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2015-05-23 Mursi Appears Before Court for 'Insulting' Judiciary in First Trial Session
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Ousted president Mohamed Mursi and 24 others accused of insulting the judiciary were tried before a criminal court in Cairo on Saturday in the first session of this trial.

2015-05-23 17 Acquitted of Breaching Protest Law in Slain Activist Sabbagh's Last Protest
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A Cairo court acquitted 17 members of the Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) of charges of breaking the protest law, on Saturday.

2015-05-23 Falsehoods in the Statements Made By the President of the German Bundestag
[Egypt Online] The State Information Service has noted a number of falsehoods and inaccuracies in the statements made by the President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert in his recent interview with Deutsche Welle. It is important to rectify these inaccuracies as follows:

2015-05-22 State to Host World Economic Forum On Mena in 2016 - Sisi
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The 2016 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will be held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh in May, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday at the 2015 Forum.

2015-05-22 Journalists Sentenced to Death or to Life in Prison for 'Implying Security Forces Violated Human Rights'
[Alkarama] On 19 May 2015, Alkarama sent a communication to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the detentions and sentences pronounced against nine journalists on 11 April 2015 by the Cairo Criminal Court in the "Rabaa Operations Room" case.

2015-05-22 The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Demands the Egyptian Government to Replace the Death Penalty With Life Imprisonment
[EOHR] The Criminal Court of First Instance of Cairo, Nasr City I held at Police Academy ruled in the case No. 56460 for year 2013, which is known in media as "Escape from Wadi el-Natrun prison", the referral of 107 defendants, among them the former president Muhammad Morsi and group of leaders in Muslim Brotherhood Group, elements of Hamas and Hezbollah to the Mufti, to give the rightful opinion in the case, as the public prosecution accused the defendants of "Breaking into prisons and robbing it, stealing weapo

2015-05-22 Statement of the High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini On the Court Decision Against Former President Morsi and More Than a Hundred Individuals in Egypt
[PR Newswire] Brussels -The court decision to seek the death penalty for former President Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 of his supporters, in connection with a mass jail break in 2011, was taken at the end of a mass trial that was not in line with Egypt's obligations under international law.

2015-05-22 Justice Minister - Integrated Studies to Develop the Judiciary System
[Egypt Online] Minister of Justice Ahmed el Zend targets difficulties encountering judges in a bid to facilitate the access to justice for the citizens.

2015-05-22 Sisi Meets Austrian FM
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received visiting Austrian European, International and Integration Affairs Sebastian Kurz on Thursday.

2015-05-22 Egypt, Germany Discuss Sisi's Visit
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry had a phone call with his German counterpart to follow up preparations of President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi's visit to Germany, Presidential Spokesman Alaa Yousef said.

2015-05-22 Investment Minister - Petrochemicals Project in Gulf of Suez With U.S. $7.5 Billion Investments
[Egypt Online] Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman met with representatives of the US imports and exports bank, representatives of the Korean imports and exports bank and a number of US, Italian and Korean financial institutions, where they discussed establishment of a petrochemicals project in the Northwest Gulf of Suez with an investment cost reaching USD 7.5 billion.

2015-05-22 Sisi - Arab World Witnessing Radical Changes
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Friday that the Arab World is witnessing radical changes and facing grave challenges at the political, economic and security levels.

2015-05-22 Mahlab Witnesses Signing Two Pacts of Housing Worth EGP 60 Billion
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab witnessed on Thursday 21/05/2015 the signing of two pacts to activate memorandums of understanding signed with Mountain View and Seiseban companies during Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh in March.

2015-05-22 Sisi Meets Head of U.S. Central Command
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met on Wednesday 20/5/2015 with head of the US Central Command Lloyd James Austin.

2015-05-22 Sisi to Attend World Economic Forum's Mena Summit in Jordan
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's President Abdel Fattah is addressing the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa region on Friday, the presidency announced in a statement.

2015-05-21 Merkel Insists On Invitation to Egyptian Leader Sisi
[News24Wire] German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Wednesday that she would go ahead with a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite opposition from within her government.

2015-05-21 Top Court Orders Premier to Take Steps to Ban Porn Websites
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's Administrative Court ordered Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb to take the necessary measures to ban porn websites inside the country, on Wednesday.

2015-05-21 Report - Egypt's Security Forces Use Sexual Violence to Quell Opposition
[Deutsche Welle] An FIDH report has said women in Egypt face "widespread sexual violence" by security forces, including rape, virginity tests and electroshocks to genitalia. Those affected hail from all walks of Egyptian society.

2015-05-22 8 Takfiris Killed, 16 Arrested in Arish Security Campaign
[Egypt Online] Eight Takfiris were killed and three others injured during a security campaign in Arish.

2015-05-22 Minister - Egyptian Exports Welcomed Abroad
[Egypt Online] Minister of Trade and Industry Munir Fakhry Abdel-Nour said that the Egyptian products are most welcome abroad, especially in countries that have several bilateral and multi-lateral economic agreements with Egypt.

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