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Human Rights defenders asset freezes in Egypt

Newsroom24x7 Staff Cairo/Washington DC: An Egyptian court, after a judicial process, has decided to freeze the assets of additional human rights defenders, including Mozn Hassan of Nazra for Feminist Studies and Mohamed Zarea of the Arab Penal Reform Organization. These freezes follow similar actions against the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, the Hisham Mubarak

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Mistaken Identity – Egyptian forces kill Mexican tourists

Newsroom24x7 Desk Egypt : Security forces in Egypt mistakenly killed 12 people, including Mexican tourists while giving shape to an anti-terror operation in the Wahat area of the western dessert. Ten Mexicans and Egyptians were also injured and are being treated in a local hospital. Egyptian Ministry said it had formed a team to investigate

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Egypt’s Cabinet resigns

Newsroom24x7 Desk Cairo: Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his cabinet today resigned following arrest of the agriculture minister on charges of corruption. “The prime minister handed the government’s resignation to the president who accepted it,” a statement from the Presidency said without disclosing any reason. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has asked Mahlab to stay

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EU boosts socio-economic development and supports better living conditions in Southern Mediterranean

Newsroom24x7 Desk BRUSSELS: The EU has mobilised a substantial assistance package worth €235.7 million to foster socio-economic development and support better living conditions in the Southern Neighbourhood partner countries. This assistance is provided through the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and is particularly important in the context of the EU’s efforts to address all aspects of

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Australia returns antiquities to Egypt

Newsroom24x7 Desk Canberra: The Australian Government Wednesday returned a number of culturally significant antiquities to Egyptian authorities at an official ceremony at the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The return of antiquities to Egypt is the result of a shared commitment by the governments of Egypt and Australia to protect and preserve cultural

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US and leading European nations condemn murder of 21 Egyptian citizens by ISIL terrorists

Newsroom24x7 Desk London: United States and leading European nations have condemned the murder of 21 Egyptian citizens by ISIL terrorists. Monday, Libya and Egypt also launched air strikes against ISIL after militants had posted the video of the Egyptian citizens’ beheading. In a statement the United States has condemned the “despicable and cowardly murder” of

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US condemns terrorist attacks in Egypt

Newsroom24x7 Desk Washington DC, Jan. 30: The United States has strongly condemned the latest terrorist attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai Governorate in which at least twenty nine Egyptian citizens were killed and dozens others wounded. In the first major outburst of violence after the main militant Islamist group active in the Sinai region came out

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