What is the Islamic State? Expert Omar Shaukat explains all.
Israel says it's hit more than one-hundred-and-twenty targets overnight, as the violent confrontation with Palestinian militants intensifies. Several Palastinian rockets landed in Jerusalem and two targeting Tel Aviv were shot down by the Iraelis. For more on this we are joined by Na'eem Jenah, Director at Afro-middle East Centre.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has pledged intense support to Baghdad in the fight against militants. Kerry made a surprise visit to Iraq as Sunni Insurgents led by the jihadist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), seized a strategic town in the Northern part of the country. The insurgents also captured the country's biggest oil refinery in Beji, which had been under siege for ten days, Joining us in studio Omar Shaukat is a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa to give analysis on the situation.
The United States has condemned a "horrifying" massacre by Islamic militants said to have killed hundreds of Iraqi soldiers as they advanced on Baghdad after seizing vast swathes of northern Iraq. The country experienced similar attacks over the last few weeks with the USA and Australia withdrawing their troops. For more analyses on the story we joined by Naeem Jenah who is the director for the Afro-Middle East Centre.

Na'eem Jeenah on Egypt

  • 22 April, 2014
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An Egyptian court has sentenced thirty additional people to more than three years in prison for violent protests. They were found guilty on Monday of supporting deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. The military-installed authorities have engaged in a sweeping crackdown against Morsi's supporters and his Muslim Brotherhood since his ouster in July. The crackdown has left more than 1 400 people dead, and thousands have been jailed. More than 1-thousand Morsi supporters have been convicted in mass trials, including 5-hundred-and-29 sentenced to death last month. For more on this story we are joined in the studio by Afro Middle East…

On kidnapping of Libyan PM, Ali Zeidan

  • 20 October, 2013
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Libyan rebels have kidnapped the country's Prime Minister Ali Zidan and taken him to an undisclosed location. Security sources says Zeidan was seized from a hotel where he was staying in the Libyan capital Tripoli. On the line by Naeem Jeenah from the Afro Middle East Centre
Reports from Washington say the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. The announcement is expected this week. The U.S. has been considering such a move since the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected leader in June. For the latest we are joined in studio by Ebrahim Deen from Afro Middle East Centre.

On US plans to slash aid to Egypt

  • 09 October, 2013
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Reports from Washington say the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. The announcement is expected this week. The USA has been considering such a move since the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected leader in June. AMEC's Ebrahim Deen comments on this development on SABC News.
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