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Lawyer: Prosecution renews detention of activist Hazem Abdel Azeem, Tora Prison refuses to conduct medical exam despite order State Security Prosecution renewed on Wednesday the detention of political activist Hazem Abdel Azeem for fifteen additional days pending further investigations in the case, according to lawyer Tarek al-Awady.
Activist Mohamed Adel detained for 15 days on charges of spreading false news April 6 Youth Movement cofounder Mohamed Adel was detained for fifteen days by Daqahlia prosecution on Tuesday, pending investigations into charges of spreading false news, according to Egyptian Center for Social and Economic Rights lawyer Wael Ghaly.
From prison: Stars and the world Twenty-two-year-old student Abdelrahman al-Gendy was arrested from a car in Ramsis Square, Cairo, with his father in October 2013, several months after the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi and were sentenced to fifteen years in prison, five years probation and a twenty thousand lira fine by the Cairo Criminal Court on 30 September 2014. This piece was written in English originally for the World Youth Essay Competition (2018), in which it reached the finals.
Cairo prosecution probes death of detainee held at Hadayeq al-Qubba Police Station Cairo’s prosecutor’s office decided on Saturday to open an investigation into a case of a man who died while in custody at the Hadayeq al-Qubba Police Station.
Egypt new cabinet's policy statement before parliament expected next week Egypt's parliamentary spokesperson Salah Hassaballah told reporters on Saturday that Egypt's new government, sworn in by president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on 14 June and led by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, is expected to submit its policy statement to parliament next week.
The long road to thanaweya amma exams in North Sinai It is the close of April, and Mohamed Mekkawi, an Arish student in the final year of middle school, is preparing for the end-of-year thanaweya amma exams. He wakes up early. He fills his small backpack with books, his notebooks, and a water bottle, and then sets out to his tutoring session.
Students who leaked dynamics and psychology exams identified and arrested: Education ministry Egypt's education ministry said it had identified students who leaked papers online from the 'thanaweya amma' final dynamics and psychology exams one hour after it started on Sunday.
Egypt's interior minister orders investigation into death of suspect in Cairo police station Egypt’s newly appointed interior minister, Mahmoud Tawfik, has ordered on Saturday that the death of a suspect inside a Cairo police station be referred to the ministry’s monitoring and inspection department for investigation.
Egypt's environment ministry releases endangered sea turtle that was on display at a Suez restaurant Egypt’s environment ministry said on Saturday that it has released into the wild an endangered sea turtle that was being displayed at a sea food restaurant in Suez.
Egypt's Sisi ratifies increase to basic salaries for state employees Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Saturday an increase to basic salaries for state employees.
Egypt to inaugurate major new wind farm as it seeks to boost renewables One of the largest wind power farms in the world will be inaugurated by the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy in Egypt on Saturday, as part of the country’s efforts to increase the amount of electricity it generates from renewable sources.
Asmarat: The state’s model housing for former ‘slum’ residents The public housing project opened by Sisi in 2016 does not feel like home to residents relocated from self-built housing areas
Trump envoy discusses US proposal for Gaza with Sisi The visit to Cairo by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, and Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, concluded on Thursday after a few hours.
Egypt calls on Interpol to arrest three Daesh-affiliated Libyans for kidnapping Egyptians Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek issued on Sunday an international address to Interpol to arrest three Libyan terrorists and members of Da’esh on charges related to espionage and the kidnapping Egyptians in Libya.
Egypt, Ethiopia approach negotiations over filling Renaissance Dam reservoir As the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam nears completion, both Egyptian and Ethiopian sources say that the most significant outcome of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s three-day visit to Cairo in early June was reaching a direct understanding with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on beginning to draft a legal agreement regarding filling the dam’s reservoir.
Parliament did not bear cost of MP's trips to Russia World Cup: Youth and Sports Committee head The head of youth and sports committee in the Egyptian parliament, Farag Amer, has asserted that parliament did not bear the cost of the trips of several members of parliament's to Russia to support Egypt's national football team in the ongoing World Cup.
Egypt condemns assassination attempt on Zimbabwe's president Mnangagwa The Foreign Ministry stressed that Egypt stands by the brotherly people and government of Zimbabwe and their efforts to achieve stability and safety in their country.
Portugal offers to resettle 400 Egypt-based refugees: Cairo Egypt's foreign ministry said on Friday that the country welcomed an offer by Portugal to host a number of refugees currently residing in the country, as part of the cooperation between the European Union and Egypt on the issue.
French foreign minister to meet with Shoukry next week in Egypt French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is set to visit Egypt next week for discussions about Libya, the French ministry said on Friday.
Province of Sinai claims civilian beheadings, killings of military personnel in North Sinai Sinai-based militant group Province of Sinai claimed on Wednesday that it killed one Egyptian Armed Forces officer and a “number” of soldiers by attacking their vehicle with an IED in southern Arish, the Amaq News Agency, the Islamic State’s media arm, reported.
Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months A nationwide state of emergency was extended for a further three months starting 14 July, following parliamentary approval on Sunday.
Egypt army announces setting-up of counter-terrorism centre for Sahel-Saharan states Egypt's armed forces has finished setting up a counter-terrorism center in Cairo for the Community Sahel-Saharan States, it announced on Thursday.
Students to return to Arish University for first time since Feb: North Sinai official Students enrolled at North Sinai’s Arish University will be returning to their lecture halls on Saturday as classes resume after almost five months of suspension due to a major counter-terrorism campaign in the area.
Egypt's army kills 32 takfiris, arrests dozens in Sinai operation Egypt’s military and police forces have killed thirty-two takfiris and arrested dozens of suspects in an ongoing crackdown in Sinai, the army said in a statement on Thursday.
«غياب الكهرباء والمواصلات».. أزمة جديدة تواجه طلاب الثانوية العامة في شمال سيناء Over 3428 high-school students in Northern Sinai face more challenges than students in other governorates, amid the state war on terrorism.
بيان رفض جديد لـ «قانون الصحافة».. 15 نقابيًا سابقًا: «يجافي روح الدستور» Fifteen syndicate members issued a statement on Tuesday, expressing their rejection to the media regulation bill which they described as a violation to the Egyptian constitution.
كل ما يخص المواقع الإخبارية بقانون تنظيم الصحافة والإعلام الجديد Masr Al-Arabiya reviews the new media law.
إخلاء سبيل مديرة "نظرة" في قضية "التمويل" بكفالة 30 ألف جنيه Nazra’s Director Mozn Hassan was ordered a release on bail of thirty thousand Egyptian pounds over the NGO Foreign Funding Case.
الحكومة تُقدم خطتها الجديدة لحماية المواطنين من آثار الإصلاحات الاقتصادية The article covers the cabinet’s new plan to alleviate the impact of the economic measures on citizens for the coming year.
الخلل ليس فى سعر الوقود.. بل فى السياسة الاقتصادية The article discusses the flaws in Egypt’s economic policy and how it negatively affected the living standards of the Egyptian society.