Monthly Archives: September 2013

Foreigners Are ‘Legitimate Target’, Say Somali Terrorists

By | 2013-09-29T15:33:06-04:00 September 29th, 2013|Islam|

  Al-Shabaab, the Somali-based terrorist group that attacked a shopping mall in Kenya, said on Wednesday that foreigners were a "legitimate target".   Speaking to the Associated Press (AP), members of the group confirmed that gunmen separated Muslims from others and let the Muslims go.   In an email exchange with the news agency, the

Tunisia: Islamist Government Agrees to Step Down

By | 2013-09-29T15:20:38-04:00 September 29th, 2013|News|

Tunisia’s Islamist-led government has agreed to step down following talks with the secular opposition.   The government will meet for talks with opposition groups over the next three weeks, after which it will be replaced by a caretaker government until elections can be held.   The decision follows weeks of tension and protests over the

Egyptian FM: Israel Should Join NPT

By | 2013-09-29T14:58:45-04:00 September 29th, 2013|News|

Egypt proposed on Saturday for the Middle East, including Israel, to rid itself of all weapons of mass destruction, after the UN Security Council ordered Syria to destroy its chemical arsenal, AFP reported.   Addressing the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy called on the five permanent members of the Security Council to show

Eggs on Rouhani in Iran

By | 2013-09-29T14:38:01-04:00 September 29th, 2013|News|

Iran's president Rouhani received a mixed welcome in Tehran after he returned from New York, where he appeared to deliver conciliatory messages toward the west.   Some 100 hardline Islamists chanted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" as Rouhani's motorcade drew out of Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.   Some protesters hurled eggs, stones and a

Qaeda tells Syrian schoolgirls to wear Islamic clothes

By | 2013-09-29T11:51:57-04:00 September 29th, 2013|Islam|

  An al-Qaeda front group in Syria says girls in a village it controls will not be allowed to attend school unless they wear Islamic clothing, a monitoring group said Saturday.   In Tweihineh, “the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant... has forbidden girls in primary education and above from attending school unless they

Egypt received $7bn of Gulf aid, says central bank

By | 2013-09-29T11:41:51-04:00 September 29th, 2013|News|

Egypt has received $7 billion out of the $12 billion pledged by Gulf countries, its central bank governor said on Sunday, adding he expected further support from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.   Of the $7 billion currently received, $3 billion was from the UAE, with a further $2 billion each from

Egypt’s FM: transitional government phase to end by spring

By | 2013-09-28T23:43:57-04:00 September 28th, 2013|News|

  Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Saturday the transitional phase of government in Egypt should end “by next spring,” replacing leaders appointed after the army ousted elected president Mohammed Mursi in July.   The Egyptian army ousted Mursi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader, on July 3 after mass protests against his one-year rule.  

Egyptian soldier killed in Sinai, video shows attacks

By | 2013-09-28T23:30:16-04:00 September 28th, 2013|News|

An Egyptian soldier was shot dead in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, security officials said, and militants released a video showing attacks against the army in the region where the state is trying to stamp out al-Qaeda-linked fighters.   The soldier, a conscript, was shot while standing guard by a government building the town of