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Egypt Brotherhood chief handed fourth life sentence

© AFP | Egyptian Brotherhood's supreme leader Mohamed Badie flashes the "Rabaa" sign -- remembering those killed in the crackdown on the Rabaa al-Adawiya protest camp during his 2014 trial in Cairo
 
 
 
28 Feb 2015
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to life imprisonment the head of the banned Muslim Brotherhood over the killing of protesters who stormed the group's Cairo headquarters in 2013. Three co-defendants of Mohamed Badie -- the...
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Egyptian defence minister leaves for Moscow

28 Feb 2015
Egyptian Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi started a trip to Russian capital Moscow on Saturday, leading a high-level military delegation, a statement from the Egyptian armed forces said.   According to the statement, the official visit...
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PM: 2,000 companies, 20 countries to attend EEDC

Egyptian prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab.
28 Feb 2015
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said that more than 2,000 leading and giant economic companies and institutions will participate in Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) due to be hosted by Egypt in Sharm El-Sheikh in March,...
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168 sentenced to prison for protesting against anti-Islamic film

A protester holds up black flag with statement reads
28 Feb 2015
A Cairo misdemeanour court sentenced on Saturday 168 defendants to two years in prison for taking part in protests against an anti-Islamic film in September 2012. The defendants were charged with assembly, "thuggery", threatening...
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Columnist slams presenter as “zionist rabbi” over activist remarks

ONTV presenter Lilian Daoud
28 Feb 2015
A columnist has fiercely attacked Lebanese media presenter Lilian Daoud, who had criticized a jail term issued against pro-democracy activists, labelling her as a “rabbi”, and calling on her deportation from Egypt.  ...
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State TV: Egypt court lists Hamas as terrorist organization

Palestinian faction Hamas's logo
28 Feb 2015
An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization, Egyptian state television said on Saturday.   Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a...
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Cigarette traders set tariff over government price confusion

Cigarettes on sale in a store. Reuters/archive
 


 
 

 
28 Feb 2015
A state of confusion is currently dominating the cigarette market after the Finance Ministry had, reportedly, gone back on the tax it recently imposed on cigarette prices.   The ministry-decreed increase had boosted the sales of...
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Death, life sentences ruled for Brotherhood leaders over headquarters violence

The Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater in an MB Guidence Bureau meeting
28 Feb 2015
The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced 13 Muslim Brotherhood leaders to life in prison, as well as the execution of four lower-profile members, on Saturday, for inciting violence during clashes outside the group’s headquarters in...
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Reconciliation predicted during Sisi, Erdogan Saudi Arabia visits

World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salman
28 Feb 2015
Saudi Arabia may be sponsoring a reconciliation between Egypt and Turkey as the leaders of both countries will visit the kingdom this weekend, Turkish Anadolu News Agency reported.   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived...
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Supreme Constitutional Court considers challenges against law

Headquarter of Supreme Constitutional Court in Maadi, Cairo, 13 June 2012>
 
28 Feb 2015
The Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) has said its members are convening on Sunday in a permanent session to decide on four legal challenges filed against the constitutionality of the laws regulating the upcoming parliamentary elections...
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