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    Al-Jazeera reports on leaked letters from Brotherhood leaders in Tora prison

    Muslim Brotherhood leaders were intentionally humiliated prior to their appearance in court on November 4 with ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Based on letters written by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, which were then smuggled out of Tora Prison, Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr broadcast a report describing how the leaders were humiliated. They...
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    Mass demonstrations sweep Al-Azhar University

    Hundreds of female students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood in Al-Azhar University have demonstrated in front of the Female Engineering Faculty in Nasr City branch, on Sunday. The students held banners denouncing the army, the Al-Azhar supreme cleric, Ahmad Al Tayeb, and the Dean of the Faculty of Islamic...
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    Court postpones case which could force Al-Sisi to run for president

    The Urgent Matters Court in Alexandria postponed a judicial case which would force the coup leader to run for presidential elections in Egypt.   Jurors postponed their decision on the case, which was filed by lawyer Ahmed Izzul-Arab, until December 29. Izzul-Arab is the coordinator of the National Front...
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    President Morsi's wife: Morsi says to remain resistant and steadfast

    VIDEO Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr recently interviewed Mrs Najla Mahmoud, wife of President Mohammed Morsi, regarding her visit to the president in Borg Al-Arab prison, prior to the commencement of his first trial. Mrs Najla, please provide us with the details of your visit to the President. It was pretty...
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    Kuwaiti judicial source: Grant offered to Egypt requires parliamentary approval

    A Kuwaiti judicial source, in an exclusive statement to the Anadolu news agency on Sunday, revealed that the $4 billion aid package that Kuwait is offering to Egypt must first be approved by the National Assembly (the Kuwaiti parliament) to fall within the country's legal framework. A Kuwaiti court...
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    Egypt recovers 90 Pharaonic artefacts from Israel

    The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has recovered 90 artefacts that were displayed for sale by an auction house in Jerusalem. Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Dr Mohammed Ibrahim, said that the artefacts, which belonged to the Egyptian ancient civilization, were being sold in the Eweda auction house in Occupied Jerusalem....
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    Egyptian decision to close tunnels is "irreversible"

    Palestinian sources have claimed that the Egyptian authorities' decision to close the smuggling tunnels under the border between Gaza and Egypt is "irreversible". According to Al Hayat newspaper, the government in Cairo is determined to close all of the tunnels "for security reasons". Al-Hayat stressed that the government has...
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    HRW: Egypt has detained 1,500 refugees from Syria

    Human Rights Watch issued a report on Monday accusing the Egyptian authorities of detaining around 1,500 refugees who fled the internal conflict in Syria and preparing to deport them soon. According to the report, more than 400 Palestinians refugees and 250 children are among those to be deported. The...
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    Call to suspend peace talks after Lieberman is reinstated

    Arab MK Jamal Zahalqeh has called upon the Palestinian Authority to "immediately" stop peace talks with Israel in the wake of the Knesset's overwhelming vote on Monday to return Avigdor Lieberman to head the Foreign Ministry. Zahalqeh, who is the leader of the Arab Tajamo Bloc in the Knesset,...
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    Morsi tells legal delegation: There will be no reconciliation with those who shed blood

    Ayman Nahid, a member of the legal authority for the defence of those indicted of the "itihadiyah events", has revealed that deposed President Mohammed Morsi told a legal delegation that visited him in prison on Tuesday that there will be no reconciliation with those who shed blood. The visit,...
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    Coup intelligence says relations with CIA now restored

    The Director of Egypt's General Intelligence Service, Mohamed Farid Tuhami, disclosed that the cooperation between Egypt's two intelligence services and the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has now been restored to the same level as during the rule of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, back when General Omar Suleiman managed...
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    Azhari School suspends 32 students for anti-coup graffiti

    The director of the Azhari Mohammad Sharawi Islamic High School in Aswan, Egypt has suspended 32 students for a week on charges of defying Egypt's Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, who ousted elected President Mohamed Morsi, by writing offensive slogans against him on the classroom's blackboard and the...
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    Al-Sisi open to including Muslim Brotherhood under his conditions

