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Human Rights Watch: 420,000 North Sinai residents in ‘urgent need’ of humanitarian aid Human Rights Watch warned of a “looming humanitarian crisis” in north and central Sinai in a Monday report, which it said is a result of the ongoing military operation in the peninsula.
Education deferred under Operation Sinai 2018: Schools officially closed, exams canceled The school year for primary and preparatory schools in North Sinai has come to an early end and will not see the administration of final exams, according to the governorate’s education directory.
Egypt's Sisi lays a wreath at Memorial of Unknown Soldier in commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi commemorated the 36th anniversary of the Sinai Liberation Day by laying a wreath at the Memorial of the Unknown Soldier in Nasr City, Cairo on Tuesday.
Detained photojournalist Shawkan to receive UNESCO’s 2018 press freedom prize Detained photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid was chosen as the recipient of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s 2018 press freedom prize on Monday, according to a UNESCO statement.
Has the government finally found a mechanism to seize Brotherhood assets? The Law to Regulate the Procedures for the Seizure, Enumeration, Management and Disposal of the Assets of Terrorist Organizations and Individuals was ratified by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and published in the Saturday release of the Official Gazette, which was published on Sunday morning. Initially a government draft, the bill — now Law 22/2018 — was passed by Parliament on Tuesday, 17 April.
Ministers and governors to receive maximum legal salary Amendments to the law stipulating the salaries of a number of high-ranking government employees were approved by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday, awarding the maximum legal salary to Egypt’s prime minister, his deputies, cabinet ministers, the parliament speaker and governors.
Military court sentences Hesham Geneina to 5 years in prison Hesham Geneina, the former head of the Central Auditing Authority, was sentenced to five years in prison by a military court on Tuesday. His defense team intends to take steps to file an appeal against the verdict, according to lawyer Hossam Lotfy.
Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds death sentence for 6 people in 2013 Minya police station storming case Egypt's Court of Cassation upheld a final death sentence Saturday handed down to six people for crimes relating to the storming of a police station in Upper Egypt's Minya in 2013.
Egypt court hands jail sentences for 13 lower ranking policemen over 2015 strike Cairo Criminal Court handed down Saturday jail sentences ranging from three to five years to 13 lower-ranking policemen over social and economic protests in 2015.
Sisi hails ordinary Egyptians for bearing brunt of economic reforms at Workers' Day celebrations Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi hailed on Sunday the Egyptian people for bearing the brunt of the economic reform program, while stressing that more work is needed to keep the economy on track.
Bad apples? Meet the majority of Egypt’s World Bank private borrowers The lack of information about ownership of the projects receiving IFC financing strikes an alarming note. Presently, the most basic question usually asked in a company disclosure, namely who the owners are, remains unanswered for 40.4 percent of the companies studied.
Egypt's FM discusses recent political, security developments in Libya with UN envoy Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest developments in the Libyan crisis with the UN’s special envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, in Cairo on Saturday.
Egypt's FM Shoukry stresses to Yemeni counterpart need for political solution to Yemen crisis Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed in a Cairo meeting on Sunday with Yemeni counterpart Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi the need for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, according to a statement by Egypt's foreign ministry.
Complexity of situation in Middle East requires more cooperation between Egypt and France, Sisi tells FM Le Drian The complexity of the situation in the Middle East calls for continued coordination between Egypt and France, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during a meeting in Cairo on Sunday, according to a statement by the Egyptian presidency.
Egypt welcomes historic two Koreas summit, expresses hope for denuclearisation of peninsula Egypt has welcomed the historic summit that took place on Friday between the leaders of South Korea and North Korea, describing the results as an important step to end tensions, achieve peace and attain the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
Egypt's Sisi says Sinai faces threat of terrorism decades after liberation from Israeli occupation Speaking on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Sinai's liberation from Israeli occupation, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said the peninsula today faces renewed threats from terrorist groups.
Egypt's Sisi discusses energy sector cooperation with ABB, EU official Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Tuesday with leading European energy officials to discuss transforming Egypt into an energy hub for the region, according to a statement by the presidency.
Egypt's FM discusses GERD developments, other African regional issues with Kenyan President in Cairo Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed a range of issues with Kenyan President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta in Cairo on Sunday, including the latest developments surrounding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, cooperation between Nile Basin countries, counter-terrorism efforts and other matters, according to a statement by ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid.
Armed Forces: 30 militants, 3 officers killed in Sinai over the last week The spokesperson for Egypt’s Armed Forces announced on Wednesday that three military officers were killed during ongoing operations in Sinai over the last week, and that security forces had killed thirty militants.
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Martyn Frampton, The Muslim Brotherhood and the West: A History of Enmity and Engagement (New Texts Out Now) An interview with Martyn Frampton on her new book, The Muslim Brotherhood and the West: A History of Enmity and Engagement.
تجديد حبس 2 من مشجعي النادي الأهلي بتهمة الانضمام لجماعة إرهابية The Supreme State Prosecution renewed the detention of two of Al Ahly fans for additional fifteen days over charges of joining a terrorist group in Case N 487 of 2018.
الخارجية» عن نية اليونسكو تكريم المصور «شوكان»: استخفاف بدولة القانون» The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced UNESCO's award to imprisoned photojournalist Shawkan.
أسرار دفينة.. استثمارات البنك الدولي في مصر تدعم استغلال النفوذ والتهرب الضريبي Mada Masr discusses how World Bank investments reinforced tax evasion and influence peddling in Egypt.
«إنذارات بالطرد لسكان «الأسمرات» المتخلفين عن سداد الإيجار.. والأهالي: «300 جنيه كتير علينا Al Asmarat residents, in Mokattam, said that they received quit notices this week unless they pay late rents.
دون امتحانات.. «التربية والتعليم» تنهي الفصل الدراسي الثاني بـ«مراحل النقل» والشهادة الإعدادية في شمال سيناء The Directorate of Education in North Sinai announced Sunday, in a statement, the end of the second semester without holding exams.
الجولة الثالثة.. هل حسمت الدولة مباراة «التحفظ على الأموال»؟ President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ratified the law No. 22 of 2018, on the management and disposal of the funds of terrorists.
بعد حكم «الجنح العسكرية» بحبسه 5 سنوات.. دفاع جنينة: سنقدم تظلمًا للحاكم العسكري The defense team for Hesham Geneina, said that they will submit a grievance to the Military Court against the five-year prison sentence.
أحزاب و 8 مراكز حقوقية تدين التعنت ضد توفيق أوضاع النقابات المستقلة A number of political parties, human rights organizations, trade unions, and public figures condemned the Ministry of Manpower measures to impede the regularization of independent trade unions, in what they describe as deliberate "obstacles".
تنمية سيناء.. خطط لم تر النور Masr Al-Arabiya examines the reasons for the failure of the development plans of Sinai over the past years, amidst the increasingly challenging threats in the area.
المئات من عمال بسكو مصر يضربون عن العمل احتجاجا على عدم صرف الأرباح The Trade Unions body announced Monday its solidarity with hundreds of Bisco Misr workers who continue their open strike for the third day against the decision to cancel the forty-five days annual profit.
من المسؤول عن هدم كنيسة مارجرجس التراثية بالمنيا؟ Anger soared following the demolition of church Mar Gerges in Minya—one of the most important landmarks not only in Egypt but in the Middle East region.