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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

There to film it all was an Egyptian television presenter, who claims she actually triggered the raid by tipping off police about alleged homosexual activity in the bathhouse. Activists say that by cracking down on gays, the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi aims to boost its credentials as a protector of morals and religious values in a competition with its ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Million Mummy Discovery Disputed In Egypt

A massive cemetery with up to 1 million mummies has reportedly been found in Egypt, but the announcement of the discovery apparently landed a U.S. research team in hot water, and possibly even kicked off the project. Archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, said the bodies date from between the 1st century and 7th century A.D., when Egypt ...

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21 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Obama tells Sisi of US concern over Egypt mass trials

US President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists. "President Obama also expressed concern about mass trials, the status of NGOs, and the continued imprisonment of journalists and peaceful activists in Egypt," the statement said. In early December, an Egyptian ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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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. The ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Egypt constituency law sets stage for long-awaited elections

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Thursday cleared a final hurdle to long-awaited parliamentary elections seen as decisive in cementing the rule of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted President Mohamed Mursi, and excluding the banned Muslim Brotherhood from politics. The draft law defining voting districts still requires the approval of Sisi, who won a presidential election in May after leading the ...

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