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Cairo clash leaves 54 dead; Crisis deepens – Muslim Brotherhood calls for an uprising

CAIRO: At least 54 people were killed yesterday when the Egyptian army opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, in the deadliest incident since the elected Islamist leader…

Splits in leadership amid Egypt protests

CAIRO: Feuding erupted within Egypt's new leadership yesterday as secular and liberal factions wrangled with ultraconservative Islamists who rejected their choice for prime minister, stalling the formation of a new…

Gunmen kill 42 at Nigeria school

  KANO, Nigeria: Gunmen believed to be Islamists from Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgent group killed 42 people, mostly students, in an overnight attack on a secondary school in restive Yobe…

Mandela still critical – Grandson to lodge complaint

JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela remained hospitalised in a critical state for a fourth weekend Saturday after doctors ruled out turning off his life support unless he suffered massive organ failure. Meanwhile…

Egyptian Interim leader sworn in – Egypt ponders what’s next?; Prosecutor orders Brotherhood arrests

CAIRO: The chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn yesterday as the nation's interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Adly…

World urges Egypt to return to democracy – Israel remains mute; Saudi, UAE praise army’s intervention

LONDON: World powers called yesterday for a return to democracy in Egypt after the military ousted president Mohamed Morsi, but many took a pragmatic stance and stopped short of condemning…

Army ‘coup’ topples Morsi – Kuwait urges citizens to leave Egypt immediately

CAIRO: The Egyptian army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi yesterday after a week of bloodshed that killed nearly 50 people as millions took to the streets to demand an…

Morales jet diverted over Snowden row – Bolivia furious over ‘kidnapping’ * Outrage in Latam

LA PAZ: Bolivia's President Evo Morales was heading home yesterday after his plane was searched in Vienna on suspicion of harboring fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, prompting outrage from…

Obama joins Bush at Tanzania memorial

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania: Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican predecessor President George W Bush found common ground in Africa yesterday, honoring the victims of a terrorist attack in an…

Morsi snubs ultimatum, army readies ‘roadmap’ – President, Sisi in crisis talks * Brotherhood urges ‘martyrdom’

CAIRO: Opponents of Egypt's Mohamed Morsi poured onto the streets of Cairo yesterday to press their demand that he step down after the Islamist president snubbed an ultimatum from the…

South Africa’s De Klerk hospitalized – Fellow Nobel laureate Mandela lies critically ill

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's last apartheid president FW de Klerk was hospitalized yesterday to receive a pacemaker, as his fellow Nobel peace laureate Nelson Mandela lies critically ill. De Klerk cut…

31 dead in Uganda oil tanker blaze

KAMPALA: At least 31 people have died in a blaze that engulfed an oil tanker after it was hit by another vehicle in a suburb of the Ugandan capital, police…