Egypt prosecution detains 11 employees over Cairo airport blackout
Jul31

Egypt prosecution detains 11 employees over Cairo airport blackout

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek on Sunday ordered that 11 Cairo International Airport employees be detained pending investigation into a blackout that hit the airport on Friday, causing the disruption of about 12 flights.   Judicial sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the suspects in the case are electricity maintenance staff in the airport.   An Aviation Ministry statement on Sunday said that a committee was formed by...

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Urgent:Isis claim car bombing and gunmen assault on Iraqi embassy in the Afghanistan capital
Jul31

Urgent:Isis claim car bombing and gunmen assault on Iraqi embassy in the Afghanistan capital

Isis has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing and ongoing gun attack which targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul.   The attack in the Afghan capital was still underway as witnesses reported hearing gunshots around the site of the explosion as police cordoned off the area of the firefight.   Police officials said a car bomb exploded outside the embassy, followed by an attempt by gunmen to enter the building.   Isis...

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Irish navy rescues 109 migrants off Libyan coast
Jul31

Irish navy rescues 109 migrants off Libyan coast

An Irish navy vessel rescued 109 migrants off Libya’s coast on Sunday, following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. The LÉ William Butler Yeats took four hours to rescue the migrants off Tripoli, before providing food and medical treatment. The rescued migrants were then transferred to the Italian Coast Guard. It was the new vessel’s first humanitarian search and rescue mission since being...

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Morocco busts 46 terror cells since 2015
Jul28

Morocco busts 46 terror cells since 2015

  The Moroccan security services have busted 46 terrorist cells since 2015, including 41 with links to the Islamic State (IS) group, local media reported Friday. The director of the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations, Abdelhak Khiame, said the dismantlement of these cells has led to the arrest of 674 suspects, according to le360.ma news site. There are some 1,664 Moroccans who have joined terror groups abroad, including...

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East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs
Feb24

East Libya imposes foreign travel curbs

Authorities in control of eastern Libya on Thursday imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance. “Libyan men and women aged between 18 and 45 are forbidden from leaving the country without prior security clearance from the relevant authorities,” said General Abdelrazek al-Nadhouri, military commander of forces loyal to authorities in the east of Libya. The aim...

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Report from AEI: Algeria today looks strikingly similar to Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt in 2010
Feb17

Report from AEI: Algeria today looks strikingly similar to Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt in 2010

Algeria today looks strikingly similar to Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt in 2010. With high youth unemployment, a corrupt banking system, unsustainable social welfare programs, and an ossified ruling class presided over by an ailing dictator, Algeria is ripe for collapse. With the exception of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet – a poster child for those who favor prioritizing economic over political liberalization – successful economic...

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