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BG Group blames Egypt for poor performance

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- British energy company BG Group said Monday ongoing problems in Egypt were in part responsible for its decline in natural gas volumes.

Nine killed in protests across Egypt on Mubarak overthrow anniversary

CAIRO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The death toll from clashes between rival protesters in Egypt Saturday rose to nine after police moved in with tear gas and shot guns, officials said.

Egyptian violence erupts ahead of revolution anniversary

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- British Minister for North African Hugh Robertson said Friday he condemned violence in Egypt as British residents there were advised to remain vigilant.

Interim president says police state at end in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The police state is gone in Egypt, which has begun a new relationship between the public and the police, Egypt's interim president said Thursday.
Egypt's Brotherhood clings to 2011 revolution

Egypt's Brotherhood clings to 2011 revolution

CAIRO, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday it was calling on Egyptians to display a sense of unity and devotion to the spirit of the 2011 revolution.
Egypt's military chief backed for president

Egypt's military chief backed for president

CAIRO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Amr Moussa, chairman of the committee that drafted an Egyptian constitution, said Thursday he'd support a presidential bid from Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Defense says Berlusconi's age, political stature warrant leniency

Defense says Berlusconi's age, political stature warrant leniency

MILAN, Italy, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- An appeal by Silvio Berlusconi argued the ex-Italian prime minister should have been shown leniency on a prostitution conviction, given his political stature.

More polling stations open to accommodate throng of Egyptian voters

CAIRO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- More polling stations were opened Tuesday to allow for the number of Egyptians voting on the country's constitution amid reported violence and irregularities.

Al-Sisi contemplating run for president in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Egypt's top military leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who oversaw the military coup that ousted Mohammad Morsi, said he would consider running for president.
Israelis alarmed at prospect of 'jihadist tsunami' on borders

Israelis alarmed at prospect of 'jihadist tsunami' on borders

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Israel's security chiefs are increasingly concerned about what one analyst terms a "jihadist tsunami" building up around the Jewish state for the first time as al-Qaida groups emerge in war-torn Syria, turbulent Egypt and even in the Palestinian territories.
Morsi, 130 others, to stand trial in Egypt for escaping prison

Morsi, 130 others, to stand trial in Egypt for escaping prison

CAIRO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 130 others are set to stand trial Jan. 28 on charges of escaping prison, a judicial source told Awat Masriya.
Egyptian conspiracy theorist threatens to send puppet to jail

Egyptian conspiracy theorist threatens to send puppet to jail

CAIRO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Egyptian conspiracy theorist Ahmed Zebidar accused mobile phone company Vodafone of urging Egyptians to protest against former President Hosni Mubarak.

Dying defense attorney receives compassionate release from prison

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- A dying former civil rights attorney convicted in a terrorism case received a "compassionate release" from federal prison in Texas on a judge's order.

Poll: 49% oppose further U.S. aid to Egypt

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Nearly half of U.S. voters say they're opposed to more financial aid for longtime U.S. ally Egypt, a Rasmussen poll released Monday indicated.

Three Egyptian activists sentenced to prison after demonstration

CAIRO, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Three Egyptian activists were sentenced Sunday for assaulting police and organizing illegal protests, a judicial source told the news website Ahram Online.

Ousted Egyptian president faces new terrorism charges

CAIRO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was bound over for trial Saturday on new charges related to his escape from prison in 2011, officials say.
Former Egyptian prime minister cleared of corruption charges

Former Egyptian prime minister cleared of corruption charges

Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Ahmed Shafiq, former prime minister and former commander of Eygpt's air force under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, was cleared of corruption charges on Thusrdday.
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Mubarak's sons, PM Ahmed Shafiq acquitted in corruption trial

Mubarak's sons, PM Ahmed Shafiq acquitted in corruption trial

CAIRO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A criminal court in Cairo Thursday acquitted former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq and toppled President Hosni Mubarak's sons of embezzling public funds.

Morsi charged with spying, terrorism against Egypt

CAIRO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will be tried on charges he spied for Hamas and Hezbollah and aided in terrorist acts against Egypt, officials say.

Swiss to take up Egyptian request to seize more Mubarak assets

CAIRO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Swiss authorities will consider Egypt's request to seize more assets of deposed President Hosni Mubarak and other regime officials, an Egyptian official says.
Egyptian government cracks down on dissent

Egyptian government cracks down on dissent

CAIRO, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed with security forces Friday during demonstrations in Cairo, Damietta and Giza, officials said.
Egyptian revolution 'stolen' by Muslim Brotherhood, Kerry says

Egyptian revolution 'stolen' by Muslim Brotherhood, Kerry says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the spirit of the Egyptian revolution in 2011 was undermined by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Court says Berlusconi pressured police, paid witnesses during trial

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid witnesses during his trial on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute, judges in Milan said Thursday.
Lawyers: Mubarak free of house arrest after end of state of emergency

Lawyers: Mubarak free of house arrest after end of state of emergency

CAIRO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is free to move around the country now that a state of emergency has ended, his attorneys said Wednesday.

Court extends deposed Egyptian leader Morsi's detention on jailbreak

CAIRO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Cairo extended the detention of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for 30 days more Monday on charges stemming from the 2011 uprising.
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