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Popular Saudi cleric banned from Twitter

A Saudi Islamic leader with more than two million Twitter followers has been banned from writing by a court that convicted him of jeopardising public order.

Will Trump era provide respite to destroyed countries?

Saeed Naqvi/IANS

The procession of breast-beating "liberals" doesn`t seem to end, not since Donald Trump eclipsed their most shining star -- Hillary Clinton.

True, Hillary would be graceful at the Inaugural Ball.

Qatar denies involvement in Cairo church attack

Qatar has denied any link with a Cairo church bombing that killed 25 people and accused critics of trying to sully the country`s name.

Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

The court last week overturned a death sentence against Mursi in a separate case, meaning he no longer faces execution. 

Jordan votes in election tipped to see Islamist return

Jordanians voted Tuesday in an election that could see opposition Islamists re-emerge as a major parliamentary force in the key Western ally.

Qatar espionage trial: Ex-President Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 40 yrs in jail by Egypt court

Qatar espionage trial: Ex-President Mohamed Morsi sentenced to 40 yrs in jail by Egypt court

Morsi himself alongwith Badie and 100 other leaders were also sentenced to death in June last year for escaping from prison in 2011.

Muslim Brotherhood's political arm to compete in Jordan vote

The political arm of Jordan's original Muslim Brotherhood has announced it is taking part in parliament elections September 20, after boycotting the two previous ballots in 2010 and 2013.

Egypt court sentences 6 to death for espionage

Six Muslim Brotherhood members including three journalists were on Saturday sentenced to death for leaking state secrets to Qatar by an Egyptian court, which postponed its verdict on ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Jordan security services `shut Muslim Brotherhood HQ`

Jordanian security services on Wednesday closed the Amman headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the country`s main opposition force, a lawyer for the movement said.

Signs of torture on body of Italian student found in Egypt: Security officials

 An Italian student who went missing in Cairo has died and an investigation has been launched into signs of torture on his body, which was found dumped next to an Egyptian road, security officials said on Thursday.

Egypt court cancels death penalty to 149 Brotherhood activists

Death sentences of 149 activists of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were revoked on Wednesday by Egypt's highest court which also ordered a retrial in the case in which the defendants were accused of killing 13 policemen and attacking a police station in 2013.

Egypt votes in second phase of parliamentary polls

Polling stations opened in 13 of Egypt's 27 governorates, Al Ahram news reported.

Egypt voters trickle in to elect wew pro-Sisi Parliament

Egypt voters trickle in to elect wew pro-Sisi Parliament

Egyptians voted Sunday to elect a new parliament that will bolster President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's grip on power after he crushed all opposition since ousting his Islamist predecessor two years ago.

Brotherhood missing from ballots as Egypt readies to vote

One party - the banned Muslim Brotherhood - will be conspicuously absent from ballot papers when Egypt's voters head to the polls for long-delayed parliamentary elections today.

Three Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced three members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to death and awarded life imprisonment to 25 others for committing violence.

Egypt security forces accidentally kill 12, including Mexican tourists

Egyptian security forces killed 12 Mexicans and Egyptians and injured 10 "by accident" on Monday, mistaking a tourist convoy for militants they were chasing in the country`s western desert, the ministry of interior said.

Egypt says it has killed 98 militants in Sinai operation

Egyptian security forces have killed 98 militants in Sinai during a recent military operation, the military said on Friday.

Egypt elections to start on October 17

Egypt`s Legislative Elections, the first since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office, are to be contested in phases starting October 17, the electoral commission announced on Sunday.

Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to life imprisonment

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent Brotherhood figures to life in prison on Saturday over an attack on a police station in 2013, judicial sources said, part of a sustained crackdown on the group.

Egypt to try Brotherhood chief for 2013 Cairo clashes

 Egypt on Tuesday referred Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to trial for staging a protest at a Cairo square where several police and hundreds of Islamist protesters were killed in 2013 clashes.