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Terrorism: The Challenge Of Deadly Weapons

Terrorism: The Challenge Of Deadly Weapons

By Bobson Gbinije   “And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate by His side come hot from hell, shall in these confines With A Monarch’s   voice, cry ‘Havoc’ And let slip the dogs   of war”. — Shakespeare (in Julius Caesar)   Dogmatic blandishments, doctrinaire sophistry, religious extremism and systematic political indoctrination etc, have unleashed

Egypt Apologises For Mistakenly Killing Mexicans

The Egypt government has apologised after 12 people, including eight Mexican tourists, were mistakenly killed on Sunday  by security forces in an anti-terror operation. Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab offered his apologies in a phone call to the Mexican ambassador in Cairo, “I have phoned Mexican Ambassador Alvarez Fuentes to reassure him that the injured

Egyptian Court Upholds Morsi’s Death Sentence

Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday has confirmed the death sentence for deposed president Mohammed Morsi for orchestrating a prison escape during the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak. Prosecutors charged Morsi and other leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood for conspiring with foreign Islamist organisations to storm prisons during the 2011 uprising. Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt Court To Retry Mubarak

Ousted Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, has been ordered to stand trial all over again over the killing of protesters in 2011 by an Egyptian appeals court. The former president was cleared in a retrial in November 2014 after he was initially jailed for life over the death of 800 people during the revolution. He was

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Get Death, Life Sentences

An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organisation to death while 14 others were handed life imprisonment. Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater were among those sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday, along with former lawmaker, Mohamed el-Beltagy and party head Saad el-Katatni and his deputy,

Egypt Court Overturns Mubarak Fraud Convictions

An Egyptian court has overturned the fraud convictions of former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons and ordered a retrial. Mubarak was imprisoned for three years in May 2014 after he was found guilty of fraudulently billing the government for $14m of personal expenses. But the court has now ruled that legal procedures were

Egypt Court Drops Charges Against Mubarak

A court in Egypt has dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising against his government. Charges against seven of Mubarak’s senior officials, including his interior minister, were also dropped. His sons Gamal and Alaa were also cleared of separate corruption charges by the same court

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