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Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

CAIRO, April 16 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court ordered the ban on current and former members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
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Egyptian Defense Minister al-Sisi announces plans to run for president

Egyptian Defense Minister al-Sisi announces plans to run for president

March 27 (UPI) -- Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Wednesday that he will resign his military position in order to run for president.
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Six soldiers killed at checkpoint near Cairo

CAIRO, March 15 (UPI) -- Unknown gunmen killed six Egyptian soldiers at a military police checkpoint near Cairo early Saturday, an official said.

One soldier killed, 3 injured in attack on army bus in Cairo

CAIRO, March 13 (UPI) -- An attack on a military bus Thursday killed one soldier and injured three other military personnel in eastern Cairo, an army representative said.
CODEPINK co-founder detained without explanation in Cairo

CODEPINK co-founder detained without explanation in Cairo

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- An American activist Tuesday said Egyptian police detained her at the airport in Cairo and broke her arm before she was deported to Turkey.
Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo banned all Hamas activity in Egypt and ordered the Hamas office in Cairo closed during the espionage trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

State Department gives low marks to Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The post-revolution political landscape in Egypt is characterized by censorship and a general lack of full participation, the U.S. State Department said.

Egypt plans dam-busting diplomatic offensive against Ethiopia

CAIRO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Egypt may be in the throes of political turmoil, but the government has launched a diplomatic offensive aimed at stopping Ethiopia building a huge $4.8 billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile that Cairo says will be a disaster for the Arab world's most populous nation.

Prison sentences upheld for train workers in deadly 2012 crash

MANFALUT, Egypt, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday upheld 10-year prison sentences for two railway workers convicted in a train crash that killed 47 children.
Morsi's conspiracy trial suspended amid controversy over glass cages

Morsi's conspiracy trial suspended amid controversy over glass cages

CAIRO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and other defendants on Thursday following a defense lawyer's request for new judges.
Amnesty demands end of trial, release of Egyptian journalists

Amnesty demands end of trial, release of Egyptian journalists

CAIRO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- An Egyptian military court trying two journalists should end their trial and free them immediately, human rights group Amnesty International said.

Brotherhood said gov't resignation no cause for amnesty

CAIRO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said Tuesday the resignation of the Egyptian government doesn't absolve Cabinet officials of crimes against the people.

Egyptian PM's military-backed Cabinet resigns

CAIRO, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi announced Monday his military-backed Cabinet has resigned.

Egypt court adjourns Morsi trial until Feb. 27

CAIRO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court Sunday adjourned the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi until later in the week.

Egyptian naval vessel fires at Palestinian fishing boat

GAZA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An Egyptian naval ship fired warning shots at a Palestinian fishing boat early Saturday, officials said. No injuries were reported.
Minor clashes between police, pro-Morsi forces in Egypt

Minor clashes between police, pro-Morsi forces in Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Minor clashes in Egypt between police and supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi were reported Friday, the state news agency said.

Egyptian court sentences 10 pro-Morsi students to three years in jail

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Ten student supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will serve three years in jail for attending unauthorized protests, a judge ruled Wednesday.

EU stands by Egyptian democracy

BRUSSELS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, through her spokesman, said the European community was committed to helping build a "sustainable democracy" in Egypt.

Explosion on tourist bus in Egypt kills four

CAIRO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Three Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver died Sunday when a device exploded on their bus during a sightseeing trip in the Sinai, security officials said.

Morsi's lawyer withdraws from trial until soundproof boxes are removed

CAIRO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The lawyer representing ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood members said Sunday he has withdrawn from the trial.

Deaths in Salamut, Damietta, in pro-Morsi protests in Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Clashes across Egypt between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces Friday left two dead, one a boy, 12, in the city of Samalut, authorities said.
Russia, Egypt sign $3 billion aircraft, weapons deal

Russia, Egypt sign $3 billion aircraft, weapons deal

MOSCOW, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Russia has agreed to sell Egypt more than $3 billion in military aircraft and weaponry, Russian defense sources told the Vedomosti newspaper.

Muslim Brotherhood cries foul over EU stance on Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said a European Union conclusion on developments in Egypt overlooks the broader issues, adding the EU is burying its head in the sand.

Rights groups demand probes of torture claims by Egyptian protesters

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Some 16 human rights organizations have demanded investigations into allegations of torture and sexual assault of protesters held in Egyptian prisons.

Egyptian prosecutor denies political prisoners

CAIRO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Despite a widespread crackdown on government dissent, Egypt's top prosecutor maintained Wednesday the country does not hold any political prisoners.
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