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Security forces disperse student protest at Al-Azhar University: SAC

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Two protests were organised by male and female students on Wednesday by Students Against the Coup group (SAC) at Al-Azhar University. Sarah Youssef, SAC female spokesman, said Central Security Forces based in front of the read the rest…

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Abu Ismail sentenced to 7 years

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

Salafi preacher convicted of forging official documents in order to run as a candidate in the 2012 presidential elections

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Al-Dostour Party backs Sabahy for president

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

“I vow to cancel the Protest Law and grant amnesty to all nonviolent detainees harmed by this law,” Hamdeen Sabahy says

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Egyptian FM meets with Russian envoy

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Nabil Fahmy and Russian counterparts discuss bilateral relations, security situation

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Haniyeh calls for permanent opening of Rafah crossing

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

The border crossing has been closed since 1 April; humanitarian cases are still cut off inside the strip without access to assistance

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51 referred to criminal court for Helwan violence

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

Prosecution refers 51 suspects to criminal court on charges that include murder and vandalism

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Sexual violence against Egypt women goes unpunished: Report

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

Sexual assaults on women protesters were reported during demonstrations after the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak, and then under the military junta which ruled Egypt after him and again during protests against president Mohamed Morsi, they said in a report.

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120 sent to prison for 6 October clashes

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

The court acquitted six defendants taking part in violence on October War’s 40th anniversary

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Arrests made in connection with Aswan violence

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Two men thought to have been involved in the bloody tribal violence were arrested on Wednesday

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Fahmy presses Arab League chief on activating terrorism convention

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Foreign minister and Arab League Secretary General discuss terrorism and regional issues

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Explosion in Sinai injures police officer

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Armed forces and police step up security campaign in volatile North Sinai

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Israel, Palestinian peace meet postponed after killing

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Israel’s army and police were still hunting for the suspected gunman on Wednesday, after carrying out extensive searches around Idhna.

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Al-Sisi campaign collects 500,000 signatures of support

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Presidential hopeful’s legal advisor announces criteria adopted when submitting documents for presidential elections

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IED injures 3 in Giza neighbourhood

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

This is the second explosion of the day in Greater Cairo

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Journalists in Egypt ‘have become a target from all sides’: Rights groups

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Two rights groups release statements condemning ongoing attacks on journalists

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2 American delegations in Egypt to discuss ‘security issues’

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

Army spokesman announces Sobhy’s meeting with unofficial delegation

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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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Injury of journalists raises questions on job safety

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

Press Syndicate calls for silent protest to demonstrate journalists’ anger at the “deliberate attacks”

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One student dead, two journalists wounded at Cairo University

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Reports indicate live ammunition was used during dispersal; Ministry of Interior denies claims

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Arab youth environmental conference kicks off in Hurghada

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

Red Sea to become a green governorate, says governor

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IED goes off across the street from Dokki Police Station

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

Blast injures noncommissioned police officer, conscript

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Court ruling prohibits Brotherhood from running in elections

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Primary Alexandria Court forbids SEC from accepting the nomination of members of the Muslim Brotherhood in upcoming polls

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Sudan’s president bans political party meetings

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  3 Comments

The decree comes just a week after Al-Bashir assured a meeting of party leaders they had freedom to operate in the run-up to a “national dialogue” he has promised to hold to address urgent demands for change in his 25-year regime.

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Mortar fire on Syria schools kills child, hurts 40: Media

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

AFP – Mortar rounds fired on schools in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40 people, among them more children, state media said. Rebels fighting to oust President Bashar read the rest…

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UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. read the rest…

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Ukraine leader says Russia wants to set southeast ‘on fire’

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Oleksandr Turchynov’s impassioned charges against Ukraine’s historic master came only hours after a “frank and direct” exchange on the crisis between US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

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Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to Libya, wound driver

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

A security official said the ambassador’s driver suffered gunshot wounds during the kidnapping.

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Catherine Ashton voices praise for EU election monitoring, concern for Minya 529

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

EU High Representative delivers varying messages on Egypt before Foreign Affairs Council meeting

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IED goes off across the street from Dokki Police station

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Blast injures noncommissioned police officer, conscript

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Man shot dead inside police station

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The suspect is currently detained and is facing investigation

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