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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s military chief Sisi to run for president, vows to tackle militancy

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:32am

    ... Reuters in Cairo Army chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi confirms expected bid for presidency amid legal concerns and sectarian strife in Egypt Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, the general who ousted Egypt’s first freely elected leader, declared his candidacy on Wednesday for a presidential election he is expected to easily win. Sisi toppled Mohammed Mursi of the Muslim ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists sees 16,000 jailed in past eight months

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... because the government had not released them. The flood of arrests has swamped prisons and the legal system. Many are held for months in police station lockups meant as temporary holding areas or in impromptu jails set up in police training camps because prisons are overcrowded. Inmates are kept for months without charge. Rights activists say torture- by Egypt's legal definition- ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes amid outcry

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

    ... of the Brotherhood who fled the crackdown. Al-Jazeera, especially its Arabic-language service, has often come under criticism in the past for allegedly biased reporting in the Arab world.   ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... especially its Arabic-language service, has come under criticism for allegedly biased reporting in the Arab world. ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt's interim leader Adly Mansour hints president could be elected first

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:02pm by NYT

    ... be legal. The government announced it had designated the Brotherhood as a terrorist group after blaming it for a bombing that killed 16 people, despite another group claiming responsibility. Michael ... hardliners in the security services aimed to eradicate the Brotherhood, the terrorist designation gave other officials a "rhetorical" tool to stir interest in the coming elections, Hanna ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    With eye on top job, Egypt's el-Sisi focuses on populist policies

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... on domestic issues such as education, social services, subsidies and investment, said the insiders. The revelations offer the latest indication that el-Sisi is planning a run for president, capping ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Alexandria villa that inspired Lawrence Durrell novels may be razed

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 08:57pm by GDN

    ... built two apartment blocks in the villa's garden, Abdelaziz said he was granted judicial approval to demolish the villa last March. Awad says the house is still legally protected ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Mursi family vows legal action against Egypt general over ‘kidnap’

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 07:56pm by AFP

    ... The family of Mohammed Mursi is to take legal action against Egypt’s army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for “kidnapping” the Islamist president, his daughter said on Monday. “We are taking local and international legal measures against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the leader of the bloody military coup, and his putschist group,” Shaimaa Mohammed Mursi told reporters. “We hold ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian prosecutors lay fresh charges against Mohammed Mursi

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 05:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Fresh charges laid against Mursi Egyptian prosecutors yesterday referred ousted president Mohammed Mursi to a third trial, on charges of organising prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, spreading chaos in the country and abducting policemen in collaboration with foreign militants. The new charges against Mursi and 129 others widen the legal crackdown ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Bomb in Egypt near schools wounds five people

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 09:58am by Reuters

    ... Analysts say the government decision points to the influence wielded by hawks in security services. Though it has been outlawed for most of its existence, this marks the first time the group has ...




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