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Jailed Brotherhood leader appeals to Egypt judges
April 01, 2014 09:21 PM
CAIRO: The jailed leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood scoffed at the series of mass tribunals against his group and demanded judges not let the courts be politicized, speaking from his defendants cage Tuesday at the stormy opening of a new trial of him and 50 others.The session saw many of the...
Egypt army chief says he will run for president
March 26, 2014 09:41 PM
CAIRO: Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, announced Wednesday that he has resigned from the military and will run for president in elections scheduled for next month. In a nationally televised speech, el-Sissi appeared in his...
Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919
March 26, 2014 07:38 PM
CAIRO: Egypt's chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered two trials for a total of 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, pushing ahead with a series of mass tribunals of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi despite international criticism. The policy of mass trials...
Egypt: Court orders leading activist freed on bail
March 23, 2014 07:30 PM
CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Sunday ordered the release on bail pending trial of a prominent activist charged with breaking a new law that heavily restricts protests, after he spent nearly four months in jail. The case against Alaa Abdel-Fattah and 24 other defendants was criticized by rights...
US activist says Egypt police assaulted her
March 04, 2014 10:11 PM
CAIRO: The co-founder of U.S.-based anti-war group CodePink said Tuesday that Egyptian police detained her at Cairo's international airport when she tried to enter the country on route to the Gaza Strip and treated her roughly, fracturing her shoulder as they handcuffed her before deporting...
Report: Son of Egypt's ousted president detained
March 01, 2014 01:58 PM
CAIRO: Egypt's state news agency is reporting the youngest son of ousted Islamist President Mohammad Morsi has been detained by police on suspicion of drug possession. The MENA news agency said police detained son Abdullah Morsi, a university freshman, Saturday after a police patrol found a...
Egypt refers Al-Jazeera journalists to trial
January 29, 2014 05:36 PM
CAIRO: Egypt's chief prosecutor on Wednesday referred 20 journalists from the Al-Jazeera TV network, including four foreigners, to trial on charges of allegedly joining or assisting a terrorist group and spreading false news that endangers national security.It was the first time authorities have...
Egypt: Al-Jazeera reporters detained 15 more days
January 09, 2014 09:12 PM
CAIRO: An Egyptian judiciary official says a team of journalists working for satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English will be held for 15 more days pending investigation into allegations they are part of a terrorist group.Prosecutors accuse them of setting up an illegal media center aimed at...
Trial of Egypt's ousted president to resume Feb. 1
January 08, 2014 09:34 AM
CAIRO: The trial of Egypt's ousted Islamist president on charges of inciting the murder of protesters was adjourned Wednesday until next month, after security officials said heavy fog grounded the helicopter meant to bring Mohammad Morsi to court.Two defense lawyers in the case of Morsi, 13...
Egypt activists get 3 years in prison for protest
December 22, 2013 07:23 PM
CAIRO: Three of the most prominent secular activists involved in Egypt's 2011 revolution were convicted Sunday of holding a rally without authorization and attacking police officers, receiving three-year prison terms and hefty fines in the first use of a controversial new law.Judge Amir Assem...
Egypt sends ousted president to 3rd criminal trial
December 21, 2013 11:19 AM
CAIRO: Egyptian prosecutors on Saturday referred the country's toppled president to a third criminal trial on charges of organizing prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, spreading chaos and abducting police officers in collaboration with foreign militants. The new charges against Mohammed...
More Egypt judges step down in Islamist trial
December 11, 2013 02:30 PM
CAIRO: Three judges presiding over the trial of Egypt's senior Muslim Brotherhood members stepped down Wednesday after the defendants disrupted the proceedings and chanted against the judiciary- a move that will delay proceedings against the group's top leadership. It was the second time...
Leader of Egypt Brotherhood in court for 1st time
December 09, 2013 07:10 PM
CAIRO: The leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has appeared in court for the first time, facing - along with 14 other leaders of the group - charges of inciting murder during protests this summer. Mohammed Badie was arrested in August. He already faces charges of inciting violence in earlier...
Renewed clashes at Egypt's Al-Azhar University
December 09, 2013 03:59 PM
CAIRO: A security official says police have entered the campus of a Cairo university to quell a second day of protest by supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president. Students of Al-Azhar University have held persistent protests since the start of the academic year in September. The rallies...
Police fire water cannon to disperse Egypt rallies
November 26, 2013 03:07 PM
CAIRO: Egypt's police fired water cannons Tuesday to disperse two protests by dozens of secular anti-government activists in Cairo, the security forces' first implementation of a controversial new law forbidding protests held without a permit from authorities. The unrest points to the...


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