Monthly Archives: February 2015

LIBYA’S THANI SAYS TURKEY SUPPLYING WEAPONS TO RIVAL

CAIRO/BENGHAZI, Feb.28 — Libya’s internationally recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said his government would stop dealing with Turkey because it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so “the Libyan people kill each other.”

Two administrations, one in …

168 Sentenced to Prison for Protesting Against Anti-Islamic Film

A Cairo misdemeanour court sentenced on Saturday 168 defendants to two years in prison for taking part in protests against an anti-Islamic film in September 2012.

The defendants were charged with assembly, “thuggery”, threatening to use violence, resisting authorities, vandalising …

Egypt Court Declares Palestinian Hamas As Terrorist Group

An Egyptian court of urgent matters declared on Saturday the Palestinian group Hamas as a “terrorist” organisation.

Samir Sabry, a lawyer, accused Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal of “planning an escalation against the Egyptian army in Sinai,” in the lawsuit he …

Egyptian Defence Minister Leaves for Moscow

Egyptian Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi started a trip to Russian capital Moscow on Saturday, leading a high-level military delegation, a statement from the Egyptian armed forces said.

According to the statement, the official visit is due to last “several days” …

Russian Delegation Visits Site of Egypt Nuclear Facility

A Russian delegation visited the Dabaa nuclear facility on Saturday, in a step to implement an Egyptian-Russian agreement to generate electricity using nuclear power.

The head of the delegation said Russian President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to give the project …