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Security forces disperse protest against `enforced disappearances` Security forces dispersed a protest on Monday organized by more than a dozen women demanding to know the whereabouts of their children who were allegedly "forcibly disappeared."
Detention renewed for rights lawyer Malek Adly, defense team protests violations Prominent human rights lawyer Malek Adly will remain in pretrial detention for another fifteen days following a Sunday court ruling.
Ahram journalist sentenced to a year in prison, chief editor fined LE10,000 for libel Ahram Gate news portal editor-in-chief Hesham Younes was fined 10,000 LE, while Ahmed Amer, a journalist within the same publication, was sentenced to one year in prison for publishing false news about former Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend.
Will the state assume control of the Journalists Syndicate board? A verdict is expected on Sunday 31 July regarding whether or not the state will assume control over the board of the Journalists Syndicate, after the hearing was postponed again on Monday.
Egypt court rejects lawsuit demanding sequestration of press syndicate A Cairo court rejected Sunday a lawsuit that calls for imposing judicial sequestration on the press syndicate.
Court adjourns trial of 67 involved in top prosecutor`s assassination to Aug. 16 The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday the trial of sixty-seven defendants accused of assassinating late prosecutor general Hisham Barakat to 16 August.
Court to resume Red Sea islands case on August 13 Egyptian lawyers ceded, on Saturday, a request to replace the judges presiding over a government appeal against a former verdict that nullified a border demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia made in April.
Cairo appeal court overturns jail sentence for activist Qeshta in Red Sea island protests case Activist Hamdy Kamal was acquitted Saturday by an appeal court of charges related to protests that took place in April against a deal that put two Red Sea islands into Saudi hands.
Egypt court bans `Women Against the Coup` movement The Cairo Court of Urgent Matters in Abdin banned on Thursday the "Women Against the Coup" movement that has frequently rallied in the past against the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi.
First doctor convicted of female circumcision serves just 3 months of sentence Raslan Fadl, the first doctor to be convicted of female circumcision in Egypt, has served just three months of his sentence.
Egypt court upholds TV host Islam al-Beheiry`s one-year sentence for contempt of religion Egypt`s Court of Cassation upheld on Sunday a one-year prison sentence handed to TV show host Islam al-Beheiry over charges of contempt of religion.
Egypt court refers 13 to Grand Mufti for killing top police officer The Cairo Criminal court referred thirteen people on Saturday to the Grand Mufti to give his religious opinion after the court handed them death sentences over accusations of killing major general Nabil Farag.
Al-Azhar picks battle with the state over written sermons Anger over the decision to unify the Friday sermon throughout Egypt’s mosques has extended from ministry to imams to the leadership of Egypt’s prestigious Al-Azhar whose deputy last week said that the directive to imams to read ministry-issued sermons does not apply to Al-Azhar preachers.
Despite Al-Azhar’s rejection, imams adhere to ministry-written sermon In the first Friday prayer following Al-Azhar’s official rejection of the Endowments Ministry’s decision to distribute and mandate adherence to a ministry-written sermon, many imams continued to read from the proscribed text.
Sisi meets Pope Tawadros as negotiations on law to build churches continue President Sisi met with the Coptic Orthodox Church`s Pope Tawadros II at the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace on Thursday.
All Egyptians are equal under the constitution: Sisi to Coptic pope following sectarian attacks Egypt`s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II on Thursday that all Egyptians are equal in their rights and duties in accordance with the constitution during a meeting held in the wake of recent sectarian attacks in Upper Egypt.
Former top auditor Hesham Geneina sentenced to year in prison, LE20,000 fine A Cairo criminal court sentenced former head of Egypt`s Central Auditing Authority Hesham Geneina one to year in prison and a fine of 20,000 LE for disseminating false news that was harmful to state institutions and threatened public peace.
Parliament approves controversial civil service law Egypt’s parliament approved the long-disputed civil service law on Monday and referred it to the state council, tasked with assessing its constitutionality.
IMF delegation arrives in Egypt to discuss conditions for $12 billion loan A delegation from the International Monetary Fund arrived in Cairo on Saturday to discuss conditions for a new economic program meant to provide Egypt with financial support of up to twelve billion USD over the next three years.
Egypt seeks US$12 billion IMF loan, but at what cost? Egypt is approaching the final stages of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund for a three-year, twenty-one billion USD financing program, to include twelve billion USD in loans, officials say.
Central Bank keeps interest rates on hold The Central Bank of Egypt’s monetary policy committee elected Thursday to leave its benchmark interest rates unchanged.
Household survey highlights rise in poverty, inequality in Egypt More than twenty-five million Egyptians lived on less than 482 LE per month in 2015, new figures from the state’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics indicate.
CAPMAS claims workplace injuries in Egypt have decreased since 2015 The state’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics issued its latest annual report regarding workplace injuries in Egypt on Monday, in which it claimed that injuries have decreased by 5.9 percent in 2015 compared to rates in the previous year.
Report: Political instability, poor access to finance hold back Egypt’s private sector Political instability, poor access to finance and unreliable electricity are the top obstacles cited by Egyptian private sector companies in a new report by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, and the World Bank Group.
Israel`s Netanyahu celebrates warming ties with Sisi`s Egypt Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday praised warming relations with Egypt and its president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted an Islamist government seen as hostile to ties between the neighbors.
Egypt receives more wreckage from crashed EgyptAir plane from Israel Israel has handed over materials that it claims are probably wreckage from an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on 19 May, with the loss of sixty-six lives.
Egypt ready to share Russian plane crash findings with Moscow Egyptian authorities are ready to provide Moscow with information on the investigation into the crash of a Russian plane last year, state-affiliated Russian news agency Sputnik reported on Wednesday.
Egypt foreign ministry follows case of Egyptian killed in German prison The Egyptian Embassy in Berlin sent an official letter to Germany`s foreign ministry requesting information regarding the murder of a young Egyptian man in a prison in the city of Essen.
Arab integration has become an urgent necessity - Sisi Arab integration has become an urgent necessity, said Egypt’s prime minister on behalf of president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during the Arab League summit opening session on Monday.
Egyptians among top investors in Dubai property market Egyptians contributed a total of 373 million USD to Dubai’s real estate investment market for the first half of 2016, according to a report issued by Dubai Land Department’s Real Estate Research and Studies Department.
Egypt interior ministry says three `terrorists` killed in Arish Egypt`s interior ministry said that three "terrorists" were killed in a blast in North Sinai`s town of al-Arish on Wednesday.
Explosion injures three policeman in North Sinai An explosion hit an armored personnel carrier injuring three policemen in North Sinai`s Arish on Monday.
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