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Egyptian leftist politician submits bid to run for president 
April 19, 2014 12:37 PM
Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi officially submitted his bid Saturday to run for Egypt's presidency, making him the second candidate for next month's election.
In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash 
By Maggie Michael | April 18, 2014 07:55 PM
Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job.
Egypt presidential hopeful urges political unity 
April 16, 2014 06:34 PM
Egypt's leftist leader, the ex-army chief's main rival in next month's presidential election, urges all revolutionary groups to unite, as a liberal party throws its weight behind him.
Former Egypt finmin released hours after arrest in France: source 
April 16, 2014 01:00 PM
Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali is released following his arrest in Paris on an international warrant over corruption charges from his time in Hosni Mubarak's government, a judicial source says.
Sexual violence against Egypt women goes unpunished: report 
April 16, 2014 04:58 PM
Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been the target of attack with apparent impunity, rights groups say.
Egypt to raise electricity prices before election: minister 
April 15, 2014 12:36 AM
Egypt plans to boost electricity prices for the richest 20 percent of its citizens before the presidential elections at the end of May, as the country has “no time to waste” in starting reforms, the planning minister said.
220 referred to prosecutor for mass trial in Egypt 
April 13, 2014 07:46 PM
Judicial officials in Egypt say 220 protesters have been referred to the public prosecutor for a mass trial.
Egypt to announce steps on subsidy reform before next month's election: minister 
By Aziz El Yaakoubi | April 09, 2014 07:28 PM
Egypt will announce major stepstowards subsidy reform ahead of next month's presidentialelection, the country's minister of planning said on Wednesday.
Goodbye to the rule of law in Egypt 
By Mohamed Abdel Salam | April 09, 2014 12:15 AM
Starting in late December, the show “Al-Sandok al-Aswad” (The Black Box) on the Al-Kahera Wa al-Nas (Cairo and the People) channel aired secretly taped personal calls made by such prominent figures as the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, Abdel-Moneim Aboul Fotouh and the head of the Misr al-Hurriya party, Amr Hamzawy – among other well-known activists.
Egypt court upholds sentence for 3 activists 
By Hamza Hendawi | April 07, 2014 06:47 PM (Last Updated: 07/04/2014 08:17 PM)
An appeals court on Monday upheld the convictions and three-year prison sentences handed down to three of Egypt's most prominent political activists, a ruling that is likely to revive opposition to a draconian protest law they were accused of violating.
Cairo triple-bombing kills police general 
By Stephen Kalin | April 02, 2014 12:50 PM (Last Updated: 02/04/2014 09:39 PM)
A series of explosions outside Cairo University killed two people Wednesday, including a police brigadier-general, in what appeared to be a militant attack targeting security forces.
Egypt covers all dollar backlogs for foreign investor repatriations 
April 02, 2014 12:17 AM
Egypt’s central bank said Tuesday that it had covered the entire backlog of dollars owed to foreign investors seeking to repatriate funds from the country but did not say how much money was involved.
Jailed Brotherhood leader appeals to Egypt judges 
By Sarah El Deeb | April 01, 2014 09:21 PM
The jailed leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood scoffed at the series of mass tribunals against his group and demanded judges not let the courts be politicized, speaking from his defendants cage Tuesday at the stormy opening of a new trial of him and 50 others.
Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood 
April 01, 2014 01:56 PM
British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group is planning radical activities from a base in London, his Downing Street office said Tuesday.
Kindly allow us to watch while you die 
By Michael Young | March 27, 2014 12:16 AM
Three years into Syria’s conflict, one still wonders why the monumental magnitude of the suffering there continues to provoke so little outrage in the West.
Egypt: Court orders leading activist freed on bail 
By Sarah El Deeb | March 23, 2014 07:30 PM (Last Updated: 23/03/2014 07:40 PM)
An Egyptian court on Sunday ordered the release on bail pending trial of a prominent activist charged with breaking a new law that heavily restricts protests, after he spent nearly four months in jail.
Egypt ex-presidential candidate: Election a farce 
By LAURA DEAN | March 16, 2014 07:26 PM
A former Egyptian presidential candidate close to the country's youth movements said Sunday he would not take part in upcoming presidential elections, calling them a "farce" stacked in favor of Egypt's powerful military chief.
Egypt crackdown brings most arrests in decades 
By Hamza Hendawi | March 16, 2014 07:24 PM
Egypt's crackdown on Islamists has jailed 16,000 people over the past eight months in the country's biggest round-up in nearly two decades, according to previously unreleased figures from security officials.
Saudi Arabia bans books at fair in wide-ranging crackdown 
March 17, 2014 12:09 AM
Saudi authorities have banned hundreds of books, including works by renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, as part of a crackdown on publications deemed threatening to the kingdom.
Egypt’s youths grow disillusioned 
By Mustafa Hashem | March 17, 2014 12:11 AM
Egyptian youths are growing more disillusioned following the government’s crackdown on opposition demonstrations and the jailing of secularist and Islamist opponents.

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