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Egypt military trial of civilians in May `grossly unfair` - Amnesty International Amnesty International described on Monday the military trial of eight civilians in May as "grossly unfair" and called on Egyptian authorities to retry the convicts before a civilian court.
Military court sentences 18 Morsi supporters to prison on `violence charges` A military court sentenced to prison eighteen supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for rioting and allegedly belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, with verdicts ranging from three years to life in prison.
Detention extended for 19 people implicated in Minya sectarian violence On Thursday, Minya Prosecution issued fifteen-day detention renewal orders for nineteen people allegedly involved in sectarian violence that broke in Koum al-Loufy village near Samalout.
Sisi issued 10 pardons since he took office in 2014 On the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr celebration, Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 649 prisoners in what marks the tenth presidential pardon he issued since he took office in June 2014.
Appeal against Malek Adly`s detention denied The Shubra court judge denied on Monday an appeal put forth by rights lawyer Malek Adly`s defence team against his detention pending investigation.
Court postpones trial of Egyptian press syndicate head A Cairo misdemeanor court postponed on Saturday the trial of Egypt`s press syndicate chairman Yehia Kalash and two other board members to 16 July on charges of harboring fugitives inside the syndicate`s headquarters.
Pharmacists` Syndicate sues pharma companies over LE2.6 bln illegal profit The Pharmacists` Syndicate has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical firms that are not complying with profit margin laws stated in a ministerial decision of 2012, according to Mohie Ebeid, syndicate chief.
One story, many faces: How Egypt’s political TV is shaping public opinion The state of Egypt`s media is one manifestation of the decline in civil and political freedoms in country after the 2011 revolution.
Sisi delivers `message from Egypt` at 30 June uprising celebration Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Sunday that the status of Egypt is the responsibility of its citizens, and that they should not let anyone deceive them and ruin their country.
Questions about June 30: Who were we and what were we thinking? Part 1 Just before 30 June, 2016, a group of Mada Masr opinion writers gathered to discuss the 30 June, 2013 protests that led to the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood leader and former President Mohamed Morsi, examining what they were thinking then and what could have been done differently.
Questions about June 30: Who were we and what were we thinking? Part 2 A group of Mada Masr opinion writers continue their discussion on whether there was a way to avoid 30 June and its consequences.
Egypt court sentences pro-Mursi chief editor to 3 years in prison A Cairo court sentenced on Sunday Magdy Hussein, the editor-in-chief of al-Shaab newspaper, to three years in prison on charges of defamation and insulting the Supreme Constitutional Court judges.
Egypt`s education ministry says leaks take place in exam rooms High school exams were leaked inside the classrooms as students were taking their tests, the spokesperson of Egypt`s Ministry for Education said on Monday.
EgyptAir investigative committee: Remains of victims to be identified Egyptian investigators said on Sunday that they have gathered human remains from the site in which the EgyptAir flight MS 804 fell into the Mediterranean, and are carrying out DNA tests to identify the victims.
Between 91 and 200 incidents of reported sexual harassment documented during Eid holiday There is a wide variance among reports documenting the number of incidents of public sexual harassment against women during the four-day Eid holiday this year, with as few as ninety-one and as many as 200 having been reported across Egypt.
Egypt naval forces foil two attempts at illegal immigration to Europe Egyptian naval forces foiled two attempts at illegal immigration to Europe near Alexandria, the Egyptian armed forces spokesperson announced earlier Sunday.
Core, annual inflation hit 7-year highs in June Inflation continued to soar in June, with the annual rates for both core and headline inflation hitting the highest levels since early 2009.
Survey: Business conditions worsen for 9th month in a row With output, new orders, and inflation continuing to decline in June, businesses surveyed for the Purchasing Managers` Index reported that conditions in Egypt’s non-oil sector deteriorated during the month. June marks the ninth consecutive month that the Purchasing Managers` Index has indicated a decline.
With debt service costs soaring, budget deficit hit LE311 bn by May Eleven months into the 2015/16 fiscal year, Egypt’s budget deficit had already exceeded the target for the full year. From July 2015 to May 2016, the deficit grew to 311 billion LE, or 11.2 percent of gross domestic product, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Sisi stresses importance of reducing debt, increasing foreign reserves Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed on Saturday the importance of reducing the public debt and increasing the foreign exchange reserves, according to a statement by the presidency.
Egypt MPs condemn `abuses` by US police against black citizens A number of Egyptian MPs said in separate statements they were “outraged” by what they called the wide use of excessive force against black protesters in recent days in the United States. They also argued that the repeated police shootings of black Americans exposes the "illusion of American democracy and its alleged respect for human rights".
Egypt to ‘review’ joint immigration measures following Italy’s decision to cut military supplies The Egyptian government announced that it would reconsider its joint efforts with Italy to manage undocumented immigration, in a formal response to the Italian Senate’s decision to cut military supplies to Egypt.
Egypt foreign minister to talk Mideast peace in rare visit to Israel Egypt`s foreign minister will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday during a rare visit to Israel aimed at reviving the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Two-state solution not far-fetched - Egypt`s FM Egypt`s foreign minister said during his visit to Israel on Sunday that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "is not far-fetched."
Foreign ministry working to free six Egyptians detained in Libya Egypt’s foreign ministry said it is working to free six Egyptian nationals who were held on their way back from Libya.
Antiquities Ministry recovers ancient Egyptian tablet from Paris auction house The Antiquities Ministry has recovered an ancient Egyptian tablet dating back to the reign of Pharaoh Nectanebo II that was due to be sold at a Paris auction house.
Egyptian policeman killed in North Sinai shooting A policeman was killed in North Sinai`s al-Arish city in a shooting on Saturday, Egypt’s interior ministry said.
Egypt army, police foil planned attack on North Sinai checkpoint Egyptian security forces foiled Sunday an attack that was set to target a security checkpoint in North Sinai`s Sheikh Zuweid city, the Egyptian military said.
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