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Egypt levies additional espionage charges against ex-President Morsi
Egypt levies additional espionage charges against ex-President Morsi

Egyptian authorities will try jailed former President Mohamed Morsi for allegedly providing official secrets to the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar in what the state prosecutor called Egypt's biggest espionage case ever. By leveling new espionage charges at Morsi, Egypt strikes out simultaneously at Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar, which has backed Islamist movements across the region. The unveiling of the spy case against the Islamist former leader also coincides with government efforts to quell widespread grumbling over a massive electricity outage that paralyzed much of the capital and other cities on Thursday. President Abdel Fattah Sisi went on nationwide television...

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