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Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of two photojournalists for 15 days in Case 441/2018 The Supreme State Security Prosecution issued renewed fifteen-day detention orders to two photojournalists on Wednesday, according to lawyers familiar with their cases.
Court overturns decision to add 1,538 people, including Abu Treika, to terror lists A 2017 decision that landed retired football player Mohamed Abu Treika on the terrorist list was overturned by the Court of Cassation on Wednesday, ordering that the request issued by the public prosecutor be reviewed by another circuit court, according to lawyer Khaled Ali.
Report: Internet censorship has become ‘more pervasive’ in past year, 62% of blocked websites are media outlets The Egyptian government’s censorship of the internet has become “more dynamic and pervasive” over the last year, according to a Monday report.
Public prosecutor admonishes media council for issuing gag order, summons SMRC head for investigation The saga over alleged financial irregularities at a children’s cancer hospital continues to unfold, after Egypt’s public prosecutor sent a letter addressed to Supreme Media Regulatory Council head Makram Mohamed Ahmed on Saturday, declaring the council’s gag order on coverage of the issue null and void and summoning him for investigations.
New committee formed to enact rulings related to terrorist list, including asset seizures President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has decreed the formation of a judicial committee that can be authorized to seize assets of individuals added to terrorist lists once the appeal process has been exhausted, according to Thursday’s edition of the Official Gazette.
Military top brass get impunity for acts committed during transitional period A government-proposed bill that bestows impunity and privileges on a select group of the highest-ranking armed forces officers received preliminary approval in parliament on Tuesday.
Why the Egyptian military will relinquish power Ezzedine C. Fishere argues that while the military will almost certainly maintain their independence and a strong voice in the country’s strategic decisions, they will have no viable option other than to withdraw from the public sphere, opening the way for a genuine democratic transition.
Egypt Implements First Phase of Health Insurance Law The spokesperson for President al-Sisi’s administration, Bassam Rady said that the first phase of the new health insurance law has launched according to an official statement on Friday.
Women Tell Distressing Stories of Their Experiences on Egypt’s Metro Egypt is infamous when it comes to sexual harassment. Foreign and Egyptian women have difficulties navigating public spaces as well as public transportation without getting unwarranted attention from men.
Mo Salah Staying Five More Years with Liverpool Club Egyptian football star and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, has signed a new five-year contract with the Liverpool club. As expected, and proving wrong rumors that Salah would join Real Madrid, the twenty-six-year-old Egyptian will be playing with the Reds until 2023.
PM pledges to double job opportunities in coming year, despite minimal policy changes Prime Minister Mostafa Madbuly pledged to create nine hundred thousand new job opportunities annually over the coming four fiscal years in a Tuesday announcement.
Uber Negotiates Middle East Merging Plans with Careem Uber approached Careem with the tentative plans of merging in the Middle East, to reduce a costly rivalry between the ride-hailing moguls, according to a Bloomberg article.
Egypt’s First Nuclear Power Plant Construction to Begin in Two Years Egypt announced on Sunday that construction of its first nuclear power plant will begin in the next two to two and a half years, according to Reuters.
Egypt Refuses Migrant Reception Centers Proposition Although the European Union has recently announced a new migration deal where it seeks to build refugee and asylum centers in the Middle East and Africa, Egypt has announced on Sunday its refusal with the idea, if asked.
Egypt FM arrives in Beijing for China-Arab States Cooperation Forum Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Beijing, China on Sunday morning where he will hold talks with top Chinese officials and participate in Tuesday’s ministerial meeting for the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum.
Egypt FM praises China's participation in development projects at meeting with Chinese counterpart Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Sunday with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during his visit to China to participate in the eighth edition of the Arab-Chinese cooperation forum.
8 Palestinians rescued after Egyptian military floods Rafah-Gaza commercial tunnel Eight Palestinian laborers were rescued from a commercial tunnel connecting Egyptian Rafah with the Gaza Strip late on Tuesday evening, after the Egyptian Armed Forces attempted to collapse the tunnel by pumping water through it.
