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Egypt frees Al Jazeera journalist Greste, two others still held

CAIRO - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. | Video

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Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organisation 31 Jan 2015

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organisation, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militants 31 Jan 2015

CAIRO - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years.

Source close to Hamas says no longer accepts Egypt as Israel mediator 31 Jan 2015

GAZA - A source close to Hamas' armed wing signalled on Saturday the group would no longer accept Cairo as a broker between it and Israel, after an Egyptian court banned the Islamist group's armed wing and listed it as a terrorist organisation.

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Egypt's Sisi cuts short Ethiopia visit after 32 killed in Sinai 30 Jan 2015

CAIRO/ISMAILIA - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers in the Sinai Peninsula.

Islamic State's Egypt wing claims deadliest attacks in months - official Twitter 30 Jan 2015

CAIRO - Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed a series of attacks that killed at least 27 security personnel on Thursday in some of the worst anti-government violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly in the past week.