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  • A Cairo criminal court imposed a media ban on the espionage trial of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi during Tuesday's session.The trial of 36 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Morsi, was adjourned to 28 April to allow witness testimonies to be heard and evidence to be collected.The defendants are accused of collaborating with overseas organisations to commit acts of terrorism in
  • Daily News EgyptThe retrial of 11 defendants facing charges connected to the 2012 Port Said Massacre was postponed on Tuesday to 18 June by the Port Said Criminal Court.Those standing trial had been sentenced in absentia in March 2013, when 21 accused were sentenced to death.The decision to postpone the trial came in order to make time to hear witnesses and receive files relating to the case from
  • Egypt plans to double the price of natural gas piped into some homes and businesses from next month, but the move will trim its huge fuel subsidy bill only slightly because few premises are connected to the gas network.   Energy prices in Egypt are among the lowest in the world, and the cash-strapped government spends more than a fifth of its budget on keeping them down. Although
  • The Egyptian Ex-army general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who toppled Egypt's first freely elected president will face a leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi in next months presidential election, as they were the only candidates to enter, the committee organising the vote said on Sunday. The committee had received paperwork from al-Sisi and former parliamentarian and presidential candidate Sabahi, its head
  • An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 people it said were members of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood movement to 3-1/2 years each in prison, judicial sources said Sunday.The accused were jailed in connection with protests in November against the trial of preisdent Mohamed Morsi who was toppled by the army last July.They were found guilty of charges including attacking security forces and
  • Egyptian officials have opened the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt for two days to accommodate Palestinian pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.Pilgrims who had completed their trip to the holy Islamic sites in the Gulf kingdom began arriving at Cairo International Airport on Sunday, from where they were then transferred by bus
  • Gulf NewsEgyptian satirist Bassem Yousuf will stay off the air until after next month’s presidential election to avoid influencing voters, his television network said on Saturday.The May 26-27 vote is widely expected to be won by former army chief Abdul Fattah Al Sisi, who is riding a wave of popularity after ousting Islamist president Mohammad Mursi in July 2013.Yousuf, nicknamed the
  • Gulf NewsYousuf Al Qaradawi, the Egypt-born Qatari religious scholar at the centre of a controversy between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said that he would not leave Qatar, where he is currently based.Reports have claimed that the scholar would leave Doha in the wake of a deal on Thursday between Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE with their fellow GCC member Qatar to reinforce commitment to
  • A Spanish-Egyptian team has uncovered two 26th Dynasty tombs during excavation work at Al-Bahnasa archaeological site in Minya.Al-Bahnasa was known in the ancient Egyptian era as the town of Pr-Medjet, developing in the Graeco-Roman period to be the city of Oxyrhynchus.According to a statement by the Ministry of Antiquities, the first tomb belongs to a scribe whose his name is not yet identified
  • World BulletinPM says presidential August 10 polls are no longer controversial after Turkish people voted to choose president.The Turkish people will able to choose their president for the first time in August because of the changes the government has made to the constitution, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.Speaking at the inauguration of a tunnel boring process at a Eurasia
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A Cairo criminal court imposed a media ban on the espionage trial of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi during Tuesday's session.The trial of 36 Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including Morsi, was adjourned to 28 April to allow witness testimonies to be heard and evidence to be collected.The

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Daily News EgyptCanadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is set to embark on a two-day trip to Cairo that “will signal Canada’s willingness to support Egypt during this important transition”.Baird will be in Cairo on 17 and 18 April, after which he will make another two-day

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Daily News EgyptThe retrial of 11 defendants facing charges connected to the 2012 Port Said Massacre was postponed on Tuesday to 18 June by the Port Said Criminal Court.Those standing trial had been sentenced in absentia in March 2013, when 21 accused were sentenced to death.The decision to

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World BulletinPM says presidential August 10 polls are no longer controversial after Turkish people voted to choose president.The Turkish people will able to choose their president for the first time in August because of the changes the government has made to the constitution, Turkish Prime

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Egypt plans to double the price of natural gas piped into some homes and businesses from next month, but the move will trim its huge fuel subsidy bill only slightly because few premises are connected to the gas network.   Energy prices in Egypt are among the lowest in the world, and the

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A Spanish-Egyptian team has uncovered two 26th Dynasty tombs during excavation work at Al-Bahnasa archaeological site in Minya.Al-Bahnasa was known in the ancient Egyptian era as the town of Pr-Medjet, developing in the Graeco-Roman period to be the city of Oxyrhynchus.According to a statement by

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Biz Community16-24 March 2014 saw the third edition of the Luxor African Film Festival take place in Luxor, Egypt.All the winners:Long Narratives    The Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Narrative Film (US$4,000 and The Golden Mask of Tutankhamun): The Pardon (Imbabazi) by Joel Karekezi (Rwanda).    The Jury Prize for Best Long Narrative Film (US$3,000 and The Silver

Many opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood thought Mohamed Morsi had brought the army under his control once and for all when, during his year-long presidency, he appointed a deeply religious general as defence minister. But not only did the president trigger his own demise in doing so, it also emboldened General Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to emerge from the shadows as a “national saviour”

Political groups have given mixed reactions to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) giving Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi the green light to run for the presidency.  Some groups like the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (SDP), the Socialist Popular Alliance Party and the Salafist Nour Party declined to endorse any candidate while the Free Egyptians Party and Tamarod welcomed

Mohammed Al-Telbani, owner of one of Gazas biggest food factories, is the sort of businessman plucky enough to thrive despite an Israeli blockade of the Palestinian coastal enclave, but even he says he is finally running out of answers.   With a new military-backed government in Egypt shutting smuggling tunnels that had kept Gaza alive, he now worries for the first time that the siege will