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The move is likely to further fan the flames of popular discontent among Egyptians who have borne the brunt of austerity measures.

Egypt’s military court heard the trial of 292 detainees accused of forming 22 armed cells belonging to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch on Wednesday.

UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

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UAE 'copied Israel lobby' in subverting UK policy: report

A newly-published report has claimed that the UAE used 'clandestine' lobbying tactics in the US and UK to steer government and public opinion against the Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar.

Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

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Egypt parliament approves bill to monitor social media

Under a new law passed in Egypt people with over 5000 social media followers could be placed under supervision of a government ministry.

Egypt law could give officers immunity from prosecution

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Egypt law could give officers immunity from prosecution

Egypt's parliament approved a law which could give immunity to members of the security forces involved in unrest following the 2013 military ...

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Egypt orders 15-day detention of news website editor

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the 15-day detention of the chief editor of an independent news website shortly after he was ordered released from prison in a different case.

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Egypt says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

Egypt's official news agency says security forces killed at least 11 suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

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Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

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Jailed Lebanese tourist's father condemns Lebanon's 'official silence'

The father of Lebanese tourist jailed in Cairo for insulting Egyptians in an online video has slammed Beirut's 'silence' regarding her case.

Egyptian court orders release of news editor

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Egyptian court orders release of news editor

The Masr al-Arabia website was shuttered upon Adel Sabri's arrest in April, a day after authorities announced that President Abdel-Fattah ...

Diana Alghoul

'Let them eat cake' former mufti tells hungry Egyptians

Egypt's former mufti has told Egyptians who can't afford to eat meat to stop complaining and have a slice of cake instead.

Egypt arrests top customs official on corruption charges

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Egypt arrests top customs official on corruption charges

Egyptian authorities have detained the head of the country's customs authority on corruption charges, accused of accepting 1 million Egyptian ...

Lebanese tourist jailed in Egypt after making harassment claim

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Lebanese tourist jailed in Egypt after making harassment claim

Lebanese tourist Mona al-Mazbouh was sentenced to eight years in jail on Saturday, despite sexual harassment being a punishable offence in ...

Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for poor World Cup performance

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Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for poor World Cup performance

The head of the Egyptian football federation has blamed the poor performance of the national team during the World Cup in Russia on the ...

Egypt sentences 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to life

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Egypt sentences 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to life

Among those jailed was an adviser to ousted Islamist president Mohammad Morsi.

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Egypt parliament approves officers immunity for Rabaa massacre

Egypt's parliament has passed a bill that will effectively allow the president to grant immunity to military officers for the massacre of hundreds of civilians following a 2013 coup.

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Egypt says it killed 3 jihadists, destroyed Gaza tunnels

The Egyptian army said its forces killed three jihadists in the Sinai and destroyed tunnels at Rafah on the Gaza border as part of a vast ...

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UN urges Egypt to release daughter of Qatar-based cleric

The United Nations has called on Egyptian authorities to release the daughter of prominent Muslim scholar who has been held in solitary ...

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Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

Qaradawi accuses Egypt of imprisoning daughter over Qatar crisis

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Qaradawi accuses Egypt of imprisoning daughter over Qatar crisis

Egyptian Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi has accused Cairo of holding his daughter for over a year in solitary confinement due to a regional ...

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Egypt delays verdict in mass trial over Rabaa protest

An Egyptian court delayed the final ruling into a case involving hundreds of protesters from a 2013 sit-in for “security concerns".

France 'aiding Egypt repression' through arms sales

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France 'aiding Egypt repression' through arms sales

France has "participated in the bloody Egyptian repression" for the past five years by delivering weapons and surveillance systems to President ...

Award-winning Egyptian journalist 'Shawkan' could face death penalty

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Award-winning Egyptian journalist 'Shawkan' could face death penalty

Mohamed Abu Zeid, popularly known as Shawkan, could face the death penalty in Egypt for taking pictures of a military crackdown on protesters ...

Egypt confirms it's killed 10 militants behind Alexandria bombing

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Egypt confirms it's killed 10 militants behind Alexandria bombing

The Interior Ministry's Thursday statement presented the raids as recent events, but they appear to have taken place soon after a bomb attack in ...

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