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Little Known Jihadist Group Vows New Egypt Attacks

A little-known jihadist group, Ajnad Misr, claimed a series of attacks and vowed new ones targeting Egyptian security forces in a video posted on its Twitter account on Thursday.

In the video titled "Retaliation is life", the group said that it had carried out eight attacks in Cairo since November 20, 2013.

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Canada FM Concerned about Egypt's Brotherhood

Canada on Thursday expressed concern about the Muslim Brotherhood, the target of a relentless crackdown by Egypt's military-installed authorities since the army ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July.

"Canada has taken an aggressive stand when it comes to listings (of terror groups)... but there is a certain process," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said at a news conference in Cairo.

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Egypt Pulls Lebanese Star Haifa's Movie

Egypt has suspended screenings of Lebanese film and pop star Haifa Wehbe's latest movie after criticism over scenes deemed sexually provocative.

Interim premier Ibrahim Mahlab ordered "Halawet Rooh" (Beauty of the Soul) off the screens until Egypt's censorship board reviews it again, the prime minister's office said late Wednesday.

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Egypt Court Jails 120 Morsi Backers over Clashes

An Egyptian court jailed 120 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi for three years on Wednesday over clashes that left dozens of people dead last year, officials said.

The trial is part of a relentless crackdown that has targeted Morsi's supporters since the army ousted him in July.

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Egypt Presidential Hopeful Urges Political Unity

Egypt's leftist leader, the ex-army chief's main rival in next month's presidential election, Wednesday urged all revolutionary groups to unite, as a liberal party threw its weight behind him.

Hamdeen Sabbahi, who has emerged as the main challenger to former field marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the May 26-27 vote, also reiterated that the military should stay out of politics.

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Rights Groups Say Sexual Violence against Egypt Women Going Unpunished

Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been the target of attack with apparent impunity, rights groups said Wednesday.

"Successive Egyptian governments have failed to address violence against women, with serious implications for women's participation in the political transition of their country," said a group of rights organizations led by FIDH, the International Federation for Human Rights.

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Egypt Jails Salafist ex-Presidential Hopeful for Fraud

A court jailed a Salafist leader to seven years for fraud Wednesday for keeping his mother's U.S. citizenship secret when filing candidacy papers in Egypt's 2012 presidential election.

The country's electoral law stipulates that a candidate's parents must hold only Egyptian citizenship.

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Egypt Court Bans Brotherhood Members from Polls

An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned members of ousted President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood from running in upcoming elections, a lawyer and state media said.

Egypt's military-installed authorities are engaged in a deadly crackdown against the Islamist movement, which swept elections in Egypt after the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011 but is now blacklisted as a "terrorist group."

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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's Sisi Submits Bid for President

Egypt's ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday officially submitted his bid to run for president, with his lawyer handing over the required documents to the authorities, a spokesman said.

Sisi, who is riding on a wave of popularity after ousting Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi in July, is widely expected to win the May 26-27 election.

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