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1 of 223 detainees on hunger strike dies after falling into coma At least 223 Egyptian detainees declared a hunger strike protesting prolonged pretrial detention and maltreatment throughout the last month. One detainee, identified as Gamal Sorour, died on Saturday after being taken to the Aswan University Hospital hours after falling into a diabetic coma, according to lawyer Ahmed Rizk.
Thousands of Youth to Attend World Youth Forum in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh The World Youth Forum is set to kick off next week in Egypt’s Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, attracting thousands of Egyptian and foreign youth from Egypt and around the world.
#WeNeedToTalk: Critics Highlight Egypt’s Acute Issues Ahead of World Youth Forum A few days ahead of World Youth Forum, an international conference that will be held in Egypt in November, a number of activists have launched an online anti-campaign following the original hashtag #WeNeedToTalk.
World Youth Forum organizer: We are marketing Egypt When the promotional video for the state-sponsored World Youth Forum, which kicked off in Sharm al-Sheikh on Saturday, first appeared, reactions ranged from excitement to bewilderment, ridicule and anger.
Interior Ministry reshuffle: Is the state acknowledging its security failure in Wahat? A “limited change” is how Egypt’s Interior Ministry described the reshuffle of some of its senior posts that was ordered by by the head of ministry Magdy Abdel Ghaffar on Saturday. It was a move that a top security official told state news agency MENA was meant to “improve security performance.”
Egyptian Project Helping Underprivileged Children Explore the World is Up for UN Award Egypt’s Safarni was selected on Tuesday as one of ten finalists for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and BMW Group for the Intercultural Innovation Award.
New Campaign Seeks to Make Egypt’s Streets More Accessible for the Disabled Navigating Egypt’s public spaces can be a difficult task for anyone living in a place like Cairo. Its debilitating traffic, poorly-paved streets, lack of pavements, and all kinds of barriers one needs to conquer, are enough to make one think twice before stepping out into city life. For someone with a disability, these challenges obviously become exceedingly more difficult.
Egyptian TV Presenter Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison on Charges of ‘Outraging Public Decency’ Egyptian TV presenter Doaa Salah has been sentenced to three years in prison on charges of ‘outraging public decency’ after
discussing ways for women to become single mothers on her ‘With Dody’ show aired on Al-Nahar TV.
Egyptian Lawyer Says Raping Girls Who Wear Ripped Jeans is a ‘National Duty’ Raping girls who wear ripped jeans and harassing them is a “national duty”, according to Egyptian infamous lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh.
Egyptian women MPs slam lawyer's call for assaulting 'girls who wear revealing ripped jeans' A number of Egyptian women MPs on Thursday called on the country's High Council of Media to take action against "irresponsible voices" which demean Egyptian women on TV.
Cairo Criminal Court sentences 'Zeitoun terrorist cell' defendant to three years in prison Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Saturday a defendant in the "Zeitoun terrorist cell" case to three years in prison following an appeal.
Brotherhood businessman Malek referred to state security emergency court for attempting to topple regimeEgypt's top prosecutor Nabil Sadek has referred Muslim Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek and his son to an emergency state security court on charges from 2015 including belonging to and financing the now-banned group, the prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.
Conflicting reports emerge regarding church closures in Minya The Minya Governorate and Minya Diocese are at odds after several unlicensed churches were shuttered in the governorate in October, following a series of protests and attacks.
Egypt's presidency appoints new spokesperson Egypt's presidency announced the appointment of Bassam Rady as its new spokesperson on Monday, ending the three-year tenure of Alaa Youssef.
Egypt’s Economy is Witnessing ‘Broad Based Growth’ Despite High Inflation: IMF Economic reforms undertaken by the Egyptian government are showing positive results, said an official from the International Monetary Fund.
Construction of Electric Train Linking New Capital to Greater Cairo to Begin in 2018 Egypt will start the construction of an electric train as of 2018 connecting Cairo with the new administrative capital.
