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One killed as Muslims, Copts fight in Qalyubiya over traffic

Qalyubiya security chief Mahmoud Yousry
19 Apr 2014
One person was killed and four others injured on Saturday in clashes between Muslims and Christians in Qalyubiya, reportedly due to a traffic dispute. In a press statement on Saturday, Mahmoud Yousry, Qalyubiya’s security chief, said...
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Zamalek club chief backtracks on presidencial bid after 'vision'

Mortada Mansour
19 Apr 2014
Zamalek Sports Club chief Mortada Mansour backtracked on Saturday on his bid for Egypt’s presidency, announcing stepping out of the race slated for 26 and 27 May after seeing a "vision in his sleep." “I dreamt I was...
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MBC suspends Bassem Youssef’s show to avoid 'influencing voters'

Popular Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef gestures as he talks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, 15 January 2013. 
19 Apr 2014
Dubai-based, Saudi-owned MBC Group has decided to halt the screening of Egypt’s most popular comic show during the presidential elections on 26 and 27 May to avoid influencing voters. Al-Bernameg, by satirist Bassem Youssef, will...
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Interior Ministry: Soldiers of Egypt formed by MB leader

19 Apr 2014
The Interior Ministry said Friday that Soldiers of Egypt, a terrorist group that claimed responsibility for several bloody attacks against security forces, was formed by a leader from the Muslim Brotherhood.   While transitional...
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Kuwaiti sources: Crisis between Qatar, Gulf countries to be solved

Kuwaiti-Egyptian relations
19 Apr 2014
Kuwaiti sources reported that a solution to the crisis between three Gulf countries on one side and Qatar on the other will soon be reached. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates withdrew their ambassadors to Doha over Qatar...
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578,300 endorsements collected for presidential hopefuls so far

19 Apr 2014
Chairman of the technical office of the asistant minister of justice Abdel Azim al-Ashry said on Friday that the total endorsements collected for presidential candidates since 31 March hasreached 578,300 as of Friday. Ashry added in a...
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Sabbahi submits nomination documents at elections commission

Supporters of presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi gather to organize campaigning.
19 Apr 2014
Presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabbahi submitted his nomination credentials Saturday morning at the Presidential Elections Commission preparing to contest in the polls slated for 26 and 27 May.   The Nasserist former runner, who ranked...
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Shafiq's political party collects 15,000 endorsements for Sisi

19 Apr 2014
The National Movement Party, headed by former presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq, has collected 15,000 endorsements from party members to support former Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for president, said party leader Marwan Younis....
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Security source: 10 extremists arrested, bomb defused in North Sinai

Army deplys in North Sinai
19 Apr 2014
A security source in North Sinai said 10 extremists were arrested Friday and a bomb was defused in Sheikh Zuwaied. One of the arrested smuggled weapons between Sinai and Gaza, the source added. The bomb was defused south of Sheikh Zuwaied...
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Official results: Algeria's Bouteflika wins election with 81.53%

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika arrives on a wheelchair to vote in the presidential elections in Algiers, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent. President Bouteflika has ruled this nation for the past 15 years and, despite suffering from a stroke, is running for a fourth term on a platform of stability.
19 Apr 2014
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the aging independence veteran who has been in power for 15 years, has won re-election with 81.53 percent of the vote, according to official preliminary election results issued on Friday. Bouteflika...
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