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Egypt troops kill pro-Morsi marchers

Egypt troops kill pro-Morsi marchers

Egyptian security forces have opened fire on supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, killing three people. The incident occurred as crowds gathered outside the officers’ club of the Presidential Guard, where Mr Morsi is believed to be held. The Muslim Brotherhood has been demanding his reinstatement. The army, which removed Mr Morsi in response to widespread unrest,… Read more →

China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner

China to join Russia for largest naval drills with foreign partner

China will join Russia later this week for its largest-ever naval drills with a foreign partner, underlining deepening ties between the former cold war rivals along with Beijing’s desire for closer links with regional militaries. China has long been a key customer for Russian military hardware, but only in the last decade have their militaries begun taking part in joint exercises. China’s defence… Read more →

NSA spying row: bugging friends is unacceptable, warn Germans

NSA spying row: bugging friends is unacceptable, warn Germans

The leaders of Germany and France have rounded angrily on the US for the first time over spying claims, signalling that ambitious EU-US trade talks scheduled to open next week could become an early casualty of theburgeoning transatlantic espionage dispute. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French president, François Hollande, described the disclosures of massive US spying and snooping in Europe as unacceptable, with the Germans… Read more →

Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

The demonstrations that began Sunday in Cairo, Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Mohamed Morsi have attracted “millions” of supporters and many counter-demonstrators as well, making the protest the largest political event in the history of the world, according to the BBC. The protests in Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt exceed those that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011… Read more →

Egypt clerics warn of 'civil war' as rallies begin

Egypt clerics warn of ‘civil war’ as rallies begin

(Reuters) – Egypt’s leading religious authority warned of “civil war” on Friday and called for calm after a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood was killed ahead of mass rallies aimed at forcing the president to quit. “Vigilance is required to ensure we do not slide into civil war,” the Al-Azhar institute said. In a statement broadly supportive of Islamist… Read more →

The US and Russia are coming to blows, leaving the Syrian conflict to spread unabated into widening circles of cross-border and internecine Muslim violence. This also impinges on a secret US-Iranian nuclear dialogue.

Navy SEALs’ Parents Sue Biden, Panetta Over Sons’ Deaths

Navy SEALs’ Parents Sue Biden, Panetta Over Sons’ Deaths

Vice President Joe Biden and ex-U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta were sued by the parents of Navy SEALs, who accused the officials of exposing their sons to retaliation by publicizing their unit’s role in the raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden. The men were killed in an Aug. 6, 2011, attack on their helicopter, three months after the bin Laden raid,… Read more →

Muslim scholar tied to pro-Hamas group, radical cleric visits White House

Muslim scholar tied to pro-Hamas group, radical cleric visits White House

A Muslim scholar whose group supports Hamas, who has urged the U.N. to criminalize blasphemy and who is the deputy of an Egyptian cleric banned from the U.S. over his radical statements was able to secure a visit at the White House earlier this month. A report from The Investigative Project on Terrorism uncovered a statement on the website of Sheikh… Read more →

MORE TO THE STORY?  Journalist Hastings Sent Chilling Email Before Death

MORE TO THE STORY? Journalist Hastings Sent Chilling Email Before Death

Mere hours before the fiery car crash that took his life, journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to friends and colleagues urging them to get legal counsel if they were approached by federal authorities. “Hey [redacted] the Feds are interviewing my ‘close friends and associates,’” read the message dated June 17 at 12:56 p.m. from Hastings to editors at the… Read more →

Netanyahu: Israel to continue acting against Gaza rocket fire

Netanyahu: Israel to continue acting against Gaza rocket fire

PM responds to overnight rocket fire on South, vowing “nothing will be allowed to drip or accumulate”; Liberman says Israel should consider reoccupying Gaza; Hamas PM Haniyeh: We are not afraid of Israeli threats. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Palestinians in the Hamas-led Gaza Strip that Israel would continue to act militarily against elements who launch missiles and… Read more →