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Egypt`s Islamic State affiliate claims rocket attack on naval boat
The Islamic State`s Egypt affiliate claimed responsibility for Thursday`s missile attack on a naval boat off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, reports Ahram Online.
Suicide bomber killed near military base: Egyptian Army
Ahram Online reports.
Egypt removes Cairo security chief amid surge in militant violence
Cairo`s security chief, Osama Bedair, was sacked on Thursday following a series of militant attacks that security forces failed to curb.
Sexual violations at "highest" rate during past Eid - initiative
The anti-sexual harassment group Shoft Taharosh (I Saw Harassment) said in a statement that the level of sexual violations witnessed throughout the Eid was at its "highest" rate in the geographical area where the initiative is active; downtown Cairo.
Sisi`s `war on terrorism`, the people of Sinai speak
Sinai residents share their experiences of living in the midst of Sisi’s war on terrorism.
Six injured in Fayoum IED explosion
Six people were injured, including three policemen, in an IED explosion planted by an unidentified attacker on the al-Central Bridge in Fayoum City Wednesday.
Six pro-Brotherhood protesters killed in Giza clashes
Six people killed and three injured in Friday clashes between police and pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in the working class district of Talbiya in Giza.
Former Egypt President Morsi calls supporters to `continue the revolution`
Former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi published a message on social media calling on his supporters to continue "the revolution."
Rabaa El-Adawiya square named after Egypt`s slain top prosecutor
The site of a large Islamist sit-in in 2013 following the ouster of ex-President Mohamed Morsi, the square will be renamed after Hisham Barakat who was assassinated last month by a car bomb
198 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members referred to military judiciary
The 198 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members are accused of attempting to target police officers, army officers and judges in terrorist attacks
Amnesty International describes Egypt’s draft terrorism law as "latest tool to muzzle peaceful activists"
“A draconian counterterrorism law expanding the Egyptian authorities’ iron grip on power would strike at the very heart of basic freedoms and human rights principles and must be scrapped immediately or fundamentally revised," said Amnesty International.
Journalists still opposed to anti-terror bill despite amendments
The changes, according to the syndicate, still represented a setback for press freedom, and an alternate method of sending journalists to prison.
Mounting indignance at auditing agency over recent presidential decree
Anger is surging among members of Egypt’s financial auditing agency after the presidency had adopted a law, empowering it to remove the agency’s head among other government corruption watchdogs.
Yaqeen network director detained over inciting against state
Prosecutor ordered the detention of Yaqeen News Network’s (YNN) director Yehia Khalaf pending an investigation into charges of publishing videos which incite against state.
Four arrested taking selfies flashing Brotherhood gesture
Police at Cairo’s main train station arrested four young people for allegedly taking selfies while making a pro-Muslim Brotherhood gesture Sunday.
Sheikh Mohamed Gibril blocked from travel after prayer ban
Gibril has been banned from travelling to London hours after his politically-charged supplication during the Laylat al-Qadr prayers on Monday evening.
Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt
No room for political satire in Egypt, explains a Reuters report.
A lethal attack revisited
Mada Masr examines conflicting narratives of how nine Brotherhood members died during a raid in Sixth of October City. The report can be accessed in Arabic.
Rights groups, political parties demand gov`t rescind anti-terror draft law
Forty Egyptian rights organizations and political parties spoke out against draft law, and the additional punitive measures it grants the state.
Three Christians detained for distributing dates saying the `Lord loves you`
Three Christians were detained in Alexandria on Monday and forced to pay bail of LE10,000 each on charges of insulting Islam by placing Christian messages in packages of dates.
Egypt`s Pope Tawadros prays for Armenian genocide victims in Lebanon visit
Coptic Pope Tawadros II prayed on Sunday in Lebanon`s Armenian Orthodox Church for the slain victims of the Armenian Massacre at the hand of the Ottoman Empire.
US navy commander meets Egyptian counterpart during Alexandria visit
The purpose of the visit was “to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to partnering with Egypt and to enhancing regional security”, the US Embassy in Cairo stated.
US supplies Egypt with war ships, in talks to establish drone base
US Navy has supplied Egypt with high-tech warships worth 1.1 billion USD, as Washington is reportedly considering establishing an airbase for aerial drones in North Africa to help fight Islamic State militants in Libya.
Cabinet cancels decision to ban cotton imports
Reversal follows opposition from the heads of export councils, who described the move as catastrophic because of the negative consequences on their contracts and obligations towards the local and external markets.
Sacked cement workers demand reinstatement
Workers sacked by the Arabian Cement Company have asked for an official intervention to reinstate them, complaining that they have no other source of income.