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Military aircraft crashes in joint UAE-Egypt military exercise – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Military aircraft crashes in joint UAE-Egypt military exercise
Al-Arabiya
Authorities are investigating the cause of the plane crash, which left four joint crew members dead, according to the agency. Egypt and the UAE conducted their Siham al-Haq – Arrows of Righteousness – joint military exercise on Dec. 11 with live
Four killed in plane crash during UAE-Egypt military exerciseMiddle East Eye
On Arab uprising anniversary, US back to business as usual with Egypt's militaryChristian Science Monitor
4 crew members die in crash during Egypt-UAE air drillPress TV
World Tribune -The Hindu -Khaleej Times
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Posted on 19 December 2014 | 1:56 am

Egypt military trials reverse revolution’s gains: HRW – Middle East Eye


Arutz Sheva

Egypt military trials reverse revolution's gains: HRW
Middle East Eye
The widespread use of military courts to try Egyptian civilians has reversed the gains achieved during the country's 2011 revolution, Human Rights Watch reported on Thursday. Egypt has referred at least 820 civilians to military prosecutors over the
Egypt: Surge of Military TrialsHuman Rights Watch
Obama Expresses Concern Over Mass Trials in EgyptArutz Sheva
Obama talks Egypt concerns in call with SisiAl-Arabiya
Press TV
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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 10:53 pm

Famous Egyptian writer says Hamas is “the real enemy,” not Israel – Jerusalem Post


Jerusalem Post

Famous Egyptian writer says Hamas is “the real enemy,” not Israel
Jerusalem Post
In 2001, the Union of Egyptian Writers expelled Salem. He had “visited Israel several times and published a book on those visits, in addition to several articles supporting normalization, which contradicts the general bent of union members and the

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:52 pm

Egypt court jails dozens of Islamists over violence – BBC News


BBC News

Egypt court jails dozens of Islamists over violence
BBC News
Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohammed Morsi have been jailed for up to 15 years. Prosecutors said the 40 men were involved in attacks which swept through the
Egypt Sends 41 Islamists to Prison for RiotingABC News
Egypt sentences 40 Morsi supporters to jailPress TV
Egypt jails 40 Mursi backers for church firesgulfnews.com

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Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:06 pm

Egypt jails 40 Morsi backers for church fires – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Egypt jails 40 Morsi backers for church fires
Daily Mail
An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said. Followers of Morsi have been the target of a relentless crackdown by

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 2:24 pm

Cemetery with one MILLION mummies unearthed in Egypt – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Cemetery with one MILLION mummies unearthed in Egypt
Daily Mail
A cemetery containing more than a million mummified human bodies has been unearthed in central Egypt, according to archaeologists. Scientists have already excavated more than 1,700 mummies, preserved by the hot dry desert in the Faiyum region of …
​Million-mummy cemetery unearthed in EgyptCBS News
One million 'mummies' discovered in ancient Egyptian cemeteryInternational Business Times UK
Thousands of mummies unearthed in Egypt, more expectedWNCN
Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 5:31 pm

Egypt unveils renovated Tutankhamun gallery – BBC News


BBC News

Egypt unveils renovated Tutankhamun gallery
BBC News
The Egyptian Museum – first opened in 1902 in Cairo's central Tahrir Square – contains 107 halls with artefacts dating from the prehistoric through to the Roman periods. The majority of the collection is focused on the era of the pharaohs. The museum

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Posted on 17 December 2014 | 4:51 pm

British embassy in Egypt reopens to public – BBC News


BBC News

British embassy in Egypt reopens to public
BBC News
The British embassy in Egypt has reopened after being forced to close to the public for security reasons, the foreign secretary has said. The building in Cairo suspended services on 7 December and told members of the public not to visit the site. But
British Embassy in Cairo re-opens, security issues 'resolved'Daily News Egypt
British Embassy in Cairo ReopensAllAfrica.com
British embassy in Cairo resumes public servicesAhram Online

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 8:22 am

Egypt’s Latest Outrage – New York Times


Press TV

Egypt's Latest Outrage
New York Times
The next day, the United States Senate approved a huge spending bill that could allow Egypt to receive more than $1.3 billion in American military aid regardless of whether Cairo continues to repress Egyptian citizens or harass foreigners like Ms. Dunne.
Resumption of aid to Egypt part of US 2015 spending billPress TV

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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 2:18 am

Egypt Says It Rejected American Over Visa – New York Times


The Guardian

Egypt Says It Rejected American Over Visa
New York Times
CAIRO — The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday night that the American scholar Michele Dunne had been turned away at Cairo's airport for trying to enter Egypt without a proper visa, contradicting her account of her expulsion and
Egypt bans former US diplomat as nation continues crackdown on dissentThe Guardian
Foreign Ministry condemns Michele Dunne's statement regarding her entry to Daily News Egypt
Egypt's Crackdown on Political SpeechWall Street Journal (blog)
Washington Post -Yahoo News
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Posted on 16 December 2014 | 1:33 am

Egypt – Yahoo News Search Results

Egypt cracks down on vocal foreign critic

Michele Dunne, a former US diplomat and a senior analyst at a think-tank, was detained on arrival in Cairo and deported the next day.

