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By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Egypt: NY Times David Kirkpatrick refused entry into Cairo, Ahmed Gamal Zyada arrested over social media remarks

Two journalists have been detained on landing at Cairo airport in the past few weeks. One, a US reporter, was denied entry and put on a flight back to Europe. The other, an Egyptian photojournalist, was imprisoned. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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Reporters Without Borders says photojournalist Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, Shawkan, will be freed from Egyptian jail

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the 5-year jail sentence passed today on Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, the young Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, as he has already spent five years More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Egypt court rules against Muslim Brotherhood extremists, Yusuf al-Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison

An Egyptian military court has sentenced eight people to death, including four in absentia, for alleged involvement in acts of violence in 2015. Yusuf Al Qardawi at the Third Annual Doha Educational Conference in More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, December 30th, 2016
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Al-Jazeera reporter Mahmoud Hussein questioned, arrested in Egypt for ‘inciting sedition’ and ‘fake news’

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an Al-Jazeera journalist’s arrest last week while visiting Egypt. Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian news producer at Al-Jazeera headquarters in Doha, was arrested at his Cairo More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Obama lifts ban on Egypt aid: tanks, missiles and F-16 planes on the way

Middle East chaos continues and President Obama told Egypt’s leader Tuesday that he was ending a freeze on weapons shipments to the longtime U.S. ally, a moratorium on material support that began after a More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, March 9th, 2015
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Egypt closes thousands of mosques to battle against ‘extremism’

An Egyptian administrative court upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 1st, 2015
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ISIS attack on Egypt: 27 killed to honor removal of Mubarak

An affiliate of the Islamist terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Egypt. The four attacks in North Sinai and Suez killed 27 people, security and medical officials told Reuters. The More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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‘Patterns of Evidence: Exodus’ coming to theaters in January

Anyone with a passion for history, culture or religion won’t want to miss “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus,” presented in 600 select U.S. cinemas by Fathom Events and Thinking Man Films at 7 p.m. local time on More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 10th, 2014
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Egyptian militant group joins ISIS, ‘new dawn’ towards a caliphate

A Muslim terrorist group in Egypt, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, has pledged their loyalty to Islamic State in a new audio clip as the Sunni militants continue to spread their influence across the region. The audio was More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Decoding the tsetse fly’s genome brings hope to controlling serious livestock disease

PRESS RELEASE Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the bloodsucking tsetse fly, prompting hope that the breakthrough will help future efforts to control one of the most devastating livestock diseases in sub-Saharan More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death

An Egyptian court sentenced 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood to death Monday on charges related to violent riots last August, the country’s official news agency said.   Muslim Brotherhood Logo In More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
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Islamic cleric Yusuf Qaradawi attacks UAE for jailing ‘hardliners,’ Qatari ambassador to denounce cleric’s remarks

The UAE summoned the Qatari ambassador on Sunday to protest against remarks made by a Muslim Brotherhood cleric who slammed the Emirates for jailing hardliners, the Foreign Ministry said. Yusuf Al Qardawi at the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 31st, 2014
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Egypt: Al Qaeda terror leader Ayman al-Zawahri tells Muslims to stop attacking Christians, overthrow the government

Al Qaeda terror leader Ayman al-Zawahri says that Muslims in Egypt should not fight the nation’s Christians, but rather focus on overthrowing the government. Zawahiri made the comments in an audio message posted More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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New Egyptian Constitution approved, gives women equal rights and protects Coptic Christians

Egyptian voters have approved a new constitution which grants women equal rights and extends protections for the persecuted Coptic Christian community. Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian President supported by the Muslim More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 25th, 2013
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Egypt: President Adly Mansour adds ban on protests, more strict than under President Mubarak

Egypt interim president is making headlines over the new law designed to crackdown on violent protests, but activists say it may be protecting violence practices by police and quelling opposing voices. Muslim Brotherhood More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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President Obama listed with Muslim Brotherhood in ‘war criminal’ lawsuit in Egypt

According to Egyptian newspaper El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging that President Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court. Mohammed Morsi, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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Catholic Bishop Adel Zaky targets Muslim Brotherhood over attacks on Coptic Christians, sees ‘work of the devil’

A Catholic bishop in Egypt has criticized the Muslim Brotherhood following an October 20 attack on a Coptic Orthodox church in a Cairo suburb. The death toll in the attack has risen to four. photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com Bishop More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Egyptian gunman attack Coptic Christian church wedding killing one, 10 injured while protests continue in Cairo

Egyptian security officials are reporting that gunmen on motorcycles attacked and opened fire at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo killing one woman and wounding ten Sunday night during a wedding. No motive has More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
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Sunni cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi facing treason charges in Egypt for pro-Muslim Brotherhood support

Muslim cleric Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is accused of ‘high treason’ by Azhar scholars over Muslim Brotherhood stance and after demanding foreign intervention to solve Egypt’s political crisis. Muslim More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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Violence against Christians in Egypt worsens, Coptic priest says he’s afraid to ‘walk in the streets’

The Christian community in Egypt is in chaos, described a violence not seen in decades. The retaliation against Christians from Islamic extremists in response to the removal of President Mohamed Morsi continues. More...


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