state-run website reported. Mansour issued a presidential decree and declared the formation of the new... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis
Ban Ki-moon calls for end to hostilities...

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to hostilities in South Sudan

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to growing civil conflict in South Sudan and called on all parties Sunday to negotiate a political solution to the crisis. “I demand that all political, military and militia leaders stop hostilities and end the violence against... read more »

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail breakout
Morsi to face third criminal trial over ...

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail breakout

London – Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will face a third criminal trial on charges of organizing prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, Morsi, including 130 others, are accused of murder after he was freed from a Cairo prison at the beginning of the uprising against President... read more »

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Nelson Mandela's funeral under way

Nelson Mandela’s funeral under way

Pretoria – The state funeral of the late South African president Nelson Mandela is under way in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province, ending the 10-day official mourning... read more »

Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela's funeral

Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela’s funeral

London – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu will attend the funeral of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela Sunday. “Tutu will be travelling to Qunu... read more »

Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial

Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial

Cairo – Egypt’s former army chief and defence minister Hussein Tantawi appeared in Cairo Criminal Court Saturday ! for testimony in the retrial of former president Hosni... read more »

Mandela makes final journey home

Mandela makes final journey home

 On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony on Saturday at an air base in South... read more »

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

Younde (Cameroon) –  At least 10 people were killed in fresh violence which broke out Thursday in Bangui, capital city of the Central African Republic, Xinhua reported Friday. The incident... read more »