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Last updated: Thursday, October 02, 2014 6:22:17 PM

Morsi trial postponed for security reasons
Cairo, Sep 29 (IANS) A court in Egypt Monday decided to postpone until Oct 14 the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 35 leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood (MB) on charges of spying.

Monday, September 29, 2014 8:26:05 PM

Libyan parliament opens talks with rival groups
Tripoli, Sep 29 (IANS) The Libyan parliament Monday started talks with opposing political figures in the border town of Ghadames, in an attempt to prevent the country from descending further into anarchy.

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:36:18 PM

Over 500 Al Shabaab members accept Somali government amnesty offer
Mogadishu, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) A total of 545 members of the armed Islamist militant group Al Shabaab have accepted an amnesty offered by the Somali government after the death of former leader of the militia, Ahmed Abdi Godane.

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:28:04 PM

Nine killed in tribal clashes in Libya
Tripoli, Sep 29 (IANS/EFE) At least nine people have died in clashes between members of two tribes in the southern Libyan city of Sabha, a security source in the city told Spanish news agency Efe Monday.

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:18:03 PM

Ghana: India's Airtel touches lives, gives wings to dreams
Accra (Ghana), Sep 29 (IANS) Ignatius Bugyei is an ICT teacher at Som Nyame Kodur Junior High School in the Central Region of Ghana. But his school does not have the basic ICT set-up -- computers.

Monday, September 29, 2014 1:14:06 PM

Egypt army kills 18 Sinai extremists
Cairo, Sep 28 (IANS) At least 18 extremists were killed and 10 arrested Saturday in security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security source said.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:56:16 AM

US-led coalition strikes IS stronghold in Syria
Cairo, Sep 27 (IANS/EFE) The US-led international coalition carried out airstrikes Saturday on Islamic State (IS) positions in the city of Raqqa, the Sunni militants' main stronghold in Syria.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:50:03 PM

Ruling in Mubarak retrial adjourned till November 29
Cairo, Sep 27 (IANS) A court in Egypt Saturday adjourned until Nov 29 the ruling in the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, who is facing charges of giving orders to kill peaceful protesters during the 2011 uprising against him, MENA news agency reported.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 5:28:03 PM

Egypt's Mubarak arrives in court ahead of re-trial verdict
Cairo, Sep 27 (IANS) Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Saturday arrived at Cairo's criminal court ahead of an expected verdict on charges of giving orders to kill protestors during the 2011 uprising against him.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:30:04 PM

Zambian government denies reports of president's death
Lusaka, Sep 26 (IANS) Zambian Vice President Guy Scott Friday denied reports that President Michael Sata has died while attending the UN General Assembly session in New York.

Friday, September 26, 2014 5:32:12 PM

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