Three Suspected of Planning Embassy Attack in Egypt
Security authorities in Egypt have arrested three suspected al Qaeda-linked militants who were planning to carry out suicide attacks on vital installations and an unspecified foreign embassy.
Middle East: Egypt: Critic of Morsi Is Jailed
Egyptian authorities jailed an anti-Islamist activist late Tuesday on charges that included insulting President Mohamed Morsi, state news media said.
Tight security after unrest at Egypt church
Authorities move to quell sectarian violence which has has left several Coptic Christians and Muslims in Cairo dead.
Three Men Arrested For Attempting To Cut Undersea Internet Cable In Egypt
Egyptian authorities arrested three men off the coast of Alexandria for attempting to sever an undersea Internet cable. The SEA-ME-WE 4 main line was part of a cable network that spanned the Mediterranean and connects Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe and has 39 landing points, including Alexandria. Seacom, a cable operator, said that the attacks reduced network speed in Egypt. The line belonged to Telecom Egypt. “The armed forces foiled an attempt and arrested three divers while they were cutting a submarine cable,” said an Egyptian spokesperson. Lines off the coast of Egypt have been cut multiple times, most notably in 2008 when three lines were ostensibly cut by ship anchors. “SEACOM can confirm that at 06:20 GMT 27 March, the SMW4 cable system suffered a cable cut off the coast of Egypt. Earlier this morning, SEACOM had restored all services on both SMW4 and IMEWE cable systems,” read an announcement on Seacom’s news page. Egyptian authorities are interrogating ...
Brotherhood supporters, opponents clash in Egypt, 40 hurt
CAIRO - Several thousand opponents of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood clashed with supporters of the Islamist group near its headquarters in Cairo on Friday, and at least 40 people were wounded, authorities said.
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