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Burnt shirt sparks Egypt sectarian clash: police

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

Copts make up roughly 10 percent of Egypt's 82-million-strong populationMuslims on Friday set fire to Christian homes in a village near the Egyptian capital after a fight between a Muslim man and a Christian laundry worker who singed his shirt while ironing it, police said.

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Iraq: Blast kills 6 security officials

July 24th, 2012 Comments off

Children gather at the scene of a bomb attack in Madain, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 23, 2012. An onslaught of bombings and shootings killed scores of people across Iraq on Monday, in the nation’s deadliest day so far this year. The attacks come days after the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq declared a new offensive seeking to re-assert its might in the security vacuum left by the departing Americans. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)Iraqi police say an explosives-rigged motorcycle killed six Kurdish intelligence officials when it blew up near them in a town in the country's north.

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Bulgaria hunts killer of Israeli tourists

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Investigators have released CCTV footage of the man they believe carried out Wednesday's attack at a Black Sea airportBulgarian police were working flat out Friday with the FBI and Interpol to try and identify a suicide bomber who killed six people including five Israeli tourists and piece together his final movements.

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On "morality police" in Egypt

July 15th, 2012 Comments off

I did not get a chance to blog about the reports of Islamist morality vigilantism said to have caused the death of a young man in Suez a couple of weeks ago, but below are some links on the story. While it’s not clear how widespread the phenomenon is, and there has been some alarmism, I do believe that such events are happening more frequently. I would not look at a conspiracy by the new Islamist president for now, though — this problem has much more to do with the collapse of authority in areas where there the state already has problems to impose itself. No wonder the worst instances of such morality police (but the least reported) is Sinai.

  • No morality police in Egypt: Morsi spokesman – Politics – Egypt – Ahram Online
  • A noisy discourse on sexual harassment : EgyptMonocle
  • Egyptian Youth’s Murder in Suez Puts Islamists on Defensive – Bloomberg
  • Fears of ‘morality vigilantism’ in Suez – YouTube
  • After Suez murder, questions linger over vigilante ‘morality police’ | Egypt Independent
  • Egyptian student fatally stabbed by militants – SFGate


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    Sylvester Stallone’s son Sage found dead in Los Angeles at 36 after overdosing … – New York Daily News

    July 14th, 2012 Comments off

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    Israel to deport illegal foreigners from West Bank

    July 13th, 2012 Comments off

    Foreign activists and Palestinians dressed as clowns protest in front of Israeli policemen in Susia in the West BankIsrael's immigration police have been granted the power to remove foreigners without permits from the occupied West Bank, Haaretz newspaper reported on Friday.

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    Israeli forces kill man sneaking over Egypt border

    July 13th, 2012 Comments off

    Israel has expedited work on a massive steel barrier along its border with SinaiIsraeli border police killed one man and wounded another when the two tried to cross the Egyptian border into Israel, the army said on Friday.

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    Deadly bombing hits Yemen police

    July 11th, 2012 Comments off

    At least eight people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the police academy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, officials say.
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    Suicide attack on Yemen police academy kills 6: security

    July 11th, 2012 Comments off

    A Yemeni soldier guards the wall of the police academy in Sanaa, at the scene of a suicide attackAn Al-Qaeda suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of a police academy in Sanaa on Wednesday, killing at least eight cadets and wounding several more more, the High Security Commission said.

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    Suicide attack on Yemen police cadets kills 10

    July 11th, 2012 Comments off

    A Yemeni soldier, left, stands next to the blood of police cadets who were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a police academy in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. A suicide bomber threw himself into a crowd of Yemeni police cadets leaving their academy on Wednesday and detonated his explosives, killing several people, a security official said.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a crowd of Yemeni police cadets as they were leaving their academy Wednesday, killing at least 10 of them, according to security officials.

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