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Defiant Egypt workers pose challenge to next president

  /  April 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

In the years since Mubarak’s overthrow in 2011, workers have staged persistent strikes across the country

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Ministry of Interior, Al-Azhar students clash through the night

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

During what witnesses are calling the most violent university clash yet, security forces break into faculty buildings and students light tyres on fire

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Political activists released on bail

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Abu Zeid was arrested while giving a literacy class in an informal neighbourhood

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Egypt could see US military aid return

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

Kerry set to certify Egypt’s commitment to relationship with US and obligations under Israel peace treaty, unable to certify democratic progress

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Sabahy meets Al-Dostour Party figures

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

They discussed coordinating support after the party announced earlier this month that it is backing the presidential candidate

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Female sit-in held outside presidential palace against the Protest Law

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Female protesters decry prison verdicts maintained to prominent activists

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Bomb kills Brigadier General; Lieutenant dies in shoot out

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Two others wounded in Giza attack

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Syrians arrested while attempting to illegally emigrate

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

Arrested group include 2 underage Egyptians, 18 Syrians

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More video evidence presented as Al Jazeera trial resumes

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Journalists briefly dismissed from Tora prison courtroom for interacting with defendants

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Incarcerated 6 April leader calls for international review of Protest Law conviction

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Demand is “satirical response” to interim president Adly Mansour’s statement that the Protest Law is in line with international standards

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Decision to refer Presidential Elections Law to SCC due 29 April

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

Constitutional expert believes it is near impossible for the law to be reconsidered

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Palestinians play down threat to dismantle Authority

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Palestinian negotiators had warned that they may hand responsibility for governing the occupied territories back to Israel if peace talks remain stalled,

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Morsi and Brotherhood leaders appear in court for espionage trial

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

Trial of Brotherhood leadership for espionage is postponed to next week

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EU calls for speedy implementation of Ukraine accord

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

“We call on all sides to respect the terms and conditions of the agreement in Geneva,” a spokesman for EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said

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North Korea ‘may be close to nuclear test’ warns Seoul

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

North Korea has conducted three nuclear tests – in 2006, 2009 and 2013 – all at the Punggye-ri site in the northeast of the country

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Port Said Massacre retrial hearing postponed

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The retrial of 11 defendants will resume on 18 June

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MERS death toll hits 81 in Saudi

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Health minister sacked

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Libyan charter panel elects liberal to lead constituent assembly

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Ali Tarhuni, a liberal politician and former rebel minister, was elected to head Libya’s constituent assembly

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Popular Socialist Alliance calls for immediate release of detained members

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Alliance condemns military, government’s crackdown on peaceful protest, activists

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At least 17 drown in Sham El Neseem celebrations

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

The victims drowned in several separate incidents

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Anti-harassment campaign intervened in 17 harassment cases during Easter

  /  April 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

I Saw Harassment calls for swift issuance of legal text criminalising sexual harassment

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Al Jazeera trial resumes

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

Sixth court session for Al Jazeera journalists underway at Tora Prison

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Egypt, Saudi Arabia, to sign 2 new agreements to facilitate trade

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

The agreements will help both countries fight smuggling, says president of Egyptian Customs Authority

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Window closes on presidential candidacy applications; Al-Sisi and Sabahy alone in race

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

Supreme Electoral Commission approves requests by six international NGOs to monitor upcoming elections and is still processing requests by local ones

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Clashes erupt at SAC protest at Al-Azhar dorms

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Student group had been protesting SCU Eight weeks long semester concludes the school year and upset students

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Detained 6 April members go on hunger strike

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

NGOs also to hold protest against detention of journalist in Washington DC

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Two police officers, conscript killed in two separate attacks

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

Bomb in Lebanon Square kills one, shootout in Suez kills two

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Saudi sentences five to death over 2003 Qaeda attacks

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Region  /  1 Comment

Dozens of Saudis and expats were killed and wounded that year in car bombings

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Biden heads to Ukraine as Russia accuses Kiev of violating accord

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  No Comments

Russia accused Ukraine of flouting an international accord meant to diffuse the crisis over its separatist east

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Jihadist group in Libya releases video of sobbing hostage

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The hostage, Mohamed ben Sheikh, is shown crying during the five minute video as he calls on Tunisia’s president to help rescue him

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