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Interior Ministry forbids downtown Cairo protest against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Egypt’s Interior Ministry rejected a formal notification on Saturday that outlined a planned demonstration against the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Cairo demonstrators protest US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, arrests reported Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo after Friday prayers protesting US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US embassy to the city.
Several hundred Egyptian university students protest US announcement on Jerusalem as Israeli capital Egyptian students at a number of universities held on-campus protests on Sunday to denounce the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, chanting against Israel and carrying Palestinian flags.
10 people released, 2 journalists detained following protests against US Jerusalem announcement Ten people arrested near the protests in downtown Cairo on Thursday demonstrating against United States’ recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were released on bail on Sunday, and two journalists were detained, according to lawyers.
Innocence behind bars: The fate of Egypt’s minors at the mercy of criminal and military courts Living out a nightmare behind bars among criminals and dangerous convicts, Aser has been waiting for a miracle since he was arrested at dawn on 12 January, 2016.
The puzzling dismissal of Egypt’s top military commander The reasons behind President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s unexpected decision to dismiss his Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy on 28 October remain unclear, but available information hints at recent tensions between two men who have a history of personal rapport.
Shafiq between Abu Dhabi and Cairo: A possible alternative, not a candidate Mubarak-era minister Ahmed Shafiq, who declared his intention to run in Egypt’s 2018 presidential elections last week, said in a phone interview Sunday night on TV program “Al-Ashera Masa’an” that he was mulling over his candidacy.
Egyptian grand mufti affirms death sentences for 13 Ajnad Misr terrorists A criminal court in Egypt's Giza has sentenced thirteen members of the terrorist group Ajnad Misr to death after the country's top Muslim legal authority consented to the punishment, following their conviction for attacking security forces.
Egypt's non-oil private sector expands for first time in two years as PMI Index turns positive Egypt's non-oil private sector has expanded for the first time in twenty-five months, as indicated by Emirates NBD Egypt Purchasing Managers' Index, which turned positive in November, according to the index that came out on Tuesday.
Employment continues to decline despite upturn for Egypt’s non-oil private sector Employment levels in Egypt continued to decline for the thirtieth consecutive month in November 2017, despite expansion in the non-oil private sector for the first time in more than two years, as indicated by the Purchasing Managers’ Index report, which was released on Tuesday.
Egypt foreign reserves increase to $36.723 bln at end of November Egypt's foreign reserves increased to 36.723 billion USD by end of November, up from 36.703 billion USD in October, the Central Bank of Egypt announced on Monday.
Experimental production from Zohr gas field to start within days: Egypt's petroleum minister Egypt's Minister of Petroleum Tarek al-Molla announced on Sunday that experimental production from the Mediterranean Zohr Gas field is set to start in the coming days.
Egypt's annual urban consumer price inflation falls to 26 pct in Nov: CAPMAS Egypt's annual urban consumer price inflation fell to twenty-six percent in November from 30.8 percent in October, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said on Sunday.
Egypt expects next IMF loan disbursal in third week of Dec -minister Egypt is set to receive its next International Monetary Fund loan disbursal in the third week of December, Finance Minister Amr al-Garhy said on Tuesday, a two billion USD payment that is part of a three-year twelve billion USD loan agreement
Egypt's Bitcoin scene seemingly growing despite looming uncertainties In a widely reported announcement, the founders of Bitcoin Egypt said in August that their project would be launched later in the month, suggesting that the North African country might now be leaning toward a friendly approach to the world's leading cryptocurrency.
Eight nations, including Egypt, seek Security Council meeting on Jerusalem Eight countries called Wednesday for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after the United States said it recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Condemnation of Trump decision on Jerusalem dominates meeting of Arab ministers of tourism council The twentieth meeting of the Arab ministers of tourism council – which was held on Wednesday at the League of Arab States premises in Cairo – saw condemnation of the expected announcement by US President Donald Trump that the US will officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.
Egypt rejects Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital, Sisi tells Palestine's Abbas Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a phone call on Wednesday that Egypt rejects the decision by US President Donald Trump to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Egyptian presidency announced.
Egypt's Al-Azhar rejects Trump's Jerusalem decision The Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb announced on Wednesday that Al-Azhar rejects US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Egypt's Sisi invites Palestinian president for a meeting in Cairo on Monday Egypt President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi invited Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas for a meeting in Cairo on Monday to discuss the latest developments concerning the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Egyptian presidency announced.
Sisi and Abbas agree to explain negative repercussions of Jerusalem decision to int'l partners Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday agreed on the importance of intensifying communication with different international partners to explain potential negative repercussions of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Putin and Sisi talks during Cairo visit to focus on Dabaa nuclear plant and Russian flights resumption: FM Shoukry Talks between Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Cairo on Monday will be focused on the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt and the construction of the Dabaa nuclear plant, according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Rosatom officials arrive in Cairo for Dabaa nuclear plant talks A delegation from the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom arrived in Cairo on Saturday evening before the expected visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian scientists working with Egypt universities to explore employing Egyptians at Dabaa nuclear plant Representatives from Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and Russian universities have visited major Egyptian universities to explore means to employ Egyptians at the Dabaa nuclear power plant, Sobolev Alexander, according to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science’s Department of State Policy director.
