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Egyptian Media to Cover 15th Anniversary of Moroccan King’s Coronation

Fez - The head of the state Radio and Television Union of Egypt (ERTU) Essam El-Amir has called upon Egyptian TV channels to cover the ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of King Mohamed VI’s coronation. Amid the controversy stirred up in Morocco following Egyptian anchor, Amany El Khayat's anti-Moroccan remarks, Egyptian state television is to provide broad coverage of the upcoming celebrations scheduled ...

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Moroccan Hackers Crack Egyptian Government’s FaceBook Page

Rabat - Only a few hours after Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar visited Cairo on Sunday, Moroccan computer hackers broke through and attacked the official FaceBook page of the council of Egyptian Ministers.  The Moroccan hackers wrote three detailed messages on the FaceBook page speaking out against the massacre that occurred during the protests of at Al-rabia Adawiya and Al-nahda Square on Aug ...

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Egypt to release hunger-striking Al Jazeera journalist

By Kevin Kriedemann London - Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds, ending almost a year of imprisonment without charge. A statement from the prosecutor's office on Monday said Elshamy, who has been on hunger strike since January, would be set free due to "health conditions." The statement said 13 other people would be freed on ...

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Al Jazeera journalist: Final arguments made in “trial of all journalists”

By Kevin Kriedemann – London Defence lawyers for Peter Greste, Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy made strong final arguments in court today. The three Al Jazeera English journalists have been detained in Egypt since 29 December 2013.   In remarks which drew applause in the court room, one of the lawyers concluded by saying: "This is not a trial for these defendants alone – this is a trial of all journalists ...

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King Mohammed VI Congratulates Sissi on His Election as President of Egypt

Rabat - King Mohammed VI sent a congratulatory message to Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi on the occasion of his election as president of the Arab Republic of Egypt. In this message, the sovereign extended to the new Egyptian president his heartfelt congratulations and sincere wishes of success in fulfilling his mission. "I seize this historic opportunity to commend the brotherly Egyptian people's trust in you and I ...

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Hunger striking Al Jazeera journalist in Cairo speaks

By Kevin Kriedemann - London Footage has emerged for the first time of Al Jazeera’s hunger striking journalist Abdullah Elshamy. The reporter is currently effectively missing, after being abruptly moved from his cell by the Egyptian authorities on Monday morning. His whereabouts since then have still not been ascertained. Al Jazeera is extremely concerned about his wellbeing, especially given the duration o ...

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Al Jazeera Journalists Remain in Jail Despite Lack of Evidence in Court

By Kevin Kriedemann London - Despite the lack of evidence shown in court in Cairo, the three Al Jazeera English journalists will remain behind bars until the next hearing on 22 April 2014.  The fifth hearing in the trial was halted after the prosecution screened video which it says supports its case against the Al Jazeera team. But the reports showed Peter Greste reporting in Kenya and extracts of his award ...

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Journalist’s father says Egypt trial ‘mental torture’

BRISBANE, Australia, April 01, 2014 (AFP) - The father of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste said Tuesday that the Australian's trial in Egypt over alleged links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood was "psychological torture" for his family. Greste has denied charges of spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi but was refused ba ...

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Jazeera’s Greste denies links with Brotherhood in Egypt trial

CAIRO - Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste told judges Monday he has no links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, saying that he and fellow jailed journalists from the network pose no threat to Egypt. Greste, an Australian, and his co-defendants are on trial on charges of spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. "The idea that I ...

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Jazeera reporters back in the dock in Egypt

CAIRO - Al-Jazeera's Australian reporter Peter Greste and fellow journalists from the satellite news channel were back in court in Egypt Monday after spending nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest. Greste and his co-defendants are charged with spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Monday's hearing comes a day after Interior M ...

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496 dead in Egypt ‘terror’ attacks since Morsi’s ouster: ministry

CAIRO - Militants have killed 496 people in Egypt since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, mostly soldiers and policemen, the foreign ministry said on Saturday. Attacks have surged since the army removed Morsi last July 3 and the military-installed authorities launched a deadly crackdown on his supporters. A foreign ministry "factsheet" sent to media said 252 police and 187 military perso ...

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Egypt sentences two Morsi supporters to death: judicial sources

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced to death two supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi convicted of throwing youths off an apartment block roof, judicial sources said. One youth thrown from the building in Alexandria was killed. The court submitted its verdict for approval to the mufti, the government's official interpreter of Islamic law, the sources said. The latest death sentences com ...

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