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Egypt Top Court Ordered A Retrial Of MB Leader Muhammad Badī`

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Egypt's top court Thursday ordered a retrial of Muslim Brotherhood leader Muhammad Badī`, overturning a death sentence for Islamist protest violence, a judicial official and a lawyer said.

Leader Of Egypt's Winning Party Outlines What's Next

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The Free Egyptians Party (FEP), a liberal party established in the wake of the January 25 Revolution by Egyptian business Najīb Sawīres, came in first place in the first stage of the parliamentary elections held Oct. 17-28, after securing 41 seats. According to preliminary results from the second stage that took place between Nov. 21 and Dec. 2, the party also dominated this round, reportedly securing additional 65 seats.

Observers Report Minor Violations In Run-Off Round Of Egypt's Elections

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Several Egyptian NGOs have reported minor electoral violations during the second and final run-off round of the country's parliamentary elections, which is taking place this week.

Egypt Elections Corruption: Video Footage Of Bribery 'Not Enough To Penalize Candidates' Without Formal Reports

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Despite video footage widely circulating o campaigners handing out electoral bribes, violators will not be penalized unless a report is filed to the Supreme Electoral Commission (SEC), according to SEC's spokesman `Omar Marawān.

2 Arrested Over Anti-government Facebook Pages

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Egyptian security forces arrested two people on Wednesday on charges of creating and administrating more than 20 anti-government Facebook pages.

Interior Ministry Has Strong Disciplinary System: `Abd al-Ghaffār

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Minister of Interior Majdi `Abd al-Ghaffār met a group of journalists in his office on Monday to discuss police abuse and plans to confront terrorism.

Our Position Towards Jerusalem Visit Is The Same: Coptic Church

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The Coptic Church in Egypt said its stance regarding the visit to Jerusalem remains the same and will not change, and there will not be a visit there without the support of Egyptians hand in hand.

Egypt's Coptic Church Condemns Claims Of Normalization With Israel

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Egypt’s Coptic Church has refused claims of normalizing ties with Israel and affirmed that Pope Tawadros II did not meet with any Israeli officials during his brief visit to Jerusalem, according to a statement released today.

Diehard Mubārak-Era Figures Gain Ground In 2nd Stage Of Egypt's Parliamentary Polls

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When the Higher Elections Committee (HEC) in charge of supervising Egypt's elections announced the results of the second stage of the polls on 25 November, it was a surprise for many that dozens of figures prominent under former autocratic president Hūsni Mubārak were able to qualify for the run-off round, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Al-Barade`ī Slams Tortures As Egyptian Police Faces Surging Accusations

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Exceptional circumstances can never be pretexts for torture,” Egypt’s former vice president Muhammad Al-Barade tweeted after reports emerged about three people dying in Egypt as a result of police brutality over the past week.

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