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Egypt: video of student sexually harassed at university goes viral

By Abdelatif Ait Aazi Casablanca- In a video that went viral on social media, a female university student who can be described as having long blond hair, wearing black pants and a pink sweater, was aggressively harassed both verbally and physically by a group of male colleagues who were shown trying to strip her clothes off her.  The woman took refuge in the bathroom from the dozens of male students who wer ...

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Egypt’s ‘nude poser’ ridicules the Muslim call to prayer

Alia al-Mahdi - notoriously known as the “nude poser” - stirred up more trouble when she derided the Muslim call to prayer on social media. On her Facebook account, she published a picture of a fabricated call to prayer, which stated “woman is great ” instead of “Allahu Akbar” or “God is great.” She also turned the phrase “I bear witness that there is no god except the One God,” into “I bear witness that th ...

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Trial of ex-minister, former MP for hiding Brotherhood leader adjourned

CAIRO  - An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until October 23 the trial of a former minister, an ex-legislator and a landlord on charges of hiding senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagi. Former manpower minister Khalid al-Azhari, former legislator Gamal al-Ashri and house owner Ibrahim Farahat are accused of offering a hiding to al-Beltagi after an arrest warrant was issued for him. The thr ...

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UAE trial of 30 Emirati, Egypt Islamists on Nov 5: UAE

 DUBAI- Thirty Emiratis and Egyptians charged with allegedly setting up an illegal branch of the Muslim Brotherhood are to go on trial in the UAE next month, a newspaper reported Wednesday.    The United Arab Emirate's State Security Court will begin the trial of the group, of whom 14 are Egyptian, on November 5, Al-Khaleej said.    Prosecutor Ahmed al-Dhanhani has accused the group of having "established a ...

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Saudi Renews Support to Egypt against “Terrorism’

 JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia- Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour won fresh support from King Abdullah for his country's fight against "terrorism" as he Tuesday wound up a trip to Saudi Arabia, official news agency SPA said. Mansour arrived Monday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on his first official trip abroad since he replaced the Islamist Mohammed Morsi after the army deposed him on July 3. Abdullah, who was ...

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EU’s Ashton meets Egypt FM

CAIRO (AA) - European Union's top foreign policy official, currently in Cairo for a two-day visit, met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy on Wednesday. Catherine Ashton arrived in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday evening for her third visit to the country since the July 3 ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi. Ashton is due to meet with a number of senior Egyptian officials, including interim Pre ...

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Egypt’s NSF might back presidential hopeful with military background

CAIRO- The NSF supported Morsi's ouster and now enjoys substantial representation in Egypt's military-installed interim government. Egypt's National Salvation Front (NSF), a coalition of liberal and leftist parties which supported the July 3 military ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi, has no problem supporting a candidate with a military background in the upcoming presidential polls. "The NSF might ...

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Egypt court upholds sentence against Morsi PM

CAIRO - A Cairo appeals court on Monday upheld a one-year sentence handed to former Egyptian premier Hisham Qandil, in the latest blow to ousted president Mohamed Morsi's inner circle.    Qandil is accused of failing to execute a court ruling ordering the annulment of a public company's sale and the reinstatement of its employees.    An unpopular prime minister, Qandil has kept a low profile since Morsi's o ...

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Legal group says anti-coup prisoner ‘died of torture’ in Egypt

Cairo- A coalition of judges and lawyers supporting Morsi held the Egyptian prosecution responsible for "violations against anti-coup prisoners and kidnapped revolutionaries." A coalition of judges and lawyers supporting ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi claims that a pro-democracy prisoner has died of torture in jail. "Abdel-Wahab Mohamed al-Kashef, one of the anti-coup political prisoners died on Sa ...

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3 policemen killed in Sinai attack

CAIRO- An attack on a police station in Arish left 3 officers dead, while a second attack targeted a police station in Masaeed area in western Arish Three Egyptian policemen were killed on Monday in a militant attack on a police station in the restive Sinai Peninsula, a medical source said. A group of unidentified gunmen showered a local police station with bullets in the city of Arish in northern Sinai, th ...

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As Egypt fuel supplies dry up, Gaza’s drivers cry for help

GAZA CITY- "Everybody, especially workers, has been affected by the destruction of the [Egypt-Gaza] smuggling tunnels," a taxi driver named al-Akhras said. Moving his taxi around every once in a while, Emad al-Akhras continues inviting potential passengers: "Khan Yunis!" he shouts out. "Rafah!" The 49-year-old cabdriver from the Gaza Strip, however, is not shouting with his usual enthusiasm. With noticeable ...

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Thousands of Syrians flee Egypt for Italy: UNHCR

GENEVA -Around 3,300 Syrians have arrived in Italy by boat over recent weeks, many fleeing troubled Egypt where they had first found a haven from war, the UN refugee agency said Friday. UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said that the bulk of the refugees were families, and arrived over the past 40 days, mostly in Sicily. Some 670 landed in the past week. "The majority have come from Egypt," Edwards told report ...

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