Category: Egypt

JERUSALEM — Israeli fighter jets attacked targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the military said, hours after a rocket fired overnight by militants in the territory struck a house in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, a sharp escalation…

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A US-Egyptian national was forcibly disappeared for four months, brutally tortured and sexually assaulted by Egyptian security forces, according to Human Rights Watch. Khaled Hassan, a 41-year-old limousine driver from New York, was detained while in the Egyptian port city…

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CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced an activist to two years in jail for posting a video that criticized the government for failing to protect women against sexual harassment. Amnesty International called the verdict against the activist, Amal Fathy,…

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CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 75 people to death, including leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in Cairo that spiraled into violence and resulted in the death of hundreds…

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CAIRO — Prompted by the unexplained death of a British couple at an Egyptian Red Sea resort this week, their tour company was evacuating 300 foreign guests from their hotel on Friday after it received reports that other guests had…

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WADI NATRUN, Egypt — Christian monks living in the solitude of Egypt’s deserts have always faced the threat of attack from outside. In the early centuries, they built drawbridges and windowless towers to repel marauding nomads. More recently, barricades and…

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A petition demanding that Egypt’s president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, remain in power beyond his two-term limit is circulating within Egyptian institutions and among pro-state figures. A photograph of the petition was provided to the Guardian by a senior political figure.…

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