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Hossam Bahgat has been released, unclear if charges still pending Hossam Bahgat was released from military intelligence at midday on Tuesday after he signed a document stating, “I, Hossam Bahgat, journalist at Mada Masr, declare that I will abide by legal and security procedures when publishing material pertaining to the Armed Forces."
Egyptian journalist Hossam Bahgat calls for end to military trial of civilians after 2-day detention Egyptian investigative journalist and human rights activist Hossam Bahgat was released from the custody of military prosecution on Tuesday, two days after his detention on charges of "publishing false news aimed at harming national security."
Al-Masry Al-Youm owner Salah Diab and son released on bail The owner of Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Salah Diab and his son were released from jail Wednesday afternoon on bail, pending investigations into charges of illegal arms possession.
Plain-clothed agents kidnap groom from his wedding It was not clear whether Badr al-Gamal had a past of political activism, but Egyptian rights advocates have decried a months-old wave of enforced disappearances of political activists where targets are taken to unknown destinations.
Egypt court to rule on Wael Ghonim`s nationality suit in January Egypt`s administrative court Sunday set a January 17 verdict date for a law suit demanding that activist Wael Ghonim be stripped of his Egyptian nationality on accusations of being an agent.
State TV anchor suspended for criticizing Sisi State TV anchor Azza al-Hennawy was suspended this week and referred to internal disciplinary investigation for criticizing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Reem Maged says banned from any Egyptian channel Outspoken TV presenter Reem Maged said she is banned from appearing on any Egyptian channel, adding that this decision makes her feel “paralyzed”.
Presenter censures Swedish ambassador over journalist’s arrest remarks TV host Ahmed Moussa criticized Sweden’s ambassador to Cairo for allegedly defending an Egyptian journalist who was briefly detained and interrogated by military prosecutors.
Journalists` Syndicate head files claim against Tahrir newspaper The Journalists` Syndicate Chairman Yehia Qalash filed a claim against Tahrir newspaper management, holding it responsible for the lives of journalists who are on hunger strike at the newspaper`s headquarters for the fourth consecutive day.
Egyptian writer Ahmed Naji stands trial over sexually explicit text A writer and a newspaper editor both faced trial on Saturday on charges of public indecency for publishing what prosecutors describe as a "sexually flagrant article" in the state-owned cultural newspaper Akhbar Al-Adab last year.
Thousands demand release of teenager arrested 2 years ago for wearing anti-torture shirt Almost 145,000 people from around the world have signed an Amnesty International petition demanding the release of nineteen-year-old Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein, who has been held without charge in Cairo’s Tora Prison for almost two years.
Blog: In court again Lina Attalah reports from the Police Academy on Alaa Abd El Fattah`s birthday.
Cairo University expels 27 students, political activism suspected Cairo University expelled twenty-seven students this week without prior notice, news reports have said, indicating that their past political activism could have been a factor.
Seven defendants sentenced to death in Second Rafah Massacre The Giza Criminal Court, headed by judge Motaz Khafagy, has sentenced Adel Habbara and six others to death for killing soldiers in Rafah city, North Sinai, in the case publicly known as the "Second Rafah Massacre".
Giza court sentences one to death, refers three to Grand Mufti The man is accused of storming a police station and killing eleven policemen in the town of Kerdasa.
Interior Ministry says it killed top Province of Sinai leader in Cairo Interior Ministry forces have killed a top Province of Sinai leader who they allege was behind several terrorist operations targeting the Armed Forces, diplomatic missions and civilians, the ministry said in a statement released Monday.
12 NGOs dissolved over suspected Brotherhood ties Egypt’s Social Solidarity Ministry dissolved Thursday twelve non-governmental organizations, claiming they have ties with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Student union elections: Is politics dying in Egypt`s universities? As students prepare for elections, almost no one is talking politics, Mada Masr reports.
Angered doctors demand healthcare reform after colleague dies from meningitis After a doctor died from meningitis that she contracted on the job, the Doctors Syndicate continued to lash out at the Health Ministry this week for failing to uphold basic health and safety standards at Egypt’s public hospitals.
Lawyers protest alleged security assault on colleagues Several lawyers staged a protest condemning police assault on their colleagues on Saturday in Banha, Qalyubiya outside the city’s prosecution and courtroom complex.
court ruled Thursday, despite a previous conviction on protest-related charges.
Egypt`s prosecution investigates Alexandria sewage system corruption case The investigations revealed a corruption scandal following the heavy rains that flooded West Alexandria.
Next parliament can be bought with money: Nour Party The composition of Egypt’s forthcoming parliament will reflect the influence financial bribes had on voters, said the Salafi-led Nour Party, continuing to voice anger over its electoral failure in the first phase of elections.
Elections Snapshot: low turnout expected in Egypt`s beleaguered North Sinai Aswat Masriya reports.
Court upholds pardoned activist Yara Sallam`s right to vote Human rights lawyer Yara Sallam will not lose her constitutional right to vote, an administrative
Pound rises against the dollar, Central Bank governor steps down Central Bank of Egypt Governor Hesham Ramez, who submitted his resignation last month, has stepped down and appointed the bank’s deputy governor, Gamal Negm, as caretaker, state-owned Ahram reported.
Sisi pledges to keep tourism afloat during surprise visit to Sharm Arriving from the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Wednesday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a surprise visit to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh and pledged to keep the tourism industry in business.
Negotiations on $3 bn World Bank loan move to Washington Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr visited Washington Tuesday for negotiations between the government and the World Bank for a loan worth three billion USD.
Egyptian unemployment edges up to 12.8% in Q3: CAPMAS Egypt`s unemployment rate edged up to 12.8 percent in the third quarter of 2015 from 12.7 percent the previous quarter, but was lower than the 13.1 percent rate in the same period of last year, the statistics agency (CAPMAS) said on Sunday.
Alexandria textile workers escalate protests over salary Textile workers at several companies in Alexandria escalated their protests on Sunday over delayed salaries and forced leaves.
Luxor, Aswan tourism workers complain of state neglect Tourism sector workers in Luxor and Aswan have called on the government to rescue cultural tourism in the two cities, as both have become threatened following the Russian passenger plane crash in Sinai.
Russian plane crash
Russian jet crash puts Sharm resort staff on `unpaid leave` The Russian plane crash in Egypt has forced Sharm el-Sheikh hotels to send dozens of staff on "unpaid leave" as tourist numbers dwindle, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk within months.
Egypt to send Russian plane recording abroad for analysis A recording from Russian Airbus A321 which caught a sound before the plane disintegrated in midair will be sent abroad for analysis, Egypt`s civil aviation minister was quoted as saying Friday.
Russia bans incoming EgyptAir flights starting Saturday: Russian state media Russian aviation authorities have banned all EgyptAir flights to Russia starting Saturday, November 14, the state news agency Sputnik reported Friday.
The terrorist theory in the Russian plane crash Western governments jumped the gun by insisting that a terrorist act brought down the Russian plane in Sinai, writes Ahmed Eleiba.
US military aid for Egypt seen continuing despite rights concerns The US Congress looks set to approve another 1.3 billion USD in military aid to Egypt despite concerns expressed by some lawmakers over its crackdown on dissent while fighting religious militants.
We are keen on strengthening cooperation with F-16 aircraft manufacturer: Sisi President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Thursday with Marillyn Hewson, the chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin, the US manufacturer of the F-16 aircraft.
Foreign Ministry slams UN condemnation of Hossam Bahgat`s arrest Egypt`s Foreign Ministry criticized a statement on Tuesday by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on the arrest of Mada Masr contributor Hossam Bahgat.
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