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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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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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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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Morsi trial postponed to 19 April

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Former president completes third of five consecutive days in court for different cases

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Anti-Coup Alliance describes Ashton visit as ‘evil’

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

EU Election Observation Mission to monitor presidential elections

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‘We are innocent of all forms and sources of violence’: Muslim Brotherhood

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

The organisation’s Secretary General says there is a media campaign to “demonise” the Brotherhood

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Egypt court rejects new judges for Morsi trials

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

The court is now expected to set a date for the resumption of each of the two trials involving jailbreak and espionage charges

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Egypt economic growth to remain slow: IMF

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

AFP – Growth in Egypt’s economy is expected to remain sluggish this year as political uncertainty keeps tourists and foreign investors away, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The economy of the Arab world’s most read the rest…

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Foreign minister presses AU panel to reconsider membership freeze

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy urged the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) to reconsider its decision to freeze Egypt’s membership during a meeting with the African Union’s High Level Panel for Egypt read the rest…

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Egypt foreign reserves up at $17.414bn in March: Central Bank

  /  April 7, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Reuters – Egypt’s foreign reserves rose to $17.414bn in March from $17.307bn in February, the Central Bank said on Monday. Reserves fell sharply after a 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak but were lifted read the rest…

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African Union delegation arrives for third visit

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

Panel to meet with interim government officials having previously “affirmed the correctness” of suspending Egypt’s African Union membership

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Defence team walks out of ‘Rabaa operations’ trial

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

Judge told defendant to “shut up”, defence lawyer says

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33 Morsi supporters sentenced to 6 years

  /  March 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Defendants charged with belonging to a “banned” organisation and violating the Protest Law

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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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Update: FJP members Azhari, Al-Ashry sentenced to two years

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

Giza court finds the pair guilty of harbouring FJP head Beltagy

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Beltagy, others appear in court

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Beltagy and controversial imam and Muslim Brotherhood supporter Safwat Hegazy appeared in court in Cairo’s Tora Prison for the torture of two police officers at a pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adaweya Mosque in Nasr City.

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Then and Now

  /  March 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

I am always intrigued by the dizzying changes that have enveloped Egypt in the past year. What I find to be most amusing is how certain positions have totally gone from one extreme to the read the rest…

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Egypt army extends power by taking charge of Gulf aid

  /  March 29, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Bread is a politically-explosive issue in Egypt – failure to deliver it at an affordable price has triggered major riots in the past and the government wants to boost its storage capacity to reduce its reliance on international markets.

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Friday clashes leave 5 dead

  /  March 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Morsi supporters protest Al-Sisi’s presidential bid

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Egypt calls on UN to protect victims of terrorism

  /  March 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s permanent representative to the UN addresses Human Rights Council

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The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Without accountability, checks or balances: Part II

  /  March 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

The following is the second of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. read the rest…

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Qatar calls for dialogue in Egypt

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Relations between Egypt and the Gulf state have been strained over Doha’s backing for Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in July following nationwide protests.

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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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Over 500 referred to Grand Mufti to consider death penalty

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Minya Criminal Court sentences hundreds to death for attacking a police station

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Morsi ‘presidential palace’ trial postponed to 5 April

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Defence to look into a report by the committee of media experts

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Muslim Brotherhood trials face continued delays

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Trials in Minya and Cairo postponed on Saturday

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Al-Azhar students sentenced to three years

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

Sixteen students receive three year sentences in connection with December Al-Azhar University clashes

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Egypt throws support behind Abbas

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

PA negotiations with Israel could combat polarisation and extremism, says the foreign ministry

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10 Egyptians jailed over anti-constitution vote protest

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

That demonstration in Cairo called for a boycott of the referendum, as Morsi’s supporters refused to recognise the military-installed government that promised a “democratic transition” following his ouster.

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Morsi’s son referred to criminal court

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The ousted president’s son is accused of drug consumption

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