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Activist Amal Fathy detained after posting Facebook video criticizing Egypt’s political crackdown, sexual harassment Activist Amal Fathy was arrested by security forces in the early hours of Friday morning, along with her husband — head of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms Mohamed Lotfy — and their three-year-old son.
Lengthy prison sentences issued in retrial of Kerdasa Police Station case A court handed lengthy prison terms to defendants in the retrial of a case relating to the 2013 storming of a police station on Thursday.
Cairo criminal court acquits two police officers of torturing lawyer to death A Cairo criminal court has acquitted on Sunday two police officers in a retrial for the torturing to death of a lawyer at a Cairo police station in 2015.
Doctor dismissed, sentenced to one year in prison over disagreement with local prosecutor A doctor at the 10th of Ramadan Health Insurance Hospital was sentenced to one year in prison and dismissed from his position by a Sharqiya court on Wednesday.
Egypt's Sisi launches 'Ask The President' online service Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced on Sunday the launch of a new online service for the public to submit questions to the president, saying that this is part of an effort to improve communication with citizens.
Egypt's Sisi calls on African youths to 'change reality' at Model African Union in Cairo Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called on Sunday for African youths "to change reality,” during a speech at the Model African Union in Cairo.
Khaled Dawoud resigns as head of Egypt's Dostour party Khaled Dawoud, the head of Egypt's Dostour Party, announced his resignation from the post on Sunday.
Parliament passes law regulating ride-hailing companies Uber, Careem Legislation to regulate the operations of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Careem was passed by Parliament on Monday, over a month after a court ordered the two companies to halt their operations due to licensing issues.
Egypt parliament provisionally approves new law regulating medical and clinical research Egypt’s parliament provisionally approved on Sunday a thirty-five-article law aimed at regulating the business of medical and clinical research. Parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Aal said the final vote on the law will be postponed to a later date.
The birth of a bright new world Part One of a three-part series of articles that activist and programmer Alaa Abd al-Fattah, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for protesting the military trial of civilians, wrote from his cell. In this series, he reflects on what the advent of Uber and application-based riding services means for the labor economy.
The birth of a bright new world (2): Atoms and bits Part Two of a three-part series of articles that activist and programmer Alaa Abd al-Fattah, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for protesting the military trial of civilians, wrote from his cell. In this series, he reflects on what the advent of Uber and application-based riding services means for the labor economy.
The birth of a bright new world (3): Who can compete with Uber? Part Three of a three-part series of articles that activist and programmer Alaa Abd al-Fattah, who is serving a five-year prison sentence for protesting the military trial of civilians, wrote from his cell. In this series, he reflects on what the advent of Uber and application-based riding services means for the labor economy.
Egypt to increase Cairo metro fares starting Friday Egypt will raise ticket prices for the Cairo metro starting Friday, Al-Ahram’s Arabic website reported late on Thursday.
USAID to contribute $19 million to help Egypt's family planning efforts USAID —the American government organization that distributes international development aid— announced on Saturday that it will be contributing nineteen million USD to help Egypt’s family planning efforts through a five-year program.
Egyptian pop-singer Sherine acquitted on charges of 'offending Egypt' over Nile water comment Cairo appeals court acquitted on Tuesday famous Egyptian pop-singer Sherine Abdel-Wahab of charges of "offending Egypt" over statements she made in August 2016 about the existence of the Bilharzia parasite in the Nile River.
Parliament speaker warns against MP attendance to Israel’s national day celebrations Speaker Ali Abdel Aal warned members of parliament against attending an event commemorating Israel’s national day in Cairo without his permission during a Tuesday morning parliamentary session.
Egyptian-Russian two-plus-two dialogue to start on Monday in Moscow The periodically held Egyptian-Russian two-plus-two dialogue mechanism, which involves the foreign and defense ministers of the two countries, is set to kick off on Monday in Moscow, a statement by Egypt’s foreign ministry said.
Egypt FM Shoukry discusses bilateral relations with Burkina Faso National Assembly speaker Sakande Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met in Cairo on Saturday with Burkina Faso's National Assembly speaker Alassane Bala Sakandé, where they discussed boosting bilateral relations, the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.
Body of Egyptian student killed in UK arrives in Cairo The body of eighteen-year-old Mariam Moustafa, an Egyptian university student who died after being beaten by a mob of girls at a shopping mall in Nottingham, England on 20 February, arrived at Cairo airport on Friday.
