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Islamic State Tightens Its Grip on Iraq’s Anbar Province

wsj.com — BAGHDAD-The chief of police of a critical Iraqi province besieged by Islamic State militants was killed in a bombing early Sunday, local officials said, heightening concerns that the strategically important region is in imminent danger of being captured by the insurgent group.

Egypt’s Leader Reinvents Himself as Bulwark Against Terrorism

wsj.com — CAIRO-The specter of an expanding Islamic State has alarmed leaders across the Middle East. But for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, that threat has become an opportunity to transform himself from an international outcast to an ally in the regional war against terrorism.

Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi sentenced to death

marketwatch.com — CAIRO-Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was sentenced to death Saturday for allegedly breaking out of prison during the height of the nation's uprising in 2011. The court's preliminary verdict is subject to review by the Grand Mufti, Egypt's highest religious authority, whose opinion isn't legally binding but is traditionally adopted by the court.

HOWARD BEACH 'BIAS' ATTACK. Bat-wielding thug clubs black man

nydailynews.com — A BLACK MAN WAS clubbed with a baseball bat in Howard Beach early yesterday by white attackers, fracturing his skull in what authorities called a hate crime, police said. "This is what you get if you want to rob white boys, n----r!"

Egypt’s Morsi Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

wsj.com — CAIRO-An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first elected leader.

Islamic State Video Purports to Show Killing of Ethiopian Christians

wsj.com — A video released Sunday by Islamic State purports to show militants killing two separate groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya, the second such mass execution of foreign Christians in the North African country. The video, which could not be independently verified, depicts two separate groups of Ethiopians being massacred.

Explosion Hits Bridge in Central Cairo, Killing At Least One

wsj.com — CAIRO-An explosion has hit a bridge near an upscale neighborhood in central Cairo, killing at least one person. An Associated Press reporter saw a corpse on the bridge, which connects Cairo's sister city of Giza to its upscale Zamalek neighborhood. A police officer at the scene said one person was killed in Sunday's blast.

Road to Extremism for Tunisian Museum Gunmen Went Through Libya

wsj.com — BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia-When Jaber Khachnaoui vanished in December, his family searched for him in vain, mystified why the 19-year-old who was about to finish high school would suddenly leave home without a word. In early February, the family got its answer when the young Tunisian called from an unidentifiable number.

Tunisia Prime Minister Fires Six Police Officers After Museum Attack

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-Tunisia's prime minister Monday dismissed six ranking police commanders, including the chief of tourist police, in response to what he cited as lapses that contributed to an attack that killed 20 foreign tourists and a police officer at a popular museum last week.

Tunisian Elite Police Recount Horror Day at the Museum

wsj.com — TUNIS, Tunisia-The two gunmen who attacked Tunisia's national museum on Wednesday fended off an elite unit of antiterrorism police for nearly two hours and were killed after a grenade they tossed failed to explode.
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May 25, 2015

RT @hany2m: Soldier who opened fire at Tunis base killed colonel, wounded 8 others before being shot dead | Reuters - trust.org/item/201505250… #Tunisia

May 24, 2015

RT @tutaleni: @TamerELG Can't think of any. Even in a bad movie he still pulls something off.

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