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Cairo court orders release of economist Abdel-Khalek Farouk pending investigation into spreading false news
A Cairo misdemeanor court has accepted an appeal by detained economist and writer Abdel-Khalek Farouk against his detention and ordered him a release without bail pending investigation.
Egypt prosecution refers 43 to military court over 2017 Wahat terrorist attack
Egypt's Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek referred to military trial on Monday forty-three defendants accused of being involved in the deadly Wahat terrorist attack that killed sixteen policemen and left thirteen injured in late 2017.
Al-Adly says 25th January was ‘conspiracy’ by MB, Hamas, Iranian forces
Former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly described what had happened in Egypt in 2011 as a ”conspiracy” to change the regime in Egypt, referring to the 25th of January revolution.
34 Khanka Mental Health Hospital officials referred to trial over death of 10 patients
Egypt’s Administrative Prosecution Authority on Tuesday referred thirty-four officials from Khanka Mental Health Hospital for urgent trial on charges of gross negligence that resulted in the death of ten patients who were detained in the hospital in implementation of judicial decisions and judgments.
Cairo court jails fake OLX sellers for murder of engineering student
The Cairo Criminal Juvenile Court on Monday convicted two eighteen-year-old defendants for the murder of an engineering student back in March.
Draft law to criminalize Egypt’s unauthorized private education centers: Minister
Deputy Minister of Education Mohammed Omar announced that the ministry has prepared a draft law that would criminalize unauthorized private education centers nationwide.
Second suspect behind Bishop Epiphanius’s murder pleads not guilty
The Damanhour Criminal Court in Beheira on Saturday continued the trial of the two suspects behind the murder of Bishop Epiphanius, head of the Saint Macarius Monastery.
Joy among Copts as 120 Egyptian churches legalized
An atmosphere of joy prevailed in Coptic communities across Egypt on Wednesday, with the announcement of legalization for 120 churches and church-affiliated service buildings, across twenty governorates.
Who’s buying Israeli gas? A company owned by the General Intelligence Service
The article traces a network of private companies back up to the Egyptian General Intelligence Service, set to cash in from the Israeli gas deal.
Egypt, Burundi defence ministers discuss military cooperation in Cairo meeting
Egypt’s Defence Minister General Mohamed Zaki discussed on Monday in Cairo with his Burundian counterpart Gen Niyongabo military cooperation between the two countries, a statement by Egyptian Armed Forces spokesperson said.
Egypt's Sisi, Bundestag officials discuss trade, economic and energy cooperation
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed on Saturday in Cairo with the chairman of the Bundestag's Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development Peter Ramsauer ways to boost trade, and economic and energy cooperation, a statement by presidential spokesman Bassam Rady read.
Developing non-bank financial sector in Egypt vital to the economy: Minister of Business Sector
Egypt's Business Sector Minister Hesham Tawfik stressed on Monday that the presence of a modern non-bank financial sector is key to the sustainable development of the national economy.
Pharmacists Syndicate discusses combatting black market of drugs
Egypt’s Pharmacists Syndicate officials have met with the Consumer Protection Authority to discuss eliminating drug sales on social networking websites, mobile phone applications, and satellite channels.
Egypt's Bourse gains EGP 6 bln Monday
The Egyptian Exchange indexes posted collective gains at the close of Monday's trading, backed by purchases by Arab and foreign institutions and investment funds besides Egyptian investors.
Egypt's Sisi approves agreement with Bahrain on tax evasion
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has issued a decree approving an agreement signed between Egypt and Bahrain on 8 April 2016 to combat tax evasion.
Egypt's external borrowing ceiling at $16.733 bln for 2018/19
Egypt has set its external borrowing ceiling at 16.733 billion US dollars for the 2018-2019 financial year, according to a government document.
Egypt's trade volume hits $67.63 bln over 9 months: Report
Egypt's trade volume from January to September 2018 hit 67.63 billion US dollars, up from 59.82 billion US dollars during the same period the previous year--a rise of thirteen percent, according to a report released on Sunday by the General Organization for Import and Export Control.
Where is the starch? Egyptians search for potatoes as prices soar
The article talks about issue of the soaring price of potatoes which has dominated the airwaves following the interior ministry’s announcement that it would sell potatoes at a lower price.
Over EGP 11m disbursed for affected families in Sinai during August
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said that over eleven million Egyptian pounds were disbursed for affected families of the Sinai Peninsula as exceptional pension and cash subsidies during last August.
Egypt government to increase electricity prices in July
The Egyptian cabinet’s media center said on Monday that the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy will increase electricity prices starting in July 2019.
Egypt police kill 11 'fugitive terrorists' in shootout in Western Desert
Egyptian security forces have killed eleven fugitive militants in a shootout in the country's Western Desert, the interior ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
2 killed, 10 wounded in latest IED attack targeting civilian workers in North Sinai
Two military-contracted workers were killed and ten others were injured when an IED exploded inside their vehicle as they were driving on the ring road south of the North Sinai capital of Arish on Thursday morning.
Car tumbles from El-Fanfgary Bridge in Cairo, killing three
A private car tumbled from a bridge in east Cairo onto a major highway on Thursday, killing three people.
Egypt's army foils smuggling attempt of 1 million narcotic pills, tonne of cannabis
Egypt’s armed forces said on Saturday it foiled an attempt to smuggle one million narcotic pills and a ton of cannabis through the Western Borders.
Police officer injured due to bomb explosion in Cairo
A police officer was injured from the explosion of a hand-made bomb while checking security conditions in the vicinity of Helwan University on Saturday.
فضاء اللوحات الإعلانية في مصر: إعادة إنتاج للطبيعة وهيمنة على فضاءات التمثيل - الجزء الاول
The article analyzes the development of billboard advertisement in the past few years in Egypt.
المؤامرات العامة المصرية: بعض من تفسير الإعلام لمقتل «خاشقجي»
The article discusses Egypt’s conspiracy narrative on the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
مفاوضات المخابرات وآل الشيخ لتمويل «دي إم سي نيوز» تتعثر في مقتل «خاشقجي»
The article examines how the intelligence service failed to provide the needed funds to launch “dmc” channel and the debate on the Saudi investment.
ثلاثة مشاهد من الحياة النقابية في مصر
The article examines the divisions from within the labor syndicate and how it affects the workers.
تجديد حبس ابنة القرضاوي و16 آخرين 15 يومًا في اتهامهم بتمويل الإرهاب
Cairo Criminal Court renewed the detention of seventeen defendants accused of financing terrorism to forty-five days
«تضامن النواب» تناقش إعادة إنشاء «القومي للسكان»: لا يؤدي دوره و75% من ميزانيته للمرتبات
The parliament discussed on Tuesday the bill on reestablishing the National Population and Development Council.
السودان يلغي حظر منتجات مصرية: الاقتصاد بوابة حل الخلافات
The article looks at the potential of economic cooperation between Egypt and Sudan.
السيسي يقيم «منتدى الشباب» على حساب الشركات!
The article examines how the state mobilizes sponsors and private companies to fund the National Youth Forum.
للبيع في الكانتين: تقرير عن تأثير التضخم الحالي على الحياة خلف القضبان والاستغلال الاقتصادي في السجون المصرية "سجن العقرب نموذجًا"
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published a report entitled “For Sale in the Prison Canteen: Dispossession and Poverty Inducement at “Aqrab” Prison,” shedding light on the economic exploitation of prisoners through the marketization of their basic needs inside prisons.