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Friday, 11-28-14, 8:42Tight Security At Cairo, Giza Squares Ahead of Protests[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Security forces deployed Friday a rapid intervention unit at Rabaa al-Adaweya Mosque's main gate, in anticipation of any violence that might occur during the Islamist protests scheduled today. read more...
Friday, 11-28-14, 7:07End Wave of Home Demolitions, Forced Evictions in Sinai Amid Media Blackout[AI London]The Egyptian authorities must halt the arbitrary demolition of hundreds of homes and mass forced evictions underway in Rafah, North Sinai in order to create a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip, Amnesty International said amid signs that the operation may be expanded. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 15:48Vital Facilities Under Protection of Armed Forces Ahead of Nov. 28 Protests - Source[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Guarding strategic facilities has been handed over to the armed forces as of Wednesday evening, an army source said Thursday. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 15:48Three Bodies Found in North Sinai's Arish City - Security Sources[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Residents of North Sinai found Thursday three dead bodies dumped on al-Arish-al-Tawil road south of al-Arish city, security sources said. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 12:10Trial Shows Need to Combat Female Genital Mutilation[HRW]Beirut -Egyptian authorities need to take clear action to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) following the country's first trial on the crime ending in acquittals, Human Rights Watch said today. read more...
Thursday, 11-27-14, 10:01Sisi Attends Egyptian-French Summit in Paris[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi agreed on Wednesday with his French counterpart François Hollande to activate French investments and projects in Egypt worth 796 million Euros, Sisi said. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 12:39Govt Reopens Gaza Crossing for First Time Since October Bombing[Deutsche Welle]The Rafah border crossing to Gaza will be opened temporarily, Egyptian officials have said. More than 3,500 Palestinians have been stranded in Egypt since the crossing was closed following a suicide attack in October. read more...
Wednesday, 11-26-14, 10:20Govt, UN to Expand Food Aid in Fight Against Child Labour[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Rome -The World Food Programme pledged on Tuesday to expand an aid programme in Egypt that helps poor families keep their children in school and out of the workforce. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 16:59Cairo Building Collapse Death Toll Rises to 15 - Mena[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The death toll from a building which collapsed north of Cairo earlier on Tuesday rose to 15, reported state-run news agency MENA. read more...
Tuesday, 11-25-14, 16:59Suspended Azhar Preacher Arrested for 'Inciting Violence' - Source[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Security forces arrested late Monday Mahmoud Shaaban, a recently suspended preacher at al-Azhar University, accusing him of "inciting violence", a security source said. read more...

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