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President refers anti-terror legislation back to cabinet amid mounting criticism

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Presidential decision to subject the draft to societal dialogue is futile, says human rights lawyer

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Nile University students welcome president’s proposed resolution to conflict with Zewail City

  /  April 7, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Interim President Adly Mansour reaches “friendly agreement” Sunday allowing Nile University and Zewail City students to share contested lands until the latter moves out

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Appeals court acquits revolution anniversary detainees

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detainees arrested in Maadi on 25 January were initially fined and handed prison sentences

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Medical professionals protest, demanding Staff Law

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Doctors’ Syndicate escalates by preparing an administrative strike; negotiations with cabinet halted

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Cabinet amends laws creating harsher punishments for terrorism

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  6 Comments

Amendments to the Penal Code and Criminal Procedures Law come in the wake of the Cairo University blasts

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Cairo University area hit by three explosions

, and   /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  6 Comments

Policeman killed in double blast outside Cairo University; third blast occurs approximately two hours after double blast

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Al-Azhar University expels 25 students

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

University permanently allows police forces on-campus following recent violence, clashes erupt in other universities

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Daughter of Morsi’s aide implicated in espionage case: MOI

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Minister of Interior announces ministry’s “strategy to fight terrorism”

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Douma suffering from worsening health conditions

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Imprisoned political activist and blogger has been refused proper treatment, his brother says

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Detainees on hunger strike await renewed detention

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

Prosecution begins investigation into reports of alleged torture of 70 detainees

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I promise we can achieve stability, security and hope: Al-Sisi

and   /  March 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Al-Sisi resigns from armed forces; Sedki Sobhi promoted to General and expected to replace him

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Egypt is falling short of UN women’s rights standards: Al-Tallawi

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

National Council for Women chairman criticises western countries’ “double-standards” in addressing human rights during 58th UN Commission on Status of Women

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Minya death sentences ‘unconstitutional and illegal’: Defence lawyer

and   /  March 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  10 Comments

Court procedures questioned as 529 referred to Grand Mufti for opinion on death sentence

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Administrative security uses police dogs to disperse students at Zagazig University

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

Two IEDs reportedly found and defused on Cairo University campus before scheduled student protests

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Supreme Administrative Court upholds Nile University’s claim over contested land

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Nile University welcomes the verdict while Zewail City says the verdict “adds nothing new”

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Cairo University expels 23 students over Wednesday violence

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

University chairman makes use of amended article in law governing universities

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Leading Misr Al-Qawia figure claims brother was tortured in detention

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

Detainee was arrested from an advertising agency he owns, has yet to be referred to Forensics Authority

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FJP Journalist imprisoned for rallying

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Journalist sentenced to hard labour alongside nine others, Press Syndicate calls on Prosecutor General to postpone punishment

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One policeman sentenced to 10 years in Abu Zaabal Vehicle case

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Victims’ lawyers barred from appealing the verdict; survivor describes trial as “masquerade”

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NCHR releases full report on Rabaa sit-in dispersal

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Some council members disagree with report issuance

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Khaled Ali announces he will not run for president

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

Fair presidential race, Ali says, would necessitate cancellation of 2013 Protest Law and release of those detained for voicing their political opinions

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Lawyers wary of Abou Zaabal vehicle verdict

  /  March 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Four policemen are accused of manslaughter regarding the death of 37 detainees; lawyers representing the victims say they did not testify in court during trial

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7 political parties condemn detention of youth protesters

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

A group of political parties condemn violations against detainees

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Court upholds writer’s five-year prison sentence for insulting religion

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Author Karam Saber was found guilty of contempt of religion over a book he wrote

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Movements decry jailed activists’ conditions

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Abdel Fattah’s family sues prosecutor general for “double standards”; movements condemn alleged assault on jailed activists during their appeal trial

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Nine detainees arrested during revolutionary anniversary released

  /  March 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Detention of 22 more detainees arrested from Dokki on 25 January is renewed

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Majority of Rabaa dispersal victims were peaceful protesters: NCHR

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

NCHR releases report on fact finding committee established to look into the sit-in’s dispersal

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Archery; a military skill turned sport

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Sports  /  5 Comments

Originating as a military and hunting skill, archery dates back to at least 50,000 years ago. The ancient Egyptian civilisation was among the first to employ archery; both for hunting purposes and during warfare. With read the rest…

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23 revolutionary anniversary detainees released

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detention renewed for 68 pending trial; acquitted minors remain in detention

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Time has come for Egypt to ‘build a better future’: Fahmy

and   /  March 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Foreign minister expresses concern about a spate of violence against Egyptians in Libya and the ongoing Nile water dispute

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