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2014-08-27 Egypt-Sponsored Gaza Ceasefire in Effect
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt announced on Tuesday reaching a ceasefire agreement within the Gaza strip, which went into effect at 7 pm simultaneously with opening the Israeli border crossings with the strip.

2014-08-27 U.S. Accuses Egypt and UAE of Conducting Airstrikes in Libya
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -United States State Department Spokeswoman and Pentagon spokesman accused Egypt and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday evening of conducting airstrikes on Islamist factions in Libya, reported Reuters.

2014-08-27 Jailed Brotherhood Leaders Refuse to Meet With June 30 Fact-Finding Committee
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The June 30 fact-finding committee condemned on Tuesday jailed Muslim Brotherhood leaders' refusal to cooperate with it.

2014-08-26 Military Tribunal Preliminarily Sentences Seven to Death
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -A military tribunal referred on Tuesday seven people to the Grand Mufti to consider sentencing them to death on charges relating to terrorism.

2014-08-27 UN Chief Welcomes Egyptian-Brokered Ceasefire for Gaza
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed today's announcement of an open-ended ceasefire for Gaza, brokered under Egyptian auspices, and said he hopes this will lead to a political process aimed at achieving a durable peace.

2014-08-27 Mahinour Al-Masry Ends Her Hunger Strike
[HRInfo]Cairo -Mahinour announced the end of her hunger strike because of the female prisoners who show solidarity with her, as most of them are old, therefore she ended her hunger strike due to fears over their health.

2014-08-27 The Tripartite Meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan On the GERD Project in Khartoum
[Ethiopia Government]The 4th Tripartite Ministerial Meeting of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the GERD project took place on Monday and Tuesday (August 25-26) in Khartoum, attended by Prof. Dr. Hossam Eldin Mohamed Moghazy, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt; Alemayehu Tegenu, Minster of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia; and Ambassador Mutaz Musa Abdalla Salim, Minister of Water Resources and Electricity of Sudan.

2014-08-27 Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan to Launch Another Experts' Committee
[ERTA]The water and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan meeting in Khartoum sealed an agreement by which a committee comprised of experts from the three countries would be formed under the supervision of an international consultancy firm to conduct studies on the impact of the Grand Renaissance dam.

2014-08-27 EOHR Submits Various Legal Draft Laws to the President of the Committee for Legislative Reform.
[EOHR]The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) submitted various legal draft laws prepared by an elite of law professors and legal experts members of the Organization. These drafts are made to be taken into consideration during the preparation by the Supreme Committee for Legislative Reform of draft laws, that is a competence of the Committee, in particular because these laws are related to the enhancement and respect of human rights principles according to the Egyptian Constitution and the internationa

2014-08-27 Second Initiative for the Release of the Prisoners Has Not Been Proved
[EOHR]The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) launches its second initiative for the release of the prisoners, after its first initiative for the release of students imprisoned on remand according to the Law on demonstrations, whose involvement in violent acts has not been proved, and calls for their release taking into account their early age and in order to protect their future.

2014-08-27 Tripartite Meeting On Nile Water Agrees to Conduct Impact Studies On Ethiopian Dam
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -The water and irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan meeting in Khartoum sealed an agreement by which a committee comprised of experts from the three countries would be formed under the supervision of an international consultancy firm to conduct studies on the impact of the Grand Renaissance dam.

2014-08-26 Luxor Road Accident Kills 18, Mostly Women
[Aswat Masriya]Luxor -Eighteen people were killed after two buses sank into a canal in west Luxor in the early hours of Tuesday.

2014-08-25 Renaissance Dam Talks Kick Off in Khartoum
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The fourth round of tripartite talks over the building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam started in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday.

2014-08-26 Egypt - Ahmed Gamal Zeyadah Joins the Battle of "Empty Stomaches"
[HRInfo]Cairo -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), said that the journalist "Ahmed Gamal Zyadah" announced yesterday August 25, 2014, that he joined the participants of "empty stomaches battle" that swept the prisoned detainees on the backdrop of the opinion and conscience issues by announcing an open- hunger strike.

2014-08-26 Foreign Ministry Asks Egyptians to Avoid Ras Gadir Crossing
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's Foreign Ministry asked citizens returning from conflict-torn Libya to avoid crossing through the Ras Gadir checkpoint on the Libyan-Tunisian borders as it could endanger their lives, said a statement issued on Tuesday.

2014-08-26 Number of Hunger Strikers in Egyptian Prisons Increased After Maheinour El-Massry With 11 of Pro-Ousted President Morsi Supporters Joined
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said that activist and human rights lawyer "Maheinour El-Massry" announced yesterday, August 24, that she would go on a hunger strike, in support of the detainees. In the same context, 11 detainees, who stand up for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, staged an open-ended hunger strike, starting Saturday, August 23, 2014.

2014-08-26 Court Postpones Mursi Palace Clashes Trial
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian court postponed on Monday the trial of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi over violent clashes by the presidential palace to October 11.

2014-08-25 EOHR Demands the Egyptian Government for an Investigation On the Execution of an Egyptian By an Armed Group in Libya
[EOHR]EOHR condemns the assassination of the young Egyptian guy Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed at the hands of an armed group affiliated to the organization Islamic Youth Shura Council in Libya in a football stadium with a blatant violation of the right to life, freedom and personal security. The Egyptian Organization requires the Libyan authorities to intervene in order to stop these acts and to protect the Egyptians living in Libya. It also requires the Egyptian government to communicate with the Libyan authorities con

2014-08-25 Mursi Trial for Ittihadiya Clashes Resumes
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian court will resume on Monday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Mursi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, over violent clashes by the presidential palace where at least 10 people were killed.

2014-08-25 Army Spokesman - 14 'Terrorists' Killed in North Sinai
[Aswat Masriya]North Sinai -At least 14 "terrorists" were killed in North Sinai on Monday and Tuesday in an extensive security campaign targeting their hideouts, the armed forces spokesman said on his official page.

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