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Senior Muslim Brotherhood official dies in Egypt jail

Prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader, Essam El-Erian, died today in the notorious Scorpion Prison, south of Cairo, at the age of 66, according to several sources. Local media, including Al-Youm Al-Sabe’ and El-Watan newspapers, reported that El-Erian died after suffering a heart attack in his prison cell in Tora Prison –[…]

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Deadly blast strikes mosque in Egypt’s Sinai

At least 235 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media. The attack took place in the al-Rawda village, west of el-Arish, shortly after Friday prayers. Egyptian state media MENA provided the death toll, citing an[…]

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Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera

Egypt has banned 21 news websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for “supporting terrorism”, state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all[…]

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Hosni Mubarak acquitted over 2011 protester killings

Six years after the uprising that ended his rule, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted over his alleged involvement in the killings of hundreds of protesters in 2011. The Court of Cassation’s final ruling on Thursday could see Mubarak walk free. After an all-day hearing, Judge Ahmed Abdel Qawi[…]

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