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New website documenting rights abuses blocked 9 hours after launch Only nine hours after it launched, a new website focusing on documenting rights and freedoms violations has joined the long list of blocked websites to which access is blocked on Egyptian internet service providers.
Prisoners of our guilty consciences The crackdown on media and civil society leaves many Egyptians overseas feeling powerless to help and guilty about the freedoms we enjoy.
Family: Man detained at Hadayek al-Kobba Police Station tortured to death West Cairo prosecution ordered the detention of the head of the investigations unit at the Hadayek al-Kobba Police Station and his assistant for four days on Monday, pending further investigations. The two officials face allegations of torturing detainee Ahmed Zalat to death, forging an official legal complaint and illegally holding Zalat in custody.
The roots of Brotherhood violence A closer inspection of some of the core ideas of Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949), founder of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, may help resolve the current debate over the present condition of the Brotherhood and its future prospects.
30 June: Five years on Egypt’s 30 June Revolution ended the political ambitions of the Muslim Brotherhood, but an accurate account of the group’s aims and methods is still necessary from the region today to correct widespread Western misunderstanding.
30 June: The legacy Political analysts agree that in re-electing Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as president — he won ninety-seven percent of votes cast — the public was expressing its continued support for the anti-Muslim Brotherhood 30 June Revolution which al-Sisi led.
Sisi hails 30 June anniversary, cites progress on economy, security Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said in a televised speech on Saturday that 30 June was a remarkable day in Egypt's history and that "Egyptians must be proud of the achievements made."
Suez Muslim Brotherhood mourns execution of man charged with 2015 murder of police official The family of a man sentenced to death by a military court received his body from the Zagazig Morgue on Monday, following his execution earlier that morning, according to a source close to the family.
The Muslim Brotherhood's exploitation of women The attitude of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood towards its female members has always swung between proscription and exploitation despite its paying lip-service to giving women more substantial roles.
Egypt's Armed Forces celebrate 48 years since creation of Air Defence Forces The Egyptian Armed Forces held a celebration on the occasion of the forty-eighth anniversary of the creation of the country's Air Defense Forces
Egypt arrests students leaking thanaweya amma philosophy, geology and statics exam Egypt's Ministry of Education identified and arrested students who leaked questions from the thanaweya amma final philosophy, geology and statics exams on Sunday, a statement by the ministry read.
Egypt to start biometric fingerprinting for Egyptians looking to go on hajj: Ministry Egypt will start implementing on Monday biometric fingerprinting for Egyptians looking to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Islamic hajj pilgrimage, Egypt's tourism ministry announced on Sunday.
Egypt celebrates 50th anniversary of Coptic Orthodox Cathedral inauguration This week, fifty years have passed since the inauguration of the Coptic Church headquarters in Cairo’s Abbaseya district, opened by late Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
Egypt's Sisi appoints presidency chief-of-staff Kamel as intelligence chief Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi appointed Thursday presidency chief-of-staff Abbas Kamel as chief of the country's General Intelligence Service.
Egypt's Sisi meets with newly appointed intelligence chief Abbas Kamel after swearing in ceremony Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Thursday with newly-appointed head of the country's General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel.
Egypt says to start building first nuclear plant Dabaa in next two years Egypt said on Sunday that construction of its first nuclear power plant, to be built by Russia, will begin in the next two to two-and-a-half years.
Egypt: No change in bread prices As part of the government’s plan to cut fuel subsidies to narrow the budget deficit, the price of diesel, widely used by bakeries producing subsidized baladi bread, has seen a 50.7 percent hike to 5.5 Egyptian pounds per liter.
IMF approves payment of $2.02 billion tranche of $12 billion loan The International Monetary Fund's executive board has completed the third review of Egypt's economic reform program, which is supported by a twelve billion Extended Fund Facility, allowing the disbursal of 2.02 billion US dollars to Egypt, according to an IMF press release.
