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The military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas threatened on November 6 to renew attacks in response to Israel’s Jewish settlement policies. The statement containing the warning was issued two days before Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization began talks on November 8.
The presidential decree of October 27 sending 20 arrested members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to military court has provoked a number of protests in Egypt.
Thousands of Egyptian Muslims clamored into tents set up at Abbasiya’s Youth Center on November 7 to find out if this year would be the chance to fulfill one of their most important religious obligations.
With just two months to go before the start of the new millennium, Israel is bracing itself for an influx of Christian cranks, who at best see the date as heralding the return of the Messiah and the Last Judgment and at worst are suspected of wanting to hasten these events.
Churches in the Holy Land Thursday said they would shut for two days this month to protest plans by Israel for a mosque to be built near the main Christian shrine in Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up. The announcement carried with it a veiled threat that church doors could also slam shut at...
Saudi Arabia’s interior minister said in remarks published Saturday he did not see any threat to the kingdom from dissident Osama bin Laden, wanted by the United States for last year’s embassy bombings in Africa.
Business executives in Saudi Arabia continue to transfer tens of millions of dollars to bank accounts linked to Osama bin Laden, accused of last year’s U.S. embassy bombings in East Africa, USA Today reported Friday.
In a rare public glimpse of a fierce internal debate, Islamist spiritual leader Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman denounced attempts to work within the Egyptian political system by two fledgling Islamist parties.
Medina’s first ’cyber café’ opened last June in the heart of the city which like Mecca is still officially closed to non-Muslims. The cafe is a spin-off of the Al Medina Research and Studies Centre, set up by regional governor Prince Abdel Majeed to collate everything to do with the sacred city.
After moving against Egypt’s offshore press in 1998 by making them go through the prime minister’s office for approval, the government has turned its attention to the local press and is reminding them who’s boss by demanding payment of massive back taxes.


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