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  • Middle East OnlineThe family of an Al-Jazeera reporter detained in Egypt since August and on hunger strike since January 21 said on Wednesday his health is deteriorating and called for his release.Abdullah Elshamy, a journalist for the pan-Arab satellite news network, was arrested on August 14 when police dispersed supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi at the massive Rabaa Al-Adawiya
  • Jewish ChronicleHamas and Fatah have signed a groundbreaking reconciliation deal, amid the breakdown of the Palestinian Authority’s peace talks with Israel.Representatives from the groups announced the deal today after a meeting in the Gaza Strip.After years of hostility between the two parties following the 2007 split, they now plan to form an interim unity government within five weeks.
  • Egypt’s main market index, the EGX30, rose slightly Wednesday trading, pushed by gains in the telecoms sector. The EGX30 rose by 0.31 percent to reach 8294.88 points.The telecoms sector pushed the market up for the second consecutive day after Global Telecom Holding resolved a long-standing dispute with the government of Algeria by selling to that government 51 percent of its subsidiary,
  • The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has turned down Zamalek's request to be awarded a walkover victory over Petrojet in the Egyptian Premier League.Group B leaders Petrojet defeated Cairo giants Zamalek 4-2 after totally outplaying their illustrious opponents, repeatedly exposing their defensive frailties. They could have won by a bigger margin had they not wasted a flurry of goal-scoring
  • Aswan security forces have arrested two suspects in connection to tribal clashes that took the lives of 26, leaving the number of arrested at 31, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.The clashes, which also injured 56, occurred between the Arab clan Bani Helal and Nubian Daboudiya tribes and were reportedly started over the harassment of a girl followed by offensive graffiti from both sides.Seventeen
  • Former interior minister Mahmoud Wagdy gave his testimony on Wednesday in the trial of deposed president Mohamed Morsi on charges of breaking out of Wadi Al-Natroun prison during the January 2011 uprising.Wagdy, who was appointed by former president Hosni Mubarak 11 days prior to his ouster, claimed that "Egyptian borders were raided from Gaza" and that "factions on four-wheeled vehicles and
  • Cairo's Nasr City misdemeanours court on Wednesday sentenced 10 students and three professors from Al-Azhar University to three years prison for illegal protesting.Al-Azhar University has been the scene of ongoing violent clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security forces since the start of the academic year last August.Tens of students have received prison sentences
  • World-renowned Egyptologist and former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass is under investigation by Egypt's authorities on charges of illicit gains, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported on Wednesday.The superstar archaeologist and former secretary-general of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) has been accused by officials at the council of illegally acquiring a fortune of some $14
  • A court has fined a controversial belly dancer LE10,000 and the ordered the confiscation of broadcasting equipment after she was found to have run an unlicensed television channel.Sama El-Masry was arrested in a raid on Sunday.She has been in the limelight since she began releasing amateur videos mocking Islamists during the rule of president Mohamed Morsi.In January, she launched her own
  • A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced 29 supporters of ousted Islamist prison Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison for illegal demonstrations and rioting last December, judicial sources said.The verdict comes in connection to protests that the Morsi loyalists have staged since his ouster in July.The court said the 29 had attempted to hold a sit-in in Tahrir Square before being dispersed by
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Cairo's Nasr City misdemeanours court on Wednesday sentenced 10 students and three professors from Al-Azhar University to three years prison for illegal protesting.Al-Azhar University has been the scene of ongoing violent clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and security

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AFPAfter meeting with survivors of a deadly landslide near Seattle, President Barack Obama left Tuesday on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a "rebalancing" eastward of US foreign policy.Obama left Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C. aboard Air Force One, and

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The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has turned down Zamalek's request to be awarded a walkover victory over Petrojet in the Egyptian Premier League.Group B leaders Petrojet defeated Cairo giants Zamalek 4-2 after totally outplaying their illustrious opponents, repeatedly exposing their

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Jewish ChronicleHamas and Fatah have signed a groundbreaking reconciliation deal, amid the breakdown of the Palestinian Authority’s peace talks with Israel.Representatives from the groups announced the deal today after a meeting in the Gaza Strip.After years of hostility between the two

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Egypt’s main market index, the EGX30, rose slightly Wednesday trading, pushed by gains in the telecoms sector. The EGX30 rose by 0.31 percent to reach 8294.88 points.The telecoms sector pushed the market up for the second consecutive day after Global Telecom Holding resolved a long-standing

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Egypt SISThe Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou said Wednesday that the Ministry will launch a promotional program for the Holy Family journey in June.Zaazou said Egypt is coordinating with Jordan to make the best use of the Christian attractions there and to forge a unified marketing program

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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