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30 political parties demand suspending House of Representatives draft law

03 May 2015
A group of 30 political parties issued a joint statement on Sunday, calling for rejecting the current House of Representatives draft law, unless a broader political consensus is reached.    The political parties who have signed...
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Three migrants dead after boat sinks off Egypt's coast

© Italian Navy/AFP/File | Migrants sit in a boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily in early December
 
 
 
03 May 2015
Three people died when a boat carrying migrants to Europe sunk on Saturday off of Egypt's coast, security sources and state media in Egypt said. The deaths of as many as 700 people attempting a similar trip from Libya last month...
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Jordanian paper: MB plans to assassinate Morsi

03 May 2015
The Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab al-Yawm has quoted an Egyptian security source as saying that authorities have detected a scheme by the Muslim Brotherhood to assassinate toppled President Mohamed Morsi in prison, in order to spark an...
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UPDATE: Arab special forces deploy in Yemen's Aden-local militia leader

03 May 2015
Between 40-50 Arab special forces soldiers arrived in Aden on Sunday and deployed alongside local fighters against the Houthi militia, a spokesman for the Southern Popular Resistance said. The forces were engaged in fighting in the area...
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Newspaper: Saudi Arabia will pledge $2 billion to Egypt

03 May 2015
Egypt has reached an aid agreement with Saudi Arabia for US$2 billion, according to daily business newspaper Al-Mal. The aid will be distributed as follows: $500 million to finance development projects, $750 million to purchase petroleum...
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Report: 5% of Egyptians own 57% of agricultural land

03 May 2015
Five percent of Egyptians own 57 percent of agricultural lands - a total of 5,000,637 thousand acres, according to an official report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture on Saturday. The official sources at the Ministry have...
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Egypt to carry out irrigation projects in South Sudan

03 May 2015
Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazy said Egypt is planning to launch a number of water and irrigation-related projects in South Sudan's Bahr al-Ghazal area and in the swamps in the south of the country, aimed at...
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Amnesty says Egypt using courts and jail to intimidate journalists

ROUND-UP OF ABUSES AGAINST JOURNALISTS by Reporters Without Borders
03 May 2015
Egyptian authorities are using the courts to stifle journalism, Amnesty International said on Sunday in a report that listed 18 reporters and media workers jailed and dozens more facing criminal investigations. The New York-based rights...
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Ambassador: Al-Sisi’s visit to Arabia to coordinate stances

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) during talks in Riyadh with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz
02 May 2015
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi arrived at Riyadh airbase Saturday on a short visit to Saudi Arabia for talks with King Salman bin Abdel Aziz al Saud. Egyptian Ambassador in Riyadh Afifi Abdel Wahab said Sisi's visit comes at...
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Army kills 115 suspected militants in North Sinai in April

A helicopter flies overhead as soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
 


 
 

 
02 May 2015
Egypt's armed forces has  killed at least 115 suspected militants were eliminated by the armed forces in North Sinai in April alone , the army spokesman announced on Saturday. Spokesman Mohamed Samir said in  a...
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