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Cairo court sentences 75 Muslim Brotherhood figures to death over Rabaa dispersal
Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Saturday Muslim Brotherhood members Mohamed al-Beltagy, Safwat Higazi, Essam al-Erian, and seventy-two others to death for the “Rabaa dispersal” case.
At long last, a verdict for Rabea
Mada Masr maps out the details of the Rabaa sit-in dispersal case, which spanned almost five years in total, burdened by the large number of defendants, delaying tactics deployed by some of those on trial, bureaucratic hurdles, and the case’s historical significance.
Independent Lebanese website Raseef22 joins hundreds of blocked websites in Egypt
Independent Lebanese website Raseef22 has joined the long list of websites to which access is blocked on Egyptian internet service providers after a number of readers cited difficulties accessing the site in Egypt earlier on Thursday.
Award-winning Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan to be released from prison due to time served: Lawyer
Award-wining Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud “Shawkan” Abu Zeid will be released from prison shortly after having been sentenced by a court on Saturday, according to his lawyer.
Egypt sentences four people to 14 years in prison in 2013 Shia killing case retrial
A Giza criminal court sentenced four people to fourteen years in prison on Wednesday in the retrial of a case over the killing of a prominent Shi‘i leader and three other members of the shrinking Egyptian Shi‘i Muslim community in June 2013.
Egyptian press: From papyrus to blogs
The article looks at transformations in the Egyptian press.
Egypt temporarily suspends LTC channel's broadcasting rights over homosexual appearance, other breaches
that it is suspending broadcasting rights of a privately owned TV channel for two weeks over "professional violations," including hosting homosexuals and other breaches.
Criminal court adjourns trial of two policemen accused of killing detainee to 11 November
Cairo’s Criminal Court adjourned on Saturday the trial of two policemen, accused of killing a detainee, to 11 November to hear the defense's argument and to issue a final verdict.
Khaled Ali appeal verdict date set, defense team files legal complaint against plaintiff
The verdict announcement in the case of lawyer Khaled Ali, who is facing “public indecency” charges, was adjourned until 19 September in a Wednesday court session.
Cairo court imprisons Mubarak-era parliament speaker
Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced Mubarak-era parliament speaker Safwat al-Sherif to three years in prison for illicit profiteering and abuse of power to make a fortune.
Egyptian government allows adopted children to be added to ration cards
The Ministry of Supply and Domestic Trade has now allowed adopted children to be added to their adoptive family’s ration cards, so long as the family card meets all the requirements.
New formation of three media state bodies will be applied within one month
The three state bodies regulating media and press in Egypt are expected to apply changes within one month to be working in alignment with the new laws recently ratified by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said head of Supreme Media Council.
Egypt's Social solidarity minister launches 'two are enough' media campaign
Egypt's Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali launched Sunday the preliminary media campaign for the family planning project “two is enough” in Alexandria.
Egypt, World Bank mission discuss extending $1 bln for supporting development in Sinai
Egyptian Minister of Investment Sahar Nasr held talks on Sunday with a World Bank mission in charge of following up on a comprehensive program for Sinai development by means of accelerating procedures for the bank to extend one billion US dollars in support of the project.
Egypt's external debt rises to $92.64 billion at the end of June: Prime Minister
Egypt's total foreign debt stood at 92.64 billion US dollars at the end of June, up by 17.2 percent year-on-year, Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Sunday to al-Watan.
Egypt ordered to pay over US$2 billion in compensation to Union Fenosa Gas
The World Bank’s arbitration arm has ordered Egypt to pay 2.013 billion US dollars in compensation to the Union Fenosa Gas company for halting gas procurement in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, according to a statement by Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum released on Wednesday.
Egypt removes Metro discounts for military, police and journalists
Egypt removed the ticket discounts which were given to judges, police, military forces, and journalists on Monday, according to Metro spokesman.
$65m US grant for infrastructure development in seven provinces of Upper Egypt
Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr, signed on Monday with the director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Egypt, Sherry Carlin, an agreement for the second stage of infrastructure support with a total grant of 65 million US dollars.
Foreigner Tourist Pass Price Increases Starting November
According to a recently issued newsletter by the Ministry of Antiquities, authorities are increasing the price of Cairo and Luxor’s tourist passes for foreigners.
