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Al-Qaida Chief Blesses Attacks on Egypt Security – ABC News


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Al-Qaida Chief Blesses Attacks on Egypt Security
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He also harshly criticized Egypt's ultraconservative Islamist al-Nour Party, accusing it of deceit and deception by supporting the military backed interim government and secular constitution, which he considers void. Join the Discussion. You are using
Zawahri blesses attacks on Egypt securityThe Daily Star

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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 11:16 am

Baird raises jailed Canadian journalist’s case in Egypt – The Globe and Mail


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Baird raises jailed Canadian journalist's case in Egypt
The Globe and Mail
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he raised the case of a Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt when he met with his counterpart in Cairo this week, noting concerns about Mohamed Fahmy's medical needs and the importance of a fair and timely trial.
Baird meets family of journalist detained for months in EgyptRegina Leader-Post
Canada calls for fair Egypt journo trialSBS
Fahmy: Silent feds cite privacy, expert calls 'bulls**t'iPolitics.ca (subscription)
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Posted on 19 April 2014 | 12:41 am

In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash – Washington Post


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In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash
Washington Post
CAIRO — Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most …

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 4:53 pm

Egypt’s Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures – National Geographic


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Egypt's Population Boom Threatens Cultural Treasures
National Geographic
Frequent changes in government personnel since then—the most recent of which saw the resignation of the interim prime minister and the replacement of many top ministers in late February—have further imperiled Egypt's prize monuments by paralyzing key …
Cairo Court Rejects Lawsuit to Ban All Israeli Activities in EgyptAlgemeiner
'Retaliation is life' video vows revenge on Egypt security forcesDigitalJournal.com
Egypt policeman dies in Cairo bomb blastPress TV
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 3:47 pm

Haifa Wehbe film withdrawn from Egypt cinemas – Asharq Alawsat English


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Haifa Wehbe film withdrawn from Egypt cinemas
Asharq Alawsat English
London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has ordered Haifa Wehbe's latest cinematic offering, Halaweet Rooh (Beauty of the Soul), withdrawn from cinemas, a state-owned news agency reported on Wednesday. The film had …
Egypt's government pulls film starring Arab 'sex symbol', awaits review by censorsAhram Online
Egypt pulls Lebanese star's 'adults only' movieYahoo!7 News
Egypt pulls Lebanese star's "adults only" movieYour Middle East
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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 1:11 pm

Egypt Stops Attempt to Smuggle Jewish Artifacts – ABC News


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Egypt Stops Attempt to Smuggle Jewish Artifacts
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Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports. Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said in a statement Friday that officials found the
Egypt foils attempt to smuggle Jewish antiquitiesYahoo News
Egypt stops bid to smuggle artifactsArab News

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Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:27 pm

Egypt’s gay community fears government crackdown – The Guardian


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Egypt's gay community fears government crackdown
The Guardian
While homosexuality is technically legal in Egypt, citizens suspected of being gay have long been the target of sporadic detentions – with those arrested often convicted of debauchery or insulting public morals. But some activists claim the recent
Egypt: Surge in anti-gay raids sparks fears of crackdownPinkNews.co.uk

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Posted on 17 April 2014 | 6:51 pm

Nile dam study fails to stem the tide of Egyptian indignation towards Ethiopia – The Guardian


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Nile dam study fails to stem the tide of Egyptian indignation towards Ethiopia
The Guardian
The opening sentence of Egypt's new constitution describes the country as the river Nile's gift to Egyptians. It is a grand claim, but one that helps explain Egypt's indignation at the ongoing construction of a blockage on the Nile, thousands of miles
Egypt: Diplomatic offensive against EthiopiaGeeska Afrika

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 11:36 am

Egypt’s tourism revenue drop by nearly 50% as holidaymakers avoid its troubled … – Daily Mail


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Egypt's tourism revenue drop by nearly 50% as holidaymakers avoid its troubled
Daily Mail
Adela Ragab, economic adviser to Egypt's Minister of Tourism, said the country earnt £700million from tourism in the first quarter of 2014, which is significantly less compared to other years. Empty sands: There has been a 30 per cent drop in the
Egypt's tourism revenues drop 43 pct in first quarter 2014 YOYAhram Online
Egypt's Tourism Revenue Drops 43% in Q1 After Travel WarningsJakarta Globe

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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 10:13 am

Egypt’s Enduring Passion for Soccer – New York Times


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Egypt's Enduring Passion for Soccer
New York Times
CAIRO — Egyptians are attached to soccer the way the French are to wine. It's well-nigh impossible to find an Egyptian who is not a fan. When major matches are being broadcast, Cairo turns into a quasi ghost town. The only sounds are the shouts of the
Egypt: Epidemic of sexual violence continuesFIDH
Epidemic of sexual violence in Egypt: reporteNCA
12:07 – Death sentences in EgyptCihan News Agency
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Posted on 16 April 2014 | 9:18 am