Sisi talks to CNBC about Egypt's WYF, economy, presidential elections, and relations with US Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in an interview with US news channel CNBC that Egypt’s World Youth Forum is an opportunity for communication and dialogue between youth from around the world, presidency spokesman Bassam Rady said on Sunday.
Egyptian parliamentary delegation in Washington discusses NGO law and terrorism funding As part of a one-week visit to the United States, an Egyptian parliamentary delegation discussed Tuesday a number of controversial issues in a meeting hosted by the Middle East Institute – a Washington DC-based think tank.
Egypt's parliament speaker tells US counterpart aid cut might undermine mutual ties Egypt's parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal warned Washington on Thursday that a cut to its financial aid package to Cairo may undermine mutual ties between the two close allies at a time when US support for Egypt's fight against terrorism is needed.
Egypt summons European ambassadors over statement on detained human rights lawyer Egypt summoned several European ambassadors on Sunday following their criticism of the detention of an Egyptian rights lawyer, with the foreign ministry branding their comments "unacceptable and blatant interference in domestic affairs".
Egypt rejects attempts at foreign interference in Lebanon's domestic affairs: Sisi to Lebanon's Berri Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri during a meeting in Cairo that Egypt rejects attempts at foreign interference in Lebanon’s domestic affairs, Egyptian presidency spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement.
While Cairo condemns Derna bombing, government source attributes airstrikes to Egyptian Air Force Egypt’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Tuesday airstrikes that targeted the Libyan city of Derna on Monday night and early Tuesday morning and left at least twenty civilians dead and twenty-three injured. Libyan and Egyptian sources, however, have confirmed that the airstrikes on the city were carried out by the Egyptian Air Force to preempt future militant operations in Egypt.
Egypt strongly condemns ballistic missile attack against Riyadh: Ministry Egypt has condemned "in the strongest terms" a ballistic missile attack carried out from Yemen against Saudi Arabia, which the kingdom intercepted Saturday, the foreign ministry said.
Egypt and Greece conclude joint military drill 'Medusa 5' Egyptian and Greek naval and air forces concluded on Saturday several days of joint drills in Greek territorial waters in the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt's military spokesperson said in a statement.
Egypt 'fully understands' Bahrain's decision to boycott GCC summit if attended by Qatar: FM Egypt “fully understands” Bahrain's decision to boycott an upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council summit if the proceedings are attended by Qatar, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry read on Tuesday.
Egypt army foils migration attempts by 440 people in October: Statement Egyptian border guards thwarted attempts at illegal migration by 440 people during the month of October, a statement by the Egyptian army read on Tuesday.
Egypt is "deeply concerned" over the rise of discrimination against migrants and minorities in Europe, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Tuesday.
Hamas hands control of 3 crossings to Palestinian Authority Hamas has ceded control of Gaza’s three land crossings on Wednesday, honoring agreements with Egypt during mediation between the group and the ruling Fatah movement which specified that control be given to the Palestinian Authority.
Cairo Joins the UNESCO Creative Cities Network The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced on Tuesday sixty-four more cities to its Creative Cities Network, including Cairo.
Officer kidnapped in Wahat Road attack freed and militants killed following security operation An Armed Forces officer kidnapped by militants during the Wahat Road attack was freed and an unspecified number of armed militants killed following a security operation near Fayoum on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Armed Forces.
New jihadist group claims responsibility for Wahat Road attack Militant group Jamaat Ansar al-Islam claimed responsibility on Friday for the Wahat Road attack that took place 135 km outside of Giza on 20 October and resulted in the deaths of sixteen police personnel.
Egyptian Airstrikes Kill Terrorists Involved in Western Desert Attack: Military Spokesperson Egyptian airstrikes have targeted and killed ‘a large number of terrorists’ who are involved in the Western Desert attack, according to the statement from the military spokesperson, that killed sixteen security forces at Giza’s al-Bahariya Oasis on 10 October.
