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2014-11-21 Sisi to Pardon Al Jazeera Journalists?
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Egypt's military commander-turned-president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is considering pardoning three Al Jazeera staff jailed for nearly a year.

2014-11-21 No Explanation for First Genital Cutting Verdict
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -A doctor being tried on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM) was acquitted on Thursday, ending Egypt's first trial of its kind, a rights group said.

2014-11-21 UN 'Deeply Concerned' After Acquittal of Defendants in Egypt's First FGM Trial
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The United Nations announced its "deep concern" Thursday after a Daqahliya misdemeanor court acquitted doctor and father tried on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt's first FGM trial.

2014-11-21 Family of Detained Al Jazeera Journalist Appeals to Sisi for Release
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Parents of detained Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, have appealed directly to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for their son's release by Christmas, BBC reported Friday.

2014-11-21 Sis Plans for Boosting Political Participation in Parliamentary Elections
[Egypt Online]Within the framework of the State Information Service (SIS) plan for boosting the political participation in the coming parliamentary elections, which is the third and last step of the future roadmap, SIS Chairman Ambassador Salah Abdel Sadeq said that internal media centers in all Egypt's governorates held 122 seminars for political awareness in Nile and media centers since launching the campaign last October.

2014-11-21 Two Terrorists Killed, 61 Arrested in Four Governorates
[Egypt Online]Two Takfiri elements have been killed in North Sinai and 61 others arrested in four governorates, the Military Spokesman Brigadier Mohamed Samir announced.

2014-11-21 Sisi - No Egyptian Forces in Libya, We Protect Borders From Within
[Egypt Online]President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has hailed Egypt's relations with European Union states, adding that his planned visit to France and Italy is part of his efforts to restore Egypt's standing.

2014-11-21 Ajnad Misr Claims Responsibility for Thursday Blast
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -A Twitter account claiming to belong to militant group Ajnad Misr -Soldiers of Egypt- claimed Thursday evening responsibility for the attack which left five police officers injured in the vicinity of Helwan University earlier that day.

2014-11-20 Doctor Walks Free After Girl Dies from Genital Cutting
[allAfrica]An Egyptian court has acquitted the first doctor ever brought to trial in Egypt on female genital mutilation charges that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Sohair al-Bata’a, according Egyptian Streets.

2014-11-21 Foreign Ministry Urges Canada to Lift Travel Ban On Egypt
[Egypt Online]Assistant Foreign Minister for American Affairs Ambassador Mohamed Farid has urged the Canadian government to reconsider the travel warning that has been imposed on Egypt given the stability of security conditions especially in South Sinai governorate.

2014-11-21 Sisi Probes With Mahlab Political, Economic Issues
[Egypt Online]President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi met Thursday with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.

2014-11-21 PM - Egypt Is South Sudan's Partner in Development
[Egypt Online]Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab held a meeting with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit on Thursday.

2014-11-21 South Sudanese President in Egypt for Bilateral Talks
[Sudan Tribune]Juba -South Sudan's president Salva Kiir is in the Egyptian capital, Cairo for bilateral talks with his counterpart, Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi.

2014-11-21 Terror Threats Push Algeria, Egypt Closer
[Magharebia]The outlines of an Algerian-Egyptian alliance are starting to take shape against the backdrop of closer political and security relations between the two countries.

2014-11-20 Germany Allocates 12 Million Euros to Support Democratic Transformation in Egypt - Ambassador
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The German government has allotted 12 million euros to support democratic transformation in Egypt, German Ambassador to Cairo Hansjörg Habar said Thursday.

2014-11-20 Watershed Moment for Egypt's FGM Ban
[Deutsche Welle]Sohair el-Batea died after her father took her to a rural Egyptian doctor to have her genitals cut. The two men are the first to go on trial under Egypt's FGM ban, which could be a turning point.

2014-11-20 Hundreds of Homes Destroyed for 'Buffer Zone'
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's armed forces has so far destroyed over 700 houses to create a "buffer zone" on the country's Easter border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip, a North Sinai official said on Wednesday.

2014-11-20 Dozens of Protesters, Activist El-Massry Arrested
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Police forces arrested 48 protesters who took to the streets on Wednesday to commemorate the third anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes, and transferred them to the Abdeen and Qasr al-Nil police stations in Downtown Cairo, a security source told Aswat Masriya.

2014-11-21 Three Public Transportation Buses Torched in Sharqiya, No Casualties - Security Chief
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Unknown persons set three public transportation buses on fire in Sharqiya governorate on Thursday, charring the buses but leaving no casualties behind.

2014-11-21 WB Approves U.S.$75 Million Loan to Egypt
[Egypt Online]The World Bank (WB) approved on Wednesday 19/11/2014 a US$75 million loan to improve the healthcare quality in Egypt's poorest villages.

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