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Disappeared leftist activists Gamal Abdel Fattah and Hassan Hussein brought before State Security Prosecution for interrogations After almost a week of disappearance, leftist activists Gamal Abdel Fattah and Hassan Hussein have appeared and been interrogated by State Security Prosecution, who issued a fifteen-day detention order for both men on Wednesday, according to lawyer Mokhtar Mounir.
Lawyer: 7 Ultras Ahlawy members arrested following clashes with police, whereabouts remain unknown Seven members of the Ahly football club’s fan group, popularly known as Ultras Ahlawy, are still being held in undisclosed locations following their arrests on Wednesday, said lawyer Mohamed Hafez on Friday.
40 Ultras Ahlawy members arrested in security crackdown on fanbase following altercations with police Forty Ahly football club fans have been detained as of Saturday as part of an arrest campaign cracking down on the club’s hardcore fan base, known as Ultras Ahlawy, following clashes that broke out during a match between Egypt’s Ahly SC and Gabon’s CF Mounana on Tuesday in Cairo, according to lawyer Mohamed Hafez.
Interview: Egypt's deputy FM on preparations for expat vote during presidential elections With Egypt's presidential elections approaching, the Foreign Minister's Deputy Hamdi Loza, who oversees the elections for Egyptians abroad, gave an interview to Al-Ahram Al-Massai where he discussed the ministry's latest preparations for the vote.
Egypt parliament discusses new law on regulating online media activities The Egyptian parliament's committee for media, culture and antiquities held a closed-door meeting Sunday to a consider law aimed at regulating online media activities.
Talk show host interrogated for insulting police released on bail A North Cairo court released talk show host Khairy Ramadan on 10,000 LE bail on Monday, pending further investigations into charges of defaming the police.
Parliament increases punishment for possession of explosives with terrorist motives to death penalty Egypt’s Parliament amended the Penal Code to increase the penalty for owning, manufacturing or importing explosive devices or materials for use in terrorist acts to the death penalty, by a two-third majority vote on Tuesday.
Grappling with forms of justice: Combating sexual violence in civil society In this article, Dina Makram Ebeid presents the experiences of some civil society organizations in pursuing alternative methods of justice.
10 defendants sentenced to death, 5 others to life in ‘Imbaba terror cell’ case Giza Criminal Court sentenced ten defendants to death and five others to life imprisonment on Saturday on charges of founding an illegal group, attacking the Armed Forces, targeting public establishments, inciting violence against Coptic Christians and possession of unlicensed firearms during the period from 2013 until March 2015.
National Cement Company sit-in enters 6th day as syndicate calls for corruption investigation Some 2,300 workers at the National Cement Company in Helwan have continued their sit-in for the sixth consecutive day to protest a reduction in their monthly bonuses from 390 percent to seventy-five percent of their basic wages, according to a striking worker.
Revamping Egypt's railways On Sunday the House of Representatives approved amendments to the law governing the Egyptian Railway Authority, giving a green light to private sector companies to build, manage, operate and maintain the railway network.
Riding the privatization train New legislative amendment opens door to private participation and fears of price hikes.
UN rights chief denounces what he calls 'climate of intimidation' in Egypt before presidential elections The United Nations Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein denounced on Wednesday what he described as a "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of presidential elections this month.
Foreign Ministry denounces UN rights commissioner’s comments on presidential election The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ recent comments on Egypt’s political climate are an “attempt to undermine the credibility and integrity of the presidential election,” according to the Foreign Ministry.
Cairo court sets 10 April date for hearing on closing BBC's Cairo office The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters has set a date of 10 April for the first hearing in a lawsuit calling for the closure of the British Broadcast Corporation's office in Cairo and the withdrawal of its license to operate in Egypt.
Egypt and Sudan: Diplomatic pacification, unresolved affairs Ambassadors to both countries return to their posts on the same day.
Egypt's FM Shoukry heading to South Sudan, Kenya to discuss cooperation with leaders Egypt's foreign minister Sameh Shoukry is set to start an African tour on Monday, where he will fly to South Sudan and Kenya in a visit that aims to boost bilateral cooperation and discuss a number of regional matters, ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said.
Egypt's FM Shoukry discusses bilateral relations with Sudanese counterpart Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met on Wednesday with his Sudanese counterpart Ibrahim Ghandour to discuss bilateral relations on the sidelines of the Arab League’s meeting of foreign ministers in Cairo, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.
Egypt, Sudan in talks to boost security cooperation after period of tension Egypt and Sudan are in talks to boost bilateral security cooperation as part of wide-ranging efforts to improve relations between the two nations, Sudan News Agency reported on Saturday.
