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26 killed, 28 injured as train crashes into mini-bus, truck in Egypt

26 killed, 28 injured as train crashes into mini-bus, truck in Egypt

Nov 18, – The head of the Egyptian Railway Authority said the drivers ignored warning lights and chains blocking entry to the crossing, and tried to go across the tracks. At least 26 people were killed in Egypt when a train ploughed into a truck and a mini-bus at a railway crossing early Monday, the […]

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Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Islamists call for dialogue in Egypt after coup

Nov 16, – A Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance in Egypt said Saturday it is ready for a national dialogue to end the political standoff in the country, in an announcement that did not demand the return of the nation’s toppled president to power. The call is the first formal proposition by supporters of ousted Islamist President […]

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Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

Nov 04, – Egypt’s deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was brought Monday from the secret location of his four-month detention to face trial on charges of incitement of violence and murder. In his first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on July 3, Morsi tells the judge that he is the country’s “legitimate” […]

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Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, 4 Hamas militants killed

Nov 01, – The military said it carried out the strike after five of its soldiers were wounded as they tried to demolish another tunnel used by the Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza. That incident drew Israeli fire that killed one Hamas militant. Israeli aircraft bombed what the military described as a […]

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Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Oct 21, –  Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement on Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a “callous and criminal act.” He says such attacks will “not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation’s Muslims and Christians.” Egypt’s interim prime minister has condemned an attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that […]

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‘Chennai Express’ to steam back to Egypt

‘Chennai Express’ to steam back to Egypt

Oct 10, – Men, women and college students applauded Khan’s comic timings and laughed when he punched the bad guys, clearly showing that the film’s Hindi language soundtrack is no barrier to Egyptians. Crowds of movie lovers cheered as Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film ‘Chennai Express’ screened in Cairo theatres, marking the return […]

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Egypt in turmoil as street clashes leave 51 dead

Egypt in turmoil as street clashes leave 51 dead

Oct 07, –  The high death toll in Sunday’s clashes between security forces and Islamist protesters came as crowds from Egypt’s two rival camps — supporters of the ousted Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, and backers of the military that deposed him — poured into the streets and turned on each other. Egypt stumbled deeper into […]

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Egypt: Attack on army convoy kills 2 soldiers

Egypt: Attack on army convoy kills 2 soldiers

Oct 04, – The official says attackers opened fire at the convoy of mostly military trucks towing tanks and other armored vehicles on Friday morning on the road between the Suez Canal city of Ismailia and Cairo. An Egyptian security official says gunmen have attacked an army convoy east of Cairo, killing two soldiers. He […]

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Sudanese army deploys after deadly riots

Sudanese army deploys after deadly riots

Sep 26, –  The army also reinforced positions around military headquarters in Khartoum and along the city’s university road, which is close to the presidential palace. Violent protests erupted in Sudan on Monday when President Omar al-Bashir’s government decided to lift subsidies, immediately doubling prices of gasoline and fuel. Sudanese authorities on Thursday deployed troops […]

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Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

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