Morocco Strongly Condemns ‘Despicable’ Terrorist Attacks Against Egypt

Rabat - Morocco strongly condemned the despicable terrorist attacks, which targeted the Arab Republic of Egypt during the past three days, claiming the lives of several victims among high-ranking civil servants, and army and police members. While extending its heartfelt condolences and sincere compassion to the victims' families, Morocco expressed its full solidarity with Egypt against all attempts to under ...

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Saudi Arabia Offered $10 Billion for the release of Hosni Mubarak: Wikileaks

Rabat - A recent document leaked by Wikileaks claims that Saudi Arabia was willing to pay $10 billion for the release of the ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. WikiLeaks has so far published roughly 60,000 documents, but the ‘Top Secret’ memo claims that the Gulf countries were ready to pay $10 billion in order to secure the freedom of the toppled president Hosni Mubarak. The "top secret" memo added t ...

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi Says Egypt Death Sentences Violate Islam

Rabat - Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi said on Sunday that the death sentences ruled against himself in absentia and against Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Egyptian president, violated Islamic legislation. The Egyptian Islamic theologian and chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said that the death sentences handed on by the Egyptian court against more than 100 defendants are not i ...

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Egyptian President Receives Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane

Sharm el-Sheikh- Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Sissi received Head of government Abdelilah Benkirane on Sunday, on the sidelines of the 26th Arab Summit which is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Benkirane said, after the talks with Egypt's head of state, that the friendly meeting was an occasion to discuss the Moroccan-Egyptian ties, the latest developments in the Arab World as well as the two coun ...

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Three Egyptian Officers Rape Girl in Custody

Rabat- The testimony of an Egyptian girl who says she was raped in custody by three police officers at Al-Marj police station in Cairo has sparked uproar in Egypt. In a phone call, the 18 year-old young woman, who identified herself as Fatima, told her tragic story to Haitham Abu Khalil in his TV show entitled "Our Rights" aired on Al-Sharq TV channel. Fatima said that she was arrested from her home on Janu ...

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Egypt: What Happened To The Cradle of Civilization?

Toronto - A couple of weeks ago, Shaima El Sabbagh, an Egyptian young activist and mother, fell under the bullets of security forces in Cairo. The gut-wrenching pictures of her slow death made world headlines from France’s Le Monde to the iconic New York Times. Her crime? She wanted to lay a wreath of roses in honor of those who gave their lives in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian revolution. Visiting Egyp ...

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Leaked Audio Recording of Sisi Demeaning Gulf States Goes Viral

Rabat- The Egyptian anti-coup channel "Mikamilin" broadcasted a leaked conversation from early 2014 between Abdelfattah Al-Sisi, then the Defense Minister, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Mahmoud Hegazy, and Brigadier General Abbas Kamil, the manager of Sisi's office. The audio recording aired by the Turkey-based channel shows Sisi criticizing the Gulf countries in the privacy of his office with ...

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Al-Azhar Calls for “Killing” and “Crucifying” ISIS Members

Rabat - Egypt’s Al-Azhar institution in Cairo, the foremost institution in the Islamic world for the study of Sunni theology and sharia, or Islamic law, called for "killing and crucifying" the "terrorists" of the so-called Islamic State, after the execution by the terrorist group on Tuesday of a Jordanian pilot whom they burned alive. The so-called Islamic state, known also as ISIS or ISIL, released Tuesday ...

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Al Jazeera’s Greste urges Egypt to free colleagues

By Kevin Kriedemann London - In his first interview since being freed from an Egypt jail after 400 days in captivity, Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste called on the Egyptian authorities to release two of his colleagues still being held: Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy. "I feel incredible angst about my colleagues, leaving them behind. Amidst all this relief, I still feel a sense of concern and worry. If i ...

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Al Jazeera demands release of remaining two jailed journalists

By Kevin Kriedemann London - Al Jazeera has said that the campaign to free its journalists in Egypt will not end till all three have been released.  Peter Greste is on his way out of the country after 400 days in detention, but Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy remain behind bars. The network says that all three have to be exonerated and the convictions against its other journalists tried in absentia also hav ...

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Morocco and Egypt to Cooperate to Promote Moderate Islam

Marrakech- Morocco and Egypt have patched up a recent rift in relations and are set to establish a close cooperation to promote moderate Islam, according to Egypt’s Ambassador to Rabat. After the recent controversy between Rabat and Cairo, which ended with a letter sent from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to King Mohammed VI on January 16, Egypt's Ambassador to Rabat, Ahmed Ihab Jamal al-Din, has affirmed t ...

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Egyptians respond to latest Moroccan TV statements

Cairo - Egyptian diplomats should take further political resolutions, expert says. Only 9% of Egyptian youth believe what they see on television channels, according to a survey issued last December by Baseera, an independent poll center in Cairo. The number should not be surprising. Ever since the first uprisings in Egypt in 2011, the Egyptian television channels have shown a strong record of unprofessional ...

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