    Senior European diplomatic sources said that EU envoy Bernardino León's short visit to Cairo on Tuesday, during which he met with both Egyptian officials and representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, did not lead to any tangible results. The sources attributed the visit's failure to the interim government's lack of...
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    Morsi in solitary confinement

    The Egyptian authorities have transferred ousted President Mohammed Morsi from a hospital room to solitary confinement in the Burg Al-Arab Prison. According to Assistant Interior Minister Ahmed Helmi, Morsi, who is being remanded in custody pending his trial on charges related to the so-called "Ittihadia" case, has completed the...
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    Egyptian security expert denounces use of Israeli company to secure Suez Canal

    VIDEO Egypt's security expert, General Abdul Hamid Omran has denounced the coup leaders who employed an Israeli company to provide maritime security to the Suez Canal. During an interview with al Jazeera network Oman asked why a foreign company was employed to secure the Suez Canal when Egypt's second...
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    Aswan city absent from World Travel Market Forum

    Egypt's Aswan city suffered a further economic setback when it failed to join the World Travel Market forum in London. The governorate officials' negligence deprived Egypt's tourism sector of a golden opportunity to promote the city's cultural heritage during the world's most important tourism event. In the midst of...
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    Egypt ranks worst by foreign expats

    An economic study by HSBC Bank concluded that Egypt is the worst place to host expatriate workers. The Washington Post published the study's results, indicating that Egypt, which ranked last, suffers from a growing phobia against foreigners since the military coup that ousted elected President Mohammed Morsi, and which...
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    Salafi mentor calls for Muslim Brotherhood to be supported

    The prominent Salafi Jihadi Islamist Jordanian Palestinian leader; Issam Barqawi, better known as Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, has strongly condemned members of his movement who attacked the Muslim Brotherhood during their plight in Egypt. Al Maqdisi, who is in the custody of Jordanian authorities, has addressed members of his movement...
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    Egypt suffers butane gas shortage

    The butane gas crisis has escalated in Egypt with the price of a barrel ranging between 60 and 70 Egyptian pounds. Egyptians have held the interim government responsible for the high prices and short supply. They are concerned by the approach of winter and noted that it was hard...
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    Despite failure of dialogue, Al-Nahda does not fear 'soft coup' in Tunis

    In the wake of suspending the national dialogue in Tunis, head of the Islamist Al-Nahda movement Rashid Al-Ghanouchi ruled out fears of a coup in his country, Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. The national dialogue in Tunis was suspended as the political parties had failed to reach a...
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    Egypt to re-evaluate relations with Turkey

    The interim Egyptian presidents' spokesman, Ehab Badawi, has said that Egypt will reassess its relations with Turkey in light of Turkey's contradictory messages towards the country. Badawi said the "Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan's, narrow partisan vision has forced Egypt and Turkish- Egyptian relations towards a path that...
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    Amnesty International confirms violation of Morsi's human rights

    Amnesty International North Africa campaigner, Nicholas Piachaud has confirmed that Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi's human rights have been violated. Piachaud accused the Egyptian authorities of undermining Morsi, who is Egypt's first democratically elected President, right to a fair trial.   Piachaud told Anadolu news agency that the first session...
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    UAE aid to Egypt end looms

    The Egyptian media have reported revelations from sources claiming that the UAE has placed conditions on its financial assistance to Egypt. According to the sources, the conditions included knowing and monitoring the spending of loans, stopping all media incitements against the country and drafting a law that protects Arab...
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    Shafiq may have revealed military plan to oust Al-Sisi

    Ahmad Shafiq, Egypt's former presidential candidate has exposed details of a counter-revolution that the Egyptian government has planned against the January revolution. Shafiq has reappeared after a suspicious disappearance with a 'bombshell' that could thwart the coup's supporters' plans. Egypt's al Youm 7 newspaper revealed that Shafiq now supports...
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    Leaked video captures Morsi in detention

