Islamism

Egyptian court suspends work to protest Morsi move

Egyptian court suspends work to protest Morsi move

CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian state television says the country’s highest appeal court has decided to suspend its work nationwide to protest the president’s decrees giving himself nearly absolute powers. It says Wednesday’s decision was made […]

11/28/2012

Egypt_clashes

Egypt mass protests challenge Islamist president

Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president have made a show of strength in Cairo. More than 200,000 people had flocked to Tahrir square by this evening to demand President Mohammed Morsi revoke decrees he issued last week granting him near autocratic powers.

11/27/2012

Egypt's president stands by his decrees

Egypt’s president stands by his decrees

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi told the country’s top judges Monday that he did not infringe on their authority when he seized near absolute powers, setting the stage for a prolonged showdown on the eve of mass protests planned by both supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader.

11/26/2012

Girl in Timbuktu whipped for speaking to men

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) – A teenaged girl received 60 lashes in Timbuktu after Islamist extremists convicted her of speaking to men on the street. The girl, about 15 years old, was allegedly caught standing alongside […]

10/15/2012

North Mali robber describes Shariah amputation

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) – Speaking from his hospital bed, a young man whose hand and foot were amputated this week by the radical Islamic group controlling northern Mali described an agony unlike any other – […]

09/13/2012

previous