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Officials: Salam Not Visiting Egypt Anytime Soon

A trip to Egypt is currently not on the agenda of Prime Minister Tammam Salam, officials said in remarks published on Wednesday.

The officials, who are close to Salam, told al-Liwaa newspaper that Salam is not planning to visit Cairo anytime soon although he is ready to accept official invitations that he receives from Arab and friendly countries.

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Gunmen Shoot Dead Three Policemen, Wound Nine in Cairo

Gunmen travelling in a car opened fire on Tuesday on a group of Egyptian policemen outside Cairo's Al-Azhar university, killing three and wounding nine others, the interior ministry said.

The attack comes just days ahead of a presidential election on May 26-27, which former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win.

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Egypt Courts Jail More Than 160 Morsi Backers

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 126 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi to 10 years in prison each in a mass trial over protest violence, judicial sources said.

Another court, in Cairo, sentenced a further 37 alleged Morsi supporters to 15 years in prison for trying to set off bombs during a protest at a metro station last year.

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Bomb Wounds Four at pro-Sisi Rally in Cairo

A bomb explosion wounded four people overnight at a rally in Cairo for presidential election frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egyptian security officials said on Sunday.

Two policemen were among those hurt in the attack, the first targeting a rally since campaigning began two weeks ago for the May 26-27 election, said the officials.

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After Islamist Rule, Egypt Copts View Sisi as Bulwark

Hailed as a savior for overthrowing an Islamist president, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi can count on the vote of Egypt's Coptic Christians who view him as a bulwark against fundamentalists.

The Copts are the Middle East's largest religious minority, and have long suffered sectarian violence that culminated in attacks on churches by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year.

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Egypt Dismantles Three 'Terrorist Cells'

Egypt said Monday it has dismantled three "terrorist cells" targeting security forces, including one run by jihadists and another operated by student supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

Militants have stepped up attacks on security forces since the army overthrew Morsi in July last year.

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Defiant Egypt Workers Pose Challenge to Next President

Egypt's next president will have to contend with frustrated workers who have threatened a new wave of nationwide strikes if their demands are not met by an already cash-strapped government.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the ex-army chief who overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July and is hailed by supporters as a tough leader who can restore stability, is widely expected to win next month's election.

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Bomb Attack in Cairo Wounds 2 Police, Civilian

A bomb blast in an upmarket central Cairo district wounded two policemen and a passer-by Tuesday, the latest attack on Egypt's security forces since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted.

The morning attack blew off the roof of a shelter manned by traffic police at a busy intersection in Al-Galaa Square in the Egyptian capital's Dokki neighborhood.

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Egypt Army Officers Killed in Shootout with Militants

Two senior Egyptian army officers were killed during a raid on a jihadist hideout north of Cairo on Wednesday, as security forces close in on militants in the Nile Delta.

Six members of the Al-Qaida-inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) group, which has been implicated in spate of attacks on security forces, were also killed in the hours-long shootout, the army and police said.

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Six Troops Killed in Cairo Attack Blamed on Islamists

Gunmen killed six soldiers at a Cairo checkpoint Saturday in a brazen morning attack the military blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

The attack came two days after gunmen killed a soldier in Cairo, as militants once based in the Sinai Peninsula increasingly target the capital in a campaign that has killed more than 200 security men since the army overthrew Morsi last July.

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