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Domestic violence: Permissible by religion, custom and law While violence against women in the public sphere has gained more attention in Egypt in the past few years, domestic violence, or what is termed “violence in the private sphere,” is largely a silent issue.
Bad news for Suez Canal as global shipping index bottoms out The Suez Canal has posted year-on-year declines for nine months in a row as of October, and global trade metrics suggests the situation is unlikely to improve in the near future.
At least five Sudanese migrants shot dead by security forces near Israeli border Egyptian border guards shot dead at least five Sudanese migrants and injured several others as they attempted to cross into Israel from North Sinai, according to a Ministry of Defense statement released on Monday.
Update: 141 violations on first day of second round of parliamentary elections At least 141 complaints were officially registered on the first day of the second phase of Egypt`s parliamentary elections, according to the High Elections Commission (HEC).
Complaint filed against Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh for insulting the president In an interview on BBC Arabic on Thursday, Abouel Fotouh reiterated his calls for holding early presidential elections, claiming “mismanagement” on political, economic and social levels.
More than 137 complaints during second day of voting The second day of the second round of the parliamentary elections saw 137 complaints about the electoral process, according to High Elections Commission (HEC) spokesperson Omar Marawan, speaking at a televised press conference Monday evening.
Egyptian officials, UN in spat over killing of Sudanese migrants The Egyptian Foreign Ministry snubbed concerns expressed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon over the killing of at least five Sudanese migrants attempting to cross into Israel from North Sinai on Monday.
British Airways, EasyJet cancel flights to Sharm el-Sheikh until January Two British airlines canceled flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh until January following advice from the British Government.
HEC: 29.83% turnout, For the Love of Egypt wins 60 more seats in 2nd elections round On Wednesday night, the High Elections Committee (HEC) announced a combined voter turnout rate of 29.83 percent for the first round of the second phase of parliamentary elections, which took place across thirteen of Egypt’s twenty-seven governorates.
Coptic Pope to attend funeral in Jerusalem, first visit of its kind in decades The pope travelled to Jerusalem to attend the funeral of Father Ibrahim, the Bishop of Jerusalem, who passed away on Wednesday.
Mona Iraqi sentenced to six months in prison for `Ramses Bathhouse` case Mona Iraqi, a TV journalist now notorious for cooperating with police during a raid on a downtown Cairo bathhouse, has been sentenced to six months in prison and handed a fine of LE1,600 for defamation and broadcasting false news.
Central Bank board reshuffled, ex-governor Oqda back on staff In a decree published in Thursday’s Official Gazette, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reshuffled the Central Bank of Egypt’s coordination council, appointing former Central Bank Governer Farouk al-Oqda to the committee and extending the term of prominent economist and bond trader Mohamed al-Erian.
Sisi approves committee for development of morals and values President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved the formation of a committee for “the development of morals and conscience and the promotion of work ethics and values of belonging,” proposed by Egypt`s Scholars Council.
Luxor protesters released as prosecution investigates death of detainee A district prosecutor ordered the release of 24 protesters in the southern governorate of Luxor on Thursday after they were arrested during a protest outside the Awamiya Police Station, where detainee Talaat Shabeeb had died while in custody.
Al-Azhar grand imam warns of attempts to spread Shia Islam in Egypt During a weekly television appearance, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar mosque Ahmed al-Tayyeb warned viewers about attempts to spread Shia Islam within Egypt.
Sisi inaugurates canal project, speaks of countering terrorism through development President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke of the challenges of fighting terrorism and encouraging investment at the launch of one of the first projects in the new Suez Canal industrial zone on Saturday.
Justice Ministry announces creation of special courts for violence against women Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend announced on Sunday the creation of special courts for cases involving violence against women, in order to ensure they are processed quickly.
Coptic church issues statement defending Pope`s visit to Israel The Coptic church released a statement on Sunday defending Pope Tawadros II’s visit to Jerusalem to attend the funeral of Father Ibrahim, the Bishop of Jerusalem.
Police arrest unemployed postgraduates protesting near Tahrir Square Police forcefully dispersed a protest by hundreds of unemployed postgraduates on Sunday afternoon as they approached Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, making several arrests.
5,000 workers on strike at food company in Beheira Around 5,000 workers are on strike at the Jawhara Food Processing Company over poor wages and three years` worth of unpaid bonuses.
Update: Journalist Ismail Alexandrani to be detained for 15 days pending investigations Investigative journalist and sociopolitical researcher Ismail Alexandrani will be detained for fifteen days pending investigations into charges of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and disseminating false information, according to his lawyers.
Those who voted and those who did not Some of those who went to vote, and those who did not, share similar hopes and fears as they speak to Ahram Online.
Nine demonstrators detained on Mohamed Mahmoud anniversary remain in custody An Egyptian court accepted on Monday the prosecution`s motion to remand in custody nine people arrested for "illegal assembly" and "protesting without a permit," while commemorating the fourth anniversary of deadly protests on Downtown Cairo’s iconic Mohamed Mahmoud street.
Pro-Sisi coalition set to be dominant parliamentary bloc after sweeping Egypt`s polls Preliminary reports from the second stage of Egypt`s parliamentary elections suggest a second landslide victory for the pro-Sisi `For the Love of Egypt` coalition
Egypt`s cabinet approves draft illegal migration law against smugglers The new law stipulates heavy penalties, including prison sentences with hard labor, for those convicted of taking part in the process of smuggling illegal immigrants.
Graph: Breakdown of Egypt`s parliamentary results so far -- winners and runoff hopefuls Ahram Online presents a breakdown of the results so far in Egypt`s parliamentary elections; with second stage runoffs still to come, around half the individual seats are still up for grabs.
Egypt policeman accused of torture, murder transferred from Luxor post: Reports Media reports citing security sources have suggested that the policeman accused of torturing a man to death in Luxor earlier this week has been transferred from his post at the El-Awameya police station.
Egypt`s PM revokes nationality of four citizens Prime Minister Sherif Ismail revoked the nationality of three citizens for joining a foreign army and of another citizen for becoming an Israeli citizen without an interior ministry permit.
Egypt`s total population to reach 98 million by next week: CAPMAS Egypt`s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics says Egypt`s population will reach ninety million next week at home with eight million abroad.
Egyptian court cancels election results in Mansoura constituency An Egyptian administrative court on Sunday issued a ruling nullifying the initial parliamentary election results in the constituency of Mansoura city in Daqahliya, MENA reported.
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