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Egypt unrest

Court sentences Egypt’s ex-president Morsi to death over 2011 prison break
An Egyptian court has sentenced ex-President Mohamed Morsi to death over a 2011 mass prison break. The verdict will now be handed over to the country’s Grand Mufti and a final decision will be reached on June 2.

16.05.2015 09:16

US lifts Egypt arms ban, sends $1.3 bn in weapons
President Obama has lifted his arms embargo on Egypt, authorizing the deliveries of US weapons valued at over $1.3 billion, suspended after the 2013 military coup. Egyptian forces have been fighting Islamic militants in Yemen and Libya.

31.03.2015 21:23

​UK lost ‘national appetite’ for war, says top general
​Britain is suffering from “campaign fatigue” following its experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, compounded by a belief in government that defense is not a vote-winner, according to the former head of the British Army.

10.03.2015 09:17

‘Mockery of justice’: British-Egyptian business mustn’t trump human rights, says charity
UK government efforts to bolster trade and political ties with Egypt have come under fire due to the ongoing detention of an Irish teenager. Human rights groups fear the youth could face execution.

04.03.2015 09:59

Islamists claim responsibly for Cairo blast that killed key witness against Morsi
Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for a Cairo bomb attack that killed at least three policemen and injured several others. Officials say that one of those killed was a key witness in the trial of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

21.09.2014 19:44

Washington rethinks $1bn aid to Egypt amid ‘descent toward despotism’
US congressional leaders are considering withholding more than $1 billion in military support to Cairo after Egyptian courts delivered mass death sentences to opposition figures and lengthy jail terms for journalists.

25.06.2014 07:57

Ex-army chief Sisi headed for landslide victory in Egypt's presidential election
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on pace to win Egypt’s presidential race by a large margin, as he has won 91.8 percent of the votes cast in half of the nation’s polling stations, according to judicial sources.

28.05.2014 20:18

Top US senator to withhold Egypt military aid over 'sham trial' of Islamists
US Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that handles foreign aid, says he will not approve funding for the military in Egypt, where 683 Muslim Brotherhood members were summarily sentenced to death on Monday.

29.04.2014 22:10

‘Egyptian courts used to settle political scores’
It’s clear that charges against Muslim Brotherhood members are politically motivated since there is a vendetta between the military-backed authorities and the Muslim Brotherhood and it’s playing out in courts, journalist Shahira Amin told RT.

22.04.2014 11:30