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Egyptian spectator ban: Flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness – Daily News Egypt


Daily News Egypt

Egyptian spectator ban: Flashpoint for conflict and statement of weakness
Daily News Egypt
An Egyptian cabinet decision to end the suspension of professional football in late March but reinstitute the ban on spectators attending matches could spark renewed clashes between militant fans and security forces. The decision against the backdrop

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 7:11 pm

Hitachi offers investments in Egypt – Daily News Egypt


Daily News Egypt

Hitachi offers investments in Egypt
Daily News Egypt
Japanese company, Hitachi, is interested in investing in Egypt by participating in the formation of Silos and logistical areas for wheat, grain and food commodities storage. Hitachi has offered to participate in equipping silos with conveyor belts as

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 4:48 pm

Al-Sisi promises pardon of Al Jazeera journalists – Daily News Egypt


Daily News Egypt

Al-Sisi promises pardon of Al Jazeera journalists
Daily News Egypt
The tension in Egypt's relations with Qatar and Turkey reached a peak after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi in August 2013, with both Qatar and Turkey backing the Islamists. Al-Sisi said that Egypt cannot insult countries even if tensions are …
After a year in jail, a freed Egyptian journalist faces an uncertain futureWashington Post
Egypt Should Send Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy HomeHuffington Post
Amal Clooney to travel to Egypt to lobby for Fahmy's freedomThe Globe and Mail
Christian Science Monitor -Yahoo News Canada (blog)
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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 4:27 pm

Egypt court puts Hamas on terrorist list – BBC News


BBC News

Egypt court puts Hamas on terrorist list
BBC News
An Egyptian court has listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai. The ruling comes a month after a different court labelled the armed wing of Hamas as a terrorist group
Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader lifeReuters
Egypt Declares Hamas 'Terrorist' GroupNPR (blog)
Egypt Court Declares Hamas A 'Terrorist Organization'Huffington Post
CNN
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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 2:44 pm

Amnesty International urges Egyptian officials to drop Shawkan charges – Daily News Egypt


Daily News Egypt

Amnesty International urges Egyptian officials to drop Shawkan charges
Daily News Egypt
Shawkan also said that the missing link in the reason why he is been kept in detention, especially after the release of the foreign journalists, is obvious now: “I am an Egyptian. My quarrel with my country is simply that I am an Egyptian; an Egyptian

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 1:09 pm

Online, American Helps Fuel Attacks in Egypt – New York Times


New York Times

Online, American Helps Fuel Attacks in Egypt
New York Times
His popularity in Egypt despite his idiosyncratic profile is a measure of the growing frustration among many young Islamists at their apparent powerlessness after the military takeover that removed President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood more …
American voice unlikely part of calls to violence in EgyptThe Cairo Post
Allah Versus KFCForeign Policy (blog)

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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 2:34 am

Egyptian ‘icon’ trending no more – BBC News


BBC News

Egyptian 'icon' trending no more
BBC News
Is the demise of a long-running Egyptian hashtag a sign that public support for the 2011 revolution is waning? Here at BBC Trending, we usually write about social media trends, or hashtags that are climbing in numbers. This week, when Alaa Abdel Fattah
Egypt's ministry of tourism launches promotional campaignMiddle East Eye
US Senator John McCain calls out Egypt's human rights, reaffirms military supportDaily News Egypt
Sisi says Egypt never offended Turkey, Qatarwww.worldbulletin.net
Asharq Alawsat English -Pittsburgh Post Gazette (blog) -Ahram Online
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Posted on 28 February 2015 | 1:22 am

Egypt, Libya and ISIS – New York Times


Egypt, Libya and ISIS
New York Times
20) suggests that rather than launching discrete airstrikes to disrupt ISIS operations in Libya in response to the execution of as many as 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, Egypt should work “to reinforce” the United Nations negotiations you describe as

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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 11:32 pm

Obscure Group Says It Set Off Blasts in Egypt, Raising Alarm – New York Times


New York Times

Obscure Group Says It Set Off Blasts in Egypt, Raising Alarm
New York Times
The new groups have no apparent ties to Egypt's main extremist organizations, based in the North Sinai. The main extremist group there has killed hundreds of soldiers and police officers in a campaign of assaults on security forces since the military's
Egypt: Bomb blasts in Cairo kill one person and injure five othersInternational Business Times UK
Egypt: 3 Arrested Over Grisly Dog KillingABC News
Cairo explosion kills oneDaily News Egypt
Yahoo News -Reuters
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Posted on 27 February 2015 | 2:43 am

America is the ally that Egypt needs – Washington Post


America is the ally that Egypt needs
Washington Post
The Obama administration's decision to engage Egypt is “a case of realpolitik over idealism,” concedes one official. But it's also the right policy choice. President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi certainly doesn't make it easy. His repression of dissent now

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:00 am

Egypt – Yahoo News Search Results

Egypt brands Hamas a 'terrorist' group

An Egyptian court on Saturday branded the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas a "terrorist" group over its alleged links with jihadists behind deadly attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula. The ruling took ties between Hamas and the authorities which ousted Egypt's elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013 to a new low. Hamas condemned what it called "a great disgrace which …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 5:32 pm

Egypt Declares Hamas 'Terrorist' Group

The organization, an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, controls the Gaza Strip.

