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Universal Children’s Day: A Reminder That Egypt’s Underprivileged Children Fight for Basic Rights Every year on 20 November, the world celebrates Universal Children’s Day to promote the concept of togetherness and to call for children’s welfare worldwide.
Lawyer referred to trial following claim that raping women in ripped jeans is a ‘national duty’ Lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh is set to face trial following inflammatory comments made during a televised interview in which he claimed it is a “national duty” to rape and harass women who wear ripped jeans.
EIPR: Authorities have systematically entrapped LGBTQ individuals online since 2015 Egyptian authorities have pursued systematic efforts to entrap individuals for their sexuality on dating applications and websites over the past few years, starting in 2015, according to a report released by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights on Wednesday.
State Information Services head accuses media outlets and rights organizations of ‘evasiveness’ in labelling terrorism Media outlets and human rights organizations were accused of being “evasive” by head of the State Information Services Diaa Rashwan on Saturday for what he called their avoidance of the terms “terrorism” and “terrorists” in their coverage of armed militant attacks in the country.
Mada Masr’s blocked website case adjourned to petition new state authorities An administrative court adjourned a Sunday hearing in the lawsuit filed by Mada Masr against the blocking of its website until 24 December, to inform several high-ranking state authorities that they have been added to the case.
5 Luxor detainees charged with calling for illegal assembly online Five people were detained by Luxor prosecution on Friday night after being charged with being members of a banned organization, the April 6 Youth Movement, and calling for illegal assembly online, according to lawyer Tarek Abdel Aal.
Cairo Opera House Suspends Activities to Mourn Sinai Mosque Attack Victims Cairo Opera House has announced that it suspends its activities for a duration of three days at all of its venues, including in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour, in honor of the victims of the attack on Friday against a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai.
Al-Azhar Condemns Mosque Attack in Egypt’s North Sinai Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the world’s top Sunni Islamic authority, condemned on Friday the terrorist attack on a mosque in North Sinai that left at least 305 dead and about 109 injured.
The Recap: A Student-Run Magazine Dedicated to Science, Nature, Medicine Medical students at Benha University have launched The Recap, an online magazine dedicated to publishing in nature, science, technology, and medicine, in attempts to spread scientific knowledge beyond the lecture halls.
Egypt parliament to vote in plenary session on three laws related to nuclear activities Egypt's House of Representatives will discuss and vote Monday on three draft laws aimed at regulating national nuclear activities.
Women-Only Buses Introduced Around Cairo An Egyptian private company has introduced women-only buses to go around Cairo as a way to protect women from sexual harassment.
Egypt sees 55% rise in tourists in third quarter The number of tourists coming to Egypt increased in the third quarter of 2017 by 55 percent compared to the same period last year, in keeping with an upward trend.
Donald Trump Uses Egypt Terror Attack to Promote Wall with Mexico Hours after Egypt witnessed the killing of more than 305 people by terrorists in an attack on a mosque, US President Donald J. Trump offered his condolences while also promoting his ban on Muslims and a wall with Mexico.
Britain 'ready to help in any way,' PM Theresa May tells Egypt's Sisi following deadly mosque attack British Prime Minister Theresa May telephoned Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday to express her condolences over the "barbaric attack" on a mosque in North Sinai on Friday, saying the UK "stands ready to help in any way possible."
Egypt's FM spokesman 'hugely shocked and raged' by Guardian article on North Sinai terror attack Egypt's foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Abu-Zeid, said in a tweet Sunday he was "hugely shocked and raged" by an article in The Guardian on North Sinai's Bir al-Abd Mosque terror attack that claimed the lives of more than 300 worshippers Friday, adding that the article justifies terrorism.
The World Condemns Attack on Mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai After the deadly terrorist attack in Egypt’s North Sinai on Friday, countries around the world are sending their condolences to Egypt and condemning the act.
Eiffel Tower to Go Dark as World Responds to Deadliest Terrorist Attack in Egypt’s History World leaders and social media users alike echoed their condolences Friday evening after news of Egypt’s deadly terror attack spread across the globe, prompting many to show their support for the nation and denounce the assault.
Pope holds minute of silence for Egypt mosque attack victims The Pope has led a minute of silence in St. Peter's Square for the victims of the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt.
Egypt affirms determination to fight terrorism during first meeting of Islamic Military Coalition in Riyadh General Tawhed Tawfik, the head of the Egyptian delegation at the first Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition meeting in Riyadh, affirmed his country's determination to fight terrorism, which he said is a cross-border threat that requires organised and comprehensive measures to counter.
Arab League expresses concern over River Nile talks The secretary general of the Arab League, Ahmed Abul-Gheit, said Sunday that the pan-Arab organization was following "with extreme concern" talks between the River Nile's downstream Arab countries Egypt and Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Egypt delays Rafah border opening after North Sinai attack Egypt has delayed the opening of the Egypt-Gaza Rafah border crossing due to security concerns after a North Sinai attack on a mosque killed more than 200 people.
29 Detained in Egypt Suspected of Turkey Espionage Egypt has detained twenty-nine individuals on suspicion of espionage on behalf of Turkey, as well as black market currency transfers, membership in a terror organization and money laundering.
Egypt Seals Two Silver Medals at the French Open World Taekwondo Egypt celebrates two champions winning two silver medals at the thirteenth Tournoi International de Paris – French Open World Taekwondo – celebrated in Paris, on 17 November till 19 November.
