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Monday, 07-21-14, 11:55Egypt - Draft Law On Associations Risks Bringing the Country Back to the Freedoms of the Mubarak Era[HRInfo]On 26 June 2014, the Egyptian Ministry of Solidarity put forward a draft law regulating associations that would give the government and security agencies veto power over all activities of associations in Egypt. Concerned about this draft law that bears many resemblances with the law that was in force under Mubarak and violates both the Egyptian constitution and international law, Alkarama wrote to the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to intervene with the read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:43U.S Secretary of State John Kerry to Visit Egypt[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt on Monday and hold talks with high ranking officials in Cairo regarding the situation in Gaza, the State Department said in an official statement. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 7:28Mahinour Al-Masry's Sentence Reduced[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Alexandria courts of appeals has sentenced political activist Mahinour al-Masry to six months in prison and fined her with 50,000 Egyptian pounds. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 6:57Tripartite Talks Over Gerd to Resume[ERTA]Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt will resume tripartite negotiations over the construction of Ethiopia's hydro power plant project known as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). read more...
Sunday, 07-20-14, 13:41Govt Announces Three Days of Mourning for Killed Soldiers[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-day period of mourning for the 21 soldiers killed on Saturday in the New Valley, a presidential statement said. read more...
Sunday, 07-20-14, 6:46Over Twenty Soldiers Killed at Check-Point[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Smugglers killed 21 soldiers in an attack on a military checkpoint in New Valley's Farafra Oasis on Saturday evening, an Armed Forces statement said. read more...
Sunday, 07-20-14, 6:26Gunmen Kill Police Officer in Sinai's Arish[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Unknown gunmen killed on Friday a police officer who was on his way home in North Sinai's Arish, sources said. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 14:05European Parliament Calls for Ban On Spy Technology Export to Egypt[RFI]The European parliament yesterday called for a ban of surveillance and military technology to Egypt. MEPs stated that they were "deeply concerned" about recent events that, they said, impacted democracy and free expression in the country. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 13:59Former President's Son Arrested in Upper Egypt-Bound Train[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Authorities arrested on Friday morning Abdallah Mursi, son of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, in a train headed to Upper Egypt. read more...
Thursday, 07-17-14, 15:08Temporary Reprieve in Gaza Shows Long-Term Ceasefire Is Possible, UN Chief Says[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the humanitarian pause in Gaza which allowed the United Nations food agency and partners to provide aid to thousands of people, while expressing his hope that this will lead to a more durable calm. read more...

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