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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt prosecutors set to charge gay wedding party with 'debauchery'

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 06:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Arrests ordered for gay wedding party 'debauchery' Egypt's top prosecutor has ordered seven men to be detained and physically examined over accusations of "debauchery", a charge often levelled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party. A statement from the prosecutor's office said the suspects were also ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Obama condemns Egypt bloodshed, cancels US exercises

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chilmark, Massachusetts President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has cancelled military exercises with Egypt to protest the killing of hundreds ... reporters at his vacation home on Martha’s Vineyard. Obama said the United States informed Egypt it was suspending the Bright Star exercises, which has been scheduled every two years since 1981. ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

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

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

    ... and denying inmates basic items like bedding, blankets, newspapers and exercise. "I am not convinced that torture is systematic, but I am convinced that excessive cruelty is," said Mohammed ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes amid outcry

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

    ... said outside the court on Wednesday. He said his brother was in “good physical condition” and was not “physically abused”. Andrew said his family had written a letter to the Egyptian ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Brutal crackdown on Egyptian protesters as fears mount over ‘pro-military’ draft constitution

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 01:07pm by AFP and NYT

    ... AFP and New York Times Members of charter committee stop work to show anger at police's brutal clampdown on peaceful protests Police action that saw some of top activists sexually harassed and physically threatened in Cairo prompted at least 13 members of Egypt's constitutional drafting committee to suspend their participation, deepening the national crisis. Egypt’s new ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Anger is 'beyond control' as Cairo faces a backlash

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 08:21pm by AFP

    ... killed at least 525 people. As the Hong Kong government raised the travel alert for the country to black, US President Barack Obama cancelled a joint military exercise with Egypt, but stopped ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt seethes under curfew after hundreds killed in crackdown

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:01am by Reuters

    ... A US official told Reuters that Washington was considering cancelling a major joint military exercise with Egypt, due this year, after the latest violence, in what would be a direct snub to the Egyptian armed forces. The “Bright Star” exercise has been a cornerstone of US-Egyptian military relations and began in 1981 after the Camp David peace accords between Egypt and Israel. The United ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    36 killed in Egypt in attempted prison truck escape

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 10:25am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... exercise with Egypt, and its embassy in Cairo was closed on Sunday for security reasons. The White House has stopped short of suspending $1.3 billion in annual aid, although some US lawmakers ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Foreign envoys increase efforts to defuse Egyptian crisis

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 11:32am by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... It is impossible to talk to somebody in jail,” Graham said. “The judicial system will deal with this in the future. Jailing opposition is not the exercise of a legitimate power,” he said. McCain and Graham ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Dozens die in Egypt as Mursi backers stage ‘day of rage’

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 07:32pm by Reuters

    ... exercises with Egypt next month. “We deplore violence against civilians,” he said, but did not cut off US$1.55 billion a year of mostly military US aid. The European Union asked its members ...




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