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Egypt

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

‘Mubarak verdict – proof the Arab Spring in Egypt failed’
The court ruling on Hosni Mubarak demonstrates that the military has gained total control over the state institutions in Egypt, which proves the failure of the goals set by the Arab Spring, Catherine Shakdam, political analyst and commentator, told RT.

01.12.2014 07:28

At least two killed during Mubarak verdict protest near Tahrir Square
Egyptian police in Cairo have used water cannon and tear gas against hundreds of demonstrators protesting against the acquittal of former president Hosni Mubarak by a local court. At least two people reportedly died and 15 were injured in clashes.

29.11.2014 18:58

Protest follows verdict to acquit Egypt’s ex-leader Mubarak of murder conspiracy charges
An Egyptian court has found former president Hosni Mubarak not guilty of conspiring to kill hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, which led to his ouster. He was further exonerated on separate corruption charges.

29.11.2014 08:15

‘Diabolical & absurd’: Outrage as Save the Children gives Tony Blair Global Legacy Award
A decision by UK charity Save the Children to give Tony Blair its annual Global Legacy Award has unleashed a torrent of criticism highlighting the former PM’s role in Britain’s 2003 Iraq war and his controversial business dealings in the Middle East.

20.11.2014 16:27

Egyptian jihadist group pledges allegiance to ISIS
Egypt’s extremist group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, responsible for multiple terror attacks, has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State in an audio clip, further expanding the Al-Qaeda offshoot’s influence in the region.

10.11.2014 07:46