Egyptian air strike kills 5 terrorists after North Sinai checkpoint attack: Military Egypt's security forces killed five terrorists on Thursday who were attempting to attack a checkpoint in the border North Sinai region, where the military is fighting an Islamist insurgency, the military said in a statement.
مطرانية المنيا عن غلق 4 كنائس في أكتوبر: كأن الصلاة جريمة Minya archbishopric issued a statement Sunday criticizing the discriminating measures against Copts following the closure of four churches during October.
حدود الطائفية بين قرى المنيا The article examines sectarian boundaries between Muslims and Copts in Minya.
بعد تلميحات بترشحه لرئاسية 2018.. هل يستطيع شفيق منافسة السيسي؟ The article examines the chances of Ahmed Shafiq, a former presidential candidate, to challenge Sisi in the 2018 presidential elections.
أحزاب مصرية لـ«السيسي»: أطلق سراح الشباب.. ثم حاورهم Seven political parties called on Sisi to release thousands of youth from prison instead of holding world youth forum which does not address the country's real issues.
ننشر نص قانون المنظمات النقابية بعد موافقة القوى العاملة بالبرلمان Masr al-Arabiya publishes trade unions bill which was approved by the Workforce Committee and is set to be discussed on Monday at the parliament's plenary session.
كيف حققت قوات الجيش والشرطة نجاحا مزدوجا في عملية «الحايس»؟ The article reviews the army and police forces successful operation against Takfiri members in Al Wahat.
تعديلات قانون الإجراءات الجنائية.. هل تحل أزمة «بطء التقاضي» و«المحبوسين احتياطيًا»؟ Human rights activists expressed reservations about the amendments to the criminal procedures law, warning of possible "widespread human rights violations" in Egypt's justice system.
مصر مش للبيع» تتوعد مشروع نيوم.. وتخوفات من حروب إقليمية« Egypt is not for sale" campaign threatens with escalation as Saudi Arabia unfolds its mega project NEOM which will extend across Tiran and Sanafir islands.
10.8 مليار جنيه مكاسب البورصة في أسبوع وارتفاع جماعي بمؤشراتها The Egyptian Stock Exchange has gained 10.8 billion Egyptian pounds during the current week.
)الدين المحلي.. قفزات بمئات المليارات في عام التعويم (إنفوجرافيك The local public debt jumped by hundreds of billions during the first year of the pound floatation, exceeding 3.1 trillion Egyptian pounds and representing more than ninety-one percent of the country's GDP.
أسطورة «الرئيس المؤمن».. السيسي والسادات وجهان لعملة واحدة The article draws political parallels between Sisi and Sadat, highlighting how "prophetic dreams" can shape Egypt's political leadership.
محمد فريد حجازي: «المحافظ المحتمل» الذي أصبح رئيسًا لأركان الجيش المصري The article sheds light on the biography of Mohamed Fareed Hegazy, the new Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Army who was appointed by Sisi last Saturday.
النواب يستعجلون قانون الجرائم الإلكترونية.. ومخاوف من إساءة استخدامه Requests were sent by a group of deputies to the Prime Minister, urging him to issue the cybercrime bill.
وسط غموض موعد الانتخابات الطلابية.. الجامعات تجدد حظر العمل السياسي The Minister of Higher Education, Khalid Abdel Ghaffar, issued a resolution that includes the renewal of the ban on political activities in universities.
ترسيم الحدود مع قبرص.. اتفاقية تكشف ازدواجية معايير البرلمان The article examines the parliament's double standard over its prerogative jurisdiction following the maritime demarcation agreement between Egypt and Cyprus which was ratified without being referred to the parliament.
عبدالعال لـ«النواب الأمريكى»: تخفيض المساعدات لمصر يضر بعلاقات البلدين In a meeting with US congressmen, the Speaker of the House of the Representatives Ali Abdel Aal stressed that the reduction of US aid to Egypt harms relations between the two countries.
مصادر رسمية: إعادة طرح «الجمعيات الأهلية» فى البرلمان لتعديله خلال ساعات The parliament will review again the controversial NGOs law, according to official sources.