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Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

Jul 29, 2014

Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A huge fuel depot in Libya's capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. Combat over control of the nearby airport forced firefighters to withdraw, abandoning their attempts to extinguish the blaze ignited by a missile strike that hit millions of litres of fuel. Foreign governments have looked on powerless as anarchy sweeps across the North African oil producer. #United States #Egypt #Aviation #Violence #airport #Netherlands #Austria #editing #political
Egypt summons Turkish envoy for second time over Erdogan comments

Jul 26, 2014

Egypt summons Turkish envoy for second time over Erdogan comments

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires on Saturday for the second time in a month to complain about comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan deemed insulting to the leadership in Cairo, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said. In an interview with broadcaster CNN, Erdogan repeated the phrase that caused offence last time, calling Egypt's president, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a "tyrant". #facebook #Politics #United States #India #China #Japan #Egypt #Brazil #Technology #France #Russia #opinion
Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal conviction

Jul 25, 2014

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal conviction

Journalist Peter Greste's brother Mike Greste said a Cairo legal firm had been appointed and was in the process of lodging the Al-Jazeera-funded appeal. #World #Egypt #Australia #NewsTracker #Mohamed Morsi #John Kerry #Abdel Fattah al-Sisi #Egyptian President #Peter Greste #Mohamed Fahmy #Baher Mohamed
Gaza crisis Kerry briefs Obama as US votes against 'biased' UN resolution on Israel

Jul 24, 2014

Gaza crisis Kerry briefs Obama as US votes against 'biased' UN resolution on Israel

Obama, during his call aboard Air Force One yesterday, had asked Kerry to update him on efforts to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities #World #Barack Obama #United Nations #Egypt #Hamas #Israel #Ban Ki-moon #Peace #Arab League #Palestine #John Kerry #Gaza Crisis

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Politicians must change before they have no choice

Apr 25, 2012

Politicians must change before they have no choice

India's political class has to realize that the bubble of discontent growing within the people is in danger of erupting. #HowThisWorks #India #Egypt #Political corruption #Governance #Theory of Forms

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Politicians must change before they have no choice

Jul 30, 2014

Arab Leaders, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel, Stay Silent

Led by Egypt, a coalition of Arab states has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, posing new obstacles to efforts to end the Gaza conflict... #Israel #Egypt #Hamas #Gaza Strip
Politicians must change before they have no choice

Jul 22, 2014

As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar... #Egypt #Qatar #John F. Kerry #Gaza Strip
Politicians must change before they have no choice

Jul 21, 2014

22 dead in attack on border checkpoint in Egypt

CAIRO — The death toll from a brazen attack on a border post in Egypt’s western desert along the border with Libya has risen to 22 troops, including three officers, the military said Sunday... #Egypt #Libya