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2014-04-23 Two Policemen and Gunman Killed
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo/Alexandria -A police officer was killed when a bomb exploded under his car near Cairo and another officer was killed in Alexandria during a shootout with militants on Wednesday, the Interior Ministry said.

2014-04-23 Breaking | Two Wounded in Bomb Blast Near Cairo
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Two people were wounded when a bomb exploded in Giza, west of Cairo, the health ministry announced through the state news agency MENA.

2014-04-23 Court Deferred the Consideration of 'Marriott Cell' Case to May 3
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Cairo Criminal Court, held in the Institute for Police Trustees in Torah, yesterday Tuesday, postponed the consideration of the Marriott Cell case, in which 20 announcers of Al-Jazeera Channel are accused, to May 3 session, while the incarceration of defendants is perpetuated.

2014-04-23 Security Forces Started and "Ismail Serageldin" Resumed It - Poet Omar Hazek Dismissed From Alexandria Library Following Jailing Him On Charge of Demonstrating
[HRInfo]Cairo: -The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) today said that the decision of "Ismail Serageldin", director of Alexandria Library, to dismiss poet Omar Hazek from his job at the library represents a painful blow to the library's history and values. It also reinforces the constant demands for Ismail Serageldin's departure from the library, so that it could return to become a beacon of knowledge and awareness in Egypt and the world. The decision came on the backdrop of the ruling issued against the

2014-04-23 Cairo Court Adjourned Case of "Shura Council" Incidents to May 4
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Cairo Criminal Court, held in the Institute for Police Trustees, in Torah, yesterday adjourned the case that is known in media as "Shura Council" incidents, in which 269 persons are accused, including political activist "Ahmed Douma", to May 4 hearing. The decision came due to include the casebooks and the incidents' course of the Armed Forces, and to hear the witnesses.

2014-04-23 Foreign Affairs Ministe to Meet Counterpart in U.S, Discuss Relations
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister will fly to the United States within hours to meet U.S. Secretary of the State John Kerry and other American officials, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

2014-04-23 Summary of Kerry's Call With Egyptian Foreign Minister Fahmy
[State Department]Statement by Jen Psaki, Spokesperson: Readout of Secretary Kerry's Call with Egyptian Foreign Minister Fahmy

2014-04-21 Left-Winger Stands for Presidency
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The presidential elections commission announced in a press conference on Sunday the two official candidates who will contest Egypt's upcoming presidential elections.

2014-04-22 Police Teargases Student Protest At Azhar
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Police forces teargassed a pro-Muslim Brotherhood protest outside Azhar University on Tuesday, Egypt's state news agency said.

2014-04-22 Mursi Trial Over Spying Allegations Resumes
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian court resumed on Tuesday the trial of ousted President Mohamed Mursi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders over allegations that they spied for foreign bodies.

2014-04-22 Egypt PEC to Receive Requests to Overturn Candidates
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's Presidential Election Committee (PEC) will begin to receive requests to overturn candidates on Tuesday, announced the committee.

2014-04-22 16 Defendants Acquitted in "Abdeen Incidents" Case Known As "Downtown's Oppressed"
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Abdeen Court today acquitted 16 defendants in "Abdeen Incidents" case that is known as "Downtown's Oppressed", on a 100 EGP bail per capita. It also renewed the imprisonment of 42 others, who were arrested in January Revolution's anniversary, for 45 days. Following are the names of those who were released:

2014-04-22 Ashmawi Named Governor of New Valley
[Egypt Online]Spokesman for the Presidency Ambassador Ehab Badawi said that Mahmoud Abdul-Rahman Ashmawi Afifi will be sworn in before President Adly Mansour on Wednesday 23/4/2014 as governor of the New Valley.

2014-04-21 'Elections to Continue Even With One Candidate'
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's presidential elections will continue even if there is only one candidate in the race, an official from the Presidential Elections Commission said.

2014-04-22 Egypt Army Chief Says Security Is Priority
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi said on Tuesday that the army's main task is to protect the country's national security.

2014-04-21 Ousted President Mohamed Morsi's Trial Postponed to May 3
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Cairo Criminal Court decided to postpone the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi along with other 14 MB leaders, who are accused in the case of killing El-Ithadia’s demonstrators, to 3 May hearing. This is in order to resume hearing the testimony of prosecution witness.

2014-04-21 Four Killed, 35 Wounded in Road Accident North of Cairo
[Aswat Masriya]Red Sea -Four people were killed and 35 were wounded when a bus crashed on Zaa'farana Road north of Cairo on Sunday, Egypt's state news agency said.

2014-04-21 Official Registration for Presidency Ends
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Interested candidates have until Sunday evening to submit their documents to officially run for Egypt's upcoming presidential elections.

2014-04-21 Brotherhood's Beltagy Sentenced for Insulting Prosecutor
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed al-Beltagy, a senior member in the Muslim Brotherhood, to one year in prison, with labor, on Saturday for insulting a prosecutor during a recent hearing.

2014-04-21 Cairo Bomb Kills Policeman - State Newspaper
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian police officer was killed on Friday when a bomb exploded in Cairo's Mohandseen neighborhood, Al-Ahram said.

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