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Egyptian cultural event tonight

April 24, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The Culture Corner will present Exotic Egypt from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today in room 501 at Minnesota West. Continue Reading

Tweet about ‘Daily Show’ boomerangs on US Embassy

April 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo was rebuked by both the Egyptian government and the State Department for causing an international incident.
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Egypt’s political foes dig in their heels

November 25, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Clashes continue after president issues edicts making him immune to oversight
CAIRO (AP) Supporters and opponents of Egypt’s president on Sunday grew more entrenched in their potentially destabilizing battle over the Islamist leader’s move to assume near absolute powers, with neither side appearing willing to back down as the stock market plunged amid the fresh turmoil. Continue Reading

49 children killed in Egypt in train collision

November 17, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

ASSIUT, Egypt A speeding train crashed into a bus carrying Egyptian children to their kindergarten in central Egypt on Saturday, killing at least 49 and prompting a wave of anger against the government in Cairo. Continue Reading

Egypt charges 75 people in deadly soccer riot that left at least 74 dead

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Egypt’s top prosecutor on Thursday charged 75 people with murder and negligence in connection with a deadly soccer riot last month in the Mediterranean city of Port Said. The Feb. 1 riot was the world’s worst soccer-related disaster in 15 years. Continue Reading

U.S. posts $5 million bond, securing freedom for Americans facing trial in Egypt

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Seven American democracy workers facing trial in Egypt on charges of fomenting unrest are free to leave the country after the U.S. posted nearly $5 million in bail to win their release, Egyptian officials said today. Court officials said the U.S. paid bail for the seven and nine other Americans charged in the case who had already left Egypt. It was set at $300,000 for each of the 16 or $4.8 million. Egypt lifted the travel ban on the seven late Wednesday and set the bail. Continue Reading

Travel ban on 7 U.S. pro-democracy workers lifted by Egypt

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The shift signaled an end to the worst crisis in relations between Egypt and the U.S. in 30 years. Continue Reading

Egypt prosecution: Former leader Mubarak deserves death penalty

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The chief prosecutor in the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has said in his closing remarks that the former president should be given the death penalty for the killings of protesters in last year’s uprising.
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US general and Egypt ruler discuss crackdown of civil society groups

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United States’ top general discussed an Egyptian crackdown on Western-funded pro-democracy groups with the head of the country’s ruling military council on Saturday, as another two foreigners were arrested on charges of fomenting discontent on the first anniversary of Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. Continue Reading

Three Korean tourists released by tribesmen in Egypt

February 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An Egyptian security official says that three South Korean women were released a day after being kidnapped in the Sinai peninsula by a group of armed tribesmen. Continue Reading

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