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Egypt Jails 40 Morsi Backers for Church Fires

An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said.

Followers of Morsi have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities since he was deposed in July 2013 by ex-army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Two Egyptians, Two Emiratis Killed in Military Aircraft Crash

Four crew members were killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises on Wednesday, officials said.

The crash occurred in Egypt, the UAE's official news agency WAM said.

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Ssshh: Be Careful What You Say in Egypt Today

Six months after Abdel Fattah al-Sisi became Egypt's president after crushing his opponents, criticism of his regime is either whispered or left unspoken amid stifling curbs on freedom of expression.

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Egypt Arrests 26 Suspected Gays for 'Debauchery'

Twenty-sex men suspected of having organized or taken part in homosexual orgies at a public bath in Egypt are to go on trial for "debauchery", a judicial official said Wednesday.

He said the men were arrested on December 7 at a hammam in the Azbakeya district of central Cairo and are to go on trial Sunday.

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Lebanese Woman Held in Sweden after Arriving on Private Jet Carrying Refugees

Swedish police have arrested two Egyptian men and a Lebanese woman for illegally transporting asylum seekers into the country aboard a private jet, the police said Tuesday.

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312 Egypt Islamists to Face Military Courts

Egypt has referred 312 Islamist backers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to military trial accused of torching a court complex in the city of Ismailiya, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Since ex-army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi deposed Morsi in July 2013, his followers have been the target of a relentless crackdown by the authorities, who are also accused of exploiting the judiciary in their fight against them.

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Muslim Clerics Slam Interpol Bid on Egypt-Born Preacher

Dozens of Muslim clerics on Monday urged Interpol to "rapidly" remove the name of influential Egypt-born preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi from its wanted list.

The Qatar-based Islamist scholar is seen as a spiritual guide of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood, the movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

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Egypt Says U.S. Scholar Barred over Visa Issue

Egypt said Sunday the reason it had barred U.S. scholar and prominent regime critic Michele Dunne from entering the country a day earlier was because she did not have a proper visa.

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2 Egypt Policemen Killed in Sinai Drive-by Shooting

Gunmen killed two Egyptian policemen in a drive-by shooting in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

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Collision Kills 13 Egypt Fishermen in Suez Gulf, 13 Missing

A dawn collision between two vessels in the Gulf of Suez left at least 13 Egyptian fishermen dead and 13 others missing on Sunday, officials said.

The vessel that struck the fishing boat carrying 40 men failed to stop following the accident, said Bakri Abul Hassan, the head of Egypt's main fishermen's trade union.

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