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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef taken off air after satire draws fire

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 03:56pm by AP

    ... programme after it came under fire for mocking the ultranationalist, pro-military fervour gripping the country. CBC announced the programme by Bassem Youssef, often compared to US comedian Jon Stewart, would not be shown because the satirist and his producer violated its editorial policies. The announcement came just minutes before Youssef's show El-Bernameg, or "The ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Bassem Youssef draws anger over satirical attack on Egypt's military

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 04:47am by AP

    ... On Friday night Bassem Youssef, mocked the pro-military fervour gripping Egypt. Youssef also targeted the powerful military chief, General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, lionised in the Egyptian media ... top prosecutor, accusing Youssef of defaming the military, a judicial official said. One of the complaints accused Youssef of using phrases that "undermine the honour and dignity of Egypt ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Jon Stewart appears on Egyptian satirist's show

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Cairo Bassem Youssef's supporter Jon Stewart appears on show ahead of presidential anniversary Mursi satirist welcomes US comedian Amid growing tension ... on Friday night. He drew laughs in a funny yet very serious tribute to the importance of satire in a free state. Stewart was the guest of Bassem Youssef on Youssef's weekly television show, Al ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Anyone can form a group in the name of religion, assassinate in the name of religion, and then oops! Repent and fast for three months Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, on being told of the response of the assassins of Anwar Sadat to news that they had killed others   [It only states that] the right to vote is equal and universal, not the right to nominate nor the right to be elected ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... in a G8 foreign ministers' meeting in London.   Egyptian court hears satire case Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court considers a lawsuit demanding that Bassem Youssef's popular comedy show Al-Bernameg be banned. Youssef has earned a reputation as Egypt's answer to US satirist Jon Stewart, and his arrest led to a diplomatic row between the US and Egypt. Lawyer ...

  6. 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

    ... 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. ... ranged from murder, joining a terrorist organisation, sabotage, possession of weapons and terrorising civilians. Initially, Youssef sentenced some 683 people to death over the attack, then sent ...

  7. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Google's second-quarter revenue tops estimates on robust ad sales

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by BLOOM

    ... on an advertised link, higher volumes result in higher revenue. "They're the largest player, and they're gaining share," said Youssef Squali, an analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, who rates ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US judge jails anti-Muslim filmmaker for a year

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... the terms of his probation for a previous offence. Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, will serve the sentence in a US federal prison after he admitted four allegations of using false identities – a violation of the terms of his probation for a bank fraud conviction in 2010. He had faced up to two years behind bars, but four other charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. Youssef ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt judge angers lawyers during trial of pro-Mursi protesters

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... which was set up to accommodate the large number. Security was tight and journalists were not allowed inside. He said lawyers asked the presiding judge, Said Youssef, to postpone the case ... the defendants and the lawyers were chanting against the judge: "God is our only refuge!" interrupting the session. A court official said Youssef tried to calm the chants but failed. Thousands ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT BALLOON TRAGEDY

    Pilot received the all-clear just weeks before disaster

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... in January and he had no violations. "Each time we renew the licence, we check up the balloon and we test the pilot," Sherif said. Mohamed Youssef, a friend of Mourad, told the South China Morning Post yesterday that the Sky Cruise pilot had never been involved in a fatal accident before. Mourad had been a balloon pilot for about six years, Youssef said, after graduating from ...




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