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Democratic Current meets to discuss election platform

22 Jul 2014
The parties of the Demoratic Current held a meeting with former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi on Sunday at the headquarters of the Constitution Party to discuss their platform for the coming parliamentary elections. Sabbahi,...
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Rabaa torture trial adjourned until 4 August

22 Jul 2014
Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Tuesday the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leading figures Mohamed al-Beltagy and Safwat Hegazy and others for allegedly kidnapping and torturing two policemen during a Muslim Brotherhood sit-in to 4 August...
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Shokry: No amendments on Egypt's Gaza ceasefire initiative

22 Jul 2014
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry said the Egyptian stance regarding the ceasefire initiative in Gaza is strict, saying that amendments were made to the initiative.   In brief press remarks made following talks on Tuesday with US...
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Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claims responsibility for New Valley attack

22 Jul 2014
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attack on al-Farafra checkpoint in New Valley that left 22 army personnel and border guards dead.   The group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on Twitter, MENA...
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Trial of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, others adjourned until 6 August

Activist Alaa abdel Fattah and his sister
22 Jul 2014
Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Tuesday the retrial of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and 25 others for allegedly protesting illegally outside the Shura Council to 6 August.   The 26 suspects were earlier sentenced to 15 years in...
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Bakry rejects Kerry’s visit

22 Jul 2014
Former MP Mostafa Bakry rejected the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry in Cairo. “He is not welcome,” he said on Monday. “America is killing our brothers in Gaza,” Bakry tweeted before Kerry arrived in Cairo...
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Sisi launches national roads project

22 Jul 2014
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday launched the national project for roads, which includes 39 roads with a total length of 4,400 km at an investment of LE36 billion.   Transport Minister Hani Dahi said in a press statement on...
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Kerry extends Cairo visit to seek Gaza solution

Smoke rises during what witnesses said were heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighbourhood in Gaza City 20 July 2014. 
22 Jul 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry decided to extend his visit to Cairo one more day to continue talks about a ceasefire in Gaza, the official news agency MENA reported.   Kerry had started a series of talks since his arrival in Cairo...
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More than 100 Palestinians, 13 Israeli soldiers killed in deadliest day in Gaza

A medic helps a Palestinian in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting, in Gaza City, 20 July 2014. 
21 Jul 2014
More than 100 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shells fired at the densely populated Gazan neighborhood of Shajaia, according to medical sources in Gaza, raising the Palestinian death toll to over 500 Palestinians since the...
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Activists trial over breaking into Raml police station adjourned until 13 October

Mahinour al-Masry
21 Jul 2014
Raml Misdemeanor Court adjourned on Monday the trial of Egyptian activist Mahinour al-Masry and nine others for allegedly breaking into Raml police station and attacking troops to 13 October to hear eyewitness testimonies.   The judge...
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