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Alastair Macdonald

Alastair Macdonald

    Ukraine accuses Russia of deadly clashes
    Ukraine accuses Russia of deadly clashes
    Ukrainian authorities accused Russia of provoking a fatal gunfight in the eastern city of Kharkiv overnight.
    Egypt: But is it a coup?
    Egypt: But is it a coup?
    The UN has been left to ponder the validity of the ouster of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, while the West considers placing sanctions on aid.
    Egypt's Morsi, army pledge their lives to the 'final hours'
    Egypt's Morsi, army pledge their lives to the 'final hours'
    Egypt's army commander and president has each pledged his life to defy the other as the hour approached that would trigger a military takeover.
    How to oust a president (again), Egyptian-style
    How to oust a president (again), Egyptian-style
    After 18 days of mass protests in 2011, Egyptians succeeded in ousting a president they were unhappy with. Can they do it again this weekend?
    April Fool becomes yet another marketing gimmick
    April Fool becomes yet another marketing gimmick
    The April Fool is dead. Or at least the gentle jester of the common folk has been converted into a corporate colossus controlled by marketing execs.
    Thousands flood Tahrir Square in protest as Egypt awaits results
    Thousands flood Tahrir Square in protest as Egypt awaits results
    Protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square for Friday prayers as Egypt's presidential candidates accused each other of trying to steal elections.
    Protesters rage against Egypt military's 'hollow gesture'
    Protesters rage against Egypt military's 'hollow gesture'
    Egypt's army chief has promised a swifter handover to civilian rule but failed to convince thousands of demonstrators who are battling police.
    Libya's tug-of-war over al-Islam a test for new government
    Libya's tug-of-war over al-Islam a test for new government
    Abdullah al-Senussi and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's capture poses a challenge for the NTC who must deal with cries for blood and appeals for a fair trial.
    Fearing Libya vacuum, urgency placed on rapid vote
    Fearing Libya vacuum, urgency placed on rapid vote
    Libya's war-time rebel prime minister says his country faces a dangerous power vacuum where foreign powers may exploit rival militias on the streets.
    Libyan leaders downplay violent disputes
    Libyan leaders downplay violent disputes
    Despite continued gunfire and explosions near Tripoli, Libyan officials and fighters say a bloody local dispute has been resolved.
    Muslim feast a time of joy for Libyans, but not in Sirte
    Muslim feast a time of joy for Libyans, but not in Sirte
    In the Libyan town of Sirte, the hometown where Muammar Gaddafi met his end, the mood was grim on the eve of one of Islam's greatest festivals.