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Monday, 11-24-14, 13:00Military Tribunal Upholds Prison Sentences for Jamaa Islamiya Leaders[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -A military court of appeals turned down on Monday a challenge filed by Jamaa Islamiya leader Safwat Abdel Ghani and four others against their prison sentence, therefore upholding the sentence. read more...
Monday, 11-24-14, 12:36Seven 'Extremists' Killed in North Sinai - Sources[Aswat Masriya]North Sinai -Two "extremists" were killed in an explosion in Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid Friday night, while five others were killed during security raids south of al-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, security sources said. read more...
Sunday, 11-23-14, 9:05President Sisi Receives Invitation to Visit China Next Month[Egypt Online]President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi met on Saturday 22/11/2014 at the presidential headquarters with Meng Jianzhu, the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping and secretary of Central Politics and Law Commission of the Communist Party of China. read more...
Sunday, 11-23-14, 9:02Egypt, South Sudan Sign Agreement for Management of Water Resources[Egypt Online]Egypt and Sudan signed on Saturday 22/11/2014 an agreement on cooperation in the technical field and development of water resources. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 8:33Sisi to Pardon Al Jazeera Journalists?[allAfrica]Cape Town -Egypt's military commander-turned-president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is considering pardoning three Al Jazeera staff jailed for nearly a year. read more...
Friday, 11-21-14, 7:13No Explanation for First Genital Cutting Verdict[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -A doctor being tried on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM) was acquitted on Thursday, ending Egypt's first trial of its kind, a rights group said. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 13:10Doctor Walks Free After Girl Dies from Genital Cutting[allAfrica]An Egyptian court has acquitted the first doctor ever brought to trial in Egypt on female genital mutilation charges that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Sohair al-Bata’a, according Egyptian Streets. read more...
Thursday, 11-20-14, 11:12Hundreds of Homes Destroyed for 'Buffer Zone'[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's armed forces has so far destroyed over 700 houses to create a "buffer zone" on the country's Easter border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a North Sinai official said on Wednesday. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 12:38Arbitrary Detention of University Professor for Over 1 Year[Alkarama]On 22 October 2014, Alkarama and AFD International wrote to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to alert them on the case of Mohamed Abdelhamid Abdelhamid Kharaba, a university professor arbitrarily detained in Alexandria's Al-Hadra prison since his arrest on 24 November 2013. His family claims that Kharaba's fight against corruption at the University of Alexandria is the reason for his arrest. For this reason, his relatives reject the fabricated allegations against him. read more...
Wednesday, 11-19-14, 7:07Shoukry, Kerry Discuss Promoting Bilateral Ties[Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Tuesday 18/11/2014 met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in London to discuss ways to promote bilateral ties in various fields. read more...

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