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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.

Journalist's father says Egypt trial 'mental torture'

The father of Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste said Tuesday that the Australian's trial in Egypt over alleged links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood was "psychological torture" for his family. Greste has denied charges of spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi but was refused bail on Monday after appearing in court in a caged dock.

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 from a base in London, his Downing Street office said Tuesday. The intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have been tasked to gather information on the "philosophy and activities" of the group after several leaders fled to London following the toppling of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi last year.

Egyptian-Canadian journalist's request to be released denied by judge

CAIRO - Three imprisoned Al-Jazeera English journalists, including an Egyptian-Canadian, directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were unfounded. The judge denied the request for bail by Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste and Egyptian Baher Mohammed during the fourth hearing in the trial that opened on Feb. 20. The trial marks the first time journalists have been charged with terrorism-related offences in Egypt, drawing international criticism.

Jazeera's Greste denies links with Brotherhood in Egypt trial

Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste told judges Monday he has no links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, saying that he and fellow jailed journalists from the network pose no threat to Egypt. Greste, an Australian, and his co-defendants are on trial on charges of spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. "The idea that I have a connection with the Muslim Brotherhood is frankly preposterous," Greste, dressed in white prison uniform, told the judges from outside a caged dock.

33 Islamists jailed for 6 years over Egypt protests

An Egypt court on Monday sentenced 33 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to six-year jail terms each for committing acts of violence during an unauthorised protest, judicial sources said. The accused, deemed by the court to be members of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, were found guilty of violent acts during clashes between Islamist demonstrators and opponents of Morsi in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria last December, the sources said.

Egypt court rejects Jazeera journalists' bail plea

An Egypt court Monday turned down a plea for bail by jailed Al-Jazeera journalists, who denied links with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in a trial that has sparked international condemnation. The journalists, who have spent nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest, are charged with spreading false news and supporting the Islamist movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. "Please, get us out of jail, we are tired. We've been suffering in prison," Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, the Egypt bureau chief of Al-Jazeera English, told the judges.

Student killed in protests in Egypt

Cairo, Mar 30 (EFE).- One student at Cairo's Al Ashar University was shot to death and another was wounded on Sunday in clashes between police and demonstrators supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood announced that a police officer fired at the young man, killing him, while security forces were trying to disperse demonstrators from the central part of the university campus, which is one of the country's most prestigious Sunni institutions.

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.

At least three killed in Cairo clashes

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in clashes in Cairo on Friday amid protests by the Muslim Brotherhood, days after hundreds of its Islamist supporters were sentenced to death, official sources said. Newspaper Al Dustour said on its website Mayada Ashraf, one of its journalists, had died covering fighting which security sources said had involved Brotherhood supporters, security forces and residents.
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