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Pressure from Algeria to cancel Morsi execution

Mohamed Morsi in court. [File photo]

Algerian President Abdul-Aziz Boutafliqa has been putting significant pressure on Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah Al-Sisi, asking him not to carry out the death sentence against ousted president Mohamed Morsi, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported on Sunday.


Egypt detains 63 Muslim Brotherhood members

Egyptian flagsEgyptian security forces have detained 63 members of Muslim Brotherhood in separate security sweeps, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.


Tunisian imams to appeal government move to close mosques

Muslim man prayingMuslim clerics in the Tunisian city of Sfax on Saturday said they planned to appeal a recent government decision to close 80 of the nation's mosques in the wake of last month's deadly attack on foreign tourists.


Muslim Brotherhood 'will not be dragged into violence'

Jamal HashmatA senior Muslim Brotherhood official in Egypt has said that the movement "will not be dragged into violence" after the political murder of 13 of his colleagues in October Sixth City, reported on Friday.


Egypt imposes gagging order on investigation of prosecutor's assassination

Investigators move in to survey the scene of the blast last MondayAfter revealing the involvement of an army officer in the assassination of Egypt's Public Prosecutor Hisham Barakat earlier this week, his acting successor, Ali Omran, imposed a gagging order on the investigation, reported on Friday. The order includes publication of any news regarding the incident in all mass media except information released by the office of the Public Prosecutor.


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