UNAOC to hold Cairo symposium on hate speech against migrants, refugees The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will hold a “#SpreadNoHate” symposium in Cairo on hate speech against migrants and refugees in the media, 13 December, in collaboration with the Egypt Media Development Program.
Political agreement is cornerstone for Libyan stability, Egypt's Sisi tells Libya's Al-Sarraj A political agreement is the cornerstone for restoring stability in Libya, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told the chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayaz Al-Sarraj during a meeting in Cairo on Sunday.
Egypt, UAE army chiefs discuss bolstering ties Egypt's army chief of staff General Mohamed Farid discussed Egyptian-UAE military cooperation with his Emirati counterpart Hamad Mohammed Al Rumaithi in Cairo on Thursday, the Egyptian military said in a statement on Thursday.
Sinai roundup: 4 people killed by armed militants in Rafah, 6 workers die in Arish factory accident Armed men killed four people in a barber shop owned by a Palestinian national in the center of Rafah city on Tuesday.
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Omnia El Shakry, The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt (New Texts Out Now) An interview with Omnia El Shakry about her new work, The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt.
«القاهرة لحقوق الإنسان» يتهم الحكومة بتعطيل قضية «إلغاء قانون التجمهر» The Administrative Court's commission adjourned the consideration of CIHRS and thirty-one public figures lawsuit on the annulment of protest law N10 of 1994.
عشرات الصحفيين يتظاهرون على سلالم النقابة احتجاجًا على نقل سفارة أمريكا للقدس Dozens of journalists protested outside the press syndicate headquarter against Trump's decision to move US embassy to Jerusalem.
النقابات المهنية» تعلن مقاطعة منتجات أمريكا وتدعو لوقفة أمام سفارتها Egyptian trade unions announced their total and complete rejection of Trump's Jerusalem declaration.
حظر الشعارات الدينية أو السياسية في الدعاية الانتخابية للطلاب بجامعة المنيا The first round of student unions election in Minya University starts on Sunday and will be concluded on 14 December.
«بعد توقف عامين.. طلاب الجامعات يبدأون انتخابات «لا تدعو للتفاؤل Students complain about the election calendar, stressing that the campaigning period was not sufficient.
«ننشر نص مرافعة النيابة العامة في قضية «تصادم قطاري الإسكندرية»: «بالفعل مأساة Al-Masry Al-Youm publishes the Public Prosecution pleading over the dramatic Alexandria train collision.
في القانون الجديد.. خفض ساعات العمل لذوي الإعاقة في الجهات الحكومية The parliament approved Article 23 of Persons with Disabilities Law which reduces working hours for persons with disabilities in public and private sectors.
رئيس «العامة للاستعلامات» يطالب بضبط الحديث عن سد النهضة:هناك أجهزة مخابرات The president of the state Information Service called for restrictions on the freedom of expression regarding the Renaissance Dam issue.
اليوم.. ثاني جلسات محاكمة قنصوة أمام القضاء العسكري Cairo's Military Court pursues the trial of Colonel Ahmed Konsowa charged with harming the military after declaring his candidacy for the 2018 presidential elections.
الانتخابات لماذا؟ Hani Shukrallah writes about the effectiveness of presidential elections in Egypt.
من مبارك للسيسي.. قصص 7 مُعارضين عُوقِبوا بسبب ترشحهم للرئاسة Sasapost examines the state crackdown on presidential candidates in post-Mubarak Egypt.
مرشحو انتخابات الرئاسة.. اختفاء وحبس وقضايا جنائية Khaled Ali, Ahmed Shafiq and Ahmed Konsowa have been targeted by authorities for announcing their intentions to run for 2018 presidential elections, posing a major crisis for the feasibility of the coming presidential elections.
"بقرار أحيانًا".. حجب المواقع الإلكترونية مُستمر والفاعل "مجهول" The Association of the Freedom of Thought and Expression called on the Egyptian authorities to disclose details over the increasing number of blocked websites in Egypt.
رغم رفض النقابات الطبية.. لجنة الصحة تقر «التأمين الصحي» Despite the doctors and Pharmacists syndicates' rejection, the Health Affairs Committee gave final approval to the health insurance bill which will be discussed in the parliament's coming sessions.
بعد عودته إلى السجن.. «النقض» تحدد مصير العادلي After seven-month escape, Habib El-Adly returned to Torah prison on Tuesday few weeks before his appeal session.
محلك سر! عام على قانون بناء وترميم الكنائس The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issued a report describing the failure of the construction and restoration of churches law to address Copts problems after a year of its issuance.
حكم جديد بالإعدام في قضية "تنظيم أجناد مصر"، المبادرة المصرية ومركز عدالة " أحكام الإعدام لا تعني تحقيق العدالة" The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and Adalah Center condemned Giza Criminal Court's ruling to execute thirteen defendants over the case N 3455 of 2014 known in the media as "Soldiers of Egypt".
الصعيد والسيول.. مخاطر متجددة وحلول مؤقتة The article examines the most critical areas prone to flash floods in a number of governorates of Upper Egypt, especially in the months of December, January and February due to heavy rainfall.
مطالب شركات الأدوية بالزيادة تثير غضب البرلمان والصيادلة Anger soared lately over hikes of drugs prices imposed by pharmaceutical companies.