A strike for a strike: Palestinian factions respond to Israeli attacks Reports of exchanges of fire continue to emerge from the Gaza Strip, as Palestinian groups pursue the tactic of “a strike for a strike,” adopted in May of this year.
Industrial colonialism: Egypt, Germany and the maintenance of the modern world Omar Robert Hamilton draws parallels between the various political vignettes about the makings and machinations of industrial colonialism.
French Investigators Claim Cockpit Fire Caused MS804 EgyptAir Crash France’s BEA air accident investigation agency claimed that the fatal 2016 Paris-Cairo EgyptAir flight crash was most likely caused by a cockpit fire, according to Reuters.
Japan Limits Travel Warning to Only Three Areas in Egypt Noticing an improvement in security conditions in Egypt, the Japanese embassy in Cairo stated that it would be easing its travel warning about the country.
Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II heads mass at largest Catholic church in Italy Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II headed on Sunday the liturgy at Italy's largest Catholic church: the Basilica of Saint Paul in Rome.
Egyptian Court Sentences Lebanese Tourist to 8 Years in Prison for Offensive Facebook Post The Egyptian Misdemeanor court has sentenced Lebanese tourist Mona al-Mazbouh on Saturday to eight years in prison for posting a Facebook video defaming Egypt, as stated by her lawyer on Reuters. The court’s decision will still be appealed on 29 July.
North Sinai Governorate eases restrictions on civilian travel and fuel supplies for public transport The North Sinai Governorate revealed on Thursday that it will ease restrictions on residents, following heightened security measures imposed on the governorate since the beginning of the armed forces’ Operation Sinai 2018.
6-meter-high barrier to seal off airport area south of Arish under construction Approximately 1 kilometer of a massive barrier that runs along the ring road on the south of Arish, the capital of North Sinai, has been completed over the last month, according to local sources and eyewitness.
Armed Forces: 3 armed militants, 2 civilians killed in Operation Sinai 2018 The military killed three alleged armed militants and arrested fifty-nine other suspects in northern and central Sinai over an undisclosed timeframe, according to a Tuesday statement by Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer al-Rifai.
From Jadaliyya Egypt
هواجس عن كأس العالم، العالم الصغير غير العادل Ibrahim Farghaly discusses the political significance of the controversies surrounding Egypt’s participation in the world cup.
لا جديد سيساوياً في الفضيحة المصرية Basil Ramsis examines the past and persisting marginalization of Asian and African teams in the world cup and how it mirrors their political marginalization.
30 حزيران/ يونيو: ذكرى الثورة “المضادة" في مصر The article discusses the changes undergone by Egypt after the 30 June revolution.
الحركة العمالية المصرية في التسعينات The article examines the Egyptian labor movement in the nineties.
للتخفيف عن مواطني شمال سيناء: 3 أيام سفر دون تنسيق أمني.. وفتح محطة الغاز الوحيدة للتاكسي Sinai residents were permitted three-day travel within and outside of Sinai.
«قرار جمهوري بتشكيل لجنة التحفظ على أموال «اﻹرهابيين The Official Gazette published the president's decree to form the committee on the disposal of the funds of the terrorists.
لماذا سيتخلى العسكريون عن الحكم في مصر؟ Ezzedine Fishere writes about why the military will not abandon its hold over the country in the foreseeable future.
بعد انتهاء مارثون الانتخابات: العمال بين الامل في نقابات تعبر عنهم، واليأس من أي تغيير The article discusses the effects of election results on labor unions.
المشروع الحقيقي للنظام: معاملة الشعب كطفل The article talks about how the current regime has deliberately expanded repressive measures to consolidate its power.
إحالة 10 اتهامات جديدة إلى «أمن الدولة طوارئ».. «التظاهر» أبرزها Prime Minister Mostapha Madbouli referred new cases to state security courts over illegal protest charges.
3 تحركات ضد قانون الصحافة الجديد.. آخرها وقفة صامتة مساء اليوم Members of the Journalist Syndicate held a vigil on Wednesday in protest against the controversial new media law.
نص قانون معاملة قادة القوات المسلحة.. وممدوح شاهين: لا يوجد به أى تمييز The article examines the newly approved law by the parliament on the special treatment of leaders of the armed forces.