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Detention of 6 April movement members extended pending investigations

10 Feb 2016
Cairo Criminal Court has extended the detention of four members of the 6 April Youth Movement pending investigations over inciting protests and joining a gathering of more than five people.   The suspects' defense demanded their...
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9 police officers summoned over Matariya Hospital assault

10 Feb 2016
The General Prosecution summoned on Wednesday nine police officers for interrogation over their alleged physical assault on doctors at Cairo’s Matariya Teaching Hospital, an incident which sparked calls for strike by the doctor...
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Mubarak’s information minister acquitted of illicit gain

Anas al-Fiqqi attending a trial sesion on a wheeled chair
10 Feb 2016
Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday acquitted former Information Minister Anas al-Fiqqi of charges of amassing illicit gain worth LE33.4 million between 2002 and 2011.   The verdict in Fiqqi’s retrial comes after the Court of...
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Conferences raise Aswan hotel occupancy rate to 60%: governor

10 Feb 2016
Conferences hosted in Aswan contributed to raising the hotel occupancy rate in the province to 60 percent, said Aswan Governor Major General Magdy Hegazy on Wednesday.   Hegazy added, during the ninth Annual Scientific Conference of...
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Egypt rights groups say detention of high-school student 'illegal'

Mahmoud Mohamed, arrested student - Photo from Freedom for the Brave Facebook page
10 Feb 2016
The extended detention of a young Egyptian who came to be known to many as the "anti-torture t-shirt" detainee is "illegal", say 13 human rights organizations.   In a joint statement issued Tuesday, the rights...
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Sisi stresses support toward national accord government in Libya

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a TV address marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising 
10 Feb 2016
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi highlighted on Tuesday Egypt’s support toward the political process in Libya sponsored by the United Nations as well as the efforts for forming a government of national accord.   Sisi’s...
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France could sell 1 bn euro surveillance satellites to Egypt: newspaper

10 Feb 2016
France could sell Egypt two military surveillance and communication satellites in 2016 worth 1 billion euros, French newspaper La Tribune has reported .   Reports of Egypt’s request for the French satellites emerged in 2015, but...
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Three conscripts injured in North Sinai IED blast

10 Feb 2016
Medical and security sources in North Sinai reported the injury of three army conscripts in an IED blas tin Sheikh Zuweid on Wednesday. The IED exploded as their armored vehicle passed over it.   Unidentified assailants planted an IED...
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Two police officers injured in Sinai car accident

Police inspecting accident spot
10 Feb 2016
Two police officers were injured in a car accident in Central Sinai on Wednesday. They were transferred to the hospital for treatment.   North Sinai security services were notified about the crash between two cars in the Sadr al-...
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Govt signs UK company to asses airports security

Civil Aviation Minister Hossam Kamal
10 Feb 2016
Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry signed an agreement on Wednesday with British Control Risks to evaluate security measures at Egyptian airports.   Egypt has faced mounting demands to strengthen and upgrade security at its...
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