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  • Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

    Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message

    In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who...
    In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him...
  • Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

    Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

    Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen.
    A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said.
  • Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

    Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

    Egypt's former military chief has taken the final formal step to run in the May 26-27 presidential election, submitting to the election commission the signatures of at least 25,000 Egyptians demanding that he...
    Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign...
  • Jury chosen for US terror trial of Egyptian imam

    Jury chosen for US terror trial of Egyptian imam

    Jury selection is to begin in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15...
    A jury was chosen Monday for the federal trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, setting the stage for the second major terrorism trial in Manhattan...
  • Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal

    Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal

    Smoke wafted through the air in Jerusalem on Monday morning as Jews burned scraps of bread and added the final touches to weeks of meticulous preparations for Passover, the holiday in which the biblical story of...
    Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank.
  • Jury to be picked in NY trial of Egyptian preacher

    Jury to be picked in NY trial of Egyptian preacher

    Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15...
    Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15 years ago.
  • Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

    Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

    An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt has posted a video online showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in Mansoura that killed 16 people in December.
    An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December.
  • Animal videos shown at Egypt's Al-Jazeera trial

    Animal videos shown at Egypt's Al-Jazeera trial

    An Egyptian judge has dismissed videos presented by the prosecution as evidence in the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists on terrorism charges.
    Egyptian prosecutors presented their first evidence Thursday to back up charges that three journalists from the Al-Jazeera satellite news network and their co-defendants participated in terrorism, playing to the court an...
  • Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

    Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

    Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.
    Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.
  • US blacklists Egyptian extremist group

    US blacklists Egyptian extremist group

    The Obama administration is imposing sanctions on an Egypt-based group that has claimed responsibility for attacks against Egyptian officials, Israeli interests and foreign tourists in Cairo and the Sinai peninsula.
    The Obama administration is imposing sanctions on an Egypt-based group that has claimed responsibility for attacks against Egyptian officials, Israeli interests and foreign tourists in Cairo and the Sinai peninsula.
  • Communication cut with tense south Egypt province

    Communication cut with tense south Egypt province

    Security officials in Egypt say they shut down telephone and Internet networks to the southern province of Aswan for several hours, as authorities moved to try to end a bloody tribal feud that killed 25 people the...
    Telephone and internet networks were briefly shut down to Egypt's southern province of Aswan for several hours, as authorities moved to try to end a bloody tribal feud that killed 26 people over the past days, security...
  • Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground

    Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground

    Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be...
    Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or...
  • Egypt court upholds sentence for 3 activists

    Egypt court upholds sentence for 3 activists

    An Egyptian appeals court has upheld convictions and three-year sentences for three prominent activists.
    An appeals court on Monday upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to three of Egypt's most prominent political activists, a ruling that is likely to revive opposition to a draconian protest...
  • Egypt deports activist with death penalty petition

    Egypt deports activist with death penalty petition

    An international humanitarian organization says one of its employees has been deported from Egypt, where he had come to present officials with a petition bearing over a million signatures asking for the lifting of...
    Egyptian authorities deported an activist who wanted to present a petition opposing the death sentences given to 529 supporters of toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, his international humanitarian organization said...
  • Egypt: Bombings bring escalation in campus wars

    Egypt: Bombings bring escalation in campus wars

    Egyptian security officials say two roadside bombs have targeted riot police deployed outside Cairo University's engineering faculty, killing at least one person and wounding four.
    A series of three bombs went off Wednesday outside Cairo University, killing a police general and wounding seven people, introducing a new level of violence to the almost daily battles at campuses fought by Egyptian police...
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