One killed as Nigerian forces open fire on Sheikh Zakzaky supporters
At least one person has been killed and several others injured after Nigerian police used live ammunition to break up a religious gathering by supporters of senior cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
+500 Arrested in Egypt over Anti-Sisi Protests
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More than 500 people have been arrested in connection with a wave of anti-government protests across Egypt since Friday, according to information published by an Egyptian rights group.
Rights Group Calls for 'Immediate Release' of Egyptian Protesters
A leading rights group called for the "immediate release" of those arrested in Egypt following rare protests on Friday demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Tunisia's Ousted President Dies in Saudi Arabia
Tunisia's ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali died in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, days after a free presidential election in his homeland, his family lawyer said.
West African leaders pledge $1 billion to counter Takfiri terrorism
The leaders of West African countries have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat the growing threat of Takfiri terrorism and violence in the region.
Saudi involvement conceivable in Nigeria crackdown: Commentator
A London-based Muslim rights campaigner said that it is only logical to perceive a Saudi role in Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on the followers of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky.
Nigerian forces kill 12 Ashura mourners in several cities
At least twelve supporters of the Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky were killed by security forces across various Nigerian cities when they came out for the annual Ashura procession.
Nigeria government forces kill 3 mourners on Ashura
Government forces in Nigeria have attacked mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Ashura, killing at least three people and injuring many others.
Zakzaky supporters reject delays in releasing cleric
A peaceful protest by the supporters of jailed Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in Abuja lasted only a few minutes as protesters quickly dispersed in order to avoid crackdown by security forces who were rushing to the scene to launch attacks.
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