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Egypt sentences 75 people to death over 2013 sit-in

Egypt sentenced to death 75 people, including prominent Islamist leaders, on Saturday over a 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in which ended with the killing of hundreds of protesters by security forces. Others being tried in the case, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, were handed life sentences, judicial sources said. Those[…]

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Palestinian factions to delay Gaza handover

Rival Palestinian factions agreed Wednesday to postpone the handover of control over Gaza from Hamas to Fatah, less than 48 hours before a deadline as part of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal. The announcement came at the last minute as the landmark Palestinian unity deal faltered dangerously, with Fatah and Hamas[…]

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Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo

Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday, as part of an effort to end a decade-long rift. The announcement comes after representatives from Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) convened in Cairo on Tuesday to implement a unity agreement[…]

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Hamas declares readiness to form Palestinian unity government

Head of the Hamas movement’s politburo Ismail Haniyeh and other high-ranking Hamas members met with Egyptian intelligence officials in Cairo on Monday night, with talks focusing on cross border security and a readiness for Palestinian national reconciliation. The delegation told the Egyptian intelligence minister Khaled Fawzi that Hamas is ready[…]

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Relief after Bassiouni’s 2 year ordeal

The Media Review Network (MRN) has expressed its relief that Shaykh Abdu Salaam Bassiouni has finally been released by Egypt and has returned home to South Africa.  Shaykh Bassiouni made his way back to Johannesburg on Sunday, about a year after being released from prison in Cairo. The 65year old[…]

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