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Egypt police general killed in Cairo campus blasts

Two bombs targeting security posts near Cairo University exploded in quick succession on Wednesday killing a police general, followed by a third blast as police and journalists gathered at the scene. An assistant interior minister was wounded in the double bombings, police said. Witnesses said the explosions sent up a cloud of smoke and dust near the campus in the centre of the Egyptian capital, the scene in the past few months of repeated clashes between Islamist students and police.

Dozens injured as clashes erupt in Egypt cities

Clashes erupted Tuesday between student supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and security forces in several cities, wounding at least 33 people, the health ministry said. The violence came as registration of candidates for the May 26-27 presidential election entered its second day, with former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led Morsi's ouster last July, widely expected to win. At least 31 people were hurt when students of Al-Azhar University's branch in the southern city of Assuit clashed with security forces, officials said.

Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood terror links

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he had ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group, declared a terrorist organisation by Egypt and Saudi Arabia, is linked to violent extremism. Key leaders of the group have been based in London since the toppling of the Islamist Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi last year and a crackdown that has seen hundreds killed and thousands arrested.

Britain orders probe into Muslim Brotherhood

British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood over concerns that the group is planning radical activities in Britain, his Downing Street office revealed Tuesday. Number Ten confirmed a report in the Times newspaper that said he had asked intelligence agencies to gather information on the "philosophy and activities" of the Brotherhood and its potential threat to the UK.

Egypt accuses Jazeera editor of Morsi-linked espionage

An Egyptian minister on Sunday accused an editor of Al-Jazeera television of helping leak classified intelligence documents in an espionage case involving deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The accusation came a day before a trial of three journalists with the Doha-based broadcaster resumes in Cairo on charges of spreading false news and supporting Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's Brotherhood says there 'can be no stability' under Sisi

A Muslim Brotherhood leader said there can be no stability and security in Egypt under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who announced Wednesday he was quitting the army to run for the presidency. "There can be no stability or security under the shadow of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidency," Ibrahim Munir, a member of the Brotherhood's political bureau, told AFP in phone interview from London. The Brotherhood of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, toppled by Sisi in July, has pressed ahead with waning but often deadly protests demanding the Islamist's reinstatement. se/jds/al

More than 500 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death in Egypt

Cairo, Mar 24 (EFE).- More than 500 members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death on Monday for a series of attacks on government buildings and the murder of a colonel last August, in an unprecedented decision handed down by an Egyptian court. Although numerous followers of the deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi have been sentenced to prison since the July 3 military coup, up to now no death sentences have been issued.

Egyptian court jails policeman linked to Islamist deaths

By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court sentenced a police officer to 10 years in prison with labor on Tuesday in connection with the deaths of 37 Islamists last year, judicial sources said, one of the most controversial incidents since an army takeover last July. Three other policemen were given one-year suspended sentences, they said.

Egypt security forces prevent Islamist news conference

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamists loyal to deposed President Mohamed Mursi said on Tuesday that Egyptian security forces prevented them from holding a news conference about the deaths of hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members last year. A pro-Mursi alliance said on its Facebook page that police stormed a building where they were due to respond to a government-appointed panel on the deaths at a Cairo protest camp. Reuters witnesses said police vans surrounded the area.

10 Egyptians jailed over anti-constitution vote protest

Ten Egyptians, including a journalist working for a Muslim Brotherhood newspaper, were each sentenced on Monday to a year in jail for protesting against a constitutional referendum, judicial sources said. Egypt adopted in January a new constitution after the previous one, approved during the presidency of Mohamed Morsi, was suspended when he was ousted last July. The 10 defendants were found guilty of "attempts to derail the constitutional referendum" held on January 14 and 15, and "disturbing public order," the sources said.
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