Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Egypt

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See also, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Petroleum Affairs, Regional Affairs, Palestinian Affairs, Morocco, Turkey

1999

Aug. 10: Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that the Foreign Ministry had banned the Sudanese Human Rights Organization from operating in Egypt. The organization had maintained an office in Cairo. [8/11 FBIS]

Aug. 14: In Cairo, a court sentenced three journalists to two years' imprisonment each for defaming Deputy Prime Minister of Agriculture Yusuf Wali in the publication Al Sha'ab. [8/16 FBIS]

Aug. 21: In Cairo, about 300 journalists, who were members of the Press Syndicate, held a sit-in strike to protest the detention of three journalists from the publication Al Sha'ab. (8/23 FBIS]

Sept. 6- In Port Sa'id, a man, with no known ties with any group, rushed President Husni Mubarak's limousine with a "sharp weapon in his hand. . and inflicted a superficial wound" to Mubarak. Mubarak's security guards killed the attacker. Witnesses contended that the man did not have a weapon, but rather a protest note. [9n NYT, FF, WSJ, WP, FBIS]

Sept. 7: Police reported that they had killed four members of the Islamic Group in Cairo. …

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