Tag: Islamists

Personal freedoms pit rights activists against Islamists

September 11, 2019

A debate has been triggered in the Moroccan civil society over the need to amend laws incriminating consensual sex between adults after a journalist has ... Read More

Sudan: Al Sisi concerned about Islamists’ ties with TMC

May 28, 2019

Egyptian President Fattah al-Sisi has asked the Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) to distance itself from Islamists who formed the bacon of support for former ... Read More

Tunisia: Trump’s adviser warns against Islamists’ attempt to topple regime

April 15, 2017

President Trump’s foreign policy adviser Walid Phares has warned against attempts by Tunisian Islamists and their Tripoli-based counterparts to bring down President Caid Essebsi’s democratically ... Read More

Morocco & Tunisia, ‘success stories’ of the Arab Spring- Former EU Commissioner says

December 16, 2016

Morocco and Tunisia managed to outlive the Arab Spring from which they emerged as success stories in the region thanks to the vitality of their ... Read More

Libya: Tunisia’s Ennahda leader called to mediate between Gaddafi loyalists and Islamists

November 30, 2016

Rached Ghannouchi and his party have been urged to reconcile Muammar Gaddafi’s loyalists and Islamists, London-based The New Arab reports. Ghannouchi according to Qatari media ... Read More

Egypt: IS claims checkpoint attack

November 28, 2016

The Islamic state group (IS) Friday claimed credit for the check point attack that killed 12 soldiers in the restive province of North Sinai. "A ... Read More

Al-Sisi, against all odds, expresses support for Bachar

November 23, 2016

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said he supports the Syrian military, a position at odds with his country's Gulf donators like Saudi Arabia. The ... Read More

Libya: Fayez Sarraj Vows to Restore Order after Coup Attempt

October 17, 2016

Fayez Al-Sarraj, Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has vowed to restore order in his country after the coup attempt staged ... Read More

King Mohammed VI Entrusts PJD Leader with Forming New Govt

October 11, 2016

King Mohammed VI of Morocco received on Monday Abdelilah Benkirane, Head of the moderate Islamist Party of Justice & Development (PJD), and appointed him Head ... Read More

Morocco: Washington, Paris & Madrid Hail Parliament Polls as Democratic

October 11, 2016

The United States, France and Spain, Morocco's closest friends and strong allies, have congratulated the North African Kingdom for the free and fair democratic elections ... Read More