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Egypt court sentences 23 to jail

An Egyptian court has sentenced 23 activists to three years in prison each for violating a controversial legislation that imposes stringent restrictions on public protests in the North African country.The Cairo court handed down the sentence on Sunday and also fined each of the activists 10,000 Egyptian pounds (USD 1,400).

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Message from President Morsi smuggled out of prison

Great People of Egypt,I congratulate you on the occasion of the New Hijrah year while the country is still at the zenith of its revolution and the youth are at the peak of their determination to implement their will. I congratulate you and express delight at the continuation of your revolution against the paralysed coup and its leaders who seek to subjugate the country to their whims. Yet, they will never succeed. They live in fear of a black fate awaiting them as a punishment for what they have perpetrated of crimes against this great nation.

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Sinai attack ‘foreign-funded operation’

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has denounced a recent deadly attack on an army checkpoint in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula, which left 30 troops dead, as a “foreign-funded operation. Sisi made the remarks on Saturday ahead of a military funeral for the slain soldiers, noting that there are foreign powers which seek to “break the back of Egypt.”.”...

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Sinai bombing kills 25 Egypt soldiers

More than two dozen Egyptian policemen have lost their lives and scores of others wounded in a powerful explosion at a military checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula of the North African country.Security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that a bomber “rammed a vehicle packed with explosives” into a checkpoint in the area of Karm al-Qawadees near the town of Sheikh Zuweid, close to the border with the Gaza Strip, and about 334 kilometers (214 miles) northeast of the capital, Cairo.

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