Update: 305 dead, 128 injured in deadliest militant attack in Egyptian history At least 305 people, including twenty-seven children, have been killed and 128 injured in a militant attack targeting a mosque in North Sinai on Friday afternoon, according to figures released by Egypt’s Public Prosecution, making this the deadliest militant attack in Egyptian history.
National Mourning Declared After 305 Killed in Egypt Mosque Terror Attack Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced a three-day nationwide mourning following the deaths of at least 305 people at Al-Rawda mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai.
Province of Sinai ordered Rawda Sufis to halt rituals 1 week before Friday attack Province of Sinai militants instructed Rawda villagers last week to stop performing Sufi rituals near the mosque where at least 235 were killed in a militant attack on Friday.
Armed Militants raise Islamic State flag during Rawda attack: General Prosecutor An estimated twenty-five to thirty armed militants raised the Islamic State flag during the attack targeting the Rawda mosque in North Sinai on Friday afternoon. The attackers surrounded the mosque and shot at people trying to escape the attack through twelve different windows, according to the third statement issued by the public prosecutor earlier on Saturday.
Union of Sinai Tribes Calls for ‘Revenge’ to Combat Terrorism: Statement The Union of Sinai Tribes has released a statement condemning Friday’s deadly attack on a mosque in North Sinai while reaffirming they will take ‘revenge’ in the fight against terrorism.
Who Was Behind the Mosque Attack in Egypt’s North Sinai? In the deadliest attack of its kind in Egypt’s modern history, at least 235 people were killed and around 109 injured after unidentified terrorists carrying explosives and heavy weaponry stormed Al-Rawda mosque in the Northern Sinai city of al-Arish following the conclusion of Friday prayers.
Egypt air force strikes hideouts used by terrorists behind Al-Rawda Mosque attack: Army spokesman Egyptian air forces carried out airstrikes in North Sinai overnight against hideouts used by terrorists involved in the Friday attack on a mosque in the governorate's Bir Al-Abd city, which left 305 worshippers dead and 128 injured, the Armed Forces spokesperson said in a statement on Sunday.
Egypt Army Targets Suspects of Sinai Mosque Attack Egypt’s military began carrying out air strikes and ground operations in the vicinity of the al-Rawda mosque in North Sinai’s al-Arish where 305 worshippers were killed as they were attending Friday prayers on 24 November.
Egypt will ‘vigorously’ respond to North Sinai attack: Sisi Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered his deepest condolences to the families of the victims after at least 305 people were killed and more than 109 injured in an attack in North Sinai.
قائد مقاتل خط الجمبري" هاشتاج ينتقد تدخل جيش مصر في الأعمال المدنية" Egyptians voice their criticism on social media over the military intervention in civil affairs and other economic sectors.
تطهير» الجامعات من أساتذة الإخوان.. هل يكون وسيلة ملاحقة لمعارضي النظام؟» The parliament's Education and Scientific Research Committee demanded more legal measures to purge public universities of pro-Muslim Brotherhood faculty members.
الإصلاح القبطي».. حركة مسيحية لفصل الكنيسة عن السياسة.. ونشطاء: غير مؤثرة» The Coptic Reform Movement issued a statement, calling for the need to restructure and reorganize the church.
شفيق وعنان».. لهذا يظهر الجنرالات في القضايا الجدلية» The article examines Sami Enan and Ahmed Shafiq's comments against Sisi over the major critical events that are taking place in the Egyptian political scene.
بسبب تيران وصنافير.. ماهينور المصري في السجن لثالث مرة خلال 4 سنوات The activist and lawyer Mahinour Elmasry was arrested again over illegal protest against Tiran and Sanafir demarcation agreement, according to the lawyer Amro Mohamed at the Arabic Network for Human Rights.
وقفة الأكاديمية".. قضية أخرى ضد مُعارضي اتفاقية تيران وصنافير” The article analyses the regime's policy designed to crackdown on opponents to the controversial maritime demarcation agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
استياء القضاة من تعديل قانون الرياضة: «مخالفة دستورية» Judges expressed their resentment after the parliament's approval of the amendments to the Sports Act No. 71 of 2017, which denies members of the judicial bodies to run for the electoral board of sports clubs.
بعد أن وصلت لـ6 مليارات.. أزمة ماسبيرو تبحث عن حل The Maspero crisis sets a troubling precedent for wasting public money, which is estimated at about six Egyptian billion pounds.
المصيدة: عقاب الاختلاف الجنسي في مصر The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issued a report analyzing and documenting the security forces increasing and deliberate targeting of LGBTQ suspects.
قانون المنظمات النقابية: خمسة تعديلات لصالح القيادات The article discusses the amendments to the trade unions bill introduced by the labor forces committee with the aim to secure its leadership and interests.
الاسم: مواطن من شمال سيناء.. الحالة اﻷمنية: مشتبه به The article tells the story of North Sinai residents who are caught up between security forces investigations and terrorist members threats on a daily basis.
غياب النواب.. صداع في رأس عبد العال وعقدة أمام القوانين المكملة للدستور The recurring absence of a number of MPs in the parliament's sessions spurs demands to set a code of conduct.
وزير التعليم العالي: 29 نوفمبر بدء انتخابات اتحادات الطلاب The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research announced Thursday that students Unions elections will take place on 29 November 2017.
في زنازين التأديب.. الموت أو نزع الآدمية Ahmed Gamal Ziada writes about the degrading and inhuman conditions and treatment in Egypt's disciplinary cells.
الروضة.. «معقل الصوفية» في شمال سيناء Terrorism hits Egypt again, targeting worshipers during Friday prayers at a mosque in the Sufi al-Rawdah village in northern Sinai.