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  1. News - World

    Egypt vows to break up protests as mediation ‘fails’

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:31pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah Government plans to remove Islamist protest camps Egypt’s government vowed on Wednesday to remove Islamist protest camps after it said foreign ... hours before the end of the Muslim fasting month. The presidency said earlier Wednesday that Western and Arab efforts to mediate an end to Egypt’s political deadlock had failed. The statement ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Foreign envoys increase efforts to defuse Egyptian crisis

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 11:32am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... president Mohamed Morsi. Leading US Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham called on Egypt’s military-installed interim leaders to engage in an “inclusive” dialogue with Morsi supporters. ... in an undisclosed location. Ban “reiterated his call for the release” of Morsi during a call with Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, the UN said in a statement late Tuesday. “An inclusive and peaceful ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    US, EU lead new effort to defuse Egyptian crisis

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 11:38am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Crisis sparked by overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi A fresh round of intense diplomatic efforts was underway in Egypt to broker a peaceful end ... on defending Morsi’s legitimacy was “unchanged”. Egypt has been rocked by sometimes deadly political violence after the military ousted Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader, on July ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Morsi supporters defy police warnings to disperse

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 09:58am by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Protesters remain defiant against Egyptian government Egypt’s military-backed government offered protection on Thursday to supporters of deposed President ... The standoff underscored the ongoing political crisis since the armed forces toppled Egypt’s first democratically elected leader on July 3: thousands in the streets demanding Morsi’s reinstatement, ...

  5. News - World

    Egypt braces for rival rallies, army signals crackdown

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 01:11pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... Reuters in Cairo Army chief says seeks mandate to confront violence A deeply polarised Egypt braced for bloodshed on Friday in rival mass rallies summoned by the army that ousted ... to rule on whether Mursi’s overthrow constituted a coup, wording that would trigger the cutoff of US aid. “We believe that the continued provision of assistance to Egypt, consistent with our law, ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes amid outcry

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 05:31pm by AFP

    ... is seen as a test of whether Egypt’s military-installed authorities will allow freedom of the press, with activists expressing concern about a return to autocratic rule three years after the Arab ... are abroad and being tried in absentia. Prosecutors say the defendants falsely portrayed Egypt as being in a state of “civil war”, a possible reference to the broadcaster’s coverage of a government ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Muslim Brotherhood says at least 31 killed in Cairo attack

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 02:18pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... on the fringes of a round-the-clock vigil being staged by backers of Mursi, who was ousted from power earlier this month by Egypt’s military following mass protests against his first year in office. Al Jazeera’s Egypt television station showed medics desperately trying to revive casualties arriving at a field hospital at the Brotherhood sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya, a mosque in northeast Cairo. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Names of Hong Kong victims in Egypt balloon tragedy released

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 11:50am by Ernest Kao

    ... and the pilot on board the vessel, operated by a company called Sky Cruise, were only moments from landing after a breathtaking aerial tour of the capital of ancient Egypt when tragedy struck. ... they were travelling on as part of a sightseeing tour in Egypt’s fabled city of Luxor was set on fire from a suspected gas explosion. The balloon then crashed into a sugar cane field.   The bodies ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Nine Hongkongers killed in Egypt's Luxor balloon tragedy

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam, Cheung Chi Fai and Phila Siu

    ... moments from landing after a breathtaking aerial tour of the capital of ancient Egypt when tragedy struck. Nineteen tourists were killed. The Hongkongers among them were four men and five women, ... officers will accompany 10 family members to Luxor today. A government spokesman said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would send a five-member team and a deputy director-general to Egypt. Chief ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Cairo clashes kill at least 6 as Mursi family to sue army

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo, Qahirah

    ... Shaimaa Mohammed Mursi, the toppled president’s daughter, told a news conference that the family was planning to take legal action in Egypt and abroad. “We are taking local and international legal ... and civil society over the crime of kidnapping the legitimate president,” whose election in June last year was widely regarded as Egypt’s first free vote for a leader. The family held General Sisi ...




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