Month: August 2012

Iran Doubles Number of Centrifuges at Fordo
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Iran Doubles Number of Centrifuges at Fordo

Iran has increased its uranium enrichment capacity by at least 30% in the last four months, according to the latest quarterly report by the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Iran has doubled production capacity at the Fordo nuclear site, the report says.   The IAEA also claimed that Iran […]

Egypt Places Morsi Rival Shafiq on Watchlist
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Egypt Places Morsi Rival Shafiq on Watchlist

Egypt has issued a travel ban against former presidential rival and candidate Ahmed Shafiq.   An investigation was launched against Shafiq, a former air force officer with close ties to Egypt’s powerful military, and his name was placed on a watch list at border checkpoints on Wednesday.   Shafiq, who […]

Egypt Kills 11 Sinai Terrorists
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Egypt Kills 11 Sinai Terrorists

Egyptian soldiers killed 11 terrorists in the Sinai and confiscated weapons, according to Egyptian television, quoted by Voice of Israel government radio.   The report, which also stated that 23 terrorists were captured, along with Israeli-made ammunition, was confirmed by the defense ministry. Only one day earlier, an Egyptian newspaper […]

Riots after Kenyan Muslim cleric assassinated
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Riots after Kenyan Muslim cleric assassinated

Deadly riots broke out in Kenya’s main port of Mombasa on Monday after the assassination of a radical cleric linked to Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-allied Shebab militants.   At least one person was hacked to death as thousands of angry protesters took to the streets after Aboud Rogo Mohammed — who was […]

Egypt Reopens Gaza Crossing
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Egypt Reopens Gaza Crossing

Egypt reopened the Rafiah crossing with Gaza on Saturday several weeks after a terrorist attack left 16 Egyptian security officers dead. Gaza’s ruling Hamas terrorist organization has insisted that its operatives did not take part in the August 5 attack on the Sinai border with Israel. The crossing, which straddles […]