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A general view of a protest against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, in front of El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo

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Protesters chant and hold anti-President Morsi posters during a rally in Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Egypt: Vast crowds of protesters call for President Morsi to quit

The demonstrations come of the first anniversary of Morsi's election

Egyptian opponents of President Mohammed Morsi hold up posters depicting him and their shoes in the air to show their anger, as they listen to his speech during a protest at Tahrir square

Egyptians prepare for fresh clashes as planned demonstrations against the rule of President Mohamed Morsi looms

Fears violence could erupt ahead of mass protest, with tensions now near breaking point

Luxor protests against Morsi's new governor for the city - former Islamist terror leader Adel el-Khayat

Hoteliers and tour operators in Luxor were beginning to mobilise against Mohamed Morsi last night after the Egyptian President appointed a former Islamist terror leader as the city’s new governor – the same man whose fundamentalist group committed a notorious massacre in the city back in 1997.

Cairo's Nasr City court sentenced Ahmed Abdullah and his son was given a suspended sentence of eight years over the same incident, the Middle East News Agency reported

Egyptian Muslim cleric receives suspended sentence for burning Bible

A hard-line Muslim cleric received an 11-year suspended sentence today for tearing up and burning a Bible, Egypt's official news agency said.

Friends of Egyptian suspects react as they listen to the judge's verdict

US anger as 43 NGO workers are jailed in Egyptian crackdown

The American government publicly upbraided their Egyptian counterparts today after a court delivered jail sentences to 43 non-profit workers arrested during a high profile crackdown on rights and democracy groups.

Silvio Berlusconi allegedly paid for sex with “Ruby the Heart Stealer” while she was under age

'We consider the court prejudiced': Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer accuses judges and prosecutors of conspiring against former Italian PM in 'bunga bunga' trial

Berlusconi allegedly paid for sex with “Ruby the Heart Stealer” while she was under age and abused his powers to cover it up

The News Matrix: Monday 13 May 2013

Four peacekeepers freed by rebels

How British loans funded dictators arms spree

Britain backed loans for millions of pounds to some of the world’s most notorious dictators to spend on arms. Britain financed exports to military regimes in Egypt, Indonesia, Burma, Sudan, Iraq,  Ecuador, North Korea and even guaranteed loans for the Argentina junta to buy British weapons in the run up to the Falklands War, figures released by the British government show.

An Israeli policemen inspect the site of a rocket explosion in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat

Rockets fired across Egyptian border hit Israeli resort town Eilat

Militants in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula fired at least two rockets at Israel's southern resort town of Eilat early Wednesday, officials said, highlighting what Israel says is a dire security situation across its border.

Anger as retrial of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak aborted

The retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak collapsed today when the presiding judge withdrew from the case and referred it to another court, causing an indefinite adjournment that sparked anger in the courtroom.

Coptic Christians: The minority who are an
easy target in tough times

The Egyptian military’s crackdown on Coptic Christian protesters 18 months ago was one of the most chilling attacks on the country’s Christian minority in recent years.

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