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Hani Abu Rida among FIFA members accused of corruption

Hani Abu Rida
28 May 2015
According to international media, Hani Abu Rida, member of FIFA's Executive Committee, is among the defendants of the organization that are accused of taking bribes during the vote on holding the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and in...
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Shafiq’s party to sue media over regime standoff reports

Supporters of Ahmed Shafiq at the Canada Egypt Business Council at Nile Tower
28 May 2015
The political party founded by former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq has vowed to sue media outlets that reported Egyptian authorities had advised Shafiq to abstain from political comments.   Yahia Qadry Hussein, deputy chairman...
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Video: Policemen insult cafe owner during razing mission

Interior Minister Magdy abdel Ghaffar
28 May 2015
A widely-circulated video has shown police officers dragging and insulting a cafe owner who cried foul during a police campaign to raze illegal businesses on roadsides.   "Enough, sir, this is too much,” the man was heard...
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Trial postponed for lady in raunchy video clip

© AFP/File / by Tupac Pointu | If you thought today's young YouTube celebrities have only virtual contact with their fans, think again. They have taken on something new: real life
 
 
 
28 May 2015
The Agouza Misdemeanor Court has postponed to May 31 the trial of a woman who appeared in a raunchy Youtube music clip over charges of inciting debauchery.   Involved in the case is Reda al-Fouly, the dancer, American-Egyptian...
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Egyptian scholars awarded Newton-Mosharafa grants celebrated at British embassy

British Ambassador to Cairo John Casson
28 May 2015
British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson held a reception to celebrate the success of more than 100 Egyptian scholars who have been awarded educational grants under the Newton-Mosharafa Fund Wednesday.   The fund is an Egyptian-British...
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Haifa Wehbe gets best Middle East actress award

28 May 2015
Lebanese actor and singer Haifa Wehbe thanked her fans for their votes, which garnered her the best actress award in the Middle East from the Big Apple Music Awards Foundation. She confirmed that the award is different from other awards as...
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Erdogan renews attack on Morsi death sentence

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
28 May 2015
Turkish President Reecep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a fresh attack on Egypt over the death sentence handed to former president Mohamed Morsi, a major ally to Ankara.   Speaking Tuesday to a local TV station, Erdogan slammed the West...
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Egypt to leave Rafah crossing open Thursday

© AFP | Palestinians gather in front of the Rafah border crossing point between southern the Gaza Strip and Egypt on January 16, 2015 to protest against the closure of the border
 
 
 
28 May 2015
Egyptian authorities have decided to extend the opening of Rafah crossing to Thursday for the return of stranded Palestinians and the entry of aid.   Egypt opened the crossing on an exceptional basis on Tuesday for two days. It allows...
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Report: Govt officials using state coffers as 'private piggy bank'

28 May 2015
A group of army generals and senior government officials are using almost 7,000 unaudited accounts in the Central Bank of Egypt and the country’s state banks to stash at least US$9.4 billion in state funds to spend at...
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Israeli air force chief unfazed Egypt may get Russia's S-300

Russian S-300 air defense  system
27 May 2015
The chief of Israel's air force on Wednesday played down worries voiced by some fellow officials about the possibility of Egypt acquiring advanced Russian-made air defences. The Russian news agency TASS said in March Egypt would...
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