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Egypt: Police kill seven suspects connected to violence against Christians

Egyptian police have killed seven people in connection to recent violence against Christians that included three church bombings and a shooting which left around 100 people dead, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday. Police found militants hiding in a desert training camp “as part of the ministry’s efforts to track …

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Amended Egyptian law imposes up to 7 years jail term for exam cheats

Egypt has amended its law against cheating in national school examinations with penalties including two to seven years prison term if caught. The Egyptian education ministry announced in a statement on Monday that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified the law last week to curb exam violations, local media Al Ahram reports. …

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Egypt threatens to jail parents who give their children ‘Western’ Names

The Egyptian authorities are considering to a place ban on parents giving their children “Western” names, with a possible jail sentence for offenders. A draft law banning the use of ‘foreign names’ like “Mark”, “Lara” and “Sam” was introduced by one of Egypt’s 588 MPs, MP Bedier Abdel Aziz and …

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Egyptian watchdog says authorities blocking more websites

An Egyptian watchdog says authorities have increased their blocking of critical websites, and are now shifting toward preventing internet users from obtaining software that would allow them to bypass such restrictions. A statement late on Monday by The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression says Egypt has blocked five …

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Egyptian FA bans Qatar-based TV station beIN Sports

According to reports from North Africa, the Egyptian Football Association has decided to ban the Qatar-based broadcasting company beIN Sports. The EFA has since urged all Egyptian clubs to ban the media house in reporting on all football-related events. The Ahram Sports website reports that Egypt is cutting diplomatic relations …

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Egypt issues controversial NGO laws

Human rights groups and activists in Egypt are accusing the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for effecting a law that regulates the work of non-governmental organisations. The measure restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms of up to five years for non-compliance. The law …

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