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Egypt jails Coptic rights activist on charges of ‘terrorism’

CAIRO: An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Monday for Coptic rights activist Ramy Kamel to be held under provisional detention on charges of joining a terrorist organisation and spreading false news, his lawyer said. Kamel is a prominent Coptic Christian activist and founder of the Maspero Youth Union, a human rights …

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Arab League foreign ministers against US move on Israeli settlements

CAIRO: Foreign ministers of the Arab League have rejected a decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump that reversed Washington’s four-decade-old position on Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. A statement issued after an emergency meeting at the Cairo headquarters of the Arab League said on Monday that …

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US Threatens Egypt With Sanctions Over Russian Arms Deal

WASHINGTON: Egypt’s purchase of Russian fighter jets puts it at risk of US sanctions and endangers future acquisitions of US equipment, a US state department official said on Monday, Reuters reported. “This is something they [Egypt] already know: it puts them at risk of sanctions and it puts them at …

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Arab League urges Turkey to immediately withdraw troops from Syria

CAIRO: The secretary general of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has called on Turkey to immediately put an end to its military operation in northeastern Syria and pull of its troops out of the war-torn Arab country. “We condemn this aggression. We call upon Turkey to immediately and completely …

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Egypt says security forces killed 17 militants

CAIRO: Security forces killed at least 17 suspected militants in raids in Cairo and in another province, Egypt officials said on Thursday. The raid came four days after a car filled with explosives wrecked outside the county’s main cancer hospital, killing at least 20 people in the ensuing explosion. The …

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US military presence root cause of regional issues: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Speaking in a meeting with the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriela Cuevas Barron on Sunday in Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani said, “the IPU has always had a positive role in guiding and bringing parliaments and public opinions closer, as well as important political and social issues.” “Terrorism, …

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Mohamed Morsi dies

CAIRO: Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has passed away during a trial court session in the capital Cairo, state television says. It said 67-year-old Morsi fainted during a court session on Monday and died afterwards. “He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. …

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Tunisia PM Chahed elected as leader of new secular party

  TUNISIA – Tunisia’s secular Tahya Tounes party, founded this year, elected Prime Minister Youssef Chahed as its president on Sunday, confirming expectations of his leadership months before parliamentary and presidential elections. The new party was formed in January after months of wrangling within ruling coalition party Nidaa Tounes, resulting in …

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Turkey withdraws from Libya summit in Italy

ANKARA (Web Desk) Turkey has withdrawn from a two-day summit about Libya that is being held in Italy with “deep disappointment”, Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay told reporters on Tuesday, objecting to what he said was Ankara’s exclusion from some of the talks. “Any meeting which excludes Turkey would prove to …

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