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By Flipboard Newsdesk | Roundup of the latest reports from Egypt.

Egypt convenes trial of more than 680 on heels of mass death sentence

CAIRO — An Egyptian court convened another mass trial Tuesday with more than 680 defendants, a day after being vehemently denounced by human rights groups and legal organizations for simultaneously condemning 529 others to death.

The proceedings again took place in Minya, in the Nile River Valley …

Egyptian police officers jailed for blogger's death during Mubarak revolt

Two Egyptian police officers have been sentenced to 10 years' jail for killing a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

The pair were sentenced after a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010 during his unlawful arrest at an …

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Ibrahim Mehlib, Egypt's Outgoing Housing Minister, Named Prime Minister

CAIRO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Egypt's outgoing housing minister Ibrahim Mahlab told state-run Al-Ahram newspaper on Tuesday that he had been asked to form a new government, Al-Ahram reported on its website.

The choice of defence minister may hold clues as to when army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah …

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Before And After: The 2 Squares Behind Egypt's 3-Year Turmoil

When Hosni Mubarak was ousted by popular protests three years ago, many Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo in jubilant celebrations. However, since then, those same streets of the capital have seen protest after protests. Demonstrators have rallied for and against three successive rulers: …

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Jihadist Return Is Said to Drive Attacks in Egypt

CAIRO — In just the last two weeks, Islamist militants have detonated a car bomb at the gates of the capital’s security headquarters, gunned down a senior Interior Ministry official in broad daylight and shot down a military helicopter over Sinai with a portable surface-to-air missile.

But perhaps …

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Egypt ex-President Morsi defiant at jailbreak trial

Egypt's former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has struck a defiant tone at the beginning of his trial over his escape from prison in 2011.

Mr Morsi started shouting: "I am the president of the republic, how can I be kept in a dump for weeks?"

Egypt's first freely elected president was deposed by …

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Egypt’s al-Sisi: The Field Marshal Who Could Be Pharaoh

The man who orchestrated the military's removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi last year now stands poised to make a run for Morsi's old job

The prospect of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi becoming Egypt’s President offers, at the minimum, the virtue of clarity. The Egyptian military, which on Monday …

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The General Who Would Be President

Egypt’s military council has given army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi the green light to announce a presidential run, promoting him to field marshal—the same rank Hosni Mubarak once held.

In what is being seen as a final military reward before announcing his presidential run, Egypt’s army chief Abdel …

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Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sisi given go ahead to run for president

Egypt is poised to return to an era of strongman leadership, almost three years after the fall of former general Hosni Mubarak, after the army's governing council gave its blessing for army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for the presidency.

Sisi has been discussed as a potential head of state ever …

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American translator freed by Egyptian police in Cairo

An American translator who was being held by Egyptian police without charges says he is free and plans to travel to the US soon.

Jeremy Hodge, a 26-year-old from Los Angeles, told the Associated Press on Sunday that he still doesn't know why he was arrested and held. Hodge and his roommate, …

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Egypt diplomats leave Libya after abductions

Kidnappers have seized Egypt's cultural attache and three other embassy staff in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a day after a group snatched another Egyptian official in the city.

The kidnappings of Friday and Saturday forced Egypt to evacuate its Tripoli embassy and its Benghazi consulate.

Egypt's …

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Egypt to hold presidential poll before parliamentary vote

Egypt's interim government has announced presidential elections have been moved forward.

This means parliamentary polls will happen later, not first as originally envisaged by the military-backed authorities' "roadmap" to democracy.

The move is like to intensify speculation over whether army chief …

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Egypt to hold early presidential election

Egypt's interim president, Adly Mansour has announced that Egypt will hold a presidential election before parliamentary polls, changing a political "road map" laid down after the army overthrew Mohamed Morsi last summer.

The long-expected change could pave the way for the swift election of General …

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U.S. Citizen Jeremy Hodge And Egyptian Filmmaker Hossam Eddin El-Meneai Detained

CAIRO (AP) — An American translator and an Egyptian filmmaker were arrested in Cairo and have been held for three days in an undisclosed location, their lawyer said on Saturday.

Ahmed Hassan, a lawyer with the Hisham Mubarak Law Center, told The Associated Press that U.S. citizen Jeremy Hodge, 26, …

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Clashes mark 3rd anniversary of Egyptian revolution; at least 29 dead

CAIRO -- Officially sanctioned rallies to mark Saturday’s third anniversary of Egypt’s democratic uprising brought highly choreographed displays of fervent nationalism, while security forces meted out harsh punishment to Islamist and secular opponents of the military-backed government. By day’s …

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Dozens dead as Egypt marks revolution

Cairo - At least 29 people have been killed across Egypt amidst nationwide protests on the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution, with unofficial reports of a death toll nearly twice as high.

The worst violence was directed at supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, who staged dozens of …

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Embassy warns Americans in Egypt that weekend protests could turn violent

The State Department warned Americans on Thursday that protests planned in Egypt this weekend could turn into violent clashes — a stark reminder that the country remains unstable three months after its army ousted the president.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo, in an alert to American citizens living and …

U.S. cuts Egypt military aid, won't end it

Comments come amid reports that aid would be halted to pressure the military.

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will cut a quarter billion dollars in aid to Egypt to register displeasure over the military's pace of restoring democracy following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

State …

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U.S. To Scale Back Aid To Egypt: Reports (UPDATED)

The United States is reportedly planning to cut back much of its military aid to Egypt.

CNN reported on Tuesday that the U.S. was prepared to halt aid to the country, citing an anonymous official with knowledge on the decision. Reuters, citing an unnamed official, reported that the U.S. was "leaning …

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White House denies rumors of cutting Egypt aid

U.S. provides Egypt with $1.5 billion a year in aid.

The Obama administration is denying media reports that the United States plans to cut aid to Egypt.

"The reports that we are halting all military assistance to Egypt are false," National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said. "We will …

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Egypt’s Military Holiday Marred By Deaths

Muslim Brotherhood supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi turned out for a risky showdown on the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel, following the death of 53 protesters during an army crackdown. Alastair Beach reports from Cairo.

It was almost inevitable that yesterday’s Islamist …

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Muslim Brotherhood spokesman arrested in continuing Egypt crackdown

Egyptian authorities have arrested the Muslim Brotherhood's main English-language spokesman, state media reported on Tuesday, in a continuation of the military-backed government's crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt's army and police have killed up to a thousand …

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