Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak is apparently on life support, military officials have said, contradicting earlier reports by state news agency MENA on Tuesday that the 84 year old had been declared “clinically dead”.
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Thousands of Egyptians gathered in the capital Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday to protest against the ruling military body after it granted itself sweeping new powers during the final hours of the country’s first democratic presidential elections.
In the course of an eventful life, Iyad Ag Ghali, head of the al Qaeda-linked Ansar Dine, has been a rebel, diplomat, negotiator and Islamist militant. In his latest avatar, he could also now determine the future of northern Mali.
#tunisia A Tunisian military court sentenced ex-president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to life in prison Wednesday over his role in the killing of protesters in the towns where the Arab Spring began. Earlier he was given a 20 year sentence for inciting violence.
A former bank executive convicted over a $260-million fraud scheme was handed over to Indonesian authorities on Wednesday after extradition from the United States, officials said.Sherny Kojongian Saroha arrived in Jakarta aboard a commercial flight escorted by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers."She arrived this morning and the national police have handed her to the attorney-general'
Kenya's minister for internal security George Saitoti, his deputy and four others were killed in a helicopter crash outside Nairobi, the government said Sunday. Saitoti was expected to run for president in next year's election.
The UN Security Council on Friday "condemned in the strongest terms" an ambush that killed at least seven UN peacekeepers from Nigeria in southwestern Ivory Coast. UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned more UN troops are "still in danger."
A cargo plane overshot the runway as it tried to take off from Ghana's Kotoka International Airport on Saturday night, crashing into a passenger bus on a nearby road and killing at least 10 people.
The surge in illegal migrants across the porous border between Greece and Turkey may prompt European Union ministers to call for drastic changes to Europe's visa-free Schengen area on Thursday.Under proposals being mulled by home affairs ministers meeting in Luxembourg, the 26 countries in the travel-free Schengen area may be allowed to restore border controls for up to a year under "exceptional
Libyan authorities retook control of Tripoli's airport on Tuesday after armed members of the al-Awfea Brigade clashed with rival militias and grounded flights for several hours on Monday as they demanded the release of their detained leader.
Thousands of angry Egyptians poured onto the streets of Cairo and Alexandria on Saturday to call for the execution of Hosni Mubarak, who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the deaths of protesters during the uprising that toppled him.
Edgar Raupach, a German man reportedly held hostage by al Qaeda's North African branch since he was kidnapped in Nigeria last January, was killed by his captors during a military raid on Thursday, according to security sources.