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Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war – Reuters


Reuters

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war
Reuters
ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death". Local people say
Closing of Egypt's Rafah crossing leaves thousands of Gazans strandedReuters UK
Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open warAl-Arabiya

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 10:19 am

New Egypt Comic Artists Push Limits of Expression – ABC News


ABC News

New Egypt Comic Artists Push Limits of Expression
ABC News
Cartoons and political satire go back over a hundred years in Egypt, and are a staple in newspapers that have often lampooned social mores and officials in public office. But a new generation of young comic artists is finding space to express what is

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:08 am

Peter Greste case: Egypt’s president Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera … – ABC Online


ABC Online

Peter Greste case: Egypt's president Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera
ABC Online
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he is considering pardoning Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste and one of his colleagues. Three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail on charges of spreading
Al-Jazeera journalists: Greste family appeal to Egypt's SisiBBC News
Egypt considers pardons for Al Jazeera staffAljazeera.com
Peter Greste parents hopeful amid talk of pardon from Egypt's presidentThe Guardian
Reuters UK -Huffington Post
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:49 pm

FGM in Egypt: Doctor and father cleared in landmark trial – BBC News


BBC News

FGM in Egypt: Doctor and father cleared in landmark trial
BBC News
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old girl who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) have been acquitted in a landmark trial in Egypt. Doctor Raslan Fadl was cleared of all charges alongside the father of Suhair al-Bataa, a

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:27 pm

Egyptian terror group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis pledges alliance to ISIS – CNN


CNN

Egyptian terror group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis pledges alliance to ISIS
CNN
At least 31 Egyptian soldiers were killed in the October attack, the deadliest to date committed by the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem). ABM militants released video of the ambush in mid-November — just days
Islamic State Pledge in Sinai Raises Stakes for EgyptU.S. News & World Report

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 8:25 pm

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Arrested in Egypt – New York Times


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Muslim Brotherhood Leader Arrested in Egypt
New York Times
The leader, Mohamed Ali Bishr, is considered a moderate within the Brotherhood, Egypt's main Islamist organization and the sponsor of the political party that won the most votes in Egypt's free elections. President Mohamed Morsi, who won office with …
Egypt radio bans popular singer Hamza Namira for 'critical' songsBBC News
Egypt arrests senior Brotherhood memberAljazeera.com
Egypt arrests Brotherhood leader as crackdown intensifiesReuters
Middle East Eye -The Denver Post
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 3:30 pm

Egypt’s first female genital mutilation trial ends in not guilty verdict – The Guardian


The Guardian

Egypt's first female genital mutilation trial ends in not guilty verdict
The Guardian
The case was pursued rigorously by activists and state officials in the hope that it would send a strong message to doctors that FGM, which was nominally made illegal in 2008, will no longer be tolerated in Egypt. Instead, said a lawyer from a local
Egypt Acquits Doctor in Female Genital MutilationABC News
Egypt's first FGM trial ends in not guilty verdicts for doctor, fatherAl Jazeera America
Verdict reached in Egypt female genital mutilation trialCBS News
National Review Online -The Times of Israel
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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 2:27 pm

No, Disney is not opening a Disneyland in Egypt – Washington Post (blog)


No, Disney is not opening a Disneyland in Egypt
Washington Post (blog)
Could some of that Disneyland magic be coming to Egypt? Egypt's investment minister seems to think so. "There are discussions going on between Disney International to build in Egypt its first Disney Park in the Middle East, similar to Disney France

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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 10:19 pm

Obama administration should be helping Egypt, not punishing it – Fox News


Fox News

Obama administration should be helping Egypt, not punishing it
Fox News
Before the U.S. can dispense the final $575.5 million of its $1.3 billion in annual aid, Secretary of State John Kerry must certify that Egypt is taking steps toward democracy. The swift displacement of over 1100 families makes meeting that standard
Egypt Will Expand Its Security Zone Near Gaza StripNew York Times
Egyptian civilians killed in North Sinai clashesBBC News
Attack in Egypt's Sinai leaves many deadAljazeera.com
Reuters -Al-Arabiya -Panorama.am
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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 10:10 pm

Saudis urge Egypt to end row with Qatar – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

Saudis urge Egypt to end row with Qatar
Aljazeera.com
The Saudi monarch has called on Egypt to follow its steps in ending a months-long dispute with Qatar after an agreement was reached earlier this week. The agreement, if implemented, promises to put an end to the worst diplomatic rift to hit the six
Egypt Backs Gulf Unity Agreement With QatarABC News
Why should Qatar reconcile with Egypt?Al-Monitor
Saudi King calls on Egypt to back Gulf accord: statementReuters
Ahram Online -Middle East Eye
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Posted on 19 November 2014 | 5:48 pm

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Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches towards open war

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death". Local people say children's education has fallen victim while the military stages air strikes against jihadists, who are targetting soldiers and …

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 10:24 am

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

By Yusri Mohamed ISMAILIA Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with Islamist militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a "journey of death". Local people say children's education has fallen victim while the military stages air strikes against jihadists, who are targeting soldiers and …

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 10:16 am

New Egypt comic artists push limits of expression

CAIRO (AP) — A new feminist comic book, the Jewelry Box, has emerged in Egypt, the latest addition in a blossoming scene of alternative comics, as artists seek freer outlets of expression in a country where independent voices are finding it harder to speak.