Egyptian Embassy in South Africa following up on murder of two young Egyptians in Pretoria Egypt's embassy in South Africa is following the results of investigations into the murder two Egyptians who were shot dead on 3 March in South Africa's administrative capital of Pretoria, a statement by the foreign ministry said on Friday.
Germany deports 100 Egyptians for visa violations Germany deported 100 Egyptians and sent them to Cairo over violations of residency requirements, including those whose asylum requests were rejected, Egyptian airport officials said Thursday, the first action of this kind from Berlin.
Court adds Province of Sinai, 319 people to terrorist entities list The Islamic State-affiliated Province of Sinai has been added to Egypt’s terrorist entities list, alongside 319 people facing terrorism-related charges, the Official Gazette announced on Wednesday.
Egyptian court places 319 Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis members on terror list A Cairo criminal court placed on Wednesday 319 defendants who are members of the Daesh affiliate Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis terrorist organization on the country's terror list.
16 'extremely dangerous' armed takfiris killed, three leaders arrested in Sinai: Egypt's military Egypt’s military said on Sunday it had killed sixteen “extremely dangerous and armed takfiris” in Sinai since Wednesday as part of the ongoing Operation Sinai 2018 counter-terrorism effort.
Armed Forces: 121 militants, 18 military personnel killed and 554 explosive devices destroyed so far in Operation Sinai 2018 Egypt’s Armed Forces announced on Sunday the results of Operation Sinai 2018 so far, in the fifteenth statement the military has released on the ongoing operation since February.
Military spokesperson announces outcomes of 1st month of Operation Sinai 2018 As the first month of Operation Sinai 2018 draws to a close, the Armed Forces spokesperson has announced that the offensive is ongoing, and will continue until the peninsula is clear of “takfiri elements.”
ماذا يعني حكما المحكمة الدستورية بشأن «تيران وصنافير» اليوم؟ The Constitutional Court announced the continuing application of Tiran and Sanafir agreement signed on 8 April, 2016, and approved by the parliament on 14 June 2017, ending all the judicial disputes.
مصر تستهدف مضاعفة إنتاج حقل «ظُهر» في أيار Egypt plans to increase the production of its giant gas field «Zohr» in the Mediterranean Sea up to 700 million cubic feet per day in May, the Petroleum Minister announced.
فرم مستندات «أمن الدولة»: ما آل إليه أرشيف القمع بعد احتجاجات مارس 2011 The Association for the Freedom of Thought and Expression issued a report on "Shredding of State Security Documents: Fate of the Archive of Oppression after the March 2011 Protests".
بخصوص أرشيف «سري جدًا» و«سري للغاية»: أين ذهبت وثائق أمن الدولة؟ Mada Masr examines the fate of the archives of the state security.
صفقة الغاز مع إسرائيل: مناقشة هادئة The article discusses Egypt-Israel gas deal and the impact it has on Egypt's regional status.
كيف تشتغل الدولة المصرية؟ Assafir refers to a collection of articles published since 2012 about how the police state in Egypt works.
بين اختفاء وظهور زبيدة والديب.. خسائر قضية الاختفاء القسري A series of disappearances targeting persons involved in Zubaida case raise concerns over the state's silencing policy over the phenomenon of enforced disappearances.
السد والأرز والدولة.. العنصرية البيئية تجاه فلاحي الدلتا A severe drought crisis in the delta is threatening many agricultural crops, particularly rice, posing tough challenges to the future of agriculture in Egypt.
"من التهجير إلى العزلة! عام على التهجير القسري لأقباط العريش" The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights documents the suffering of Copts of Al Arish amid the state's continuing failure to provide them with effective redress and compensation.
شهر على العملية الشاملة.. بيان برلماني يكشف أوضاع السيناويين A parliamentary statement was issued on Tuesday calling for urgent action to fix the deteriorated situation of displaced residents of Al Arish since the beginning of the Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018.
بعد موافقة النواب: تعرف على عقوبات قانون جرائم تقنية المعلومات الجديد A new bill on combating cybercrimes sparks controversy over articles that allow spying on citizens.
شخصية عامة ترفض «حبس الطلاب» وتنتقد وضعهم على قوائم الإرهاب Popular figures and five political actors denounced on Thursday the crackdown on student movement by state authorities.
دبلوماسيون: 5 ملفات على أجندة ولي العهد السعودي في القاهرة Diplomats reflect on the Saudi Prince visit to Cairo and the key issues both leaders will address.
من 2005 إلى 2018 ..انتبه من فضلك العملية الانتخابية ترجع إلى الخلف The article traces the changes to presidential elections from 2005 to 2018.