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Reporters fined for defying gag on murder trial

An Egyptian court fined five journalists 10,000 Egyptian pounds (1,800 dollars) each on Thursday for defying a gag order in the murder trial of a tycoon, the state-run news agency MENA reported.A Cairo court had imposed a blackout in November … read more

Hamas, Fatah delegations meet in Cairo

Delegations of rival Palestinian groups of Hamas and Fatah met in Cairo last night in the first such high-level meeting in months, paving the way for reconciliation talks that will kick off on Thursday, Palestinian sources said on Wednesday.Two more … read more

Bomb unlikely to signal militancy resurgence

A bombing that killed a French teenager near a tourist bazaar in Cairo was an unsophisticated attack that is unlikely to signal a wide resurgence of Islamist militancy in Egypt. No group has taken responsibility for Sunday’s bombing, which also … read more

French teen killed by bomb was on class trip

The French teenagers had finished a day touring Cairo’s 650-year-old Khan el-Khalili bazaar, gathering in its main square to board a bus back to their hotel. Then the blast went off.The explosion killed a 17-year-old girl with the group and … read more

Christians In Jail For Violating Ramadan

Six Christian brothers who refused to close their cafe during the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, were behind bars in Egypt Saturday, February 21, after they were sentenced to three years in prison with hard labor, a rights group confirmed.United … read more