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Egypt News

Op-Ed: The Egyptian Connection

In light of recent speculation about plans in Turkey to send another IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) flotilla to the Gaza Strip one sees an apt opportunity to reevaluate the disastrous Mavi Marmara raid of 2010.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Australian journalist jailed in Egypt to appeal

Sydney - Jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste will lodge an appeal against the conviction and seven-year sentence handed down by an Egyptian court, his family said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Gaza cease fire proposals ongoing amid confusion

Gaza - An early cease fire proposal supported by Egypt, Israel, Abbas, and others without consultation with Hamas failed. However, there is considerable diplomatic activity attempting to forge a new proposal that will gain approval from Hamas as well.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

Cairo - Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults on security forces in years.
In the Media by Jay Deshmukh (AFP)

Turkey PM Erdogan slams Egypt's 'illegitimate tyrant' Sisi

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as an illegitimate tyrant, saying that Cairo could not be relied upon to negotiate a ceasefire with Israel. "Is Sisi a party (to a ceasefire)?
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Internal and external clashing in Egypt

The situation in Egypt looks grim as the violence continues. New laws being passed to violate protestors would-be rights and struggle to keep the peace and security clash.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Op-Ed: Why Hamas rejected Egypt's truce proposal

Jerusalem - Apparently, a ceasefire proposal that ignores the demands of one party to the conflict negotiated by a country that is an enemy — and has declared Hamas a terrorist organization — is supposed to be accepted or else more Israel slaughter will be justif
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 9 comments

7 jailed for life over sexual assaults in Cairo square

Cairo - Seven men were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison over sexual assaults at Cairo's Tahrir Square, following a pledge by Egypt's new authorities to tackle an epidemic in such crimes.
In the Media by Tony Gamal-Gabriel (AFP)

First Israeli killed as cease-fire rejected

Tel Aviv - Shortly after a cease-fire was rejected and fighting resumed between Gaza and Israel, Tel Aviv suffered its first fatality. A mortar killed a rabbi distributing food.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Israel kills at least 20 in attack on Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel bombed suspected Hamas militant sites across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing at least 20 Palestinians but prompting a barrage of missile firings at its own population centers.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Egypt leader's comments on Jazeera reporters encourages Greste family

Sydney - The family of jailed journalist Peter Greste Monday said they were encouraged by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying he "wished" the Australian had never been put on trial.
In the Media by AFP

Egypt's Sisi 'wishes' jailed Jazeera reporters not tried

Cairo - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Sunday he "wished" three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists including an Australian had not been put on trial, conceding the case had been damaging, a newspaper reported.
In the Media by AFP

Blast in Egypt train as police crush pro-Morsi protests

Cairo - A bomb blast in a train and clashes between protesters and security forces rocked Egypt, as police quashed demonstrations marking the anniversary of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.
In the Media by Jay Deshmukh (AFP)

Blast in Egypt train as police crush pro-Morsi protests

Cairo - Two people were killed in clashes, and a bomb blast in a train wounded nine, security officials said, as police quashed protests marking the anniversary Thursday of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.
In the Media by Jay Deshmukh (AFP)

Egypt police killed defusing bombs near presidential palace

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged "retribution" after two police officers were killed defusing bombs outside his Cairo palace Monday, almost a year after he overthrew his predecessor.
In the Media by Samer Al-Atrush, Haitham El-Tabei (AFP)

Two dead as bombs hit Cairo telecom centre

Cairo - Two bombings on Saturday in a Cairo suburb killed a teenager and her mother, officials said, the latest in a wave of blasts to hit the Egyptian capital this week.
In the Media by AFP

Sisi in Sudan to form an alliance against Islamic 'terrorism'

Khartoum - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi landed in Islamist neighbour Sudan on Friday for a lightning visit, which an analyst said would attempt to shore up a regional alliance against Islamic "terrorism".
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP)

