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American democracy activists to go on trial in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Dozens of democracy activists including 16 Americans go on trial in Egypt Sunday in a politically charged case which has set off a crisis in relations between Cairo and Washington and threatened $1.3 billion in annual U.S. military aid. Forty-three foreign and Egyptian non-profit workers – including…

First new political party in 15 years formed in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – A court on Saturday approved a new political party that had sought a license for 15 years, making it the first to be recognized since Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow and illustrating the political earthquake shaking the new Egypt. In a move to placate reformists and strikers and distance…

Military urges halt to strikes gripping Egypt

CAIRO – Egypt’s military government on Monday urged a halt to widespread strikes inspired by a popular uprising that threatened to paralyse the country following Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow. The orders came after the elderly generals now ruling the country met some of the young Internet activists who triggered the revolt…

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