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North Sinai residents to go through with open strike against curfew hours

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Citizens plan to boycott elections and file lawsuit as they fear protests, says Al-Karamah party member in Sinai

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28 January 2011: Egypt’s Bastille Day

and   /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

  28 January 2011 marked a turning point in Egyptian history. On that day, anti-Mubarak demonstrations escalated their protests, engaging in violent confrontations with police forces all over the country. Protesters surrounded police stations, and read the rest…

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Survey poll says 79% will vote in parliamentary elections

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Report inaccurate as non-representative sample and biased questions, says expert

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Media coverage was far from impartial: Yaser Abdel-Aziz

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Western reactions on revolution anniversary receive criticism by Egyptian officials

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Egypt takes issue with AU inclusion of Turkey, Qatar in Libya meeting

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign minister stresses AU must coordinate with Egypt before including non-African countries

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Volatile Matariya braces for more protests

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Main road closed, as plain-clothed police officers patrol tense streets, after interior minister tells forces to be “direct and decisive”

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Government should revoke citizenship of those ‘inciting violence’: Ministry

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Religious endowments ministry also condemned “Western double standards of dealing with human rights”

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New Qatari-funded channel sparks media controversy

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Channel founders include former Brotherhood member and former head of Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr

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14 governors to be replaced by month’s end

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

People turned down position offers and are afraid to take responsibility, says Al-Sisi

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Egypt chides Turkey for human rights violations

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“Egypt’s speech a snap back to Turkey’s interference in Egyptian affairs,” says analyst

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Interior minister tours Matariya as volatile district braces for another night of dissent

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Main road closed and reports of plain-clothed police officers patrolling streets after the interior minister visits to tell forces to be “direct and decisive”

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Violations against detained protesters, lawyers on 25 January: NGOs

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Lack of information and obstacles among the main concerns, say rights groups

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Bird flu kills woman in Giza, 10th death this year

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

2 bird flu cases cured, says Ministry of Health

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Bomb injures 7 security personnel in Greater Cairo

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Three more bombs were dismantled in Qena and downtown Cairo

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Court to rule on designating 6 April as ‘terrorist organisation’

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The court has scheduled the trial for 12 February

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Popular Alliance claim authorities banned Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh funeral

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Sabbagh’s death brings former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi back to forefront of political scene

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Women to protest at site of Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh killing

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Organisers are certain bullet came from government and “refuse to be silenced”

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Egypt to apply for North Africa candidacy on UN Security Council

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign minister arrived in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to attend ministerial meetings as part of African Union’s 24th summit

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Court upholds jail term for activists Douma, Maher, and Adel

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Activists were sentenced to 3 years in prison in December 2013

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Protests continue for 3rd day in Egypt

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Unconfirmed reports on deaths in Matariya and Helwan

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Foreign governments, UN ‘deeply disturbed’ by deadly 25 January clashes

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign ministry refutes criticism from UN, United States, Britain, and Turkey

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3 militants killed in North Sinai, 68 others arrested

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Armed forces post 40 photos of military operations against insurgents

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Court postpones ‘Shi’a lynching’ case to 10 February

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defendants are charged with killing Shi’a cleric Hassan Shehata and three others

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North Sinai political, civil groups demand lift of curfew hours

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Warnings of open strikes and electoral boycotts if ignored by government

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Court denies prosecution appeal on Ramsis bathhouse verdict

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defendants were charged with participating and organising same-sex “orgies”

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Court rules ‘lack of jurisdiction’ in designating Al-Qassam Brigades and Ultras ‘terrorists’

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Lawsuits argued groups “attacked” state institutions

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In Video: At least 23 people killed on 25 January Revolution fourth anniversary

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

  Video by: Mohamed Khokha and Adham Youssef   Voice Over by: Federico Manfredi

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Verdict against FGM not enough: HRW

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Sentences will deter families and doctors, says women’s rights activist

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Man drowns at newly opened theme park

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

No lifeguards, life rings or employees were around during incident at Cosmos Little Egypt

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Clashes erupt in Matariya for 2nd day

  /  January 26, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Reports say two injured in renewed violence in the working class neighbourhood

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