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Egypt detains 17 members of Muslim Brotherhood

Seventeen members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were detained on Wednesday on suspicion of engaging in banned political activity, an Egyptian security official said. The Brotherhood is Egypt’s largest opposition group. Though officially banned, members have run for political office … read more

Fire hits historic building in downtown Cairo

A fire has damaged a historic apartment building in downtown Cairo, injuring 14 people and sending huge plumes of smoke over the city. Fire fighters doused the nine-story building with water on Saturday as flames leapt from its upper floors. The site, … read more

Fatwa: Community can force divorce

A Muslim cleric in Egypt issued a fatwa saying community members can file for divorce on a couple’s behalf.   Sheik Gamal Qutb, former head of Egypt’s top religious institution, the Fatwa Committee at al-Azhar, said Sunday during a meeting … read more

Egypt rejects conditional U.S. assistance

Egypt’s state-owned al-Gomhuriya newspaper quoted Egyptian minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul- Naga as saying that Cairo will not accept any conditions being placed on U.S. aid. Wednesday, U.S. Senate voted to cut $200 million in economic assistance to Egypt. … read more