Egypt Headlines

Thu, Oct 30 2014

Egypt bans pro-Mursi pressure group

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CAIRO - Egypt on Thursday banned a pressure group that has pushed for the reinstatement of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who was overthrown by the army last year, dealing a new blow to the country's oldest Islamist movement.

World, Egypt 30 Oct 2014

Wed, Oct 29 2014

Egypt clears Gaza border area to create security buffer

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ISMALIA Egypt - Egypt began clearing residents from its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to create a buffer zone following some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

World, Egypt 29 Oct 2014

Mon, Oct 27 2014

Assad's warnings start to ring true in Turkey

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BEIRUT - When Sunni rebels rose up against Syria's Bashar al-Assad in 2011, Turkey reclassified its protégé as a pariah, expecting him to lose power within months and join the autocrats of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen on the scrap heap of the "Arab Spring".

World, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria 27 Oct 2014

Egypt must target neediest in food subsidy reforms: WFP

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CAIRO - Egypt's reform of its subsidized food system must do more to help the neediest if the government is to begin reducing "huge pockets of poverty", the top World Food Programme official in the country said on Monday.

World, Egypt 27 Oct 2014

Egypt court detains rights activists at start of retrial

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CAIRO - An Egyptian judge ordered 21 democracy activists to be arrested on Monday at the start of their retrial for breaking a law against protests passed after the military ousted former President Mohamed Mursi last year.

World, Egypt 27 Oct 2014

Egypt to step up military trials after Sinai attack

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CAIRO - Egypt expanded the jurisdiction of military courts on Monday to try civilians accused of attacking state facilities or blocking roads, following some of the worst assaults on security forces since last year's ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Mursi.

World, Egypt 27 Oct 2014

Sun, Oct 26 2014

Egypt, after Sinai attacks, postpones talks on Gaza's future

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CAIRO/GAZA - Egypt announced on Sunday it was postponing talks in Cairo on cementing the Gaza war ceasefire after closing its border with the Palestinian enclave in response to deadly attacks in the Sinai peninsula.

World, Egypt 26 Oct 2014

Egypt to ask allies for help after deadly Sinai attacks

CAIRO - Egypt's foreign minister will contact ambassadors posted in the country to request additional security support two days after some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi's ouster last year.

World, Egypt 26 Oct 2014

Egyptian court jails 23 activists for violating protest law

CAIRO - An Egyptian court jailed 23 young activists for three years on Sunday for violating a law banning protests without a permit, judicial sources said, in a case rights group say reflects an increasingly repressive climate in the country.

World, Egypt 26 Oct 2014

Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood condemns Sinai attacks

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CAIRO - Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has condemned attacks in the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 33 security personnel on Friday but said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was responsible for security failures.

World, Egypt 26 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.