    Video Published by pro-coup Al Watan newspaper, November 3, 2013. Below is the transcript of the video. (The coup) is legally a full-fledged crime. Hence, I am the president of the republic according to the existing constitution in the country (words missing), a blow to the institution. It turns...
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    Egypt's generals ask for amnesty from Morsi

    A group of generals in the Egyptian army, along with the leadership of a military services branch, have met with ousted President Mohammed Morsi to launch a campaign called the "Initiative of Repentance," a senior source in the army said. Speaking to the Egyptian social news website Rassd, the...
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    Al Awa reveals details of meeting with President Morsi

    VIDEO Mohammad Salim Al-Awa, a member of the legal committee defending Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, and 13 members of his government, revealed details of his half hour meeting with Morsi in Burj Al-Arab prison. He said that the President was in good health and high spirits. Al-Awa and two...
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    General Afifi denounces media blackout during Morsi's trial

    General Omar Afifi, an Egyptian political refugee in the US, has criticised Egypt's Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi for denying media channels the right to broadcast the trial of former President Mohammed Morsi. Afifi posted the following comments on Facebook: "General Al-Sisi has insulted and despised the Egyptian...
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    Egypt's coup leaders employ Israeli company to secure Suez Canal

    A report by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights has revealed that an Israeli company, Seagull Maritime Security, provides maritime security services for cruises and cargo ships passing through the Suez Canal in Egypt. The Egyptian authorities have granted the company a license to work in the Suez Canal,...
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    Egyptian politician to sue Sky News for reporting false remarks

    Former Egyptian presidential candidate Dr Mohammad Salim Al-Awa has said that he will sue Sky News for attributing false information about the Rabaa al-Adawiyya massacre to him. Al-Awa denied news, reported by the Sky News Network, that he told them that he had a list of security officers who...
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    Itihadiya victims' families accuse former Egyptian Interior Minister of murder

    The families of victims who died during clashes outside the Itihadiya presidential palace in December 2012 have condemned a decision by Egyptian authorities to exclude the names of eight out of the ten victims. The names are being excluded due to their political affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood. The...
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    Morsi tells judge 'I am president'

    VIDEO At the first hearing of his 'trial' in Cairo today Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi told the judge the case against him is illegitimate as he remains president. Morsi refused to wear the stipulated white track suit assigned to prisoners and instead wore a formal dark suit. He...
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    Muslim Brotherhood says Egyptians will protect the President at any cost

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has avowed that the Egyptian people will not abandon their freedom, dignity and values and will march against the frivolous and oppressive trial of their President. They will prove, to the world, that they will pursue their grievances and will not abandon the fight for legitimacy...
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    This is what Morsi told the judge

    Upon his first appearance in court, ousted Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, introduced himself before as "the legal president of Egypt," and waved his hand with the Rabaa al-Adawiyya massacre symbol. From inside the court, Morsi said, "I am Dr Mohammed Morsi, the legal president of the Arab Republic of...
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    The cancelling of Youssef's show on Egyptian TV attracts a wide range of criticism

    Egyptian pro-coup TV channel CBC's decision to cancel the ironic show of the famous Egyptian sarcastic TV presenter Bassem Youssef has aroused a wave of angry responses among Egyptians. Spokesman of the coup, president Ahmed al-Maslamani, said: "The presidential institution respects freedom of speech." He said to a TV...
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    National Salvation Front will support Al-Sisi if he runs for president in Egypt

    The head of el-Wafd Party and a leading member of the National Salvation Front, has said that his opposition group will support the coup's leader, defence minister, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, if he runs for the presidential elections scheduled for next year.   In an interview with the UAE-based news...
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    Egyptian authorities prevent journalists from covering Morsi's trial

    Egyptian security services prevented anti-coup journalists and solicitors from attending ousted president, Mohammed Morsi's, trial.   Sources said that Court of Appeal in Cairo decided to hold the hearing at the Police Academy's head office in Al-Qahera Al-Jadida. Security sources said that the trial would not be aired live....
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    Egyptian security forces close Tahrir Square as Morsi's trial begins

