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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY

    Families of Egypt balloon disaster victims ‘want the truth’

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... over Egypt's ancient temple city of Luxor in February. A bureau spokesman said the bureau had requested a written report on the investigation from Egyptian officials and had been working ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Family of balloon crash victims 'want the truth' Relatives of victims killed in the hot-air balloon crash in Egypt earlier this year are seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1308525/families-egypt-balloon-disaster-victims-just-want-truth
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Mohammed Mursi’s son jailed for a year in Egypt for drug possession

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 08:59pm by AP

    ... He is also facing several trials on charges that include inciting murder and conspiring with foreign groups to destabilise Egypt. At least 22,000 have been arrested since the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545761/mohammed-mursis-son-jailed-year-egypt-drug-possession
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Balloon tragedy holds painful lessons

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... in 2009 that injured 16 people, there can be no resumption until an investigation and review of safety standards has been conducted. Egypt is an ancient land, but one that is also struggling ... SCMP Editorial Painful lessons from tragedy Few of us can imagine the horror and disbelief of the tourists, nine from Hong Kong, caught up in the hot-air balloon disaster in Egypt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1160555/balloon-tragedy-holds-painful-lessons
  5. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Egyptian balloon operators could be back in business this week

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 04:16am by Amy Nip, Lana Lam

    ... and the big demonstrations taking place in Cairo because outsiders think Egypt is just Cairo. "But Luxor is a very safe place. That's why the balloon companies asked for a review ... at the crash site. He grounded all hot-air balloons over the ancient temple city of Luxor, 600 kilometres south of Cairo, immediately after the accident. The possibility of reopening the skies follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1171527/egyptian-balloon-operators-could-be-back-business-week
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... during a sunrise flight over Egypt’s ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26 when it caught fire. The other victims include Japanese, British, French and Hungarian nationals, while two people ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1188555/egypt-balloon-crash-bodies-flown-back-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    People's Daily's anti-American rant backfires as Chinese teen trashes ancient Egyptian temple

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... online of self-incriminating graffiti he left at the Temple of Luxor in Egypt. The teenager's act of vandalism - he scratched the words "Ding Jinhao was here" in Chinese characters on a 35-century-old sculpture - struck a raw nerve in a in a country so proud of its ancient civilisation. And, embarrassingly, it followed an astonishing attack by the Communist Party mouthpiece ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1251545/peoples-dailys-anti-american-rant-backfires-chinese-teen
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s president Sisi ‘will not interfere’ in ruling on Al-Jazeera journalists

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:18am by GDN and Reuters

    ... outrage at Egypt’s brutal crackdown on dissent intensified after three journalists for Al-Jazeera English were sentenced to up to a decade in jail for endangering Egypt’s national security in a verdict that dealt both a shocking blow to Egyptian free speech and a humiliating rebuke to American attempts to moderate the worst excesses of Egypt’s security state. US secretary of state John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539462/egyptian-prison-terms-al-jazeera-journalists-spark-international-outcry
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Supporters stunned as Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:38am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed all deny the charges Three Al-Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping ... Al-Jazeera’s Kenya-based correspondent, and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, Cairo bureau chief of Al-Jazeera English. Watch: Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists for up to 10 years The third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538766/peter-greste-innocent-tony-abbott-tells-egyptian-leader-ahead-al-jazeera
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 07:40pm by Associated Press in Minya, Egypt

    ... Associated Press in Minya, Egypt Minya Criminal Court issues the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader ... Minya Criminal Court is the largest confirmed mass death sentence to be handed down in Egypt in recent memory and comes from Judge Said Youssef, who earlier presided over the mass trial. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537727/egypt-court-confirms-death-sentences-over-180-muslim-brotherhood

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