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:20 am

Egypt sets date for presidential election

Egyptians will vote on May 26-27 in a presidential election that Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win easily, meaning the former army chief who deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi could be sworn in as head of state by early June.        

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 3:53 am

Research and Markets: Feed Additives Market in Egypt: Business Report 2014

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Feed Additives Market in Egypt: Business Report 2014" rep

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 4:08 pm

Egypt constituency law sets stage for long-awaited elections

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Thursday cleared a final hurdle to long-awaited parliamentary elections seen as decisive in cementing the rule of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted President Mohamed Mursi, and excluding the banned Muslim Brotherhood from politics. The draft law defining voting districts still requires the approval of Sisi, who won a presidential election in May after leading the army's …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 1:17 pm

Egypt sends 41 Islamists to prison for rioting

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — A criminal court in southern Egypt has convicted 41 Islamists on charges of rioting in August last year, and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from one to 15 years.

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 12:44 pm

Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Archaeologists from Brigham Young University have been excavating Fag el-Gamous, along with a nearby pyramid, for about 30 years. "We …

Posted on 18 December 2014 | 11:59 am

Egypt Refers to Trial 26 Suspected Homosexual Men

Egypt refers 26 men arrested in raid on bathhouse to trial for suspected homosexuality

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 5:00 pm

Egypt's GASC says Russian wheat will remain in its tenders

(Adds details, background) ABU DHABI, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer, said on Wednesday it was confident Russia would honour all its wheat import contracts and it would continue to include Russian wheat as an origin in its international tenders. Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) said on Wednesday it would pay "special attention" to …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 1:00 pm

Egypt signs first gas fracking contract with Apache, Shell

CAIRO, Dec 17 (Reuters) – Egypt has signed its first contract to extract gas by fracking in a deal with Apache and Shell Egypt that includes investments of $30-$40 million, the oil ministry said on Wednesday, part of efforts to boost output and ease a lingering energy crunch. "The project will require horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which is the same as the shale gas production …

Posted on 17 December 2014 | 12:43 pm

Islamist group criticizes Egypt over arrest warrant for cleric

DOHA (Reuters) – Scores of Islamist scholars criticized Egypt on Monday for seeking an Interpol arrest warrant for their leader, a Qatar-based cleric whose outspoken support for the Muslim Brotherhood contributed to a diplomatic rift between Gulf Arab states. Interpol this month issued a Red Notice alert for Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi in connection with several alleged offences including murder …

Posted on 15 December 2014 | 6:00 pm

Egypt news

Egypt arrests men for ‘debauchery’ after hosting ‘gay bath house orgy’

Men could face lengthy prison terms in conservative country on charges related to homosexual activity






Posted on 8 December 2014 | 4:16 pm

British embassy in Cairo suspends public services over security concerns

Embassy officials said are trying to re-open ‘safely’ amid backdrop of militant threat






Posted on 7 December 2014 | 5:06 pm

Egypt authorities investigate leaked recording

Egypt launches investigation into a recording allegedly depicting a debate among senior officials over forging trial evidence against ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi






Posted on 5 December 2014 | 6:15 pm

Egypt prosecutor to appeal after Hosni Mubarak cleared of murder

Prosecutor condemns “legal flaws” in trial which saw former murder charges against Egypt dictator Hosni Mubarak dismissed






Posted on 2 December 2014 | 11:16 am

Egyptian jihadis claim responsibility for killing American oil worker William Henderson

An American oil worker who was abducted in August was killed by Egyptian jihadis, the Islamist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis has claimed






Posted on 1 December 2014 | 3:12 pm

Hosni Mubarak ‘could soon be a free man’

Egypt’s jailed former president Hosni Mubarak could be released early, having served two-thirds of a corruption sentence and seeing murder charges dropped, his lawyer says






Posted on 30 November 2014 | 4:02 pm

Egypt court clears Hosni Mubarak over murder of protesters

Egyptian court clears former president Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising






Posted on 29 November 2014 | 8:08 pm

Hosni Mubarak acquitted of killing Arab Spring protesters

Celebrations and despair as Egyptian court drops the case against former pesident Hosni Mubarak for his involvement in killing protestors and cleared him of corruption






Posted on 29 November 2014 | 5:53 pm

What Hosni Mubarak’s acquittal means for Egypt

The acquittal of Hosni Mubarak brings the wheel full circle after the Tahrir Square revolution, writes Richard Spencer






Posted on 29 November 2014 | 12:49 pm

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