    Egyptian security forces have closed Tahrir Square to vehicles and pedestrians to prevent mass protests developing in the square.   A joint Egyptian army and police force prevented cars and pedestrians, including employees of the Tahrir complex, from entering the square. The tight security measures are taken as Egypt's...
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    After freeing real killers, Egypt set to prosecute elected president

    PHOTOS The Egyptian judiciary is to prosecute ousted president Mohammed Morsi, the first ever elected Egyptian president, for inciting the killing of protesters, Reuters reported on Monday. A report published by Reuters said that the same judiciary had protected security staff that had actually killed protesters on January 25,...
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    Egyptian politician denied participation in Arab parliamentarian group

    Egyptian politician Amr Mousa has been denied a place in the Association of Arab Parliamentarians because he holds no official position in the coup-led government. Although he is heading the so-called "Committee of Fifty" in Egypt, made up of pro-coup politicians trying to modify the constitution, an official of...
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    The real reasons behind the coup: a message from the Muslim Brotherhood

    The defence minister and a number of army officials carried out a military coup on July 3, 2013 against the legitimate government of Egypt that came into office by means of free and fair elections that reflected the people's will. The coup leaders captured the legitimate and elected civilian...
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    US senator warns that Egypt's military regime hurts the economy

    US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has told the Washington Post that Egypt's economy will collapse if the military continues to rule the country. As Graham explained to veteran reporter David Ignatius, "This is a power grab by the military. It's unsustainable." Ignatius himself is concerned about the implications of...
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    South African foreign minister: our ministers will not visit Israel

    On Friday the South African foreign minister criticised the Israeli occupation of Palestine and said that it reminded her of the era of racial discrimination in her country, news agencies reported. "The Palestinians' struggle is our struggle," international relations minister of South Africa Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said. "The last time...
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    Coup leader in Egypt wants immunity for army for 10 years

    Egyptian General Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi, who carried out the coup against the freely elected president, has called for immunising the military institution for at least 10 years, a recorded interview with an Egyptian journalist revealed on Friday. Part of the recorded interview was aired on Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr on Friday...
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    Egypt's interior minister frustrated over unsuccessful crackdown on demonstrations

    The Secrets of Arabia web site has learned that Egypt's interim Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim expressed severe frustration during the last cabinet meeting in Cairo, admitting that all security measures, arrests and acts of repression have failed to prevent or even to hinder anti-coup demonstrations. A source familiar with...
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    Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader arrested

    Senior Muslim Brotherhood official and Vice-President of the Freedom and Justice Party Essam El-Erian has been arrested by the coup authorities in Egypt. According to security sources, El-Erian was detained while visiting one of his friends in eastern Cairo. The interior ministry said that its officers faced no resistance...
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    Muslim Brotherhood General Guide tells human rights delegation: Visit Al-Adawiya Square

    Hafez Abu Saada, a member of Egypt's National Council for Human Rights, a governmental body, has revealed that the General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, refused to meet with the council's delegation to the Tora prison outside of Cairo on Tuesday, telling them to "go and visit...
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    Al Azhar University dean calls in police amid continued student protest

    Egyptian police forces have stormed al Azhar University campus at the request of its dean, Dr Osama Albed, to 'protect the university's properties and students' lives'. The Egyptian interior ministry explained, in a press statement, that some university students affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and some students from the...
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    Cairo Criminal Court judges step down from Brotherhood trial

    Three judges due to preside in the trial of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood have decided to step down from the proceedings. The case scheduled at the Cairo Criminal Court is the trial of Supreme Guide Mohamed Badei and his deputies Khairat El-Shater and Mohamed Rashad Bayoumi. All...
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    Egypt puts Guardian on blacklist of "misled" media

    The media advisor of the interim president of Egypt has revealed that the government has put Britain's Guardian newspaper on the blacklist of "misled media". Ahmed Maslamany claimed that the Guardian has "lost much of its credibility among Egyptian readers by turning hostile to June's revolution and acting...