Egypt's Sisi in Sudan after Africa 'terrorism' warning

Khartoum - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi landed in Islamist neighbour Sudan on Friday for what an analyst said would be an attempt to shore up a regional alliance against Islamic "terrorism".
In the Media by Ian Timberlake (AFP) - 1 comment

4 bombs in Cairo metro stations, 4 hurt

Cairo - Four makeshift bombs exploded within minutes of each other at three Cairo metro stations during morning rush hour on Wednesday, wounding at least four people, police and health officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Egypt's Sisi 'won't interfere' on jailed journalists

Cairo - Egypt's president said Tuesday the authorities will not interfere in the judiciary, as protests were staged worldwide in solidarity with Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Australian, whose jailing has sparked outrage.
In the Media by Sarah Benhaida (AFP)

Egypt under pressure to pardon Al-Jazeera journalists

Cairo - Egypt was under mounting pressure Tuesday to pardon three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australia's award-winning Peter Greste, jailed in a ruling that sparked global outrage and fears of a growing media crackdown.
In the Media by Tony Gamal-Gabriel (AFP)

Australian govt 'appalled' at verdict against Jazeera's Greste

Sydney - Australia Monday said it was "appalled" at the seven-year jail term given to Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste by an Egyptian court, saying it undermined Cairo's claim to be transitioning to democracy.
In the Media by AFP

Outrage as Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

Cairo - An Egyptian court jailed Monday three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australia's award-winning Peter Greste, in a ruling that sparked global outrage and a US call for them to be pardoned.
In the Media by Tony Gamal-Gabriel (AFP)

U.S. unlocks aid as Kerry presses Egypt on democracy

Cairo - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Egypt's leaders to allow greater political freedoms Sunday, as Washington unlocked some $572 million in military aid for Cairo and hurried the dispatch of 10 Apache helicopters.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Egypt court confirms mass Islamist death sentences

Minya - An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences for more than 180 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie, after a mass trial that sparked an international outcry.
In the Media by Haitham EL-TABEI (AFP)

U.S. aid to Egypt to be decreased

U.S. economic aid to Egypt may be brought from $1.3 billion down to $1 billion and may be conditioned by the democratic and human rights situation in the country itself after the Senate Appropriations Committee proposed cutting aid to Egypt by 28%.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 2 comments

Egypt releases hunger-striking Jazeera journalist

Cairo - Egypt on Tuesday released Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike for nearly five months in protest over his detention.
In the Media by AFP

Egypt cabinet sworn in, with most ministers retained

Cairo - An Egyptian cabinet led by Ibrahim Mahlab was sworn in Tuesday, with most positions from the previous military-installed government retained but the foreign minister replaced and an investment minister appointed.
In the Media by AFP

Egypt prosecutor orders hunger-striking Jazeera journalist freed

Cairo - Egypt's prosecutor general on Monday ordered the release of Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike for nearly five months, state media reported.
In the Media by Jay Deshmukh (AFP)

Egypt refers 13 to trial over Tahrir sex attacks

Cairo - Egypt's prosecution service on Saturday referred 13 men to trial for alleged sex attacks on women at Cairo's Tahrir Square, including during inaugural celebrations for new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
In the Media by Mona Salem (AFP)
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Smoke clouds covering the horizon on another day of protests in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Assange's "The World Tomorrow" Ep. 4 - Alaa Abd El-Fattah, Egypt.
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Carvings and artifacts at Karnak Temple at Luxor.
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Egyptian protestors being fired upon by a water cannon in January 2011
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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Police officers protest in solidarity with the new 30 June revolution against the Muslim Brotherhood
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From the short documentary  Egyptian Winter  about the revolution in Egypt.
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From the short documentary "Egyptian Winter" about the revolution in Egypt.
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Protesters at Toronto's Old City Hall raise their voices in support of Egyptian protesters
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Students of Cairo University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during a demonstration in front of riot police at the main gate of the university around Al Nahda square in Cairo November 24, 2013, to commemorate the passing of 100 days since security forces cleared the vigils in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares
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