Al Qaeda Suspected of Kidnapping Jordanian Ambassador to Libya

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Al Hayat reported on April 15 that Al Qaeda or a group affiliated with it is suspected of kidnapping the Jordanian ambassador to Libya. On Tuesday, the ambassador was kidnapped by masked men in Tripoli. Successive Libyan governments have come under increasing criticism for their inability to reign in militias and maintain order in the post revolutionary country.

Article Source: Al Hayat

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Egypt Announces Monthly Bread Quota with Smart Card System Implementation

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Al Quds Al Arabi reported on April 13 that Egypt has announced the monthly individual bread quota for Egyptians as part of a plan to implement the use of smart cards as a means to distribute the bread. Egyptians rely heavily on monthly food and power quotas and successive governments have hesitated from reducing the quotas over the years out of fear of riots.

Article Source: Al Quds Al Arabi

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Israel Installs Automatic Machine Guns with Cameras on Security Fence

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Picture published by Maan

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on April 13 that the IDF has installed automatic machine guns with surveillance capabilities along the controversial security barrier that separates the West Bank from Israel. 

Article Source: Ma'an

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Egyptian Ministry of Oil Signs Contract with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

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On April 8, Al Masry Al Youm reported that the Egyptian Oil Ministry had signed a contract with the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation to import more petrol goods. This includes diesel and jet fuel and the report stated that Egypt would import 1,260 tons over three years.

Article Source: Al Masry Al Youm

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Kerry Says Iran Could Produce Necessary Material to Build Nuclear Bomb in Two Months

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Times of Israel reported yesterday that US Secretary of Stat John Kerry stated during a Senate hearing that Iran is capable of producing the necessary material to build a nuclear bomb in two months. Kerry's statements came as the US and other world powers are meeting in Vienna to discuss efforts to curb Iran's nuclear program.

Article Source: Times of Israel

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Libyan Parliament Urges Prime Minister to Form a New Government

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BBC Arabic reported yesterday that the Libyan parliament is urging the prime minister to form a new government in place of the current one which is demanding wider powers. The government has come under harsh criticism for its inability to reign in militias.

Article Source: BBC Arabic

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Netanyahu Threatens Unilateral Actions Against Palestinians

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened unilateral actions against the Palestinians if they follow through on statements that they will seek to join international treaties. Netanyahu stated that Israel has taken difficult steps to achieve a peace agreement and claimed that the Palestinians have made empty statements that have not helped the two sides put an end to the conflict.

Article Source: Al Badil

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Kuwaiti Minister of Justice Rejects US Accusations of Promoting the Financing of Terrorism

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مسؤول أمريكي يتهم وزير العدل الكويتي بالترويج لتمويل الإرهابيين في سوريا.

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Yesterday, Kuwait's Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs denied  accusations by a high ranking US official that he promotes the financing terrorism and incites people to wage Jihad in the Syrian civil war. Since the start of the civil war, some Kuwaitis have traveled to Syria to fight in addition to numerous other nationalities.

Article Source: BBC Arabic

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Egypt Discovers Brotherhood Group Trying to Steal State Secrets

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Egypt has reported that its security services discovered a Muslim Brotherhood affiliated group, attempting to steal state secrets. The group, known as Ansar Al Sharia, is also purportedly linked to the Arabic news network Al Jazeera. Egypt also reported that it captured some members of the group.

Article Source: BBC Arabic

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Morsi Supporters Protest Against Al Sisi Candidacy

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Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi protested in Egypt yesterday the presidential candidacy announcement of Egyptian Army Chief Al Sisi. Morsi supporters and others saw his ousting as a military coup and believe that Al Sisi's candidacy is illegitimate. 

Article Source: Albaladonline.com

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Al Sisi Announces Candidacy

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Egyptian Army Chief Al Sisi announced on March 26, 2014 that he officially planned to run for Egypt's presidency. The announcement has been anticipated for a long time. Al Sisi addressed the Egyptian people in a televised address and stressed that the election would be fair and transparent.

Article Source: Al Masry Al Youm

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Yemeni Security Forces Rescue Kidnapped Italian Citizen

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Yemeni news source Saba Net reported on March 25, 2014 that Yemeni security forces managed to save a kidnapped Italian citizen two hours after he was taken in Yemen. The operation was a combination of efforts from various Yemeni security services.

Article Source: Saba Net

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Egypt Sentences 528 Brotherhood Members to Death

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On March 24, 2014, Egyptian doctor and Islamist politician Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh heavily criticized the Egyptian criminal court's decision to sentence 528 Muslim Brotherhood members to death. While the sentence is unprecedented, many media sources reported that it is unlikely to be carried out. The individuals were convicted of storming a prison and killing two prison guards.

Article Source: Al Masry Al Youm

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