Islamist group says executes seven foreign hostages, Nigeria doubts report

Islamist group says executes seven foreign hostages, Nigeria doubts report

(Reuters) – A Nigerian Islamist group said on Saturday it had killed seven foreign hostages seized last month from a construction firm’s compound in northern Nigeria, where Islamist insurgents have killed hundreds over the past two years. But Nigerian authorities said they had no information on any such killing, and doubted the veracity of the […]

Egypt protesters torch buildings, target Suez Canal

Egypt protesters torch buildings, target Suez Canal

By Yousri Mohamed and Marwa Awad PORT SAID, Egypt/CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly soccer riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security. The ruling enraged residents of Port Said, at the […]

Police fire teargas at angry backers of Kenya vote loser

Police fire teargas at angry backers of Kenya vote loser

  (Reuters) – Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas to disperse crowds of angry supporters of the defeated presidential candidate, Raila Odinga, on Saturday in one of his stronghold regions in the west of the country, a Reuters witness reported. “No Raila, no peace,” they chanted, throwing stones at vehicles and dozens of police […]

Kenyatta declared winner of Kenya’s presidential vote

Kenyatta declared winner of Kenya’s presidential vote

* Rival Odinga says will challenge vote in court * International court urges Kenyatta to keep cooperating * Kenyatta pledges to work with “all nations” * Police fire teargas at Odinga backers throwing stones * Disputed election five years ago unleashed tribal violence (Adds Kenyatta, Odinga comments, clashes between police and Odinga supporters) By Duncan […]