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Egypt acquits 112 on appeal over protest law

Cairo - An appeals court in Egypt Sunday acquitted 112 people convicted of holding an illegal protest on the third anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, judicial sources said.

Egypt's Mubarak arrives at court for murder verdict

Cairo - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrived at court on Saturday for the verdict in his murder retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

Roy Jones scores first round KO over Hany Atiyo

Former WBA heavyweight champion Roy Jones, Jr. scored a first round knockout against challenger Hany Atiyo on Friday in Krasnodar, Russia.

Hamas, Fatah agree on return of unity government in Gaza

Cairo - Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah said they reached an agreement on Thursday for the return of their unity government in Gaza ahead of crucial negotiations with Israel next month.

Op-Ed: ISIL calls for attacks on Coalition citizens ‘in any manner’

Sydney - In a continuation of previous messages, the “Islamic State” has called for Muslims to attack Americans, Europeans, Canadians and Australians. The threat refers to “disbelievers” from nations engaged in military action against ISIL.

Op-Ed: U.S. and Russia compete to arm Egypt

Cairo - U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel spoke with his Egyptian counterpart General Sedki Sobhy on Sept. 20 confirming that the US will deliver 10 Apache helicopters to support Egypt's counter-terrorism efforts the Pentagon announced.

Bomb kills two near Egypt foreign ministry: Police

Cairo - At least two policemen were killed when a bomb exploded near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in Cairo Sunday, officials said, shattering a months-long respite from deadly attacks in the capital.

Egypt court bails top 2011 revolt activist Abdel Fattah

Cairo - An Egyptian court Monday ordered the release on bail of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a top activist of the revolt against ex-president Hosni Mubarak, at his retrial in a case where he had been sentenced to 15 years.

Arab League countries to provide airstrike against ISIS

Cairo - Following a meeting between Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby and US Secretary of State John Kerry, US State Department officials confirmed several Arab nations have agreed to conduct airstrikes against ISIS forces in Iraq.

Arab League likely to approve military action against ISIS

Cairo - The head of Arab League has called for military and political action against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Palestinian leader Abbas offers to return to Egypt for Gaza talks

Cairo - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Saturday to return to Cairo to resume ceasefire talks with Israel and Hamas but neither warring party has committed to participate.

Two killed in Cairo as Morsi backers clash with opponents

Cairo - Two people were killed as supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi clashed in Cairo after Friday prayers, security officials said, a day after five people died in sporadic violence.

More protesters die in Egypt protesting earlier deaths

Cairo - Four protesters were killed in Cairo demonstrations that were marking the first anniversary of Egyptian security forces' crackdown on demonstrators in Rabbaa al-Adawiya and Nahda Square who were protesting the overthrow of former president Morsi.

5 dead in Egypt as pro-Islamists mark Rabaa anniversary

Cairo - At least five people were killed in sporadic violence in Egypt on Thursday after Islamists called protests to mark the first anniversary of a police crackdown that cost the lives of hundreds of demonstrators.

Palestinians say ceasefire with Israel extended for five days

Cairo - Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say a new ceasefire agreement has been reached with Israel to allow further negotiations on a longer-term deal.

Egypt's Mubarak gives passionate defence, verdict due Sept 27

Cairo - An Egyptian court said it will deliver its verdict in the murder trial of Hosni Mubarak on September 27, in a session Wednesday in which the ousted strongman passionately defended his 30-year rule.

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page on Arab Spring

Cairo - A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say.

Palestinians and Israelis agree to new ceasefire

Cairo - Gaza Strip communities stayed quiet Sunday and Monday as a new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas took hold.

New 72-hour Gaza truce agreed in Cairo: Palestinians

Cairo - A new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza has been agreed following mediation by Egypt, a Palestinian official said Sunday, although there was no immediate confirmation from Israel.

Egypt bans Islamist's Freedom and Justice Party

Cairo - The Egyptian ruling military establishment dismantled Saturday the Freedom and Justice Party, political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, signalling an end to the Islamists' prospects in politics.
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