Italian-Egyptian statement: Metro surveillance footage contains gaps, no trace of Regeni Surveillance footage of the Cairo metro station where murdered Italian researcher Giulio Regeni was last seen, submitted to Italian prosecutors after a lengthy back and forth, shows no sign of the PhD student, according to a joint statement issued by Italian and Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday.
A Strip apart? Gaza grapples with politics of expanded Egyptian administration in Trump’s ‘century deal’ An economic delegation from the Gaza Strip arrived in Cairo on Tuesday night to discuss the United States’ proposal concerning the humanitarian and economic state of the besieged Palestinian territory, as Washington continues to push talks concerning the “deal of the century.”
Diplomatic distance: Egypt skeptical of French diplomatic play in Libya With the self-styled Libyan National Army, headed by Khalifa Haftar, undertaking key military operations in the eastern city of Derna and the Oil Crescent, the coordination between Egypt and France, two key allies of the “strongman,” has become distant.
2018 World Cup: The Egyptian effect in Russia Although the national football team failed to make an impression in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Egyptian fans did.
Egyptian PM Madbouly travels to Mauritania to head Egypt's delegation at African Union assembly Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly traveled to Mauritania’s Nouakchott on Saturday to head the Egyptian delegation on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi at the African Union’s thirty-first Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government.
Egypt PM Madbouly discusses institutional reforms, AU financing at Mauritania summit Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly spoke about institutional reforms and the financing of the African Union during the opening of the AU's thirty-first Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government held in Mauritania.
Egypt, South Africa agree to continue coordination on fiscal, institutional reforms of African Union Egypt and South Africa have agreed to continue coordination on fiscal and institutional reforms of the African Union, a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry said on Saturday.
Collection of Egyptian artefacts seized in Italy arrive in Cairo: Airport sources Egypt on Friday received 118 ancient Egyptian artifacts that were recovered by the Italian authorities in March.
Egypt to close Rafah border crossing from 29 June to 1 July Egyptian authorities will close the Rafah border crossing with Gaza from 29 June to 1 July.
Interior Ministry: Police kill 10 militants responsible for attack on Alexandria security director Police forces killed ten militants allegedly involved in orchestrating an attempted assassination of Alexandria’s security director in March, according to a statement released by Egypt’s Interior Ministry on Thursday.
North Sinai Radio security guard killed in 3rd civilian attack since launch of Operation Sinai 2018 In the third incident of this nature to occur in recent weeks, an employee of the state-owned North Sinai Radio’s security department was shot dead in his west Arish residence by unidentified assailants late on Monday night.
'Security of Egyptians is our top priority,' Interior Minister Tawfik says on 30 June anniversary Egypt’s Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik inspected on Saturday a number of security checkpoints in Cairo and Giza during the fifth anniversary of the 30 June Revolution, which ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi.
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صحة أبو الفتوح تتدهور.. ومحاميه يتقدم ببلاغ للنائب العام Former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh's health is deteriorating in prison, amid the reluctance of authorities to provide medical care.
جدل واختلاف مستمر بين الأزهر والأوقاف حول اختصاص الفتوى Disagreement on Fatawa regulations erupted between al-Azhar and al-Awqaf.
رقم قياسي في الصحافة المحجوبة.. إغلاق موقع «كاتب» بعد إطلاقه بـ10 ساعات Al-Kateb website joins hundreds of blocked websites in Egypt just a few hours after its launch, amid the systematic crackdown on the freedom of press.
قوانين الصحافة والإعلام الجديدة: فك وتركيب لمزيد من السيطرة Mada Masr discusses the new media and press laws.
بينهم معتز مطر ومحمد ناصر.. «الجنايات» تدرج 187شخصًا على قوائم الإرهاب The Official Gazette published on Tuesday the Cairo Criminal Court's decision to include 187 Hasm members in the terrorist list.
مائدة مستديرة: “30 يونيو” بعد أربع سنوات Bel Ahmar publishes the outcome of the roundtable it organized on the fourth anniversary of 30 June 2013 revolution.