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  1. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Censor quits after premier bans sultry film The head of Egypt's censorship board has resigned after the country's prime minister overruled his decision to allow a film starring a sultry Lebanese singer to be shown. The film, titled Roh's Sweetness, had already been in cinemas for over a week. It tells the story of a married woman whose ...

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

    Super Sisi's cult status takes off with video game

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:15am by The Guardian

    ... superhero. Super Sisi sees a two-dimensional version of Egypt's likely next president fly through a cartoon Cairo, attempting to save the country; in real life, Sisi's picture looms over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1480935/super-sisis-cult-status-takes-video-game
  3. News - World - EGYPT

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

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 09:32am

    ... needed to stabilise a country in crisis. But he is reviled by the Islamist opposition as the mastermind of a coup against a freely elected leader. Dressed in military fatigues, Sisi vowed ... Sobhi, formally chief of staff, replaces Sisi as head of the army. Seeking to cap sky-high expectations, Sisi warned he could not perform “miracles” in a country of 85 million that is steeped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1458285/egypts-military-chief-sisi-run-president-vows-tackle-militancy
  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Doctor to stand trial over female circumcision in first for Egypt

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by The Guardian

    ... Foad The case was initially dropped after an official medical report claimed that Sohair had been treated for genital warts, and that she died from an allergic reaction to penicillin. But after a campaign by local rights groups and the international organisation Equality Now, as well as an investigation by Egypt's state-run National Population Council, the country's chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450118/doctor-stand-trial-over-female-circumcision-first-egypt
  5. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Crackdown on Islamists puts 16,000 behind bars Egypt's crackdown on Islamists has seen 16,000 people jailed over the past eight months in the country ... is not standard practice, though they have received reports of electric shocks being used to punish detainees. More widely spread, they say, are beatings, sleep deprivation, verbal abuse, threats of rape ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450917/egypts-crackdown-islamists-sees-16000-jailed-past-eight-months
  6. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... the determination of Egypt's military-backed government to break the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and leaves no room for political reconciliation with the country's largest Islamist bloc. ... sit-in camps in Cairo, which killed hundreds of people and sparked days of unrest across the country. Mursi ruled for a year before he was toppled by Egypt's military, following four days ...

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

    Egypt's generals use power grab to increase their economic clout

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:30pm by WASHPOST

    ... the country's uncontested economic power. Egyptians have focused in recent months on the likely ascent of military commander Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to the presidency in the nation's first post-coup ... a lucrative Suez Canal project. The industries owned by the military have always been a powerful force in the country's economy, though their profits and scope have never been disclosed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1450918/egypts-generals-use-power-grab-increase-their-economic-clout
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes amid outcry

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

    ... The journalists, including award-winning Australian reporter Peter Greste, are accused of supporting the Brotherhood and broadcasting false reports, after police shut down Al-Jazeera’s Cairo offices ... freedoms’ The trial has triggered an international outcry, drawing criticism from the United States, as well as press freedom groups and scores of journalists. On Tuesday, media watchdog Reporters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441001/egypt-trial-al-jazeera-journalists-resumes-amid-outcry
  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian cabinet will step down

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Surprise move may be designed to make way for presidential run by country's military chief Cabinet resigns, opening door for Sisi election bid Egypt's ... as a scapegoat for government failings. It was not clear whether Beblawi will stay at the helm of a new government or will step aside for a new prime minister. Local media has repeatedly reported that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434488/egyptian-cabinet-will-step-down
  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

    ... not work for the channel. The United States, press freedom groups and scores of journalists have protested against the detention of the reporters. On Wednesday, the International Press Institute ... the crackdown. “It is a Qatari network and Qatar is the only Gulf Arab country supporting the Muslim Brotherhood,” a high-ranking official said on condition of anonymity. In the past, Al-Jazeera, ...

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

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