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Arrests among protesters of Nubian activist’s death in custody On Tuesday night, security forces arrested several Nubian activists protesting in relation to the death of detainee Gamal Sorour in custody last week after falling into a diabetic coma.
Final verdict issued to uphold activist Alaa Abd El Fattah’s 5-year prison sentence Egypt’s Court of Cassation issued a final ruling on Wednesday to uphold political activist Alaa Abd al-Fattah’s five-year prison sentence on charges related to protesting. However, the court commuted the mandate that the term be carried out in a maximum-security prison to assign Abd al-Fattah to a general population prison.
Khaled Ali announces intention to run in upcoming presidential elections Rights lawyer and opposition figure Khaled Ali announced, in a press conference held on Monday at the Dostour Party headquarters, that he intends to run in the 2018 presidential elections. A final decision regarding his candidacy remains pending a number of factors.
Egypt court adjourns rights lawyer Khaled Ali's appeal against prison sentence to 3 January A Dokki misdemeanor appeals court adjourned on Wednesday the hearing of an appeal presented by prominent human rights lawyer Khaled Ali against a three-month prison sentence to 3 January to meet requests by the defense.
'I am for preserving the constitution's 2-term limit on presidency,’ Egypt's Sisi tells CNBC Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told CNBC over the weekend that he respects the country's constitution, which places a limit of two four-year terms on the presidency.
President Sisi Holds Private Discussion with Egyptian Expats, Foreign Youth at WYF President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a discussion on Tuesday with about one hundred Egyptian expatriates and foreigners during the World Youth Forum
Egypt court overturns death sentences for 4 defendants in terrorism case, orders retrial Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday death sentences and ordered a retrial for four defendants accused of belonging to a terrorist cell in Tanta and Alexandria.
Egyptian parliament approves ban on drones Egypt's parliament provisionally approved a law on Tuesday banning the use of electronically and wirelessly operated aircraft – commonly called drones – that could potentially be used for terrorist attacks.
Blog: #MeToo and the question of speaking The second piece in a commissioned series of reflections on the MeToo campaign.
Standard & Poor’s Upgrades Egypt’s Credit Rating to ‘Positive’ International credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s raised on Friday Egypt’s outlook from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’ and said the country is raising its foreign reserves and strengthening economic growth.
IMF Agrees Payment of $2bn Loan Tranche to Egypt The International Monetary Fund said on Friday that after its second review of Egypt’s progress on its economic reforms it has agreed to a disbursement of a two billion USD loan, part of the twelve billion USD loan package negotiated with Cairo last year.
Uber Egypt Joins Effort with Harassmap to Prevent Sexual Harassment Uber Egypt partners with Harassmap in attempts to further provide safe rides on the road through taking positive actions towards preventing sexual harassment.
World Youth Forum Boosting Tourism in Sharm el-Sheikh: Spokesperson The World Youth Forum is boosting tourism flow to the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh which is now hosting hundreds of young people, public figures, leaders, senior officials from all over the world, the forum’s spokesperson Sara Badr said.
Egypt Turns to Urban Agriculture to Revive Historically Powerful Sector Egypt is turning to urban agriculture by establishing its first agriculture city in the southeast part of the Qattara Depression, northwest of the country, as part of efforts aimed at reviving a sector that goes back to the time of the pharaohs.
Egypt Backs Saudi Crackdown, Urges De-Escalation with Iran Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that he supports Saudi Arabia in its latest standoff with Iran, while urging both sides to de-escalate tensions after rumors that the Sunni powerhouse was behind Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation last week.
Egypt Summons Western Ambassadors Over Criticizing Detention of Rights Lawyer Egypt summoned on Sunday the ambassadors of Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and Britain after their countries’ statement criticizing Egypt’s arrest of rights lawyer Ibrahim Metwally.
Egypt's Sisi receives French FM on sidelines of World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday in Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss enhancing bilateral relations as well as regional files of mutual interest.
Egypt FM to 'intensify consultations' during six Arab countries tour amid regional tension: Statement Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is set to start a tour Sunday to six countries in the region, a foreign ministry statement read Saturday.
Egypt's FM Shoukry arrives in Jordan on first stop of Arab tour Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Sunday, beginning a three-day tour of Arab states to discuss regional developments.
Stronger coordination needed to face regional conflicts: Egypt's Sisi to Jordan's King Abdullah Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday delivered a message from President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to Jordan's King Abdullah that stated that widening regional conflicts and foreign interference in internal Arab affairs require strengthening methods of consultation and coordination to bolster Arab national security.
Egypt's Shoukry discusses regional developments with king of Bahrain Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry discussed recent regional developments with Bahrain's King Hamed during a meeting in Manama on Sunday, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement.
