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Security forces cordon off Journalists Syndicate headquarters after arrests

02 May 2016
Security forces set up a security cordon around the Journalists Syndicate headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, as tensions continued between the syndicate and the Interior Ministry over the arrest of two journalists on Sunday. Several...
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Journalists Syndicate head calls for Interior Minister’s immediate dismissal

Journalists Syndicate President Yehia Qallash
02 May 2016
Yehia Qalash, the head of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, has called for the resignation of Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar following the arrest by security forces of two journalists at the syndicate's headquarters building...
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Egypt's top prosecutor demands investigation into killing of Egyptians in Libya

01 May 2016
Egypt's public prosecutor demanded on Saturday an investigation into the killing of 13 Egyptians in the Libyan city of Bani Walid earlier in April. Egypt's foreign ministry said last Wednesday that between 12-and 16 Egyptian...
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20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail

Violent clashes in Port Said, after verdict of Port Said massacre, 26 January 2013.
01 May 2016
An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013. In his Saturday ruling, Judge Mohammed Saeed Cherbany of Port Said Criminal Court said the defendants...
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Egypt puts 237 activists on trial for anti-government protests

01 May 2016
Egypt put on trial 237 activists arrested for protesting against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, judicial sources said on Saturday, the first court cases after demonstrations in April. Thousands angered by Sisi's decision to hand over...
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Grand Sheikh condemns ongoing slaughter in Aleppo, calls for ceasefire

AFP/AFP/File - Egyptian Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb, seen here in March in Abu Dhabi, says Islamic State militants are trying to spread "their false Islam"
30 Apr 2016
The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar has condemned the ongoing slaughter in the Syrian city of Aleppo as shelling and aerial bombardments continued for the ninth straight day on Saturday. Despite a shaky ceasefire in place since February, forces...
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Very hot weather on Sunday

Hot weather
30 Apr 2016
Temperatures are expected to rise on Sunday, making for hot weather on northern coasts, and very hot weather elsewhere in Egypt, warm through the night. Low- and medium-level cloud will be seen along the northern coasts. There will be a...
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Sisi offers Easter greetings to Pope Tawadros and the Coptic community

30 Apr 2016
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has offered Easter greetings to Coptic Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic community in general. He also offered his greetings to Copts abroad on the occasion of Coptic Easter, which falls this weekend. Also...
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Be careful what's on your phone in Egypt: lawyers warn of police inspections

30 Apr 2016
Mohamed was going to the Heliopolis Sporting Club on April 25th, a day that coincided with the second wave of protests against the transfer of two disputed Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, when police stopped him and demanded his phone....
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Normal relations depend on 'serious' collaboration on Regeni case: Italy's FM

30 Apr 2016
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has urged Egypt to collaborate seriously on investigations regarding the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Egypt, so that relations between the two countries can return to normal. “...
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