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Civilian referred to military prosecution over skirmishes at military-run gas station

  /  August 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Military spokesman says he has no knowledge regarding the incident

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10 children killed in shelling of Gaza park

  /  July 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Violence returns to the besieged strip amid failure to broker ceasefire; Israel claims “Gaza terrorists” responsible for latest tragedy

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UK foreign secretary urges Hamas to accept ceasefire without preconditions

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

Hammond meets Al-Sisi and Egyptian counterpart in Cairo to discuss Israeli offensive in Gaza, other regional issues

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Aid convoy to Gaza forced to turn back

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Convoy prepared by group of political movements stopped at the border for security reasons

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NCHR calls for postponing issuance of civil society draft law

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Draft NGO law has been widely criticised by civil society organisations for empowering security apparatuses over organisations

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Al-Sisi forms committee to oversee parliamentary elections

  /  July 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Process of parliamentary elections expected to begin before 18 July

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Civil society draft law would ‘throttle’ NGOs: Human Rights Watch

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

International watchdog strongly condemns draft law and calls for “throwing it out”

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Around 90 students expelled from Cairo University throughout past academic year

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

Most expelled students face prosecution for committing crimes, says university chairman

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17 on trial for post-Rabaa Al-Adaweya violence

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Prosecution accuses 17 individuals of killing six citizens in Alexandria the day after the August 2013 dispersals

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Parties call for reviewing controversial legislations

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  44 Comments

Egypt’s international position and reputation should be a priority, says Free Egyptians Party

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Presidential decree resuscitates appointment of university chairman

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

University chairmen and deans have been taking posts through election, rather than appointment, since January 2011 revolution

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We must respect judicial rulings: Al-Sisi

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  36 Comments

Egyptian foreign ministry “strongly rejects” foreign comments on Al-Jazeera journalists’ sentencing; US calls on Al-Sisi to pardon sentenced defendants

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Al-Nour chairman accuses culture minister of contradicting constitution

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  65 Comments

Makhioun condemns culture minister’s statements regarding screening of the movie Noah

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Sexual harasser sentenced to 1 year

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Swift prison sentence for bus passenger who took a photo of a sleeping woman

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Opinion piece condemned for allegedly inciting mass execution of street children

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

Al-Masry Al-Youm took the piece off the website in response to public outrage

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Nile Basin Initiative requests Egypt unfreeze activities

  /  June 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The Nile Council of Ministers conclude 22nd meeting in Khartoum

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Update: Thirteen incoming ministers in new cabinet

and   /  June 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Incoming cabinet includes one new ministry, cancels another, splits three ministries

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Letters from prison

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

A compilation of letters from detainees from the Al-Nadeem Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture sheds light on worsening conditions in Egyptian prisons

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Union formed to combat mass sexual assault

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A group of anti-harassment movements announce they will be present in future Tahrir Square gatherings to try to prevent further assaults

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Two men face trial for assaulting policeman, sexually harassing two women

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

Police arrests eighth suspect in Tahrir sexual assault incident while YouTube removes videos of sexual assault where victim is identified

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France condemns ‘despicable’ sexual assault in Tahrir Square

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

Shocking incidents of sexual assault during Al-Sisi’s inauguration continue to garner condemnation

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Alaa Abdel Fattah and others’ prison sentence widely condemned

  /  June 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Abdel Fattah’s sisters protest the sentence outside the presidential palace; verdict described by Amnesty as “outrageous travesty of Justice”

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Victims of Tahrir Square sexual assault faced ‘indecent assault’: Forensics Authority

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  41 Comments

Al-Sisi apologises to sexual assault victim and vows the state will not allow the crime to happen again

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Alaa Abdel Fattah, 24 others handed 15-year sentences

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  27 Comments

Accused sentenced in absentia for breaching Protest Law; Abdel Fattah and two other defendants arrested shortly afterwards

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500 victims of sexual violence since 2011: NGOs

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  30 Comments

Al-Sisi calls on interior minister to apply the law in combating sexual assault in Tahrir Square; prosecutor general investigates assault incidents

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Sexual assault reported in Tahrir Square during Al-Sisi’s inauguration: Anti-harassment group

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  34 Comments

Ministry of Interior reports two cases of sexual harassment and arrests six in response

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Abu Zaabal police van guilty verdicts overturned

and   /  June 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Court’s move could be good for the victims, says lawyer

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SAC protesters torch security checkpoint in vengeance over student’s death

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Cairo University chairman says SAC members torched the checkpoint to stall the exams

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Mansour delivers farewell speech

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  44 Comments

“I hand over the state to the president entrusted by the people,” interim president says

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Amended, draft Parliamentary Elections Law referred back to cabinet

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

First draft of the legislation was criticised by several political parties

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