Egypt condemns terrorist attack on Bahraini oil pipeline: Foreign ministry Egypt condemns Friday night's terrorist attack on an oil pipeline near the Bahraini capital Manama, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Egypt's Shoukry discuss economic ties, illegal immigration with Finland's foreign minister in Sharm El-SheikhEgyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Finnish counterpart Timo Soini earlier Tuesday on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum where they discussed the countries' bilateral relations, Egypt's foreign ministry reported.
INTERVIEW: Egypt, Tunisia have opportunity to boost economic relations, says Tunisian PM Youssef ChahedAhead of his first-ever visit to Cairo, Ahram Online interviewed the seventh prime minister in the history of the Tunisian Republic, Youssef Chahed.
Egypt's defence minister heads to India for military cooperation talks Egyptian Minister of Defense Sedki Sobhi departed for India on Sunday following an invitation from his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss enhancing bilateral military cooperation.
Egypt's Sisi warns against Israeli strikes in Syria, says 'wars do not solve problems' Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has expressed his concern over the prospect of Israeli military action against militias linked to Hezbollah and Iran in Syria near the occupied Golan Heights, saying further military intervention will not bring peace to the region.
I admire president Tump, but we also have very good relations with Russia's Putin, Egypt's Sisi tells CNBC In the second part of his interview with CNBC that aired late on Monday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi hailed US President Donald Trump’s efforts in “improving security in the Middle East.”
All perpetrators of Wahat terrorist attack killed except one foreigner who was arrested: Sisi All the perpetrators of a terrorist attack that killed sixteen Egyptian police officers in the Western Desert in October have been killed bar one foreigner who has been arrested, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday.
7 killed in attack targeting drivers at military-owned Arish Cement factory A security officer, one conscript and five drivers employed by the military-owned Arish Cement Company factory in central Sinai were killed in an attack by armed militants on Thursday night.
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النقض: حبس علاء عبدالفتاح 5 سنوات.. وشقيقته: بلدنا تصر على سحق قلوبنا The Cassation Court's final and conclusive judgment upheld the prison sentence against activists Alaa Abdel Fattah and Ahmed Abdel Rahman for five years over the Shura Council case.
المنظمة المصرية» تطالب بالعفو الرئاسي عن علاء عبدالفتاح بعد تأييد «النقض» سجنه« The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights called on Wednesday President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to exercise his constitutional right to pardon activists Alaa Abdel Fattah and Ahmed Abdel Rahman in accordance with article 155 of the constitution.
البرلمان يوافق على قانون المنظمات النقابية.. وعبد العال: لن نقبل لأي لجنة التدخل في شؤوننا The House of Representatives approved in principle on Tuesday the draft law submitted by the government on trade union organizations and the protection of the right to organize.
في الوقت بدل الضائع ..محاولات عمالية لرفض قانون المنظمات النقابية Independent labor unions rejected trade unions bill, stressing that it violates international conventions signed by Egypt.
خالد علي مُرشحًا.. الحقوقي يواجه الجنرال The article looks into Khaled Ali's presidential candidacy for 2018.
هل تتأثر مصر بقرارات «بن سلمان» الأخيرة؟ The article examines the economic impacts of the latest king Salman's controversial decisions on Egypt-KSA relations.
المؤيدون في مواجهة المعارضين.. كيف يرى الشباب «منتدى شرم الشيخ»؟ The article interviews youth supporters and opponents of the World Youth Forum.
مليون جنيه تقريبا.. من يتحمل تكلفة منتدى شباب العالم؟750 The article investigates the costs of the World Youth Forum amid the country's deteriorating economic situation.
»بعد الإضراب عن الطعام 4 أيام.. وفاة جمال سرور أحد «معتقلي الدفوف Nubians were saddened by the death of Nubian activist Gamal Surour, one of the prisoners of the peaceful march protest, who passed away on hunger strike after the renewal of his detention for another fifteen days on 30 October.
البرلمان يوافق نهائيًا على تعديلات قانون أكاديمية الشرطة The Parliament approved on Wednesday a draft law submitted by the government to establish the Police Academy No. 109 of 1971 and to allow Masters and PhD holders to join the Police Academy in the Specialized Officers Department.
ضم حاملي الماجستير والدكتوراه للشرطة هل يحسن أداء الداخلية؟ The article discusses the parliament's decision to establish police academy on and improve the Ministry of Interior to enhance its effectiveness.
لتأمين الصحي.. حلم حكومات ما بعد 25 يناير The article discusses the re-enactment of the health insurance law and its impact on the government and people of Egypt.
منظمات تطالب بإغلاق سجن العقرب.. و«المفوضين» تستجيب 7 Seven human rights organizations filed an urgent lawsuit demanding authorities to close down the Scorpion prison.
الشباب.. رهينة الواقع المرير The article examines youth issues in Egypt's Sisi.
مصر تستورد شحنات بترول جديدة.. وخبير: إجراء يسرع بخفض الدعم The Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation is preparing to submit new tenders for the import of crude oil over the remaining two months of 2017.