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National rights council report criticizes torture, forced disappearances in Egypt The National Council for Human Rights, a state-affiliated rights organization, released its eleventh annual report on Sunday indicating that torture within prisons is one of the most common rights violations committed in Egypt over the past year.
Director of leading feminist organization Nazra banned from travel Mozn Hassan, executive director of the Nazra For Feminist Studies center, was banned from traveling on Monday as she attempted to board a flight to Beirut, the organization said in a statement.
Update: TV host Liliane Daoud deported to Beirut Popular Lebanese TV host Liliane Daoud was arrested from her home in Cairo on Monday night, taken to an undisclosed location and then put aboard an EgyptAir flight to Beirut, said Daoud’s lawyer Zyad Elelaimy.
Second black box from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 repaired The second black box from the crashed EgyptAir flight MS804, which contains cockpit voice recordings, has been successfully repaired, Egyptian officials announced in a statement Saturday.
Update: Repaired black box shows smoke alarms went off on EgyptAir MS804 shortly before crash A recently repaired black box revealed that smoke alarms went off in EgyptAir MS804’s bathrooms and avionics area below the cockpit immediately before its crash.
Press syndicate leaders` trial postponed for further witness accounts The Qasr al-Nile court decided on Saturday to postpone the trial of the head of the Press Syndicate, Yehia Qallash and senior board members Khaled al-Balshy and Gamal Abd al-Reheem to 9 July.
Court recusal request in appeal of Egypt-Saudi islands deal postponed to 30 July Egypt`s High Administrative Court postponed to 30 July referring a recusal request of the panel reviewing a government appeal against a ruling establishing the Egyptian sovereignty of two Red Sea islands to an independent commission.
Court requires prison administration to allow jailed students to sit exams An Egyptian court ruled on Monday that high school students detained pending trial may not be prevented from sitting their exams.
Students slam officials for `burying their heads in the sand` over exam crisis As dozens of high school students protested outside the Education Ministry and Cabinet headquarters on Wednesday, student leaders criticized Egypt’s education system in a press conference organized by the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.
Egyptian students protest against `oppressive` educational system Hundreds of Egyptian high school students protested on Monday in front of the Ministry of Education in Cairo against what they see as an "oppressive" educational system.
Twenty-three students released after protests over exam leaks - security source Egyptian security forces released on Tuesday twenty-three high school students one day after hundreds protested in front of the Ministry of Education`s headquarters in Cairo.
Egypt Thanaweya Amma applied math exam leaked for second time The thanaweya amma applied math exam was leaked Saturday morning for the second time in one week, minutes after the exam started on Saturday morning.
Trial to outlaw independent labor unions referred to Egypt’s highest court A historic case seeking to outlaw Egypt’s independent trade unions, in which a verdict was due Sunday, was referred to the Supreme Constitutional Court.
Solidarity conference demands end to military trial of 26 Alexandria Shipyard workers A conference in solidarity with twenty-six workers from the Alexandria Shipyard Company who are standing military trial on charges of inciting strikes was held in Cairo on Monday.
June 30, 3 years on: Independent labor movements suffer more losses than gains Once aligned with Armed Forces generals during the 30 June movement, today leaders of independent trade unions today lament their lost agency and worry over forthcoming legislation and the general deterioration of workers’ conditions.
June 30, 3 years on: A changing regional map Under the Muslim Brotherhood, rising regional powers celebrated Egypt while traditional stalwarts were worried. But after 30 June, Egypt is playing more politics with everyone.
June 30, 3 years on: State efforts to depoliticize universities falter Universities have been a battleground for political engagement throughout Egypt`s history, and with the eruption of the 25 January revolution in 2011, universities took on a significant role in the ongoing political debate taking place both on and off campuses.
June 30, 3 years on: Copts and the state Many Coptic Christians still support Sisi but are increasingly angry at the state.
Coptic priest shot dead in North Sinai attack A Coptic priest was shot dead in Arish, North Sinai on Thursday, the Coptic Orthodox Church announced in a statement.
Annual water crisis: broken promises and local action In the village of Hamamda, a half-hour ride from Beheira Governorate’s capital city of Damanhour, the signs of a chronic water shortage problem are pervasive.
Court postpones Mursi`s trial over insulting judiciary to Sept 22 The Cairo Criminal court adjourned on Saturday the trial of former president Mohamed Morsi and twenty-four others on charges of insulting the judiciary to 22 September.
Former Egyptian official handed 15 years in prison for protest, violence An Egyptian criminal court sentenced the former assistant governor of the province of Minya on Tuesday to fifteen years in prison on charges of protesting and inciting violence.
US Dept of Agriculture: Egypt`s cotton industry continues to decline Once a key national export, Egypt’s internationally renowned long staple cotton industry continues to spiral, according to a report issued this month by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture.
CBE governor: Fixing the Egyptian pound’s price was a ‘grave mistake’ The governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, Tarek Amer, said that the Bank’s attempts to fix the price of the Egyptian pound against the dollar were a grave mistake.
Italian Senate suspends export of military equipment to Egypt The Italian Senate voted Wednesday to suspend the export of F-16 parts to Egypt in an effort to pressure Egyptian authorities over their investigation into the death of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni.
Egypt says Italy`s decision to halt aviation supplies `not consistent` with cooperation level Egypt said on Thursday that Italy’s decision to halt warplane supplies to Egypt is “inconsistent” with the level of “cooperation” between authorities in both countries that are working to unveil the circumstances of Giulio Regeni’s death.
Russian tourism may return to Egypt in ‘foreseeable future’ - ambassador Russian tourists will be able to travel to Egypt in “the foreseeable future” as resumption of tourists` flow to Egypt is a priority for both countries, Russian state-affiliated Sputnik news agency reported citing a statement by Russian Ambassador to Egypt Sergei Kirpichenko.
Egypt to extend opening of Rafah border crossing to Monday Egyptian authorities will extend the opening of the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza strip to Monday, the Palestinian embassy in Cairo said on Thursday.
Six security personnel killed in exchange of fire with smugglers in Western Desert Six security personnel including two army officers and four conscripts, were killed on Thursday during an exchange of fire with "smugglers" in the Western Desert close to border with Libya, army officials said.
Egyptian Coptic priest, police officer killed in 2 attacks in North Sinai`s Arish An Egyptian priest was shot dead on Thursday near the al-Arish police station in North Sinai, the interior ministry said in a statement, after a police officer was killed in another attack in the same city.