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Last updated: Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:50:03 AM

Egyptian Brotherhood members get 20 years in jail
Cairo, Sep 9 (IANS) An Egyptian court Tuesday sentenced two prominent members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to 20 years in prison over torturing and killing policemen, and joining and managing a banned group.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 3:40:04 PM

Botswana sports teams on high Ebola alert at international meets
Gaborone (Botswana), Sep 9 (IANS) Botswana sport teams have put a high priority on the Ebola virus ahead of several international tournaments the country is currently taking part in.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:36:23 AM

Lesotho PM postpones re-opening of parliament
Maseru, Sep 9 (IANS) Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has postponed the re-opening of parliament amid tension in the country.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 10:14:03 AM

African Union holds emergency meet on Ebola
Addis Ababa, Sep 8 (IANS) The African Union (AU) executive council Monday began its emergency meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa to consolidate collective continental efforts against the deadly disease.

Monday, September 08, 2014 8:30:04 PM

12 killed in Somalia suicide bombing
Mogadishu, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 22 others injured Monday when a suicide car bomb hit an African Union (AU) troops convoy on the outskirts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.

Monday, September 08, 2014 7:54:03 PM

Arab League calls for joint action against IS
Cairo, Sep 8 (IANS) The Arab League has unanimously adopted a resolution to combat the militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group, in order to protect Arab national security, media reported Monday.

Monday, September 08, 2014 4:44:03 PM

Mauritius ranked best honeymoon destination in Indian Ocean region
Port Louis, Sep 8 (IANS) The island of Mauritius has confirmed its reputation as the best destination in the Indian Ocean region for weddings and honeymoon.

Monday, September 08, 2014 4:16:07 PM

Iraqi warplanes pound IS positions, five killed
Mosul (Iraq), Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Iraqi aircraft early Monday carried out strikes on strongholds of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation in and around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, authorities said.

Monday, September 08, 2014 2:40:06 PM

Arab governments agree to act against IS
Cairo, Sep 8 (IANS) Arab foreign ministers agreed Sunday to jointly act against extremist groups, particularly the Islamic State (IS), but did not state their possible coordination with the US, a media report said.

Monday, September 08, 2014 8:00:07 AM

Egypt's Morsi may face death penalty
Cairo, Sep 8 (IANS) Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi may face death sentence for leaking national security documents to Qatar, state media reported.

Monday, September 08, 2014 5:12:07 AM

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