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Alastair Macdonald

Alastair Macdonald

    Ukraine accuses Russia of deadly clashes
    Ukraine accuses Russia of deadly clashes
    The interior minister said police arrested about 30 people involved on both sides of the clash after two men, aged 20 and 31, were killed late on...
    Egypt: But is it a coup?
    Egypt: But is it a coup?
    Egypt's army held ousted president Mohamed Morsi at a military facility in Cairo on Thursday. Other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were...
    Egypt's Morsi, army pledge their lives to the 'final hours'
    Egypt's Morsi, army pledge their lives to the 'final hours'
    The military chiefs on Wednesday issued a call to battle in a statement headlined "The Final Hours". They said they were willing to shed...
    How to oust a president (again), Egyptian-style
    How to oust a president (again), Egyptian-style
    Hearing their bright-eyed talk around a café table of a peaceful new Egyptian revolution, you might dismiss Mahmoud Badr and the other young...
    April Fool becomes yet another marketing gimmick
    April Fool becomes yet another marketing gimmick
    Companies around the world, from Google to BMW and Sony, have adopted the tradition of goading the gullible on April 1 to show their lighter sides...
    Thousands flood Tahrir Square in protest as Egypt awaits results
    Thousands flood Tahrir Square in protest as Egypt awaits results
    The Muslim Brotherhood, whose candidate Mohamed Morsy says he has already won, called on supporters to mass in vigil at the birthplace of last...
    Protesters rage against Egypt military's 'hollow gesture'
    Protesters rage against Egypt military's 'hollow gesture'
    Egypt's army chief, seeking to defuse street protests that have left 37 people dead, promised a swifter handover to civilian rule but failed to...
    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, Libya's feared former intelligence chief, was cornered and captured at a remote desert homestead on Sunday, a day after...
    Fearing Libya vacuum, urgency placed on rapid vote
    Fearing Libya vacuum, urgency placed on rapid vote
    Libya's war-time rebel prime minister said on Wednesday his country faced a lengthy and dangerous power vacuum where foreign powers may exploit...
    Libyan leaders downplay violent disputes
    Libyan leaders downplay violent disputes
    Despite continued gunfire and explosions near Tripoli on Sunday, Libyan officials and fighters said a bloody local dispute that has strained nerves...
    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 shattered Libyan town of Sirte, the hometown where Muammar Gaddafi met his end last month, the mood was grim on the eve of one of Islam's...
    Israel prepares to board Gaza aid ship
    Israel prepares to board Gaza aid ship
    The Israeli navy prepared to board another aid ship bound for Gaza on Saturday, as Washington condemned as "unsustainable" a blockade which Israel...