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Tunisia egg-thrower gets suspended sentence

TUNIS - A Tunisian filmmaker who threw an egg at a minister received a suspended five-month sentence Friday while charges were dropped against the videographer who filmed the incident, their lawyer said.    "Nasreddine Shili was sentenced to five months in prison, suspended, while the charges against Mourad Mehrezi were dismissed," their lawyer Koutheir Bouallegue told AFP.    Both men had been accused of p ...

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Islamists urge protesters to avoid Cairo’s Tahrir

CAIRO - An Islamist alliance urged its supporters to stay away from Cairo's Tahrir Square during protests Friday to avoid more bloodshed after a week in which nearly 80 Egyptians were killed.    The Anti-Coup Alliance, which rejects Egypt's military-installed government, said the "coup regime is shedding blood without any respect to law or values adopted by our great people".    "So the alliance is calling ...

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US suspension of arms to Egypt could be lifted: Kerry

KUALA LUMPUR - Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Washington's suspension of military hardware deliveries to Egypt could be lifted based on the behaviour of the country's rulers.    Kerry said the deliveries could resume if Cairo makes headway toward restoring civilian rule. "So this would be on the basis of performance," he said during a visit to Malaysia. "By no means is this a withdrawal fr ...

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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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Murder trial of Egypt’s Morsi to start November 4: state media

CAIRO- The trial of Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters will start on November 4, the official MENA news agency reported Wednesday. Morsi will stand trial with 14 other defendants over the killings of protesters outside his presidential palace in December 2012, almost seven months before his ouster in a military coup. At least seven people were ki ...

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Empty Egypt army intel office in Sinai bombed: security

CAIRO- A bomb exploded in an empty military intelligence office in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday where the army is battling an Islamist insurgency, a security official said. He said the bomb went off in the town of Rafah bordering the Palestinian Gaza Strip. The office had been vacant since July, the official added. The blast comes three days after 57 people were killed across Egypt in clashes between Is ...

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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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Militants launch Egypt attacks after deadly clashes

Cairo — Militants in Egypt launched three attacks on Monday, a day after dozens were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Two people were killed and around 50 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a security building in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, security and medical officials said. Witnesses said the car had been parked outside the main gate of the se ...

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Egypt forces storm Islamist bastion, policeman killed

  by Jailan ZAYAN CAIRO — A senior police officer was killed when Egyptian security forces stormed a village outside Cairo Thursday in the latest crackdown on militants, while unexploded bombs on the tracks briefly halted Cairo's metro. Military and police vehicles surrounded Kerdassah in the shadow of landmark pyramids after dawn, as police special forces were deployed to confront "terrorists" in the ...

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Cairo metro briefly grounded after bombs found: security

CAIRO- Egyptian authorities on Thursday briefly grounded several metro lines in the capital after two unexploded bombs were found on the tracks in a south Cairo station, security officials said. Bomb experts dispatched to the scene combed the tracks for more devices before the services resumed, one official and state media said. ...

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Egypt army storms Islamist-held town: security

Cairo- Troops on Monday stormed a central Egyptian town held for over a month by hardline supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi who had launched a campaign against Christian residents, officials said. Soldiers and police entered the town of Delga in the central Minya province just after dawn, searching homes and arresting several Islamists, a security official told Agence France Presse. All ...

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Al-Jazeera in legal action claiming Egypt harassment

LONDON — Qatari-owned news channel Al-Jazeera has launched legal action against the Egyptian authorities, saying that its journalists have been detained without charge and attacked, its London-based lawyers announced Thursday. The network said it had asked renowned legal firm Carter-Ruck, a specialist in international law, to take action in the international courts and before the United Nations over accusat ...

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