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Maggie Michael

Maggie Michael

    Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood rejects transition timetable
    Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood rejects transition timetable
    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday rejected a new timetable announced by the military-backed interim leadership that sets a fast track for...
    Clashes leave 54 dead, plunging Egypt deeper into crisis
    Clashes leave 54 dead, plunging Egypt deeper into crisis
    Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the military's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in bloodshed that left at...
    Troops beef up security as Egypt mobilises for more protests
    Troops beef up security as Egypt mobilises for more protests
    Egypt's leadership wrangled over the naming of a prime minister, as both the Muslim Brotherhood and their opponents called for new mass rallies...
    Contentious law bans Gaddafi-era officials from Libya govt
    Contentious law bans Gaddafi-era officials from Libya govt
    Passed by Parliament on Sunday essentially at gunpoint – heavily armed militias were parked outside government buildings and refused to leave...
    Egypt's Morsi wants Parliament elections in April
    Egypt's Morsi wants Parliament elections in April
    A decree by President Mohamed Morsi issued late on Thursday set the start of a staggered, four-stage voting process for April 27, with the last...
    Second day of voting in Egypt to pick Mubarak successor
    Second day of voting in Egypt to pick Mubarak successor
    Egyptians voted for a second day on Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister against a conservative Islamist,...
    Petrol shortage in Egypt sets tempers off
    Petrol shortage in Egypt sets tempers off
    Across Egypt, long lines of cars and trucks snake around the corner from petrol stations, drivers spend the night in their vehicles waiting for...
    Militias continue stronghold a year after Libyan uprising
    Militias continue stronghold a year after Libyan uprising
    One militia controls the airport. Others carve up neighbourhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms. They clash in the streets, terrifying...
    Libya takes next step towards drafting new constitution
    Libya takes next step towards drafting new constitution
    Libya's interim government has proposed a draft law for electing an assembly to draft a new constitution -- a first step to setting up a new...
    Egypt's activists fear wider crackdown
    Egypt's activists fear wider crackdown
    It was an unusually intense raid on pro-democracy groups backed by some of Egypt's closest allies, including the United States: special commandos...
    Fear and loathing in Libya
    Fear and loathing in Libya
    Rebel sympathisers, driven underground by a security clampdown in Tripoli, have resorted to furtive protests such as writing "No" next to pro-government wall graffiti and releasing balloons with rebel flags attached, according to two Libyans who have escaped the capital....
    Libya govt says rebels' victory claims 'wishful reporting'
    Libya govt says rebels' victory claims 'wishful reporting'
    From the east and west, working with Nato air strikes, resurgent rebels have battled Libyan government forces at flashpoints along the Mediterranean coast, rebel commanders reported. The government said their victory claims were "wishful reporting"....