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MEA records solid results despite political and security challenges

Middle East Airlines has maintained its profits and good results in 2014 despite the difficult conditions in the country and the regional tension, the chairman of the national carrier said Thursday. “Our unaudited profits for 2014 were close to $69 million compared to around $63 million in 2013. We suffered some losses in the first three months of last year, ...

Egypt asks European govts to stop broadcasting Brotherhood-linked TV channels

Egyptian foreign ministry asks European ambassadors to monitor “extremist websites”, and not to deal with Brotherhood-affiliated groups. Egypt’s foreign ministry called on European countries on Tuesday to “monitor extremist websites that incite violence and terrorism, and to halt broadcasting channels linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.” In a meeting with the European ambassadors, the minister’s aide for European affairs Hatem Seif ...

14 candidates to run against Bashir in Sudan election

Fourteen candidates have registered to run against Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir in a presidential vote in April, the country’s electoral commission said on Tuesday. “The electoral commission has received a total of 15 candidacies for the post of the president of the republic,” commission head Mokhtar al-Assam told reporters. The presidential vote is scheduled for April 13 and parliamentary elections will ...

Libya’s recognised government army declares ceasefire

The army of Libya’s internationally recognised government announced on Sunday that it would cease fire, two days after an Islamist-backed militia alliance announced a truce. “We declare a ceasefire from midnight (2200 GMT) Sunday,” said the army said, stressing however that it would continue to pursue “terrorists”, as UN-brokered peace talks resume in Geneva next week. The army also said ...

Sudan’s Bashir launches reelection bid: Poll organisers

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir submitted his candidacy Sunday for reelection in an April 13 vote widely expected to hand him another five-year term, poll organisers said. The election will be only the second since Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for suspected war crimes in Darfur, seized power in a 1989 coup. The opposition boycotted the first ...

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