Egypt follows with great concern developments of US withdrawal from Iran deal Egypt is following with great concern the developments of the US decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced.
Egypt to open Rafah border crossing with Gaza for four days starting Saturday Egyptian authorities will open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip in both directions from Saturday till Tuesday, the Palestinian Embassy in Cairo said in a statement.
Russia Today apologies for Halayeb poll Moscow-based news channel Russia Today apologized on Saturday for publishing a poll on its Arabic-language website on Friday asking users to vote on whether they believe Egypt’s southern Halayeb Triangle region is Egyptian or Sudanese.
Egypt strongly condemns suicide bombings at Indonesian churches Egypt's Foreign Ministry has condemned "in the strongest terms" Sunday's suicide bomb attacks on three Indonesian churches which left at least eleven people dead.
21 'takfiris' killed, five arrested in north and central Sinai: Egyptian Armed Forces The Egyptian army and police have killed twenty-one takfiris and arrested five others over the past few days in north and central Sinai, the Armed Forces said in a statement.
Egyptian court places 169 Muslim Brotherhood members on terror list An Egyptian criminal court has placed 169 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group on the country's terror list.
Egypt's top prosecutor refers 278 to military court for joining, leading terrorist groups Hasm, Lewaa El-Thawra Egypt's Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek said in a statement on Sunday that the prosecution has referred 278 defendants who belong to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group to military court on charges of leading and joining the two banned armed groups Hasm and Lewaa al-Thawra, which are affiliated with the Brotherhood.
Egypt's Supreme State Security Prosecution says number of Wilayat Sinai terrorists received Daesh training in Syria, Iraq Egypt’s Supreme State Security revealed a number of details in a case against accused members of the Wilayat Sinai (the Province of Sinai) terrorist group on Wednesday, including that some suspects had received training from Daesh in Syria and Iraq in the use of weapons and explosives.
(إنفوجراف: «سنة أولى تعويم».. حصاد موازنة مصر (2016- 2017 Sasapost reviews Egypt's public budget for 2016-2017.
بعد سجن طبيب الشرقية.. «الأطباء» تناقش الإضراب والاستقالات الجماعية بجمعيتها العمومية Doctors Syndicate held an urgent meeting Friday in support of their colleague who was imprisoned for refusing to leave the hospital for a remand hearing.
رفع أسعار المترو لـ«تحقيق العدالة الاجتماعية» في مصر! The article examines the reaction of Egyptians on social media to the state's decision to increase metro fares.
القبض على "21 شخصا" للتجمهر بمحطة مترو حلوان Security forces arrested arbitrarily twenty-one persons in Helwan metro station protesting the state's decision to increase metro fares.
مصدر قضائي: السجن من 3 إلى 7 سنوات عقوبة متظاهري المترو Protesters arrested over protests against increased metro fares may receive three to seven years prison sentences, according to a judicial source.
تشويه الإعلام الغربي: جنون المؤامرة في مواجهة الحقيقة Almanassa discusses the conspiracy rhetoric and the demonization of western media as part of the Egyptian state's strategy to maintain its control.
«الاستعلامات» تُعلن الحرب على موقع «روسيا اليوم» بعد نشره استطلاعًا مستفزًا عن «حلايب وشلاتين» The State Information Service strongly denounced Russia Today's opinion poll questioning the belonging of Halayeb and Shalateen, considering the post as provocative.
من محبسه.. حمدي الزعيم يكتب بمناسبة اليوم العالمي لحرية الصحافة Photojournalist Hamdi Mukhtar Ali who is imprisoned since September 2016, wrote a letter from prison on the press freedom day, defending journalism.
المفوضية المصرية للحقوق والحريات» تدين احتجاز زوجة مديرها التنفيذي في مصر» The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms denounced the arrest of its executive director along with his wife and son, describing this measure as part of the authorities' harassment policy against the commission.
إحالات للمفتي في 15 قضية مختلفة وأحكام ابتدائية ونهائية متفرقة بالإعدام في إبريل: المحاكم الجنائية في مصر تتخلى عن حذرها في التعامل مع عقوبة الإعدام The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights issued a press statement on the continued referral of defendants to the death penalty by Egypt's Criminal Courts.
تأجيل محاكمة 292 متهمًا في «ولاية سيناء» إلى 16 مايو Egypt's Military Court adjourned the trial session of 292 defendants in "Sinai province" case to 16 May, to complete the hearing of prosecution witnesses' testimonies.