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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian clerics want belly-dancing reality TV show banned

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 12:10am by AP

    ... about it being too racy for television, but part of a concerted effort by Egypt's government to show it is challenging Islamists as a political force while still respecting ... el-Sisi, who led the ousting of Mursi, has portrayed himself as standing up against extremism and the political use of Islam. But Sisi has also tried to show himself as a guardian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585258/egyptian-clerics-want-belly-dancing-reality-tv-show-banned
  2. 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
  3. News - World - EGYPT

    400 ‘disappeared’ tortured in secret Egyptian military prison

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:55pm by GDN

    ... They are among at least 16,000 political prisoners arrested since last summer's regime change. But what sets Azouli's prisoners apart is the way they are held outside Egypt's legal system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539127/400-disappeared-tortured-secret-egyptian-military-prison
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Supporters stunned as Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt

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

    ... of State John Kerry met newly elected Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo and discussed the political transition the country. “This is a deeply disappointing result. The Egyptian ... “We were expecting innocence but there is no justice in this country. Politics is what judges,” Saeed said. The government has declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group. The Brotherhood says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538766/peter-greste-innocent-tony-abbott-tells-egyptian-leader-ahead-al-jazeera
  5. 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

    ... channels and events that had nothing to do with Egyptian politics or Al-Jazeera. It included videos of trotting horses filmed by Sky News Arabia, a song by the Australian singer Gotye, and a BBC ... political prisoners have been arrested since last July’s overthrow of Mohamed Mursi – some of whom have been disappeared, many of whom have been tortured, and many more sentenced to draconian jail ...

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

    ... used to the idea of execution, killing and blood,” prominent rights lawyer Negad el-Borai said. “Politically this will lead to nowhere. Socially, this will lead to more violence. Legally, I am ...

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

    New leader Sisi orders action to tackle sex attacks on women in Egypt

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:47pm by NYT

    ... and North Africa for Human Rights Watch. She cited a "climate of impunity" surrounding such attacks. Tahrir Square and other venues for large political rallies have become extremely unsafe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530300/new-leader-sisi-orders-action-tackle-sex-attacks-women-egypt
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s president

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 04:46pm by Reuters

    ... the overthrow of Mubarak in 2011 would usher in a new era of democracy, have watched Egypt stumble politically. Mursi was the country's first freely elected president, but his year-long tenure ... were alarmed by the rise of the Brotherhood, the international standard-bearer of mainstream Sunni political Islam. The movement, which won nearly every election in Egypt since Mubarak's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1527969/sisi-sworn-egypts-president
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi sweeps to victory in Egypt presidential vote

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:18am

    ... credibility after his supporters had idolised him as a hero who can deliver political and economic stability. Sisi captured 93.3 per cent of votes cast as counting nearly came to a close, judicial ... against Mubarak, many Egyptians said voters had stayed at home due to political apathy, opposition to another military man becoming president, discontent at suppression of freedoms among liberal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520964/sisi-sweeps-victory-egypt-presidential-vote
  10. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Egyptians in Hong Kong deplore violence in homeland

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Egyptians deplore mayhem at home A Hong Kong-based Egyptian student yesterday told how he had witnessed at first hand some of the violence in his homeland. Ahmed Said, 26, a Hong Kong University of Science and Technology PhD student, went to Tahrir Square in Cairo to be part of the peaceful protest against the new military government after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299238/egyptians-hong-kong-deplore-violence-homeland

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