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What can the US do for Egypt?
Amr Adly reflects on US-Egyptian relations in light of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Egypt.
Egypt, Saudi sign pact to boost military ties
The new Cairo-Riyadh pact also backs building a new joint Arab military force to fight terrorism in the region.
Egypt extends military operations in Yemen by six months
Egyptian authorities agreed to extend involvement in military operations in Yemen by another six months, in support of the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting Shia Huthi groups since March.
US dispatches eight fighter jets to Egypt to support war on terror
The United States will deliver eight F-16 aircrafts to Egypt on Thursday and Friday as part of its “ongoing support in Egypt and throughout the region,” according to an American Embassy in Cairo statement.
Egypt`s navy receives FREMM frigate from France
In February, Egypt and France signed a deal for Cairo to purchase twenty-four French Rafale jet fighters, the naval frigate and related military equipment. The deal is worth more than 5.70 billion USD in total.
We will implement the Cairo Declaration: Sisi and Salman concur
The Cairo Declaration is a new understanding of cooperation between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in the military, economic and political fields
Turkey snubbed in Suez Canal Opening celebrations
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç told reporters on Wednesday that Egypt has not sent Turkey an invitation to attend the inauguration of the New Suez Canal on 6 August.
Saudi defense minister to visit Egypt Thursday
Mohammad Bin Salman will meet President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to discuss cooperation between Cairo and Riyadh.
Civil Service Act protests supported by twenty-seven syndicates
Egypt Independent reports.
Five mishaps in promoting and securing the New Suez Canal
The measures that have been taken to plan, secure and mark the opening of the New Suez Canal range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Assets of Seventy-Eight Brotherhood members frozen
Egypt Independent reports.
Media freedoms center highlights unconstitutional laws
According to HRDO Center for the Support of Digital Expression, an independent media freedoms center, many of the laws enacted by the Egyptian government over the past two years are at odds with the Constitution.
Source: Thirty-Eight "Brotherhood members" referred to military trial over burning oil company`s vehicles
The Suez prosecution referred thirty-eight "Muslim Brotherhood members" to military trial over charges of setting fire to cars belonging to the Suez Oil company in February, a security source said on Friday.
Hisham Geneina: There are attempts to fabricate an espionage charge against me
In an interview with Al-Masry Al-Youm, head of the Central Auditing Organization responds to allegations about differences between him and the presidency.
Sisi issues laws on parliament, political rights by presidential decree
The amendments provided for the formation of the House of Representatives of members elected by direct secret ballot, and gave the President the right to appoint no more than five percent of the members. The seats shall be divided into 448 seats for individual runners and 120 seats for list runners.
GUC students to appeal expulsion for protesting death of fellow student
A group of German University (GUC) students are set to appeal a decision to expel them for protesting after the death of a student who was fatally crushed by university buses last March.
HRW: Police may have killed nine people in extrajudicial execution
Police may have illegally killed nine Muslim Brotherhood supporters during a raid on 1 July 2015, reported the New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Hisham Mubarak Law Center threatened with judicial investigation
That high-profile case stems back to July 2011, when then-Prime Minister Kamal al-Ganzouri organized a task force to investigate the flow of foreign funding into Egypt following the January 25 Revolution.
Sisi repeals law imposing deadlines on constitutional court rulings on parliament
A law requiring Egypt`s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) to rule on the constitutionality of parliamentary election laws within a maximum of five days after hearing a case was overturned.
Media professionals issue recommendations on covering terrorism
The conference, entitled “Media and Confronting Terrorism”, was organized by the main state broadcaster in cooperation with the Arab Organization For Dialogue & International Cooperation (AICO).
Egypt`s elections committee to receive media requests to cover polls
The Egyptian High Elections Commission (HEC) has announced that from Saturday it will accept applications from media outlets and civil society organizations for permits to cover the upcoming parliamentary polls. Precise dates for the long-delayed parliamentary elections have yet to be announced, but they are expected before the end of 2015.
Egypt MOI says cannot secure trial of policemen charged with torturing detainee to death
Court postponed trial set to start Saturday as police say are occupied with securing new Suez Canal festivities
Cairo court delays verdict in Al-Jazeera journalists trial to 29 August
A Cairo court has adjourned for the tenth time the lengthy retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists and five others after the judge missed the second hearing in days.
Egypt`s electoral commission to monitor media coverage of parliamentary election
The three assigned commissions will be monitoring media coverage of the election on a daily basis and evaluating the media’s conduct, taking disciplinary actions against violators.
Twenty-seven Muslim Brotherhood members acquitted over storming police station
A Giza criminal court on Sunday acquitted twenty-seven Muslim Brotherhood members over charges of storming Awsim village police station following the dispersal of two pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins in Cairo in August 2013.
Egypt cabinet approves amendment over trials in absentia
Minister of Transitional Justice, Ibrahim El-Heneidy, says that the amendment to the law is to speed up the procedures to put fugitives on trial.
Egypt says eighty-eight suspected militants killed in North Sinai in late July
The spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces announced.
IED explodes under judge’s car in Sharqiya, none injured
An IED exploded Sunday under the car of judge Mohamed Abdallah Abbas, head of Khanka Court, which was parked outside his home in Derb Negm city, Sharqiya. The car was destroyed and no injuries were reported.
Policeman killed in drive-by shooting at Niger Embassy in Cairo
Ahram Online reports.
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