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Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - A senior police officer was killed near Cairo on Wednesday in a bomb attack claimed by a militant group, while security forces stormed a hideout used by another Islamist organization near Alexandria in a raid that left an officer and a militant dead. Militant violence has spiraled since last July, when the army toppled elected head of state Mohamed Mursi and the authorities launched a fierce crackdown on his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist sympathizers.

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said. Militant violence has spiraled since last July, when the army toppled elected head of state Mohamed Mursi and the authorities launched a fierce crackdown on his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist sympathizers.

Two policemen, militant killed in Egypt

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman and a militant were killed when security forces raided a hideout used by radical Islamists near Alexandria on Wednesday, and a senior officer was killed near Cairo when a bomb blew up his car, the Interior Ministry said. Militant violence has spiraled since last July, when the army toppled elected head of state Mohamed Mursi and the authorities launched a fierce crackdown on his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist sympathizers.

Egypt court hears new evidence in Jazeera trial

An Egyptian court heard new prosecution evidence, including audio tapes, Tuesday in the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists accused of links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, but defence lawyers complained they were inaudible. Prosecutors allege that the journalists and their Egyptian collaborators had colluded with the Brotherhood movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and falsely sought to portray Egypt as being in a state of "civil war" since his overthrow by the army last July.

Egypt court hears new evidence in Jazeera trial

An Egyptian court heard new prosecution evidence, including audio tapes, Tuesday in the trial of Al-Jazeera journalists accused of links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, but defence lawyers complained they were inaudible. Prosecutors allege that the journalists and their Egyptian collaborators had colluded with the Brotherhood movement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and falsely sought to portray Egypt as being in a state of "civil war" since his overthrow by the army last July.

Egypt jails 30 Morsi backers for rioting

An Egyptian court sentenced on Sunday 30 people to more than three years in prison for violent protests in support of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, judicial officials said. The military-installed authorities have engaged in a sweeping crackdown against Morsi's supporters and his Muslim Brotherhood since his ouster in July. The crackdown has left dead more than 1,400 people, and thousands have been jailed. More than 1,000 Morsi supporters have been convicted in mass trials, including 529 sentenced to death last month.

Egyptian court jails Muslim Brotherhood leader for insulting judiciary

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed El-Beltagy, to one year in prison on Saturday for insulting the judiciary, the first sentence handed to a leader of the organization since it was outlawed last year, security and judicial sources said. Beltagy is standing trial along with former president Mohamed Mursi and 13 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace during unrest in late 2012.

Egypt Brotherhood leader jailed for prosecutor insult

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced an Islamist leader on trial for murder alongside deposed president Mohamed Morsi to a year in jail for insulting a prosecutor, judicial sources said. Top Muslim Brotherhood member Mohammed al-Beltagui and Morsi were both in court Saturday accused of inciting the killing of opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in Cairo in December 2012. Their trial is part of a relentless crackdown targeting Morsi and the Brotherhood since the military ousted him on July 3, ending a turbulent single year in office.

Canada urges 'expeditious' Egypt trial for Jazeera reporter

Canada on Thursday called for a "fair and expeditious" trial for a detained Canadian-Egyptian journalist, whose bail plea has been rejected by an Egyptian court. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is on trial with two other detained journalists from the Doha-based Al-Jazeera English for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement. "We made a request with respect to this individual getting a fair and expeditious trial and requested that humanitarian and medical needs be addressed," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told a Cairo new conference.

Canada urges 'expeditious' Egypt trial for Jazeera reporter

Canada on Thursday called for a "fair and expeditious" trial for a detained Canadian-Egyptian journalist, whose bail plea has been rejected by an Egyptian court. Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy is on trial with two other detained journalists from the Doha-based Al-Jazeera English for alleged links to the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement. "We made a request with respect to this individual getting a fair and expeditious trial and requested that humanitarian and medical needs be addressed," Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told a Cairo new conference.
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