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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt's military-installed rulers declared the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi a "terrorist" organisation Wednesday, signalling a wider crackdown after blaming it for a deadly police station bombing claimed by jihadists. A Muslim Brotherhood leader lambasted the drastic decision and vowed the movement would keep up its protests across Egypt, despite the move which is unprecedented for the 85-year-old movement.

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Egypt's military-installed rulers declared the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi a "terrorist" organisation Wednesday, blaming it for a deadly police headquarters bombing already claimed by an Al-Qaeda-inspired group. The decision is likely to accelerate a crackdown on the movement that has killed more than 1,000 people, mostly Islamists, in street clashes and seen thousands imprisoned since Morsi's overthrow by the military in July.

Sinai-based group claims Egypt police compound bombing

By Yusri Mohamed and Shadia Nasralla ISMAILIA/CAIRO (Reuters) - A Sinai-based Islamist militant group said on Wednesday it was behind a car bomb attack on an Egyptian police compound in the Nile Delta which killed 16 people and wounded about 140. The army-backed government vowed to fight "black terrorism" after Tuesday's bombing in the city of Mansoura, saying it would not upset a political transition plan whose next step is a January referendum on a new constitution.

Huge car bomb attack on Egypt police HQ kills 14

A powerful car bomb tore through an Egyptian police headquarters Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, in one of the worst attacks since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The military-installed government said the bombing in Mansoura city, north of Cairo, was aimed at derailing Egypt's democratic transition, and immediately suggested Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood was behind it. But the Islamist movement, which says it renounced violence decades ago, condemned the devastating bomb attack whose impact was felt as far as 20 kilometres (12 miles) away.

Egypt's Morsi faces trial for prison break, murder

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and 132 others, including members of Hamas, will stand trial for a prison break and the murder of officers during the 2011 uprising, prosecution sources said. The other defendants include leaders of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, who also escaped from the Wadi al-Natrun prison during the revolt against Hosni Mubarak, and prominent Qatar-based cleric Yousef al-Qaradawi, the sources said. Members of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah were also named in the indictment.

Egypt's Morsi faces trial for prison break, murder

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and 132 others, including members of Hamas, will stand trial for a prison break and the murder of officers during the 2011 uprising, the prosecution said on Saturday. Almost 70 of the defendants are members of Hamas and Hezbollah, the Palestinian and Lebanese militant groups, who will be tried in absentia.

UK soldier's killer was Muslim radical on MI5 radar

Michael Adebolajo, one of two men convicted of hacking a British soldier to death, turned from being an ordinary London youth into a self-styled "soldier of Allah" watched by British security services. Like his accomplice Michael Adebowale, 29-year-old Adebolajo was raised in Britain by a devout Nigerian Christian family before converting to Islam.

Egypt's Morsi to be tried for 'espionage', Hamas ties

Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and ex-aides will stand trial for "espionage" that helped a "terrorist" campaign involving the Palestinian militant Hamas and jihadists, the prosecution said Wednesday. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty. Morsi, an Islamist toppled by the military in July after a single year of turbulent rule, is already on trial for his alleged involvement in the killings of opposition protesters.

Fresh clashes kill five in Bangladesh over Islamist hanging

Bangladesh police opened fire on bomb-throwing Islamist protesters on Monday as five more people died in clashes sparked by the execution of an Islamist leader for war crimes. Police said trouble broke out in several places in the southeastern district of Satkhira over the hanging last week of Abdul Quader Molla, a top figure from the country's largest Islamist party. Activists from the Jamaat-e-Islami party, wielding home-made weapons and crude bombs, attacked teams of police and paramilitary border guards, police said.

Pakistani Shi'ite cleric shot dead in reprisal attack

By Syed Raza Hassan ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A prominent Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim cleric has been shot dead in an apparent reprisal attack following the murder this month of a Sunni Muslim leader, police said on Monday. Sectarian violence has been on the rise in Pakistan, adding to the list of concerns for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a time when security forces are already stretched fighting an escalating Taliban insurgency in the northwest of the country.
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