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Egyptians Mock Sissi As Only Viable Candidate in Upcoming Elections

TEL AVIV — Egyptian activists have taken to social media to spread the hashtag “#you_cant_run_for_president_because,” mocking the upcoming elections they claim are being controlled by the military and people under incumbent President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.

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Militants Rob Bank, Attack Church in Egypt’s Sinai; Seven Dead

EL-ARISH, Egypt — In a brazen attack, about a dozen Islamic militants robbed a local bank and traded fire with security forces guarding an unused church in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing seven people, including three civilians, officials said.

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Bomb Attack Near Pyramids Kills Six, Muslim Brotherhood Blamed

A bomb attack in Giza, on a road leading to the pyramids, killed at least six people on Thursday – including three Egyptian police officers – and wounded 13 others. Two of the wounded are reportedly in critical condition. The Egyptian Interior Ministry blamed the attack on Muslim Brotherhood militants.

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Egyptian Court Upholds Prison Sentence for Hosni Mubarak and Sons

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, were found guilty of corruption in 2014 for embezzling millions of dollars from the national treasury. The case was retried last May, ending in another guilty verdict, which was upheld on Saturday after an appeal.

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World View: President Obama May Have to Choose Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Contents: Sectarian Sunni-Shia split deepens over Iran – Saudi split; President Obama may have to choose between Saudi Arabia and Iran; Hezbollah-Israel violence growing on Lebanon border; Residents of Tel Aviv Israel in panic after Friday’s gunfire attack; European and Wall St stocks fall sharply, following China

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Egypt Arrests Facebook Admins Charged with Ties to Muslim Brotherhood

As the fifth anniversary of the social media-driven Arab Spring uprisings approaches, Egyptian authorities have arrested three influential Facebook administrators, accusing them of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. On Saturday Egypt’s Interior Ministry charged two men and one woman,