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Egypt targets last bastion of Muslim Brotherhood dissent

CAIRO - Egypt has moved to close down one of the last bastions of Muslim Brotherhood dissent with sweeping new rules to curtail violent protest at Al Azhar University, among the world's most venerable centers of Islamic learning.

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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie to life in jail

CAIRO - Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in jail along with 14 others on Monday on charges of murder and inciting violence during clashes near Cairo last year.

World, 15 Sep 2014

Leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah freed on bail

CAIRO - One of Egypt's most prominent activists, Alaa Abdel Fattah, was released on bail on Monday ahead of his re-trial on charges of violating a protest law, triggering celebrations by dozens of supporters in the court room.

World, 15 Sep 2014

Sisi says coalition must battle Islamic State and others

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any global coalition against terrorism should battle not just Islamic State but other groups as well, the presidency said on Saturday.

World, Turkey 14 Sep 2014

Sisi says coalition against terrorism should go beyond Islamic State

CAIRO - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that any international coalition against terrorism should not just focus on Islamic State militants, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.

World, 13 Sep 2014

Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

CAIRO - Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are forging ties with other extremist groups in the region, Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday, backing Washington's call for global action to counter the threat.

World, Turkey, Syria, Iraq 13 Sep 2014