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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Assassin slit throat of Pharaoh Ramses III to alter line of succession

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from about 1188BC to 1155BC, is described in ancient documents as the "Great God" and a military leader who defended Egypt, then the richest prize in the Mediterranean, from repeated ... in plot to alter line of succession An assassin slit the throat of Egypt's last great pharaoh at the climax of a bitter succession battle, scientists say in a report on the 3,000-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1107632/assassin-slit-throat-pharaoh-ramses-iii-alter-line-succession
  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Archaeologists in Luxor, Egypt, piece together two more pharaoh statues

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, adding to existing attractions. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised on Sunday at what European and Egyptian ... of Amenhotep III whose reign archaeologists say marked the political and cultural peak of ancient Egyptian civilisation. "The world until now knew two Memnon colossi, but from today it will know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456332/archaeologists-luxor-egypt-piece-together-two-more-pharaoh-statues
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Human Right Watch demands Egypt's President face crackdown inquiry

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:20am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Call for Sisi to face inquiry into deadly crackdown Human Rights Watch yesterday demanded that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and two other ... said. Egyptian authorities said the report lacked objectivity and that Human Rights Watch had no legal status to work in Egypt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572482/human-right-watch-demands-egypts-president-face-crackdown-inquiry
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    New leader of Egypt Coptic Christians enthroned

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 10:07am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Pope Tawadros II was enthroned on Sunday as the new head of Egypt’s Copts in an elaborate ceremony at Cairo’s St Mark’s Cathedral amid rising fears about ... English and Greek mingled with the ancient Coptic language of the church’s liturgy in the psalms and prayers of the service and the tributes of well-wishers. Tawadros, 60, was chosen on November ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1085967/new-leader-egypt-coptic-christians-enthroned
  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt plans to build new Suez Canal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Plans for new Suez Canal on the drawing board Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The Suez Canal earns Egypt about US$5 billion a year in revenues, a vital source of hard currency for a country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567283/egypt-plans-build-new-suez-canal
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt for aiding the Muslim Brotherhood to appeal

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Peter Greste, a veteran journalist with wide experience of reporting on conflicts around the world, will appeal against his conviction in an Egyptian court and seven-year sentence An Australian journalist working for the Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera will appeal against his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558823/australian-reporter-imprisoned-egypt-aiding-muslim-brotherhood-appeal
  7. News - World - EGYPT

    HRW urges ‘crimes against humanity’ probe of top Egyptian officials

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused top officials in Egypt of likely “crimes against humanity” in an August 14, last year crackdown in which hundreds ... into the crackdown. Police said eight policemen also died in Rabaa, from a total of 42 policemen killed across Egypt that day. Since that day, more than 1,400 people have died in street clashes, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572200/hrw-urges-crimes-against-humanity-probe-top-egyptian-officials
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood's political body

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 08:00pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement, dealing a crippling blow in the campaign to crush Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement. ... not mention its political wing, leaving open the possibility it could be allowed to run in parliamentary elections, due later this year. The FJP had come out on top in every election in Egypt between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570079/egyptian-court-tears-down-muslim-brotherhoods-last-political-body
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s President Sisi wishes Al-Jazeera journalists had not faced court

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail for allegedly defaming Egypt and aiding banned Islamists, in a ruling that sparked a global outcry and demands for a presidential pardon. ... not interfere with Egypt's courts, which the government insisted were independent. But in the meeting with newspaper editors, Sisi appeared to regret the repercussions from the trial. He had said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549105/egypts-president-sisi-wishes-al-jazeera-journalists-had-not-faced-court
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Hosni Mubarak, in court, denies he ordered protesters killed in 2011 uprising

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:43am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Mubarak denies havingprotesters killed in 2011 Egypt's deposed President Hosni Mubarak yesterday denied that he ordered protesters killed during the 2011 ... defiant. "I voluntarily chose to give up my responsibility as president to prevent bloodshed and to preserve national unity, for Egypt not to slip into a dangerous path toward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573147/hosni-mubarak-court-denies-he-ordered-protesters-killed-2011-uprising

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