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26th Jan 2014

Egypt rocked by protests, violence on revolution’s anniversary

Anti-government protesters and security forces have clashed in Egypt, leaving several people dead. Meanwhile, a police station in Sinai has been rocked by an explosion one day after a series of bomb attacks in Cairo. Thousands of pro-military demonstrators marched … Continued

17th Jan 2014

Egypt: Al Jazeera rejects claims staff detained in Egypt ‘confessed’ to joining the Muslim Brotherhood

Al Jazeera has rejected claims made by Egypt’s state prosecutors that its detained staff had confessed to joining the Muslim Brotherhood. On Thursday, Egyptian state prosecutors said some of the al-Jazeera English reporters, who were detained last month, had confessed … Continued

16th Jan 2014

Egypt: Overwhelming approval for Egyptian constitution

State sources in Egypt have said that partial results indicate clear support for the country’s latest constitution. This paper’s main opponents, the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, had advocated boycotting the ballot. State media and government sources in Egypt said late on … Continued

15th Jan 2014

Egypt returns to the polls in second day of constitutional vote

The final day of voting in Egypt’s controversial constitutional referendum is underway. It is the first time the country has voted since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in a military-backed coup last July. Egyptians are heading to the polls … Continued

4th Jan 2014

Egypt: Four killed as clashes erupt across the country

At least four people were killed as supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi clashed with police and opponents in three cities Friday, security officials and medics. Thousands of the Muslim Brotherhood supporters had rallied across the country before police … Continued

31st Dec 2013

Egypt: court sentences 139 pro-Mursi supporters

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced 139 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi to two years in jail over violence that erupted in July, state news agency MENA reported. MENA said the sentences could be subject to appeal, while the defendants, … Continued

30th Dec 2013

Egypt: Blast near intelligence HQ in Sharqiya injures 4

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least four soldiers were wounded in a huge car bomb explosion near the military intelligence headquarters in Egypt’s Sharqiya governorate, state TV reported Sunday. The front walls of the building have been smashed, the report said, adding … Continued

29th Dec 2013

Egypt: Students torch Cairo university, one killed

  Egyptian police shot a student dead Saturday at Cairo’s Al-Azhar university after Islamist students set fire to their university, health ministry officials said.   The 19-year-old student was killed as police entered the campus to confront protesters who torched … Continued

27th Dec 2013

Egypt rounds up Muslim Brothers after bombings

The Egyptian government has continued a nationwide crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of two bombings this week. Analysts fear more Muslim Brothers could turn to violence in response. Egypt’s military-led government has wasted no time acting on … Continued

26th Dec 2013

Egypt: Five wounded in explosion on bus in Cairo

CAIRO, (Xinhua): At least five people were wounded in a bomb attack on bus outside a school compound in the Nasr city district in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, a day after the government declared the Muslim Brotherhood as a … Continued

Egypt: Fatal blast causes many casualties and injuries in Mansoura
24th Dec 2013

Egypt: Fatal blast causes many casualties and injuries in Mansoura

    An explosion at a police station in northern Egypt has claimed several lives and wounded dozens, according to security sources. Cairo has reportedly blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and declared it a “terrorist” group.  At least 14 people were … Continued

23rd Dec 2013

Egypt court jails three prominent anti-Mubarak activists

An Egyptian court has jailed three prominent anti-Mubarak activists for three years for organizing a protest without authorization. They were the first to be sentenced under a new law banning unlicensed rallies. The three leading figures of the 2011 uprising … Continued

22nd Dec 2013

Egypt charges Mursi, Hizbullah in prison break case

Egypt’s deposed president Mohammed Mursi and 132 others, including alleged members of Hamas and Hezbollah, will stand trial for a prison break and the murder of officers during the 2011 uprising, the prosecution said on Saturday. Almost 70 of the … Continued

21st Dec 2013

Egypt: Clashes between militants and army turn deadly in Sinai

Militants killed two Egyptian soldiers in a gunfight in the Sinai peninsula Friday, as police in Cairo clashed with protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Mursi, security officials said. The two soldiers, both conscripts, died when a … Continued

20th Dec 2013

Egypt: Mubarak’s sons, former PM acquitted of corruption charges

  Egyptian courts acquitted Ahmed Shafiq, a former premier and presidential candidate, of corruption charges on Thursday, paving the way for his return more than a year after he fled abroad. The courts also acquitted the two sons of ousted … Continued

19th Dec 2013

Egypt: Mursi to stand trial on terrorism charges

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered deposed President Mohammed Mursi and 34 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state. In a statement, the … Continued

13th Dec 2013

Egypt: Cairo police disperse protesters with tear gas, water cannons

Egyptian riot police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse hundreds of pro-Islamist protesters demonstrating near the headquarters of the ministry of defense in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said. Egypt has been witnessing almost daily protests by supporters … Continued

10th Dec 2013

Egypt: Tear gas in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood leader starts trial

As the trial of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood got under way in Cairo, students continued protests for a second day. Police fired tear gas on demonstrators as the defendant denounced the trial. Mohammed Badie, the leader of Egypt’s … Continued

7th Dec 2013

Egypt: Police fire tear gas at rival protests in Cairo

Egyptian police used tear gas on Friday to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Mursi, the state news agency MENA said. Mursi’s supporters have been staging protests almost daily in many towns and cities … Continued

2nd Dec 2013

Egypt draft constitution approved for referendum

Egypt’s draft constitution has been approved for a referendum, but part of it is raising uncertainty over the country’s political transition. It came as police in Cairo used tear gas on protesters in Tahrir Square. A 50-member panel tasked with … Continued

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