US chief of Central Command says military exercises strengthen ties between Cairo and Washington
The US chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM) Joseph Votel said during his meeting with senior Egyptian leaders that the focus of the strategic security relationship between Egypt and the United States this year is on regional security and cooperation, and promoting interoperability in irregular warfare scenarios.
Sisi discusses boosting Egypt-US military cooperation with the head of US Central Command
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed on Saturday with the Head of the US Central Command Joseph Votel means to boost military cooperation between Egypt and the United States, said a statement by the spokesperson of the presidency.
US to release $1.2 billion in military aid to Egypt
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has authorized the release of 1.2 billion US dollars in military assistance to Egypt.
Egypt's army chief of staff heads to Kuwait for GCC, Jordan and US counterparts meeting
Egypt's Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohamed Farid flew to Kuwait on Monday to meet his Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan and US counterparts to discuss military cooperation between the participating countries and confronting threats and challenges in light of recent regional developments.
Egypt's FM Shoukry stresses Cairo's support to UNRWA in face of financial challenges
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Monday with UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl during his current visit to Cairo, expressing Cairo's support to the agency's pivotal role to support and alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people, Egypt's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.
Military production ministry and Belgian ABC discuss manufacturing of locomotives for Egypt railway sector
Egypt’s Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed al-Assar discussed on Friday with an official delegation from the Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC), the Belgian engine manufacturer, ways for the Belgian company to help develop Egypt's manufacturing capabilities in order to upgrade the railway sector.
Egypt plans 20 new cities to accommodate 30 million people
Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly announced on Monday that the government is planning twenty new cities of the fourth generation on a total area of about 580,000 feddans, expected to accommodate about thirty million people besides providing millions of jobs.
Egypt spends LE38 billion for road development: President
President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced that the government has spent thirty-two billion Egyptian pounds for the construction of new roads and bridges, within opening the regional ring road and Nile corridor projects.
Egypt condemns UN comments towards Rabaa verdicts
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry denounced and condemned on Monday the comments issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, regarding the latest death verdicts in the mass trial of the Rabaa sit-in dispersal case.
Egypt’s annual inflation fell to 13.6 % in August: CAPMAS
Egypt’s monthly inflation rate was recorded at 1.7 percent in August, compared with 2.5 percent in July, while its annual inflation rate fell to 13.6 percent, compared with 33.2 percent for August 2017, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on Monday.
11 'terrorists' killed in a shootout with police forces in Egypt's North Sinai Arish city
Eleven terrorists, including two of the most dangerous elements, were killed on Monday in Egypt's North Sinai city of Arish, statement by the Interior Ministry read.
Doctors in Egypt’s Hospitals Get Beaten Everyday. Who Is to Blame?
According to many doctors, beatings by angry patients constitute the daily reality of any doctor working in any public hospital across Egypt.
350 شخصية تطالب بالإفراج عن «مرزوق» و«سلامة» و5 آخرين
A number of activists issued a statement calling authorities to immediately release the political figures who were detained over Case N 1305 of 2018.
بعد 40 جلسة.. «الجنايات» تصدر أحكامها في «فض اعتصام رابعة»
Cairo Criminal Court handed down death sentences to key figures of the Muslim Brotherhood as well as other defendants who took part in Rabaa sit-in.
سياسيون عن أحداث قرية «دمشاو»: انتهى زمن الجلسات العرفية.. وهذا هو الحل
The article discusses sectarian violence between Muslims and Copts, following violent incident in the village of Damshaw in al-Minya.
حقوقيون: الحكومة تسيطر على الفضاء الإلكتروني.. وآخرون: حماية للمواطن
Activists discuss the government's systematic violations against the freedom of speech.
لإعداد كوادر جديدة.. أحزاب تطلق «مدارس» لتعليم العمل السياسي
A number of parties launched political academies to train activists on political advocacy.
المواقع الإلكترونية بين قانونين.. لمن الحجب اليوم؟
The article examines the blocking policy against websites in Egypt and its impacts on the future of media.
تسهيلات لأهالي شمال سيناء في السفر من وإلى المحافظة.. والشرطة تقتل 11 «مسلحًا» في العريش
The article covers the security situation in Northern Sinai, following the state's counterterrorism operations.