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Update: Islam Khalil leaves detention 10 days after release order Islam Khalil was released from detention Wednesday night, ten days after an order was issued for his release and following severe torture by police, according to his lawyers and family members.
Corpse of university student surfaces in Zeinhom morgue, amid family claim of death in police custody The corpse of medical student Ahmed Medhat was located at Cairo’s Zeinhom morgue on Tuesday, with his family claiming that he died in police custody.
Arrested photojournalist appears in Marg police station with marks of torture A photojournalist who was arrested on Saturday was seen at the Marg Police Station on Monday bearing signs of torture, according to his lawyer Ali al-Halawany.
Update: 3 young men released from police custody after arrest for setting up camera on Cairo balcony Three young men were released from police custody Tuesday afternoon after their arrest for setting up a camera on a downtown Cairo balcony.
Maadi microbus drivers launch strike after police fatally shoot colleague A number of microbus drivers began striking in Cairo’s Maadi district early Monday morning in protest over the fatal shooting of a fellow driver by police earlier in the day.
Egyptian policeman arrested for killing microbus driver Egypt’s prosecution has ordered an investigation into an incident earlier Monday, in which a low-ranking policeman reportedly killed a microbus driver in Cairo.
Policeman arrested for injuring microbus driver during fight Egyptian authorities has taken a policeman into custody on Sunday for shooting a microbus driver in the foot, Egypt`s interior ministry said.
Cairo, massacres and our history On New Year’s Eve eleven years ago, Egyptian police killed twenty-seven Sudanese refugees and injured dozens of others in Cairo’s upper-middle-class neighborhood of Mohandiseen. Tamer Waguih examines how the refugee massacre gave us a glimpse into the ability of Cairo to smoothly coexist with unjustly spilled blood because of its structural and societal racism.
After 150-year wait, Parliament passes church construction law in 3 days Egypt`s Parliament has passed a law regulating the construction and restoration of churches in just three days, after months of back-and-forth.
Head of parliament`s human rights committee resigns Head of the Human Rights committee in Egypt`s parliament, Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat, submitted his resignation on Tuesday due to the parliament`s "lack of cooperation" in the committee`s affairs, he said.
Déjà vu as Egypt court rejects lawsuit to ban Facebook and Twitter An Egyptian court rejected a lawsuit to ban Facebook and Twitter for the second time.
Egypt court upheld decision to renew detention of political activist The Giza criminal court upheld on Saturday a decision to renew the detention of political activist Haitham Mohamadeen for fifteen days.
Egypt court renews detention of Mahmoud al-Saqqa and three others for 15 days An Egyptian criminal court renewed the detention of journalist Mahmoud al-Saqqa and three others for fifteen days on charges of publishing "false" news related to the disputed islands of Tiran and Sanafir.
Four Egyptians receive death penalty in `Tanta terrorist cell` case A North Cairo criminal court sentenced to death on Sunday four Islamist militants after they were convicted of forming a terrorist cell in Gharbiya`s Tanta.
Egypt court lifts media gag on assassination of late prosecutor general case The Cairo Criminal Court lifted on Tuesday the media gag imposed on the case of the assassination of late prosecutor general Hisham Barakat and postponed the trial to 17 September.
Prosecution releases another defendant involved in wheat corruption case Egypt`s public prosecutor decided on Tuesday to release Ibrahim Hatab, a wheat silo owner, on a bail of 500,000 LE, pending investigation into his involvement in a wheat corruption case.
CAPMAS announces decrease in value of imports in June, experts say different story in dollars Egypt’s trade deficit dropped by 15.7 percent year-on-year to 29.7 billion LE, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics announced Wednesday, but experts say such comparisons are more realistic when viewed in US dollars, due to the drop in the exchange rate of the Egyptian pound.
Tourism arrivals at highest level since November amid general decline: CAPMAS The number of tourists visiting Egypt hit 529,200 in July 2016, the highest since a Russian plane carrying holidaymakers exploded over Sinai in October 2015, according to figures from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics.
Govt approves $500 million World Bank loan to `develop Upper Egypt` Egypt`s Cabinet of Ministers agreed on Thursday to finalize procedures for a 500 million USD World Bank loan allocated for a "domestic development program" for Upper Egypt.
In India Sisi discusses tackling terrorism with PM Modi, meets John Kerry On his way to the G20 leaders summit in China, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on his second official visit to India, where he is meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, a host of other Indian officials, and US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Sisi heads to China to attend G20 summit Egypt`s president concluded his three-day visit to India on Saturday and is heading to China`s Hangzhou to attend the eleventh session of G20 summit.
Swiss court reopens organized crime case against Mubaraks and associates Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court delivered an order to the Swiss Attorney General on Monday to resume investigations into charges that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, members of his family and former officials had participated and supported a criminal organization.
Egyptian investigation team to fly to Rome to resume collaboration in Regeni case The Egyptian and Italian investigation teams will hold a meeting in Rome on 8 and 9 September to discuss the formal inquiry into the torture and murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni.
Experts arrive in Egypt to examine downed Russian jet`s wreckage Russian and German experts are in Cairo to inspect the wreckage of the Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 which broke apart above the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015 killing all 224 people on board, announced the Egyptian investigation committee.
Is there really an Egyptian Greek island? Reports circulating in Egypt’s media claim that Greece’s fifth largest island is owned by Egypt and that Greece has stopped paying the one million USD rent on the island.
Egypt opens border with Gaza for two days The Egyptian authorities have opened the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Palestinian Gaza strip on Saturday.
The Armed Forces` men in Sinai Mada Masr details the story of armed civilians’ collaboration with the Egyptian military in fighting Province of Sinai.
Three Egyptian policemen injured while attempting to defuse bomb in Damietta Three policemen were injured on Sunday in Egypt`s Damietta while attempting to defuse one of two explosive devices, the Ministry of Interior said.
Two Egyptian policemen killed in checkpoint shooting Two policemen were killed on Sunday in an attack that targeted a security checkpoint in the province of Menoufia.