Muslim Brotherhood

Gulf Arab States Blacklist 9 Individuals, 9 Organizations: SPA

DUBAI, July 25 – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have added nine entities and nine individuals to their individual ban lists because of alleged links to Qatar over terrorism, Saudi’s state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The four Arab states, who isolated Qatar by cutting all diplomatic and transport links

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UAE’s Gargash: Qatar Isolation Could Last for Years

By John Irish PARIS, June 19 – A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Monday Qatar’s powerful Arab neighbours could continue to isolate it “for years” if it did not alter its foreign policy and said a list of their grievances would be completed in the next days. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab

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Doha’s Actions May Destabilize the Region: Saudi Minister

BY Leila Hatoum At a time when the world is suffering “horrendous” terrorist attacks, Qatar continues to harbor wanted terrorists, providing them with “financial” and logistical aid, a thing which “has to stop immediately,” said Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Culture and Information Dr Awwad Alawwad. In an emailed statement to Newsweek Middle East, Dr Alawwad

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Some Egyptian Banks Halt Dealings With Qatari Banks After Rupture

By Asma Alsharif CAIRO, June 5 – Some Egyptian banks halted dealings with Qatari banks on Monday, four Cairo-based bankers said, responding to Cairo’s announcement that it had cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Egypt’s action, announced in the early hours of Monday, was coordinated with similar moves by Saudi Arabia, the

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Hamas to soften stance on Israel

DOHA, May 1 – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas will remove a call for Israel’s destruction and drop its association with the Muslim Brotherhood in a new policy document to be issued on Monday, Gulf Arab sources said. Hamas’s move appears aimed at improving relations with Gulf Arab states and Egypt, which label the Brotherhood

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A Time for Change

Kuwait’s opposition and newcomers win 24 of 50 parliamentary seats By Abdullah Alelyan Kuwait’s November 26 parliamentary elections were by far the most controversial public voting in the country over the past decade, as many Kuwaitis refused to reelect most outgoing members of the Parliament (MPs) who are considered “government deputies.” Allegations of political money being

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Egypt Says Arrests Seven Militants, Links Them to Muslim Brotherhood

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities said on Friday they had arrested members of two recently emerged militant groups, along with weapons, explosives and proof that the organisations had been set up by the Muslim Brotherhood. Police detained five leaders and other members of the Hasam Movement and Louwaa al-Thawra, the

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Egyptian Court Hands Ex-President Mursi Another Life Sentence

CAIRO, June 18 – Egypt’s former president Mohamed Mursi was handed another life sentence on Saturday, after a court found him guilty of espionage and leaking state secrets. Mursi, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, has already been sentenced in three other cases, including the death penalty for a mass jail break during the 2011

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Egyptian Court Recommends Death Penalty for Journalists, Mursi Verdict Postponed

CAIRO, May 8 – An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for three journalists and three others charged with endangering national security by leaking state secrets to Qatar, in a ruling condemned by the Doha-based Al Jazeera channel as shocking. Jordanian national Alaa Omar Sablan and Ibrahim Mohammed Helal, who both work for Al Jazeera,

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Jordan: Power Plays

Jordan’s clampdown of the Brotherhood faces detractors BY Maysa Zureikat On April 13, the Jordanian security services closed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwan) in Amman, the country’s most organized opposition force, sealing off the entrance with red wax. It was a dramatic move; the Ikhwan has a strong support base in urban

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