Massacre in Kenya
Kenya has suffered another massacre at the hands of the jihadists of Al Shabab. This time against an University in Garissa with at least 147 killed and 79 wounded. The worst attack since the bombing against the US embassy in 1998 carried by Al Qaeda. After a siege that lasted for 15 hours six gunmen killed mostly christian students according to the news reports.
Al Jazeera's Greste urges Egypt to free colleagues
Al Jazeera’s Greste released. Urges Egypt to free colleagues.
Egyptian court sentences 683 more to death
An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 people to death in another mass trial against alleged rioters accused of murder and attempted murder of several police officers in Minya. Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among them.
Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum. First ballot since military overthrew President Morsi Likely to spawn presidential bid of General al-Sisi – Al Jazeera.
Al-Qaeda-linked group 'kills' Aleppo captives - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Al-Qaeda-linked group ‘kills’ Aleppo captives. At least 50 were executed, according to activists and a fighter. Fear for the situation of kidnapped journalists – Al Jazeera.
Saudis expel 100,000 illegal Ethiopians - Africa - Al Jazeera English
Saudis expel 100,000 illegal Ethiopians. Ethiopia foreign ministry announces up to 50,000 more citizens to return after crackdown on illegal immigrants – Al Jazeera.
Dangerous situation in Lebanon
Lebanon is suffering hardly the consequences of the Syrian war. The flow of refugees and the violence threaten to destabilise the country.
Arafat poisoned with Polonium
Swiss scientists support the theory that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with Polonium 210 after conducting tests on samples taken from the Palestinian leader body.
Arafat poisoning claim backed by journal - Europe - Al Jazeera English
Arafat poisoning claim backed by journal. Lancet publishes peer review supporting findings Palestinian leader may have been poisoned by polonium – Al Jazeera
Chaos in Libya over the US capture of an Al Qaeda leader in Tripoli
Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was briefly kidnapped and hours after set free by an armed group called The Libyan Revolutionary Operations Chamber, that said is acting “on the prosecutor orders”. Zeidan was “accused” of allow the United States to capture Al Qaeda suspect Abu Anas Al-Liby in Tripoli last weekend and put him under custody in an US Navy ship in the Mediterranean.