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Egypt court decision designating Hamas as terrorist organization annulled
March 27, 2015
The February decision from the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters declaring the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas a terrorist organization was annulled on Friday. The initial decision was based on lawsuits alleging that Hamas is responsible for multiple attacks against Egyptian security forces, whic....... [more]

HRW: Egypt should reject amendments threatening fair trials
March 22, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Sunday to reject amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure that would interfere with the rights of defense lawyers to call witnesses during trials. The amendments, which were adopted by the Egyptian cabinet in February, gi....... [more]

Egypt court clears Mubarak-era official of last corruption charge
March 19, 2015
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted Habib el-Adly, former Interior Minister under Hosni Mubarak, of the final case of corruption pending against him. El-Adly had been accused of using his political influence to acquire approximate 181 million Egyptian pounds (USD $23 million). El-Adly's lawye....... [more]

Egypt court sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to death
March 17, 2015
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 13 others to death after finding them guilty of planning attacks against the state. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie has been sentenced to death before, although the sentences were later reduced to life imprisonment....... [more]

US Secretary of State to announce decision on restoration of Egyptian military aid
March 15, 2015
The US Secretary of State announced Saturday that the decision on restoration of military aid to Egypt will come soon. Secretary John Kerry made the announcement during the government-sponsored economic development conference at the Red Sea City Resort. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently laid o....... [more]

Retrial of Al Jazeera journalists for terror charges again postponed
March 8, 2015
A Cairo court on Sunday again postponed the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists accused of links to the Muslim Brotherhood. This is the second time the court has had to reschedule the trial after two key police witnesses failed to appear. Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy were released on bail in F....... [more]

UN: Gaza blockade injuring Palestinian living conditions
March 6, 2015
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday reported that ongoing blockages restricting movement of people and goods into and out of Gaza have "undermined" the living conditions of nearly two million Palestinians. The OCHA reports that the restrictions, put in place....... [more]

Egypt approves law aimed at improving investment interests
March 4, 2015
Egypt's cabinet and the Ministry of Investment approved an investment law Wednesday aimed at protecting business deals from legal disputes or political changes and addressing investor complaints about bureaucracy. The new law unifies the investment requirements and affects various industries, includ....... [more]

Egypt court upholds police officers' sentence for killing activist
March 4, 2015
An Egyptian court on Wednesday upheld a 10-year prison sentence for two police officers who were convicted for torturing activist Khaled Said to death in 2010. Eye witnesses provided evidence that the officers beat the 28-year-old outside of a cafe in Alexandria. Said's killing is seen to be one of....... [more]

Egypt court delays parliamentary elections
March 3, 2015
A judge for Egypt's Administrative Court on Tuesday suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections indefinitely after another court declared the election law's provision on voting districts unconstitutional. The decision by Judge Yahia Darouri was expected after the Supreme Constitutional....... [more]

Egypt court strikes down part of election law
March 1, 2015
Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Sunday ruled part of an election law unconstitutional, possibly delaying the upcoming parliamentary elections. The law was enacted by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to set up voting districts, creating 567 new seats in parliament, of which 420 could....... [more]




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