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Egypt to need more financial support

Egypt will need further international assistance to put its economy back on track despite receiving huge loans from Gulf Arab states, the IMF said Friday. "Egypt will need financial support which could come from its partners in the Gulf or, if the government wants that, from the IMF and from other international financial institutions," Christopher Jarvis, the International Monetary Fund's Egypt mission chief, told reporters.

Dozen wounded in fresh Algeria ethnic clashes

Around a dozen people, including two policemen, were wounded Friday in fresh clashes between Arabs and Berbers near the southern Algerian town of Ghardaia, a medical source said. The unrest erupted after the main Friday prayers outside a mosque in Berriane, 45 kilometres (28 miles) north of Ghardaia, APS news agency quoted the source as saying. The two sides threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at one another and caused a major backup on a key highway linking the country's north and south before police dispersed them with tear gas, the source said.

Egypt military court slaps jail term for Sisi leaks

An Egyptian military court on Thursday sentenced a member of a pro-Islamist information website to one year in jail over leaks involving ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, security officials said. Islam al-Homosi was found guilty of "harming the armed forces" after the leak of private conversations between Sisi and military officers on the Rassd information site, the officials said.

U.S. blacklists Islam group allegedly linked to Egypt attack on Koreans

WASHINGTON, April 9 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. government announced a decision Wednesday to blacklist an Islamic militant group apparently behind a recent suicide attack in Egypt that killed three South Korean tourists. The State Department said it has designated Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) as a foreign terrorist organization. The measure, taken in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Treasury, would prohibit transactions by American people and entities with the organization and freeze all of its property on U.S. soil.

Egypt to announce steps on subsidy reform before next month's election: minister

By Aziz El Yaakoubi TUNIS (Reuters) - Egypt will announce major steps towards subsidy reform ahead of next month's presidential election, the country's minister of planning said on Wednesday. "There is never a good time to start such reforms. The more we delay them, the more the costs get higher," Ashraf al-Arabi told Reuters during a visit to Tunisia.

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 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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