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Photojournalist Shawkan describes ‘endless nightmare’ from behind bars

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Freelance photojournalist has managed to send an open letter from prison

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Gaza residents describe life in a city of ruins

  /  December 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

After war and donor conferences, humanitarian catastrophe looms in heavily populated strip

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NGO to move international programmes abroad due to ‘war on civil society’

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Award-winning, Cairo-based CIHRS says human rights organisations face ongoing threats

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State Council approves ‘terrorist entities’ draft law

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The law tasks prosecutors with making two lists, one for terrorist entities and the other for leaders, members, and founders

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Ahmed Douma sentenced to 3 years hard labour

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activist and blogger found guilty of being in contempt of the court during “cabinet clashes” trial session

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Dar Al-Ifta details ISIS’ violations against women

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

A report by an observatory in Dar Al-Ifta says ISIS is “unusual” when it comes to the role of women in takfiri terrorist organisations

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Prosecution appeals Mubarak trial verdict

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The prosecution tasked a team with studying the reasoning behind the verdict right after it was issued

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224 arrested in Friday protests: Interior ministry

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Officials provide conflicting figures on the numbers of protester deaths

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Egypt opens Rafah border crossing to admit Palestinians into Gaza

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt has closed the border crossing for a month, after deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula claimed the lives of 30 Egyptian security personnel

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Students Against the Coup threatens more road blocks

  /  November 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The movement says it will no longer accept the “continuation of crimes being carried out against female students”

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Egypt welcomes ‘great success’ of Bahrain elections

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Bahrain held parliamentary and municipal elections Saturday, opposition boycotted the vote

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Al-Sisi and Italian counterpart discuss cooperation

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The Egyptian president started his three stop Europe tour with talks in Italy

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South Sudanese president invites Al-Sisi for official visit

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Salva Kiir held closed talks with his Egyptian counterpart Saturday, with both countries signing several agreements on future cooperation

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Security forces disperse Mohamed Mahmoud protest

  /  November 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Undercover agents wearing Guy Fawkes masks infiltrated protests and then suddenly began to arrest people

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SAC to march from universities on 3rd anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes

  /  November 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The student movement vows to launch a “new revolutionary wave led by students”

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Rafah-Gaza buffer zone to expand to 1km

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Decision comes after the armed forces discovered tunnels over 800 metres long

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Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini ambassadors to return to Qatar

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Decision follows a meeting of Gulf leaders in Riyadh, who reached an agreement seeking unity of GCC states

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Fishermen held in attack on navy released

  /  November 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Arrests took place at sea after unidentified “hostile vessels” opened fire on Egyptian navy

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Police detonate car bomb in Al-Arish, North Sinai

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Armed forces arrest 18, including the alleged perpetrator of July’s Al-Farafra attack

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1 dead after explosion on Cairo’s Ring Road

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Bomb on motorcycle detonated unexpectedly, killing a militant: MENA

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International journalists show solidarity with Egyptian colleagues

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Hundreds of Egyptian journalists reject recent pledge by major newspaper editors to support government’s rhetoric

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President appoints new deans to 7 university faculties

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Decisions in line with legal amendments made by the president, allowing him to appoint university staff

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Egypt renews support for Libya’s ‘legitimate institutions’

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Announcement comes days after top Libyan court orders dissolution of Libya’s parliament

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Israeli troops injured by gunfire from Sinai

, and   /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

2 soldiers injured and evacuated to Israeli hospital for treatment

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ANHRI condemns cut-off on live talk show

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The ministries of Housing and Education both say they had no involvement in the decision to take the show off the air

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Police forces return to Al-Azhar University

, and   /  October 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Demonstrations at university organised in response to the death of Alexandria University student Omar Al-Sharif

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Alexandria student dies after sustaining birdshot injuries

and   /  October 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The student was struck in the head during clashes in Alexandria University last week

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University professors gain government assurances on new law

  /  October 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

9 March movement vows to continue working to “defend the independence of universities and academic freedoms”

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Egypt and Israel admit goods to Gaza

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt transferred food supplies, while Israel transferred construction material

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Shoukry meets Ashton and successor

  /  October 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian foreign minister discussed regional issues with Italian counterpart who is set to replace Ashton as EU High Representative in weeks

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