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Egypt stops Human Rights Watch staffers at airport

Egyptian authorities stopped the executive director of Human Rights Watch and another U.S. staffer from entering the country Monday ahead of the release of a critical report by the group on mass killings by security forces last summer, the group and security officials said.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Little known jihadist group vows new Egypt attacks

An image grab taken from Egypt's Nile TV shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi taking the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Constitutional Court in Cairo on June 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO/NILE TV

A little-known jihadist group, Ajnad Misr, claimed a series of attacks and vowed new ones targeting Egyptian security forces in a video posted on its Twitter account on Thursday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt court resumes trial of Jazeera journalists amid outcry

Employees and supporters of the television network Al-Jazeera hold up signs as they protest the imprisonment of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt, at the Newseum, near the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, February 27, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO

The trial of Al-Jazeera journalists for supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi resumes Wednesday in a case that has sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Clashes kill 29 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Egyptian women wave nationals flags and posters of Egypt's Defense Minister, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a pro-military rally marking the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. The anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists. AP

At least 29 people were killed in clashes in Egypt Saturday during rival rallies on the anniversary of the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak, underscoring the country’s violent polarization.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, an Egyptian man makes his way through rubble at the scene of an explosion at a police headquarters building that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt’s military-installed rulers declared the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi a “terrorist” organization Wednesday, signalling a wider crackdown after blaming it for a deadly police compound bombing claimed by a jihadist group.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »