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Washington Rejects UAE Inclusion of 2 American Muslim Groups as Terrorists

Rabat- The U.S. State Department has rejected the inclusion of two prominent Muslim American groups as terror organizations by the United Arab Emirates. In a move that drew immediate rejection from various Muslim organizations, the UAE released on November 15 a list of 83 terrorists and terrorist organizations. According to Voice of America, “A State Department spokesman Tuesday said officials are following ...

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Egypt Christians hope for peace after months of unrest

 by Jay DESHMUKH, Haitham EL-TABEI CAIRO- Egypt's Christians rang in the new year Wednesday with prayers for peace after months of unrest, but expressed no regrets over backing the military's overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 86 million people and constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have long complained of of ...

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Pro-democracy students usher in New Year with fresh protests

CAIRO- Students also inaugurated a new protest campaign, dubbed "12Elsobh" ("12am"), which aims to mark midnight each day with shouts and chants against "military rule." In the early hours of Wednesday, pro-democracy students at Al-Azhar University rang in the New Year with fresh protests outside their dormitory compound in eastern Cairo. According to eyewitnesses, students staged a march in the Nasr City d ...

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Top US diplomat voices concern over terrorist designation of Muslim Brotherhood

WASHINGTON- US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern on Thursday about the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in a phone call with his counterpart in Egypt Nabil Fahmy, a State Department spokesperson said Thursday. Secretary Kerry expressed concern about the interim Egyptian government’s December 25 terrorist designation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and recent detenti ...

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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

CAIRO - Egypt's military-installed government declared the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi a "terrorist" group Wednesday, banning all its activities, including demonstrations, ministers said after a cabinet meeting. Deputy prime minister Hossam Eissa said the movement has been declared a "terrorist" group and social solidarity minister Ahmed al-Borei said the government would ban all it ...

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Egypt’s Brotherhood condemns Mansoura blast

CAIRO – The Muslim Brotherhood has denounced a deadly explosion that targeted a police headquarters in the Nile Delta province of Daqahliya earlier Tuesday. The Brotherhood "considers this act a direct assault on the unity of the Egyptian people and demands an immediate inquiry so that the crime's perpetrators might be brought to justice," read a statement issued by the group. At least 12 policemen were kil ...

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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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For Egypt ‘a future worse than Mubarak’s reign’, says US think-tank

ANKARA, August 18, 2013 (AA) Washington-based US Brookings Institution published an article titled "A future worse than Mubarak’s reign" in wake of the military coup in Egypt and police assault on anti-coup protesters. Washington-based think-tank Brookings Institution published an article titled "A Future Worse than Mubarak’s Reign" by Shadi Hamid, director of research for the Brookings Doha Center in wake ...

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Egypt police takes over mosque with protester bodies: Islamists

CAIRO, August 15, 2013 (AFP) Egyptian police on Thursday entered a Cairo mosque containing the bodies of several dozen killed Islamist protesters after a brief standoff during which they fired tear gas, Islamist activists said. "They surrounded the mosque and fired tear gas at those outside. They have now entered and we left," said Ibrahim, a field medic who was inside the mosque. Over 200 hundred corpses I ...

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Mubarak wants Egyptians to rally round Morsi: lawyer

CAIRO, March 11, 2013 (AFP) Toppled president Hosni Mubarak, awaiting trial over his role in the deaths of protesters, believes Egyptians should rally around his Islamist successor and end violent protests, his lawyer told  AFP on Monday. President Mohamed Morsi, twice jailed by Mubarak before he himself was  overthrown on February 11, 2011, is the "elected president, people should  rally around him," the f ...

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Egypt ex-presidential candidate party to contest polls

CAIRO, March 5, 2013 (AFP) Former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh said Tuesday his party will contest Egypt's next parliamentary elections, boycotted by the main opposition coalition. The Strong Egypt Party is to field candidates in the staggered legislative polls which start on April 22. Abul Fotouh told reporters in Cairo he believed parties had to "stand up to authority" in order to avoid ...

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Egypt opposition backs calls to topple regime, try Morsi

CAIRO, Feb 2, 2013 (AFP) Egypt's main opposition group, the National Salvation Front, said on Saturday it "completely sides with" calls to topple the ruling Islamists and called for President Mohamed Morsi to be tried for "crimes of killing and torture." "The Salvation Front completely sides with the people and its active forces' calls to topple the authoritarian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood's control, ...

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