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North Sinai residents near the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip are being evacuated, as Egypt's army steps up its campaign in the area against militants, Al-Ahram's Arabic news website reported on Tuesday.

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Twenty-three Egyptian liberal activists were sentenced to three years in prison for demonstrating against the protest law on Sunday. Amid the ongoing clampdown on dissent, the common observer can sigh, but be forgiven for asking: Whatever happened to those Coptic youth activists?

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Students suspended from government universities will not be permitted to enroll in private universities, Cairo University President Gaber Nassar told the privately owned news outlet Youm7 following a meeting with the High Council of Universities on Monday.

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Catch up on the latest out of Egypt every week, with analysis, news updates, photos, videos, and more.

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 Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed thirty-three security personnel on Friday, security sources said.

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The Carter Center’s decision last week to end its operations in Cairo, after sharply criticizing Egypt’s human rights record and an atmosphere unconducive to hold fair parliament elections, sorely embarrassed a government that has claimed it is on track to restore the country’s elected bodies.

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 President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree on Thursday amending a law regulating Al-Azhar's institutions, allowing the expulsion of staff members and students in cases involving violence.

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With a tumultuous academic year in 2013/2014 that left at least sixteen students dead, Egypt’s authorities have braced themselves for more upheaval. Weeks ahead of the start of the semester, measures have been put in place to control, or even eliminate, on-campus student activity.

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Ajnad Misr claimed responsibility for a blast at Cairo University Wednesday. The operation was part of a "Retribution is Life" campaign that targets "criminal," security forces, the group said in a statement released on its Twitter account.

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An explosion occurred in the vicinity of Cairo University on Wednesday, leaving 10 injured, reported state television. The blast, which occurred outside the university's main gate, left four police officers, two conscripts and four citizens injured, state television reported, citing the ministry of interior.

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