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Egyptian court orders Al Jazeera and other news outlets to close down

A Cairo court Tuesday ordered the closure of four television channels, including Al-Jazeera Egypt and Ahrar 25, a network belonging to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. The other two channels to be closed are the Islamist broadcasters Al-Yarmuk and Al-Quds, according to the court order. The closure comes a day after…

Dozens hurt as Christian march attacked in Cairo

CAIRO — Hundreds of Coptic Christians marching in Cairo on Thursday came under attack by assailants throwing stones and bottles and 25 people were lightly injured in subsequent clashes, a security official said. They were marching to demand justice for the Christian victims of a clash with soldiers in October…

Egypt’s military junta jails dissident blogger

By Samer al-Atrush CAIRO — Egypt’s ruling military jailed a veteran dissident and blogger on Sunday on charges of inciting deadly clashes between soldiers and Christians this month, his sister and a fellow activist said. Alaa Abdel Fatah, who was jailed for his activism under ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s government…

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