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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

    ... 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 - 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

    ... of the accused wailed or cheered the verdicts. The case stems from an attack on a police station in the town of el-Adwa near the southern city of Minya on August 14 that killed one police officer and one ...

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

    Condemned Islamists are ‘demons’, Egyptian court says

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Condemned Islamists 'demons', court says An Egyptian court that sentenced to death 37 Islamists and handed life terms to 492 others has defended its verdict, saying the men were "demons" who followed Jewish scripture. The court in the central city of Minya triggered international outrage this year for sentencing to death hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523917/condemned-islamists-are-demons-egyptian-court-says
  4. News - World - EGYPT

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

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:18am

    ... A tour of Cairo polling stations on Wednesday saw only a trickle of voters. The same pattern emerged in Egypt’s second city, Alexandria, reporters said. In a country polarised since the revolt ...

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

    Egyptian censor quits after prime minister overrules him over airing of sultry film

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... is meant to be an independent body that gives the final say on whether a movie can be seen by Egyptian audiences. "Of course I'm not happy with what happened," Awad said. "I did ... "but there is a difference between art and the infringement upon values". In a column in Saturday's edition of the independent newspaper al-Shorouq, film critic Kamal Ramzy wrote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1491946/egyptian-censor-quits-after-prime-minister-overrules-him-over-airing
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s General Sisi asks for US help in fighting terrorism

    Posted May 15th 2014, 05:46pm by Reuters

    ... Sinai peninsula with numerous lethal attacks on targets in Egypt’s cities. Several hundred policemen and soldiers were killed in attacks last year after the government killed hundreds of Mursi’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512764/egypts-general-sisi-asks-us-help-fighting-terrorism
  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Verdict expected on April 28 in second mass Egyptian trial

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:11am by AP, Reuters

    ... rights. The European Union and the United States also criticised the ruling, as did rights groups. "Yesterday was... a death sentence for the credibility and independence of Egypt's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457299/verdict-expected-april-28-second-mass-egyptian-trial
  8. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxor Archaeologists piece together fresh attractions at world-famous site Luxor unveils more pharaoh statues Archaeologists have unveiled two colossal statues 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 ...

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

    Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:22pm by AP

    ... acquitted. The verdicts- and extremely harsh sentences- are likely to be overturned on appeal, a human rights lawyer said after the trial ended in the city of Minya, north of Cairo. "This is way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456199/egypt-sentences-death-529-members-muslim-brotherhood
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt to put 20 journalists on trial for ‘supporting Muslim Brotherhood’

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:16pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... or spreading ‘false news’ in an effort to frighten all journalists and hinder independent news-gathering.” Greste himself, in a letter written from prison that was published last month by Al-Jazeera, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431836/egypt-put-20-journalists-trial-supporting-muslim-brotherhood

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