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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved, in mid-August, a new anti-terror law aimed at strengthening the country’s efforts in combatting a rising terror insurgency.

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A new video released by Sinai State, the peninsula’s Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) affiliated militant group, allegedly documents a number of sophisticated operations on Egyptian army targets and appears to show the group’s capacity to move with alarming freedom through areas of North Sinai.

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met in Beijing on Wednesday with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss furthering economic and political cooperation between the two countries, Egypt's news agency MENA reported.

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Egypt’s Ultras, organized groups of football fans, shot to infamy with the 2011 uprising. Despite an active presence in the streets dating back several years, 2011 marked a new introduction of the Ultras to the Egyptian public.

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Following months of cases circulating on social media and press, a local Egyptian NGO claims to have recorded 1,250 cases of forced disappearances in the first eight months of 2015.

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On Saturday, August 29, Egypt’s Cairo Criminal Court sentenced journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste to three years in prison, in the latest development in the Al Jazeera trial.

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Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison
Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste, and Baher Mohamed to three years in a maximum security prison. Mohamed was sentenced to an additional six months in prison and fined EGP5,000. Students Sohaib Said, Khaled Abdel Raouf, and Shadi Abdel Hamid were also sentenced to three years in prison. Two others, Khaled Abdel Rahman and Nora al-Banna, were acquitted of all charges.

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The Zagazig Criminal Court sentenced twelve alleged Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) sympathizers to death on Thursday after convicting them of plotting attacks against police and troops in Egypt.

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the fourth time during his third visit to Russia as head of the Egyptian state, for talks that focused on economic and nuclear developments, and international conflicts.

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In a meeting Wednesday with the media delegation accompanying President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on his visit to Russia, spokesman Alaa Youssef said that the Egyptian presidency believes it is too early to judge the nuclear deal signed by six leading world powers and Iran.

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