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Egypt readies new mass trials of Islamists

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 18:06
Egypt is to hold two new mass trials of Islamists, state media said on Wednesday, just days after a judge sparked an international outcry by handing down 529 death sentences. Both trials are to be held in Minya province, south of Cairo, the same province where the judge handed down the death sentences against supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on Monday after a mass trial ...

Egypt's army chief says he'll run for president

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 17:03
CAIRO â?? Egypt's army chief and defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi resigned from the military Wednesday, saying he will run in the first presidential vote to be held since he forced an Islamist leader out of power.

Army chief Sisi, Egypt's new nationalist icon

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:52
Egypt's Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ended months of speculation Wednesday by announcing he would run for the presidency, has emerged as a nationalist icon in the mould of the country's first modern military ruler, Gamal Abdel Nasser. Sisi, 59, became Egypt's most popular political figure and de facto head of state after he led the July 3 ouster of Egypt's first freely elected and ...

Egypt army chief says he will run for president

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:58
CAIRO—Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has announced that he will run for president.

Egypt to try more than 900 Islamists

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:20
Egypt orders the prosecution of 919 suspected Islamists in two mass trials, days after hundreds more were sentenced to death in a separate case.

Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:06
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor on Wednesday ordered two trials for a total of 919 suspected Islamists on charges that include murder, pushing ahead with a series of mass tribunals of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi despite international criticism.

Egypt Prosecutor Orders New Mass Trials Of 919

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:07
Egypt prosecutor orders new mass trials of 919

Egypt Prosecutor Orders New Mass Trials of 919

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:35
Egypt prosecutor refers 919 suspected Islamists to two mass trials on charges including murder

Egypt Seeks Near-Record Quarterly Debt Sales to Plug Deficit

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 09:41
Egypt will seek to raise a near- record 205 billion Egyptian pounds ($29 billion) in domestic debt next quarter, the Finance Ministry said in a statement today, in an effort to finance the budget deficit.

Egypt's mass verdicts show pressure on judiciary

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 03:03
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's judiciary is rife with judges who are sharp opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt calls for activation of Arab anti-terror treaty

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:28
Egypt's military-installed interim president Adly Mansour called Tuesday for Arab ministers to meet before the end of June to discuss implementation of an Arab counter-terrorism treaty. Mansour made no specific mention of the Muslim Brotherhood of his ousted predecessor Mohamed Morsi, which Cairo designated a terrorist organisation in December. But he told the annual Arab League summit in Kuwait ...

Egypt Brotherhood leader, hundreds more Islamists on trial

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:43
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader went on trial Tuesday along with hundreds of other Islamists before the same judge who triggered a global outcry when he sentenced 529 convicted rioters to death. The trial of Mohamed Badie and around 700 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi was adjourned after just a few hours until April 28, when judgment and sentencing is expected, a lawyer said ...

Egypt revokes licences of 2 hotels over sexual assaults

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:28
Egypt said it had withdrawn the licences of two hotels in a popular Red Sea resort over reported sexual assaults as a policeman was charged on Tuesday with attempted rape. A prosecutor referred the Sharm el-Sheikh policeman to trial for allegedly entering the hotel room of a Russian tourist and attempting to rape her, the official MENA news agency reported. In separate case, a British woman has ...

Egypt court to rule swiftly in 2nd mass trial

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:12
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — After a single session with no defense lawyers present, an Egyptian judge said Tuesday he will issue verdicts next month in a new mass trial of 683 suspected Islamists on charges of murder and attempted murder, a day after he sentenced hundreds to death in a similar trial that raised a storm of international criticism.

Egypt court sets April 28 as judgment day for 700 Islamists

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:09
An Egypt court which triggered a global outcry after it sentenced 529 Islamists to death has set April 28 as judgment day in the trial of about 700 co-defendants, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Egypt puts Muslim Brotherhood leader, 682 others on trial

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:50
By Treza Kamal MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, their lawyer said, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death. Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, 70, and the others were being tried in the same court in Minya Province ...

Egypt to rule on Islamists' mass trial on April 28

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 09:15
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian judge says he will issue a verdict on April 28 in a new mass trial of 683 suspected Islamist supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi for murder and attempted murder after a single session boycotted by defense lawyers.

Egypt lawyers boycott new mass trial of Islamists

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:38
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court opened a new mass trial of 683 suspected Islamists charged with murder and inciting violence on Tuesday, despite international criticism of hundreds of death sentences issued a day earlier in a similar tribunal. Defense lawyers boycotted the new proceedings, denouncing the verdicts.

Egypt opens another mass trial of almost 700 suspected Islamists, including top leader

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 08:18
MINYA, Egypt - An Egyptian court on Tuesday opened another mass trial of Islamist suspects, with 683 defendants — including the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader — facing an array of charges, from murder and inciting violence to sabotage. The proceedings in Minya, south of Cairo, came a day after the same court handed down death sentences to nearly 530 suspected backers of ousted President ...

Egypt opens another mass trial of Islamists

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 06:00
MINYA, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court on Tuesday opened another mass trial of Islamist suspects, with 683 defendants — including the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader — facing an array of charges, from murder and inciting violence to sabotage.