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2014-07-10 Online Registration System Hacked
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -The online registration system for the forthcoming elections was the target of a "violent attack" by computer hackers aimed "to undermine the citizens' right to register on electoral lists," a statement of the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) said, Thursday.

2014-07-11 Car Crash Kills Eight in Alexandria High Road
[Aswat Masriya]Alexandria -At least eight people were killed in Alexandria on Thursday when two cars crashed on Kaffori road, the police said.

2014-07-11 Egyptian Activists to Send Aid Convoy to Gaza
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -A number of Egyptian activists have decided to prepare a popular aid convoy headed to the Gaza strip in support of the Palestinian people, Moataza Abdel Sabour, an initiative participant, told Aswat Masriya on Thursday.

2014-07-11 Committee Seeks Prosecution of MB Leaders for "Funding Terrorism"
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -A committee managing the Muslim Brotherhood's funds has asked Egypt's prosecutor general to interrogate 737 Brotherhood members on charges of funding a "terrorist" group.

2014-07-11 Supreme Court - Judges' Salaries Do Not Exceed Maximum Wage
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court said on Thursday that the salaries of its judges, including the chief judge, do not exceed the maximum wage set by the law.

2014-07-10 Egypt Opens Gaza Crossing for Wounded Palestinians
[Aswat Masriya]Sinai -Egypt opened its border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Thursday, allowing injured Palestinians who seek medical treatment into the country, an Egyptian security source said.

2014-07-10 Enforced Disappearance of Ramadan Omar - When Will This Practice Disappear?
[HRInfo]On June 28, Egyptian police forces have arrested an Egyptian student, Ramadan Omar, as he was visiting a relative detained in Abu Zaabel's prison in Cairo. The 20-year old student is one of the several victims, often anonymous, of enforced disappearance, a practice which seems to be reappearing in a systematic manner in the country.

2014-07-10 Egypt Declares Emergency State On Rafah Border With Gaza
[Aswat Masriya]Sinai -Egypt declared an emergency state on the border with Gaza on Wednesday following Israeli airstrikes on the strip, a security source told Aswat Masriya.

2014-07-10 Six Brotherhood Supporters Sentenced to Three Years in Jail
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Assiut criminal court has sentenced six Muslim Brotherhood supporters to three years in jail on several charges including rioting.

2014-07-09 ''Council of Ministers' Case Adjourned
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Giza Criminal Court (Circuit 5-Terrorism), convened at Police Trustees Institute and headed by judge "Mohamed Nagy Shehata", decided to postpone the case known in media as "Council of Ministers", in which Ahmed Doma and 269 others are accused, to the hearing of August 4 (with the continuation of the defendants' custody). The court ordered the public prosecution to announce the rest of the prosecution witnesses, and allowed the accused defense to extract an official copy of the technical committee's report,

2014-07-09 Proposed Government Law Makes NGOs Subordinate to Security and Ministry Control
[HRInfo]The undersigned rights organizations express their deep concern regarding the Ministry of Social Solidarity's latest draft of the bill regulating non-governmental organizations, and declare it a flagrant breach of the constitution and Egypt's international obligations. The law, if adopted, will criminalize the operation of NGOs and subordinate them to the security establishment, shutting down the public sphere in Egypt to all but regime supporters. The undersigned organizations demand that the president re

2014-07-09 Enforced Disappearance of Fouad Kandil - Another Step Back for Human Rights?
[HRInfo]On Friday 3 July, exactly one year after the coup, Alkarama has submitted an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearances to call on the Egyptian authorities to release immediately Fouad Kandil, General Secretary for the Western region of the Freedom and Justice Party, held incommunicado since the 15th of June.

2014-07-09 Egypt Making Phone Calls to Protect Palestinian Civilians in Gaza
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's presidential office said on Wednesday that Egypt is making extensive phone calls with concerned parties to protect Palestinian civilians from Israeli strikes.

2014-07-09 Court Sentences 50 Brotherhood Supporters to Five Years in Jail
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Alexandria court sentenced on Tuesday 50 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to five years in jail with labor after they had been convicted of rioting and breaking the protest law.

2014-07-08 A Dream Deferred
[Africa In Fact]Egypt: The post-revolution governments have done little to appease a disgruntled, restless and marginalised youth

2014-07-09 The Photos Widely Published in the Local Press...
[Addis Fortune]The photos widely published in the local press, showing the friendly looking leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt rather glosses over a relationship of mistrust and mutual suspicion, gossip observed. Smiling directly into his eyes and holding Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's hand, Egypt's newly elected president, Abdul Fettah Al-Sisi, had an after lunch session with him in Malabu, the capital of the Equatorial Guinea, as a side to the African Union (AU) summit held last week.

2014-07-09 Activist Holding a Placard Against Al-Sisi Interrogated, Administrative Judiciary Suspends a Student Said "Allah Will Suffice Me" to Ali Gomaa
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemns the apprehension of "Mohamed Nassar", "I am the Egyptian" movement member, on Monday 7 July 2014. Nassar was arrested on account of holding a placard against Al-Sisi denouncing high prices. ANHRI also decries the suspension of a student at Faculty of Physical Therapy- Cairo University, after he told Ali Gomaa, the former Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt, "Allah is sufficient for me".

2014-07-09 Political Parties Urge President Sisi to Amend Parliamentary Law
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -A number of political parties asked Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday to amend a new parliamentary elections law to increase the number of running lists and blocs.

2014-07-09 Egypt - Activist "Mohamed Naser" Released On Bail of Egp1000
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Kasr Al-Nile Prosecution today, July 8, released activist "Mohamed Sayyed Abdel Fattah", who is known for "Mohamed Naser" and a former member of "Ana Masry (I'm Egyptian)" Movement, on bail of EGP1000. He is accused, in a misdemeanor No. 7368/2014 (Kasr Al-Nile misdemeanors), of congregating, thuggery, breaching the Protest Law and disrupting the traffic. This came after the activist had stood in Talaat Harb Square, waiving a placard saying "You Promised not to Lift Subsidies, but You're a Lier Mr Presiden

2014-07-09 Egypt - Al Ahly Still Champion!
[Africa Top Sports]A new title for Al Ahly of Egypt. The Cairo club was awarded the national championship after draw conceded against Smouha (0-0). The Red Devils will compete, as their opponent who finished second in the league, the Champions League Africa next season.

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