Tag: North Africa

Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Jan 13, – The Zogby Research Services poll of 5,374 young Muslim men and women from the Middle East and North Africa also found that many millennials blame corruption and repressive governments for the rise of jihadist groups. A majority of Arab Muslim youths see the actions of extremists such as the Islamic State group […]

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Missing Libyan aircraft spark fears of 9/11-style attack in North Africa

Missing Libyan aircraft spark fears of 9/11-style attack in North Africa

Sep 03, – U.S. officials Tuesday expressed fears that Islamist militants who allegedly stole 11 jetliners in Libya last month could carry out a 9/11-style attack in North Africa days before the 13th anniversary of the terror attack on the United States. “We found out on Sept. 11 what can happen with hijacked planes,” he […]

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Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Oct 21, –  Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement on Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a “callous and criminal act.” He says such attacks will “not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation’s Muslims and Christians.” Egypt’s interim prime minister has condemned an attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that […]

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US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

US forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli

Oct 06, – The Pentagon identified the al-Qaida leader as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi. His capture would represent a significant blow to what remains of the core al-Qaida organization once led by Osama bin Laden. U.S. special forces on Saturday carried out a raid in the Libyan capital to capture […]

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US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

US and Russian foreign ministers to talk Syria

Sep 12, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were expected to meet in Geneva on Thursday to discuss a plan put forward by Moscow to place Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet his Russian counterpart for further talks aimed at eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons […]

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London: 7 men convicted of sex crimes against underage girls

London: 7 men convicted of sex crimes against underage girls

May 16, LONDON (AP) — The guilty verdict followed five months of testimony indicating the pedophile sex ring exploited girls between 2004 and 2012 in the Oxford area, some 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of London. Charges include rape, trafficking and child prostitution. Seven men were convicted in London on Tuesday for sexually abusing underage […]

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