Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Summer marriages” (Islamic prostitution) booming in Egypt under MB rule

By | 2013-04-29T18:07:55+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Reports|

Rich Gulf nationals go to Hawamidiyya, especially during the summer, to contract marriages for a definite period of time in return for a meager amount of money, some of which goes to the broker. The rest goes to the family of a young woman, often a virgin under 18 years of age, so that a

U.S. Looking for ‘Persons of Interest’ in Boston Attack Probe

By | 2013-04-29T16:45:48+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

Investigators are pursuing other "persons of interest" possibly linked to the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, U.S. lawmakers said Sunday, according to AFP.   "There are still persons of interest in the United States that the FBI would like to have conversations with," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told ABC's "This Week."   The Michigan

Boston Bombers’ Mother Talked About Jihad

By | 2013-04-29T16:02:44+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

Russian authorities secretly wiretapped the mother of the Boston bombing suspects and recorded her discussing jihad in vague terms during a 2011 telephone conversation, CNN reported on Saturday.   The Russians only turned over the information to their U.S. counterparts in recent days, according to the report.   A U.S. official with knowledge of the

Mother of Boston Terrorists: The U.S. Killed My Son

By | 2013-04-29T15:34:10+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

The mother of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings launched an impassioned attack on the U.S. authorities on Thursday over the death of one of her sons, AFP reported.   The parents of the two suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, spoke to reporters in the Russian region of Dagestan where they

Syrian PM ‘Survives Damascus Car Bombing’

By | 2013-04-29T15:19:32+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi survived a bomb attack that targeted his convoy in central Damascus on Monday, according to media reports.   The blast occurred in the Mazzeh district, state television said.   Both Syrian state television and the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the incident.   At least one person was

Key Egyptian negotiator with IMF quits in potential blow to deal

By | 2013-04-29T13:11:52+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

A key Egyptian negotiator with the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday he has resigned as first deputy finance minister, in a potential blow to Cairo’s prospects of an early IMF deal.   Hany Kadry Dimian has been the crucial point man in Egypt’s protracted and so far fruitless negotiations to obtain a $4.8billion loan

Jobless man sets self-ablaze in Tunisia revolt town

By | 2013-04-29T13:00:42+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

A young jobless man set himself ablaze and was seriously wounded on Sunday in front of the town hall of Sidi Bouzid, birthplace of Tunisia’s 2011 revolution, witnesses said.   Brahim Slimani, 23, doused himself with petrol and set himself alight in front of the closed town hall, to the alarm of passers-by who rushed

Libya to help ease Egypt crisis with $1.2bn oil deal

By | 2013-04-29T12:46:24+00:00 April 29th, 2013|News|

Libya will soon start shipping oil to neighboring Egypt on soft credit terms, two senior Libyan officials said, as Cairo struggles to pay for energy imports and avoid fuel shortages. The officials told Reuters that Tripoli would supply Cairo with $1.2 billion worth of crude at world prices but on interest free credit for a