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Tunisia Declares State of Emergency

REUTERS Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday following an Islamic militant gun attack on a Sousse beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed, TAP news agency said, citing the president’s office. A state of emergency temporarily gives the government more flexibility and the army and police…

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Fighting IS in Egypt’s Sinai

Economic, political, ethnic and cultural dimensions should also be considered to effectively tackle this recurrent terrorist threat in Sinai By Ziad Akl Sinai, a region so unfortunate in every imaginable aspect, on Wednesday witnessed simultaneous attacks on military sites and personnel. Islamic State-affiliated militant groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks, and the Egyptian army…

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Sinai Under Egyptian Military Control

Relative calm prevails a day after the fiercest confrontation of its kind between Egyptian security forces and extremist militants. By Ahmed Eleiba Official armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Mohamed Samir has stated that the Egyptian army has the situation in Sinai entirely under control in the wake of a day of the fiercest confrontation of…

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UN Dialog Postponed

RABAT | By Aziz El Yaakoubi U.N.-brokered talks between Libya’s two rival governments hit a setback on Thursday when one of the sides stayed away from the negotiations in Morocco, saying it needed more time for consultations. An armed alliance known as Libya Dawn took over the capital Tripoli and declared its own government last…

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100 Killed in ISIS Attacks on Egyptian Checkpoints in Sinai

At least 100 Egyptians, including soldiers, were killed after an Islamic State affiliate launched simultaneous attacks on army checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. It comes two days after Egypt’s top prosecutor was assassinated. The identities of those killed were not immediately clear, Reuters reported. Sources earlier said there were soldiers among the dead.…

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UNHCR : Internal Displacement Doubles in Libya

Originally posted on Viva Libya !:
A young internally displaced girl carries her sister at the marine academy near Tripoli. Photo: UNHCR/L. Dobb 30 June 2015 According to the United Nations refugee agency, the number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting…

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Another Terrorist Attack in Egypt Claims Three Lives

Ahram Online 30 Jun 2015 Two explosive devices detonated inside a private car in greater Cairo’s 6 October city on Tuesday, killing three people inside the car, next to the Nakheel shopping center near the 6 October police station, health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar told private channel CBC Extra. The ministry announced that three people…

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Mali Calls for Calm After Jihadist Attack

TVC NEWS [BAMAKO] – Malian government appealed for calm on Monday after jihadists ransacked a town near the Ivory Coast border in the second attack in the south in less than three weeks. TVC NEWS reliably gathered that fighters carrying an Islamist flag took control of part of the town of Fakola on Sunday, attacking…

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Egypt’s El Sisi Pledges Stricter Laws Following Assassination of Head Prosecutor

A handout photo of Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, center, speaks at the funeral for Hisham Barakat, surrounded by his family members, Tuesday, 30 June, 2015 (Photo: The Egyptian Presidency) Ahram Online 30 Jun 2015 Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has vowed to amend laws in Egypt within days to achieve “rapid justice” against militants a day after the…

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Zuwara, Zintan Sign Peace Agreement

Zuwara and Zintan signed a peace agreement on Monday. The agreement, signed in Zuwara, obliges both cities to pledge not to arrest anyone based on identity and to secure the sovereignty of the roads that mark their administrative boundaries as well as ensuring free movement for passersby in those areas. The agreement also obliges both…