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Egypt jails four men for gay acts

(BBC) – A court in Egypt has sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison for committing homosexual acts. (80)

Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi resigns

(BBC) – Egypt’s interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has unexpectedly announced the resignation of his government.   (95)

Morsi ‘leaked secrets to Iran Revolutionary Guards’

Egyptian prosecutors have accused ousted President Mohammed Morsi of leaking state secrets to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. (74)

Large car bomb in central Cairo

(BBC) – A car bomb has exploded outside the police headquarters in Egypt’s capital, killing four people and wounding 51, Egypt’s health ministry says. (94)

Egypt referendum: Vote starts amid tight security

Advertisements in Cairo’s Tahrir Square read: Yes to the constitution, Egyptians love their country Egyptians have begun voting amid. tight security in a referendum on a new constitution, which could pave the way for fresh elections. The [...]

Egypt expels Turkish ambassador

Egypt has told the Turkish ambassador to leave the country, a day after the Turkish leader called for ousted President Mohammed Morsi to be freed. (128)

Egypt clashes: four killed at pro-Morsi demonstrations

Four people have been killed in Egypt as supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with opponents and security forces. (241)

Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 525

Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 525 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the death toll from clashes the previous day between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying more than [...]

Egypt cabinet sworn in after violence

Egypt cabinet sworn in after violence Egypt’s interim president has sworn in the first Cabinet since the military ousted the Islamist president, giving members of the country’s liberal movements key positions. The Cabinet includes [...]

Seven dead in Cairo clashes

7 dead in Cairo clashes and over 250 injured. Health officials say that clashes overnight between police and supporters of Egypt’s deposed President Mohammed Morsi have left at least seven people dead in Cairo. Khaled el-Khateib, a [...]

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