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Court upholds adding 154 defendants to terrorist list

Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld on Tuesday the Cairo Criminal Court’s previous ruling to add 154 defendants to the terrorist list. They defendants were accused of forming a group in violation of the law, planning to train militant groups in order to kill police and army personnel, and attacking Christians. The case is called ‘Hasm …

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Parliament approves amendments to terrorism, drugs laws

The parliamentary constitutional and legislative affairs committee approved a number of new amendments for drugs law in a meeting on Monday, which will add new penalties to combat drugs and regulate their use and their trafficking. The government submitted modifications to amend the drugs law within the framework of the state’s plan to combat the …

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Algeria’s military calls for removal of President Bouteflika

Algeria’s army chief of staff has called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika be declared unfit to rule after almost a month and a half of sweeping protests. “We must find a way out of this crisis within the framework of the constitution,” Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaid Salah said on Algerian state-owned TV. Bouteflika previously announced that he …

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