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Egypt

Al Jazeera journalist freed in Egypt, heads to Australia
Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been released from an Egyptian prison after serving 400 days in jail on charges of aiding a terrorist group. He is now on his way home to Australian, Egyptian security officials said as cited by Reuters.

01.02.2015 14:33

​27 killed in Egypt’s Sinai attacks, ISIS affiliate claims responsibility
An Egyptian extremist group that pledged loyalty to the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Sinai, which killed at least 27 people and injured dozens more.

30.01.2015 00:52

Syriza triumphs: Cameron defends austerity, British left say ‘hope has won’
Syriza's Greek election victory has dealt a blow to Eurocrats’ austerity agenda. As the European left celebrated the party's triumph, UK Prime Minister David Cameron warned the result will prompt further “economic uncertainty” in Europe.

26.01.2015 09:18

Revolution deja vu? At least 17 killed on Egypt uprising anniversary
At least 17 people were killed and some 40 left wounded in Egypt on Sunday as the country marked the fourth anniversary of the “25 January Revolution” which ousted former president Hosni Mubarak after a 30 year rule.

25.01.2015 19:02

Tut, tut! Tutankhamun’s beard comes off during cleaning, gets botched repair
The beard on the mask of Tutankhamun has been damaged in a museum in Egypt. The priceless relic was harmed during a cleaning operation in Cairo and efforts to repair the problem, after it broke were also botched, according to local reports.

22.01.2015 10:20

ISIS takes credit for abduction of 21 Christians in Libya
An Islamic State affiliate in Libya has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of 21 Coptic Christian workers, posting pictures of the captives to online jihadi forums.

12.01.2015 18:17

Egyptian student gets 3 years in jail for coming out as atheist on FB
An Egyptian court has sentenced a 21-year-old student to three years in jail for insulting Islam after police discovered he declared his atheism on Facebook. The young man had been harassed for his atheist views and had his own father testify against him.

11.01.2015 19:50

UK Muslim Brotherhood report muzzled 'to keep good relations with Qatar'
The findings of a state investigation into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain will be partially withheld because ministers fear criticizing the group could irritate UK ally Qatar, media report.

29.12.2014 09:28

Million mummy mystery: Egyptian cemetery with 1mn bodies stumps scientists
An ancient cemetery in Egypt contains 1 million bodies, according to a team of archeologists who discovered the burial ground. What the site represents remains a mystery, as the scientists are still puzzled about where exactly all the people came from.

17.12.2014 07:37

US ‘ridiculous’ line on Egypt? Jen Psaki caught on hot mic
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has been caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements about the acquittal of Egypt’s ex-leader Hosni Mubarak “ridiculous.”

05.12.2014 15:08

Egyptian court sentences 188 to death for attack on police
An Egyptian judge sentenced 188 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death Tuesday after 11 policemen were killed in an attack last August during one of the most violent crushing of protest camps in Egypt’s modern history.

02.12.2014 19:00

Egypt back to the future
The extent, not to mention speed, of the rolling back of the Arab Spring was emphatically illustrated by the recent decision of an Egyptian court to drop criminal proceedings against Hosni Mubarak.

02.12.2014 15:18