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:05 am

Egypt's Sisi says pardon for Al Jazeera journalists 'being discussed'

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a "terrorist organization". Human rights groups and Western governments have condemned the trial of the journalists and the United Nations questioned Egypt's judicial …

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 3:14 am

Egypt President Considering Pardon of Journalists

Egypt president says his government is considering a pardon for jailed Al-Jazeera journalists

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:00 pm

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Thursday arrested a leading Muslim Brotherhood member who played a key role in negotiations between his now-banned group and the government. In Cairo, at least nine people, including five policemen, were hurt in incidents involving a home-made bomb and a stun grenade.

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 6:53 pm

Closing of Egypt's Rafah crossing leaves thousands of Gazans stranded

By Nidal al-Mughrabi RAFAH Gaza Strip (Reuters) – Egypt's decision to shut its border with the Gaza Strip has stranded thousands of Palestinians on the Egyptian side of the border while around a thousand people in Gaza are desperate to get out for medical treatment in Egypt, officials in Gaza say. Egypt closed Rafah, the only crossing point between Egypt and the Palestinian territory, on Oct. 25 …

Posted on 20 November 2014 | 11:32 am

Egypt says it detains Nusra fighter returning from Syria

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt's interior ministry said on Wednesday it had arrested an Egyptian militant who had returned from fighting in Syria with a group linked to the al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front in order to train Egyptians in bombmaking. A statement posted to the ministry's Facebook page said Hany Shaheen Ali Shaheen confessed to receiving orders from the Islamist Furqan Brigade to train …

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 8:24 pm

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt (AP) — Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed the procedure. And in this Nile Delta Village, he has plenty of patients.

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 3:00 pm

Egypt welcomes Saudi call to mend ties with Qatar

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt welcomed a Saudi call on Wednesday to back an agreement among Gulf Arab states that ended an eight-month dispute over Qatar's support for the Muslim Brotherhood and promotion of Arab Spring revolts. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain agreed on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Doha after resolving their row with Qatar. In a statement on Wednesday …

Posted on 19 November 2014 | 2:44 pm

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This Egyptian girl died after undergoing FGM. Why has no one been held to account?

This week, Egypt’s first female genital mutilation trial ended in a not guilty verdict. It’s a major blow for women in a country which has one of the highest FGM rates in the world. Louisa Loveluck reports






Posted on 21 November 2014 | 11:36 am

‘Terror’ attack on Egypt naval boat leaves eight servicemen missing

Naval vessel has been set alight in an exchange of fire with assailants






Posted on 12 November 2014 | 11:07 pm

Egyptian militants swear allegiance to Islamic State

Announcement via Twitter shows spreading influence of Jihadist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis






Posted on 10 November 2014 | 6:00 pm

How Royal tours have changed

Images from the first time a royal tour had been photographed are very different from what happens nowadays






Posted on 6 November 2014 | 8:44 am

Bomb on train kills two Egypt policemen

Bomb planted in a train killed two Egyptian policemen and wounded 11 other people when it exploded at a station in the Nile Delta province






Posted on 6 November 2014 | 12:14 am

Egyptian journalists call government criticism ban ‘victory for terrorism’

Several hundred Egyptian journalists reject a policy agreement by newspaper editors banning criticism of the police, army and judiciary






Posted on 3 November 2014 | 12:37 pm

Pharaoh Thutmosis-era temple found by accident in Egypt

A 3,400-year-old underwater temple from the time of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, one of Egypt’s greatest warrior kings, has been uncovered near Cairo






Posted on 31 October 2014 | 8:02 pm

Thousands forced from homes as Egypt clears Gaza border area after bombing

Egyptian authorities are demolishing hundreds of houses along its impoverished border with the Gaza Strip to create a security buffer zone






Posted on 29 October 2014 | 6:53 pm

Egypt demands war on Isil reaches other forces of Islamist terror

Egypt has warned that terrorist groups are poised to seize control of Libya’s oilfields as the country’s foreign minister appealed for an expansion of the Western-led campaign against Isil to tackle extremism threatening North Africa






Posted on 27 October 2014 | 8:00 pm

Isil poised to seize Libya’s oil, warns Egyptian foreign minister

Egypt has warned that terrorist groups are poised to seize control of Libya’s oilfields as the country’s foreign minister appealed for an expansion of the Western-led campaign against Isil to tackle extremism threatening North Africa.






Posted on 27 October 2014 | 8:00 pm