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Egypt to try the brother of Qaeda chief Zawahiri brother

The brother of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri will stand trial in Egypt along with 67 others on charges of forming a "terrorist group", state media reported on Sunday. Mohamed al-Zawahiri was arrested last August for supporting Islamist president…
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Egypt’s Sisi ditches army fatigues, quits as defence minister

Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ditched his military fatigues on Thursday and resigned as Egypt's defence minister, a day after announcing he would run for president. Sisi turned up in civilian clothes at the weekly cabinet meeting to submit his…
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US urges Egypt against executions in mass sentencing

The United States on Tuesday urged Egypt not to execute 529 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi who were given the death penalty in a mass sentencing which has triggered an international outcry. Deputy State Department spokeswoman…
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529 Morsi supporters sentenced to death in Egypt

A court sentenced 529 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death on Monday after just two hearings, in the largest mass death sentencing in Egypt's modern history. Legal experts said the shock verdict would likely be overturned…
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Egypt court sentences 529 Morsi supporters to death

A court in Egypt on Monday sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after a mass trial, judicial sources said. Islamist backers of Morsi are facing a deadly crackdown launched by the military-installed authorities…
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Egypt court bails prominent leftwing activist

An Egyptian court released a leading leftwing activist on trial for joining an unsanctioned and violent protest on bail Sunday, as the army-installed regime seeks to quell political unrest. Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others are accused of taking part…
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Eyes on army chief as Egypt announces referendum results

Officials are to announce on Saturday the results of a constitutional referendum likely to set the stage for a presidential bid by the army chief who toppled Egypt's first freely elected head of state. Initial tallies suggest this week's two-day referendum…
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Egypt vows “full force” against Brotherhood

Egypt vowed on Saturday to confront Muslim Brotherhood protests with "full force," as security officials said 17 people had been killed in nationwide clashes the previous day. The Brotherhood, which demands the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed…
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Egypt summons Qatar envoy amid row over Brotherhood

Egypt's foreign ministry said it summoned Qatar's ambassador on Saturday in protest at Doha's criticism of the military-installed government's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Relations between the two countries have deteriorated following the Egyptian…
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Slain Swiss couple found buried in Egypt resort

Egyptian police found a murdered Swiss couple buried in the garden of their house in the Red Sea resort town of Hurgada, an Egyptian security official said Friday. The security official said preliminary investigations revealed the two Swiss citizens…