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Top Court in Egypt Rejects Transfer Of Islands To Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s High Administrative Court upheld on Monday a June decision affirming Egyptian sovereignty over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir, rejecting a government appeal against the June decision. The verdict is final and cannot be appealed. The court has rejected a number of prior appeals in the case, in which the government sought court approval for an April …

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Muslim Brotherhood turns #Egypt streets into open battlefield

Dozens of people were injured in Cairo clashes Monday as the family of Mohamed Morsi said they plan to sue Egypt’s army chief for having “kidnapped” the ousted Islamist president. Supporters and opponents of Morsi clashed in Tahrir Square, throwing rocks and firing birdshots, according to members of the emergency services. Police fired tear gas to disperse them. Dozens of …

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Washington’s Plan B in Egypt: Bring Back the Old Regime

The road that has been taken in Egypt is a dangerous one. A military coup has taken place in Egypt while millions of Egyptians have cheered it on with little thought about what is replacing the Muslim Brotherhood and the ramifications it will have for their society. Many people in cheering crowds have treated the Egyptian military’s coup like it was some …

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Who is the New Egyptian Intelligence Minister?

On July 5, 2013, after a dramatic night in Cairo that saw the deposition of Egypt’s presiding president, Muhammad Morsi, a presidential order appointed a general named Muhammad Farid as head of Egypt’s general security services. Farid is relatively unknown to the public and his photo, which has been kept secret thus far, replaced General Muhammad Rafat Shahata, who was …

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Ultra conservative Salafi Islamist party takes lead in forming the interim government in Egypt

Though regarded as amateurish two years ago, Al Nour, an ultra-conservative Islamist party, gained leverage during the coup by backing up Morsi’s removal, the only ones among Islamists. The party claimed its goal was to preserve the balance of forces while the country was on the verge of civil war. However, several liberals are prone to think the party, on …

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Dozens reported killed in Egypt (video)

CAIRO — Deadly violence erupted in Cairo on Monday at a sit-in by supporters of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, leaving many dead and raising the specter of civil war. Egypt’s health ministry said at least 42 people were killed and over 300 hundred injured when Egyptian soldiers and police clashed with Islamists protesting the president’s ouster outside a military …

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El Baradei’s appointment as Egyptian prime minister rolled back amid dispute

CAIRO — Divisions opened Saturday among the mixed coalition of Egyptian activists and politicians who banded together against their country’s Islamist government this week, with a dispute over who would become the interim prime minister showing sharp disagreements about how the country should be organized. Egyptian state media reported, then later rolled back an announcement Saturday that former U.N. nuclear agency chief …

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