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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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‘Core’ Al-Qaeda not behind Benghazi attack – US

The United States is still investigating last year's attack on its diplomatic mission in Benghazi but has no evidence that "core Al-Qaeda" leaders directed the assault in which four Americans died, a US official said Monday. State Department spokeswoman…
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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…
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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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Cairo bomb wounds five as Egypt widens crackdown on Islamists

A bomb exploded near a bus in Cairo Thursday injuring five people, a day after the government widened a crackdown on Islamists by declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. The windows of the red and black public transport bus were shattered…
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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 army says jihadist leader killed in Sinai peninsula

Egyptian troops killed on Monday a leader of an Al-Qaeda inspired militant group that operates in the Sinai peninsula and that has claimed attacks against security forces, the army said. Ibrahim Mohammed Salaima, also known as Abu Sohaib, a "field leader…
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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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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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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…