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2014-09-21 At Least Six Dead in Military Aircraft Crash
[Deutsche Welle]A military aircraft has crashed in Egypt, killing six soldiers and wonding a seventh, state TV reports. The incident is thought to be a result of a "technical failure".

2014-09-21 Blast Hits Cairo
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An explosion occurred in the vicinity of the ministry of foreign afairs on Sunday, according to the ministy of interior's press office.

2014-09-21 Critically Ill Hunger-Striker Denied Crucial Medical Care
[AI London]The Egyptian authorities are putting at risk the life of a jailed activist, whose health has sharply deteriorated after more than 230 days on hunger strike, by denying him sustained medical care and placing him in solitary confinement, said Amnesty International.

2014-09-21 Boy Wounded in North Sinai Blast
[Aswat Masriya]North Sinai -A nine-year-old boy was wounded on Friday after a bomb exploded near a security check point in North Sinai's Sheikh Zuwied, a security source said.

2014-09-21 37 "Brotherhood Supporters" Arrested in Protests Across Egypt
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Egyptian security forces arrested on Friday 37 "Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood" in protests that were called for by the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, said an Interior Ministry statement.

2014-09-21 Police Captures Five of Fugitive Prisoners
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The security forces arrested five of the 15 fugitive prisoners who escaped earlier on Friday, Gharbia Security Director Osama Bedeir said.

2014-09-21 One of Sinai's "Most Dangerous Extremists" Killed in Sheikh Zuweid
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Security forces launched a security campaign south of North Sinai's Sheikh Zuweid on Saturday killing a leading member of the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis who was described by army sources as one of the "most dangerous extremists".

2014-09-21 Sisi Heads to New York
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is heading to the United States on Sunday to represent Egypt in the United Nations' General Assembly's 69th session.

2014-09-21 Ntseki Positive of a Good Result in Egypt
[SAFA]Amajimbos coach Molefi Ntseki is confident his U17 side will come away from Egypt with a win as his squad aims to become the third straight South African side to qualify for a major continental tournament.

2014-09-21 Explosion Near Foreign Ministry Kills Two Policemen - Interior Ministry
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The death toll from the explosion which occurred in the vicinity of the ministry of foreign affairs on Sunday rose to two policemen, according to the ministry of interior.

2014-09-21 Nation to Shift Clock One Hour Backward On Thursday
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt will end daylight saving time (DST) on Thursday 25 at midnight, the cabinet said in a statement on Saturday.

2014-09-20 Five Sentenced to Death for Managing a "Terrorist Cell"
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Giza Criminal Court ratified on Saturday the death sentence of five defendants and sentenced two more to life in prison for managing a "terrorist cell" and killing a policeman.

2014-09-20 Sabahi's Popular Current Turns Into Political Party
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Egyptian Popular Current, a socialist movement founded by leftist politician and former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, was turned into a political party on Saturday.

2014-09-20 26 Zamalek Football Fans Released On Bail
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian judge released on Saturday 26 members of the Zamalek Sporting Club's Ultras fan group on a five hundred Egyptian-pound bail each.

2014-09-20 Sisi Postpones Deadline for June 30 Fact-Finding Committee
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi postponed on Saturday the deadline for the release of a report by the June 30 fact-finding committee until November 21, giving the committee two extra months to finish its report.

2014-09-19 Egypt Starts Applying Property Taxes Law
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt has started applying the new property tax law, which was amended by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in August.

2014-09-19 Two Mortar Shells Fired At Security Camp in Sinai
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Unidentified assailants fired Thursday two mortar shells at a Central Security Forces camp located on Arish airport road, security sources said.

2014-09-19 15 Prisoners Escape From Police Station in Gharbia
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -At least 15 prisoners escaped from a police station in Gharbia, 90 km north of Cairo, on Friday morning, a security source told Aswat Masriya.

2014-09-19 Another Beheaded Corpse Found in Egypt's Sinai
[Aswat Masriya]North Sinai -Residents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula said they found a beheaded corpse of a young man on Friday.

2014-09-19 Egypt - Imprisonment of Abdel Rahman Saber & Others Renewed
[HRInfo]Cairo -The imprisonment of Abdel Rahman Saber and others, pending the investigations over case No. 1762/2014 (Shubra Administrative), renewed today. Noteworthy, they were arrested on the 21st of August from Al-Sharabiya and they faced accusations of joining a terrorist group, which unlawfully established, preventing the state institutions from doing their work and participating in a protest, consisted of more than five persons.

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