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29th Dec 2013

Egypt: Students torch Cairo university, one killed

  Egyptian police shot a student dead Saturday at Cairo’s Al-Azhar university after Islamist students set fire to their university, health ministry officials said.   The 19-year-old student was killed as police entered the campus to confront protesters who torched … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Egypt rounds up Muslim Brothers after bombings

The Egyptian government has continued a nationwide crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of two bombings this week. Analysts fear more Muslim Brothers could turn to violence in response. Egypt’s military-led government has wasted no time acting on … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Egypt: Five wounded in explosion on bus in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least five people were wounded in a bomb attack on bus outside a school compound in the Nasr city district in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, a day after the government declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a … Continued

Egypt: Fatal blast causes many casualties and injuries in Mansoura
24th Dec 2013

Egypt: Fatal blast causes many casualties and injuries in Mansoura

    An explosion at a police station in northern Egypt has claimed several lives and wounded dozens, according to security sources. Cairo has reportedly blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and declared it a “terrorist” group.  At least 14 people were … Continued

23rd Dec 2013

Egypt court jails three prominent anti-Mubarak activists

An Egyptian court has jailed three prominent anti-Mubarak activists for three years for organizing a protest without authorization. They were the first to be sentenced under a new law banning unlicensed rallies. The three leading figures of the 2011 uprising … Continued

22nd Dec 2013

Egypt charges Mursi, Hizbullah in prison break case

Egypt’s deposed president Mohammed Mursi and 132 others, including alleged members of Hamas and Hezbollah, will stand trial for a prison break and the murder of officers during the 2011 uprising, the prosecution said on Saturday. Almost 70 of the … Continued

21st Dec 2013

Egypt: Clashes between militants and army turn deadly in Sinai

Militants killed two Egyptian soldiers in a gunfight in the Sinai peninsula Friday, as police in Cairo clashed with protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Mursi, security officials said. The two soldiers, both conscripts, died when a … Continued

20th Dec 2013

Egypt: Mubarak’s sons, former PM acquitted of corruption charges

  Egyptian courts acquitted Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and presidential candidate, of corruption charges on Thursday, paving the way for his return more than a year after he fled abroad. The courts also acquitted the two sons of ousted … Continued

19th Dec 2013

Egypt: Mursi to stand trial on terrorism charges

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered deposed President Mohammed Mursi and 34 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state. In a statement, the … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Egypt: Cairo police disperse protesters with tear gas, water cannons

Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said. Egypt has been witnessing almost daily protests by supporters … Continued

10th Dec 2013

Egypt: Tear gas in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood leader starts trial

As the trial of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood got under way in Cairo, students continued protests for a second day. Police fired tear gas on demonstrators as the defendant denounced the trial. Mohammed Badie, the leader of Egypt’s … Continued

7th Dec 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at rival protests in Cairo

Egyptian police used tear gas on Friday to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said. Mursi’s supporters have been staging protests almost daily in many towns and cities … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

Egypt draft constitution approved for referendum

Egypt’s draft constitution has been approved for a referendum, but part of it is raising uncertainty over the country’s political transition. It came as police in Cairo used tear gas on protesters in Tahrir Square. A 50-member panel tasked with … Continued

30th Nov 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at Egyptian protesters defying ban

Police fired tear gas Friday at Islamists who demonstrated in Egypt, defying a new law banning unauthorized protests that has also angered secular activists following the beating and arrest of a leading blogger. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to go ahead … Continued

28th Nov 2013

Egypt jails 14 female Brotherhood members for being in a “terrorist” group

Egyptian authorities Wednesday jailed 14 women said to be Muslim Brotherhood members for 11 years, and ordered the arrest of two leading activists for demonstrating against a disputed protest law. A court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria sentenced the … Continued

24th Nov 2013

Egypt expels Turkish ambassador over critical remarks by PM Erdogan

Egypt decided Saturday to expel Turkish Ambassador Huseyin Avni Botsali after remarks made by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Cairo deemed as being “provocative,” the foreign ministry said. Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Cairo took three decisions on Saturday … Continued

23rd Nov 2013

Egypt: Clashes erupt, 2 killed

[Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood march through streets of Alexandria, costal city of Egypt, Nov.22. (Xinhua/Asmaa Abdelatif)]   CAIRO, (Xinhua): Clashes erupted on Friday between Islamist protesters and security forces across Egypt, leaving at least … Continued

21st Nov 2013

Egypt: Unrest kills student in Cairo, troops in Sinai

Clashes at Cairo’s Al-Azhar University between police and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi have left one student dead. The incident follows a bombing on the Sinai Peninsula that killed 11 soldiers. Egypt’s state newspaper al-Ahram said early Thursday that … Continued

14th Nov 2013

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi says no stability in Egypt until coup overturned

  Mohammed Morsi has said Egypt will have no stability “without removing consequences of the coup” that unseated him. The army ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president after protests against his one-year rule.  Morsi’s lawyer, Mohammed al-Damati, told reporters that … Continued

13th Nov 2013

Egypt court orders end to state of emergency

Egypt’s three-month state of emergency has been lifted two days ahead of schedule. It came on the back of a court ruling and despite continued clashes between police and supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi. The Egyptian court ruled the … Continued

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