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By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Egypt: Mahmoud Abou Zeid, Shawkan, released after spending over 5 years in prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 9th, 2017
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Egypt declares State of Emergency following terrorist attacks on Coptic churches

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches which left at least 44 dead. Two suicide bombers carried out the blasts, one targeting 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 Brandon Jones On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Egypt: Verdict for Hosni Mubarak ‘war crimes’ delayed until November

The judge charged with sentencing Egypt’s fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak postponed the verdict on Saturday in a court session which seemed to suggest that the former president may be acquitted of his most serious More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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Egypt: Bishoy Armia Boulous, aka Mohammed Hegazy, gets five years in prison for reporting persecution

Photo/Vectorportal via wikimedia commons A Christian leader in Egypt has now become the figure associated with the hypocritical Egyptian government attempting to project an image of tolerance towards non-Muslims. More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Liberty candidate Paul Weston arrested for insulting Islam by quoting Churchill

A candidate in the European elections was arrested on suspicion of racial harrassment after quoting a passage about Islam, written by Winston Churchill, during a campaign speech. Police were told his language was More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Christian woman brutally murdered by Muslim Brotherhood while helping the elderly

A shocking new report details an Islamic mob of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt attacking and murdering a Christian woman for having a cross hanging on her car mirror. The report on Monday chronciles eyewitness 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 The Dispatch On Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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This Day in History: ‘Hello Dolly’ opened, Ike took control and the Shah in Iran fled to Egypt

A few moments in time have been carved out on January 16. In fact, seventy years ago, during World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower formally assumed command of the Allied forces in London. It was twenty years More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
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This Day in History: Suicide bomber attacks Coptic Christians in Alexandra, Egypt

A lot has transpired since the suicide bomber in Alexandria, Egypt attacked a Coptic Church, killing 23 people and injuring 70 others. photo courtesy of Mahmoud Gamal El-Din The attack was a precursor to the subsequent More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt murder taxi driver, burn car after he hits protester

Muslim Brotherhood supporters murdered a taxi driver and set the car on fire, allegedly he ran over a female protester. Ahram reports that the taxi driver – identified as both Mohamed Othman and Mohammad Badr depending 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 Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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Saudi Arabia calls for US to attack Syria

Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief told European diplomats this weekend that he plans to scale back cooperating with the US to arm and train Syrian rebels in protest against Washington’s policy in the region, 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...


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