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‘We are terrified’: Sydney man jailed in Egypt for liking a Facebook post

Egyptian authorities have accused Mr Youssef, 45, of affiliation with a banned political group. His lawyers have rejected the charge, saying he is not politically active and the only evidence offered by prosecutors is he “liked” a Facebook post by a presidential candidate during the 2012 election. The candidate has …

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Faced with displacement, unfilled promises, relentless clashes, Bir al-Abd villages live in the unknown

At the close of August, unofficial reports began to spread that the Armed Forces had “liberated” one of the four villages southwest of the North Sinai city of Bir al-Abd and would allow displaced residents to return after the Province of Sinai took control of the towns in late July.

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Al-Sisi and the opposition TV channels

For the fourth or fifth time in seven years, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi outrageously addressed opposition TV channels broadcasting from abroad, particularly from Turkey. This time Al-Sisi accused these channels of fabrication, lashing out at the Egyptian state and spreading false news about Egyptian internal affairs.

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Will arrest of leader disable Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?

The ongoing struggle between Egyptian authorities and the Muslim Brotherhood took a new turn Aug. 28 when the Interior Ministry announced the arrest of the Brotherhood’s acting general guide and acting leader Mahmoud Ezzat inside an apartment in the Fifth Settlement district of New Cairo. Pro-regime media quickly described the arrest …

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