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Egypt foils attempt to smuggle Jewish antiquities

Egypt has foiled an attempt to smuggle out of the country Jewish antiquities used during religious ceremonies, the antiquities ministry said on Friday. Among them are 11 wooden cases for the Torah, Judaism’s holy book, four censers bearing Hebrew inscriptions, a silver crown decorated with stars of David and a silver knife, it said. They are not registered with the ministry, despite all being …

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 5:29 pm

Egypt Stops Attempt to Smuggle Jewish Artifacts

Officials in Egypt say they stopped an attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts out of the country

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:35 pm

Egypt set to conclude studies on South Sudan dam

Egypt says it's finalising studies for a new dam in the South Sudan city of Wau, as part of an aid package to Africa's newest state

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 10:05 am

Egypt pulls Lebanese star's 'adults only' movie

Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative. Interim premier Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of the Soul) off the screens until the censorship board reviews it again, the prime minister's office said late Wednesday. The Egyptian-made movie, said to have been inspired by Monica …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 6:12 pm

Egypt central bank to keep interest rates on hold -survey

Egypt's central bank will keep interest rates on hold next Thursday as it balances the need to fight inflation while supporting the currency and stimulating an economy battered by more than three years of upheaval, a Reuters poll showed. Annual urban consumer inflation remains high despite slowing for three consecutive months before holding steady at 9.8 percent in March, but it may still be too …

Posted on 17 April 2014 | 1:48 pm

Egypt presidential hopeful urges political unity

Egypt's leftist leader, the ex-army chief's main rival in next month's presidential election, Wednesday urged all revolutionary groups to unite, as a liberal party threw its weight behind him. Hamdeen Sabbahi, who has emerged as the main challenger to former field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the May 26-27 vote, also reiterated that the military should stay out of politics. Sabbahi came third …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 6:07 pm

Egypt Islamist Sentenced to 7 Years for Forgery

Egypt court sentences Islamist to 7 years for concealing his mother has US citizenship

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 4:50 pm

Egypt's tourism revenue drops by 43 pct in Q1: official

Egypt's tourism revenues dropped 43 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3 billion, Adela Ragab, the country's economic adviser to the Minister of Tourism, told Reuters on Wednesday. The tourism sector, which has been damaged by the political instability that followed a popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, suffered another blow in February when a coach carrying …

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 8:48 am

Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign said in a statement.

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 11:05 pm

Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria

Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The Egyptian prosecutor's office in Suez City ordered the arrest of Wael Ahmed Abdel Fattah for 15 days, MENA reported, adding that he was suspected of working with Islamist militant groups. MENA said Abdel Fattah, a former oil company employee …

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 2:45 pm

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Bomb explodes in busy Cairo square killing police officer

Bomb detonated in Lebanon Square in Egyptian capital leaves senior police officer dead and three others injured






Posted on 19 April 2014 | 12:05 am

Sharm el-Sheikh hotels empty as tourists fear violence

Red Sea resort losing its appeal as Egypt continues its brutal crackdown






Posted on 17 April 2014 | 5:35 pm

The mummy of the Ancient Egyptian singer Tamut

The British Museum scan the mummy of the Ancient Egyptian singer Tamut






Posted on 9 April 2014 | 3:25 pm

In pictures: Inside the mummy of the ancient Egyptian singer Tamut

The British Museum scan the mummy of the Ancient Egyptian singer Tamut






Posted on 9 April 2014 | 3:25 pm

In pictures: Weird and whacky selfie portraits by photographer Ahmad El Abi

Photographer Ahmad El Abi’s quirky self-poraits






Posted on 7 April 2014 | 11:43 am

Muslim Brotherhood hits back at British Government over terror probe

Group warns of legal action if UK restricts its activities






Posted on 3 April 2014 | 1:33 pm

Egypt police general killed in Cairo bomb blasts

Egyptian police brigadier-general killed as three bombs explode outside Cairo campus






Posted on 2 April 2014 | 4:17 pm

Twin bombing at Cairo University caught on film

Video footage captures a cloud of smoke hanging above the ground outside Cairo University after a twin bomb attack

Posted on 2 April 2014 | 3:05 pm

Conservative MP warns UK ban on Muslim Brotherhood ‘could aid al-Qaeda’

As David Cameron orders inquiry into Egyptian organisation, Crispin Blunt, a former justice minister, warns that putting it on the terror list without sufficient evidence could have serious consequences






Posted on 1 April 2014 | 9:28 pm

Britain sends security team to Egypt’s tourist resorts to assess terror threat

A team of experts visit Sharm el-Sheikh to ensure safety for thousands of British tourists






Posted on 1 April 2014 | 6:52 pm