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Egypt moves to restrict Ramadan sermons

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:55

Egypt will restrict Ramadan sermons to topics of faith and morality, the state`s top official in charge of religious affairs said today, in the latest move limiting political speech in the deeply polarised country.

Leading activists released on bail in Egypt

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 22:26

An Egyptian court on Sunday ordered the release of two prominent activists on trial for organising an illegal protest after they spent nearly four months in jail.

Hamas plans to privatise Gaza border crossings

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 02:57

The Islamic Hamas movement, which rules the Gaza Strip, is seeking to privatise the crossing points either with Israel or with Egypt to deal with an economic deterioration, a senior Hamas official said Saturday.

Morsi slapped with new charges for insulting judiciary

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 12:35

Mohammed Morsi, the ousted Egyptian president and 24 others have been charged for insulting the judiciary for allegedly making disrespectful comments in the media.

Egypt police arrest nearly 200 over illegal protests

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 09:28

Egyptian police arrested nearly 200 people on Friday, clamping down harshly on Islamists defying a new law banning unauthorised demonstrations that has also angered prominent secular activists.

Leading secular activist arrested in Egypt

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 10:11

A leading secular activist, Alaa Abdel Fatah, was arrested on Thursday, his wife said, after having been accused of inciting protests in violation of a controversial new law.

Hosni Mubarak retrial to open on April 13

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 17:50

Hosni Mubarak, serving a life-term for his role in killing of Egyptian protesters during the revolution that toppled his nearly three decade-long dictatorial regime, will face a retrial from April 13.

Hosni Mubarak’s eldest son to stay close to him

Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 21:14

The former dictator`s younger son Gamal last week had been moved to a ward next to the hospital to allow him to monitor his father in the intensive care unit.

Mubarak`s sons to remain in prison

Last Updated: Saturday, June 02, 2012, 18:51

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak returned to Tora prison on board a plane that carried them with former interior minister Habib el-Adli and six of his aides.

Egypt`s Army extends prominent blogger`s detention

Last Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 21:20

Egypt`s military ordered a prominent blogger held in custody for another 15 days.

Egyptian activist jailed for defying prosecutor

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 12:21

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd-el-Fatth, who has been accused of inciting violence during an October 9 demonstration by Coptic Christians here, has been jailed for 15 days.

Palestinians hand 20-year sentence to Hamas fighter

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 12:52

The ruling could harm reconciliation efforts between Hamas and Fatah.