Tag Archives: Egypt

31 December 2012

UAE arrests cell planning attacks

Security forces in the United Arab Emirates have arrested a cell of UAE and Saudi Arabian citizens which was planning to carry out militant attacks in both countries and other states, the official news agency WAM has said.

The US-allied UAE, a federation of seven emirates and a major oil exporter that has supported Western counter-terrorism efforts in the region, has been spared any attack by al-Qaeda and other insurgency groups.

Egypt prosecutor orders activists arrested

Egypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the arrest of five prominent political activists pending an investigation into claims they had incited the recent violence near the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters, a statement from the prosecutor said.

Those ordered arrested included Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a leading blogger who played a role in the protests that led to the overthrow of president Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The five were also banned from travel.