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Former Egyptian finance minister detained in France - report

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian finance minister Youssef Boutros Ghali was detained in Paris on Monday on an international warrant over corruption charges relating to his time in former President Hosni Mubarak's government, the state news agency reported. Boutros Ghali was sentenced in absentia to 30 years in prison for corruption and abuse of power following the uprising that unseated Mubarak in 2011. He was one of a group of influential economic policymakers close to Mubarak's son Gamal.

Egypt arrests alleged 'terrorist' who fought in Syria

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has arrested a veteran of the Syrian civil war on suspicion of planning terrorist acts inside Egypt, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The Egyptian prosecutor's office in Suez City ordered the arrest of Wael Ahmed Abdel Fattah for 15 days, MENA reported, adding that he was suspected of working with Islamist militant groups.

Egypt's Tahrir Square dream fades as Sisi builds power

By Samia Nakhoul CAIRO (Reuters) - In a courthouse near Cairo, a peremptory message hangs above the judge presiding over one of a series of trials involving Egypt's briefly powerful and now almost impotent Muslim Brotherhood. "In the name of God the Merciful", it reads, "Allah commands you to render trust to whom it is due, and when you judge between people to judge with justice". The chaotic scenes in the court do not appear to measure up.

Egypt economic growth to remain slow

Growth in Egypt's economy is expected to remain sluggish this year as political uncertainty keeps tourists and foreign investors away, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. The economy of the Arab world's most populated country was forecast to grow by 2.7 percent this year after expanding by 2.1 percent in 2013, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook. "Growth in 2014 is expected to be broadly the same as in 2013, as political uncertainty will continue to weigh on tourism and foreign direct investment," it said.

Egypt court upholds prison terms for protest leaders

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld three-year prison sentences for three prominent activists charged with violating a controversial law restricting protests. The three, including the founder of the April 6 movement Ahmed Maher, rose to prominence in the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. The interim government installed after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July jailed the activists for violating a law it had passed banning all but police-sanctioned protests.

Canadian journalist marks 100 days in Cairo prison, family says he's 'fed up'

As Mohamed Fahmy marked 100 days in a Cairo prison on Monday, the family of the Egyptian-Canadian journalist said the man is "fed up" with being held on what they call a ridiculous set of charges. Fahmy was working for Qatar-based satellite news broadcaster Al-Jazeera English when he was arrested on Dec. 29 along with his colleagues — Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohamed. The trio are being tried along with 17 others in what's thought to be the first time journalists have been charged with terrorism-related offences in Egypt.

Egypt court upholds jailing of leading pro-democracy activists

By Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government. Critics see their case as an attempt to stifle the kind of street activism common since the uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak three years ago as Egypt prepares for presidential elections next month.

Egypt court upholds jailing of leading pro-democracy activists

By Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld the jailing of three leading figures of the 2011 pro-democracy uprising, tightening a crackdown on secular activists opposed to the army-backed government. Critics see their case as an attempt to stifle the kind of political street activism common since the uprising that ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak three years ago as Egypt prepares for presidential elections next month.

Egypt court upholds prison terms for protest leaders

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld three-year prison sentences for three prominent activists charged with violating a controversial law restricting protests. The three, including the founder of the April 6 movement Ahmed Maher, rose to prominence in the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. The interim government installed after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July jailed the activists for violating a law it had passed banning all but police-sanctioned protests.

Egypt court upholds prison terms for protest leaders

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld three-year prison sentences served on three prominent activists charged with violating a controversial law restricting protests. The three, including the founder of the April 6 movement, Ahmed Maher, rose to prominence in the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak. The interim government in place after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July jailed them for violating a law it had passed banning all but police-sanctioned protests.
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