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British Government to Curb Muslim Brotherhood Activities in London

Marrakech - In an exclusive article The Daily Telegraph reported that the British government will curtail Muslim Brotherhood activities and visits to London by activists following a report by Sir John Jenkins, Britain’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, which was commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron. The report highlighted Muslim Brotherhood links with terrorists and armed groups in the Middle East. The D ...

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Morocco, Egypt Start Preparations for Next High Joint Commission Meeting

Cairo - Morocco and Egypt have started preparations for the next meeting of the High Joint Commission, Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar said Saturday in Cairo. Both countries share the will to give the next meeting of the Moroccan-Egyptian High Joint Commission "a practical aspect by giving the private sector an important role" in the works of this committee, Mezouar told the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) ...

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Egypt’s Project To Sell Citizenship To Wealthy Arabs Stirs Controversy

Rabat - The Egyptian government is under fire for a new proposal to sell Egyptian citizenship to foreign investors at a price tag starting at $250,000. The proposal has stirred a controversy in Egypt as activists and several politicians labeled it a “humiliation to the country.” Amid Egypt's crisis-ridden economy, the Egyptian government has reportedly proposed a new “serious" project to raise revenue that ...

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UNAIDS launches the second phase of enhancing HIV healthcare settings in Egypt

By Menan Khater CAIRO — The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS in Egypt has announced today launching the second phase of a long term project that aims at enhancing the health care settings for people living with HIV/AIDS in Egypt. The project is a joint collaboration between WHO, UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR and Qasr Al-Ainy Medical School and hospital. Almost 30% of surveyed men and women living with HIV prefer not ...

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Challenges lie ahead of Egypt’s 2014 female parliamentary candidates

By Menan Khater Cairo - Egyptian women-activists launched a discussion forum to demand gender-parity proportional lists for women in the upcoming parliament. Egyptian activists held a discussion forum this morning to examine the amended parliamentary elections law, in terms of women participation. The forum witnessed a huge turnout from NGOs, women rights organizations, political parties, and potential cand ...

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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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