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 3:53 pm

Egypt lists Hamas as terrorist group

An Egyptian court designates the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, accusing it of supporting an insurgency in northern Sinai.

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 2:47 pm

Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life

(Combines items, adds Hamas and Egypt gov't comment) CAIRO, Feb 28 (Reuters) – An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, judicial sources said on Saturday, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists in the most populous Arab state. In a separate case earlier in the day, a court sentenced the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie to life in …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 1:25 pm

Egypt court sentences top Brotherhood leader to life

An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison on Saturday while other members received the death penalty, as part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists. Egypt has jailed thousands linked to the Muslim Brotherhood since the army removed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi from power in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule …

Posted on 28 February 2015 | 12:14 pm

Egypt could raise up to $2 bln in Eurobond issue

By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) – Egypt could raise as much as $2 billion through a Eurobond this year and expects economic growth of close to 7 percent in three years' time, Finance Minister Hany Kadry Dimian said on Friday. The Arab world's most populous country is in the process of rebuilding its battered finances after the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak four years ago hit the …

Posted on 27 February 2015 | 1:19 pm

Egypt army could play role in new Suez industrial hub: chairman

By Michael Georgy ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt's military could help build an industrial hub around a new Suez Canal, the project's manager said, the first suggestion that the armed forces may play an important role in the huge investment venture planned alongside the new waterway. The army began in August digging the new $8 billion canal that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former …

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 12:05 pm

Four years after Egypt uprising, patronage politics dominate again

By Mahmoud Mourad and Maggie Fick SADAT CITY, Egypt (Reuters) – How much is a vote worth? In Egypt's Sadat City – a sprawling, industrial centre filled with the young and unemployed – it costs the same as it did under Hosni Mubarak: blankets, sacks of fertiliser and affordable healthcare. Four years after Egypt's 2011 popular uprising that toppled Mubarak and raised hopes for an end to patronage …

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 8:03 am

Dozens of suspected militants killed in Egypt’s North Sinai: sources

Egypt’s military killed dozens of suspected Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai, security sources said on Wednesday, while state media reported the kidnapping of a businessman in the region. Apache helicopter gunships killed 18 suspected militants after they destroyed four vans in North Sinai, security sources in the remote but strategic region said. Twenty were killed when the military …

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 6:54 am

Egypt court to determine fate of parliamentary elections

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest court said Wednesday it will determine next week whether the laws regulating the country's parliamentary elections are constitutional — a decision that could further delay the vote scheduled for next month.

Posted on 25 February 2015 | 3:58 pm

Egypt news

Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist Amal Clooney blasts Canadian government

Clooney criticises Canadians for failing to do enough to help Mohammed Fahmy secure release






Posted on 26 February 2015 | 11:30 pm

Egypt’s most famous activist sentenced to five years in top security jail

Alaa Abdel Fattah, one of the 2011 Arab Spring’s most recognisable faces, will serve term in maximum security prison






Posted on 23 February 2015 | 3:20 pm

Islamic State releases a new video parading Peshmerga forces in cages

New video appears to show caged Peshmurga fighters interviewed in the moments before their deaths in Kirkuk






Posted on 22 February 2015 | 4:03 pm

Islamic State releases a new video from Kirkuk parading Peshmerga forces in cages

New video appears to show caged Peshmurga fighters interviewed in the moments before their deaths in Kirkuk






Posted on 22 February 2015 | 4:03 pm

The Suez Canal by numbers

We examine the numbers behind one of the world’s most famous trading waterways






Posted on 21 February 2015 | 2:00 pm

Do not send foreign troops here, warns Libya’s air force commander

Saqr al-Joroushi warns that foreign boots on the ground would cause Libyans to unite against them and increase country’s woes






Posted on 19 February 2015 | 5:17 pm

Al-Jazeera journalist: Egypt prison threw us in trucks with jihadists

Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy speaks of his “hell” inside a maximum security Egyptian jail, where he was held alongside Islamic State loyalists






Posted on 19 February 2015 | 1:40 pm

Libya and Egypt ask UN to lift arms embargo to fight Islamic State

The countries call on United Nations Security Council to lift an arms embargo on Libya and help it build the army so it can tackle Isil






Posted on 18 February 2015 | 9:50 pm

Libya’s descent into chaos at the hands of Isil proves that sometimes there are no solutions

The nation British bombs helped liberate is now a quagmire – but were ever there any good options for the Western powers?






Posted on 18 February 2015 | 6:20 am

The lessons of Libya

Telegraph View: Britain must be ready and able to put boots on the ground






Posted on 17 February 2015 | 6:30 am