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Egypt court upholds two-year sentence for activist Amal Fathy
A Cairo appeals court upheld on Sunday a two-year prison term for prominent Egyptian activist Amal Fathy, who was arrested after posting a video online about being sexually harassed earlier this year.
Egypt cabinet to legalise 80 churches and attached buildings
The cabinet committee tasked with reviewing requests to legalize unlicensed churches has approved the legalization of eighty churches and attached buildings.
Egypt's presidency sets up anti-sectarianism committee: Official gazette
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has issued an order to set up a higher committee to prevent sectarian incidents in the country, the official gazette said on Sunday.
Cairo criminal court sets 19 Jan for trial of seven in organ trafficking case
A Cairo criminal court set on Saturday 19 January to start the trial of seven defendants charged with organ trafficking in the Ain Shams district.
Titan Mubarak Faces Morsi in Trial of Islamic Leader
Ousted-President Hosni Mubarak gave his testimony in court on Wednesday at the trial of Mohamed Morsi and other key figures.
Egyptians Fear Missing Relatives Could be Among Dead in Security Crackdown
Human rights activists in Egypt, including the Association for the Families of the Forcibly Disappeared, have called for the Egyptian government to confirm the names of those who have been killed in crack-downs by Egyptian security forces, as families of missing people fear their relatives could be among the dead.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia discuss establishing joint industrial zone
Egypt and Saudi Arabia have discussed establishing a joint industrial zone in Egypt, the head of the Ministry of Trade and Industry's Trade Agreements Sector said in a statement Saturday.
Egyptian naval forces arrive in Saudi Arabia to participate in Red Waves joint training
Units from the Egyptian navy arrived on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia to participate in the Red Waves 1 joint naval exercise, which includes Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Djibouti, and Sudan, a statement by Egypt’s military spokesman read.
Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh receives first flight from Serbia since 2012
Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh received Serbian tourists from Belgrade Saturday aboard the first direct flight from the city to Sharm El-Sheikh since 2012.
After failed meetings with Sarraj, Haftar’s move to mount offensive on Libyan capital sparks disagreement with Egypt
Khalifa Haftar, the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), is preparing a large-scale military campaign to enter the Libyan capital of Tripoli, opening up a rift with Egypt, which stands against the move.
Arab League Holds Emergency Meeting to View Israeli Escalation Against Palestinians
An emergency meeting of the Arab League kicked off Tuesday in Egyptian capital Cairo to discuss recent Israeli escalations against the people of Palestine.
Egypt's prime minister reviews 2019 budget outline with ministers of finance and planning
Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held a meeting on Tuesday to review an outline of the 2019 draft state budget with the ministers of finance and planning and their deputies.
Egypt expected to receive 5th tranche of IMF loan in January: Presidency
The head of the Central Bank of Egypt Tarek Amer says that the fifth tranche of a twelve billion US dollar loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to be received in January 2019, Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement.
Egypt's domestic liquidity rises to EGP 3.56 trillion in July-Oct 2018: CBE
Egypt's domestic liquidity increased by 109.1 billion Egyptian pounds, registering 3.563 trillion Egyptian pounds, at a rate of 3.2 percent, in July-October of the 2018/2019 fiscal year, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said in a report on Thursday.
Terror attacks in Egypt at lowest level since 2013: Govt
Terror attacks in Egypt have fallen in 2018 to reach just eight, the lowest number since 2013, the country's State Information Service (SIS) said on Monday.
Egypt's Giza Bomb Blast Kills 2 Vietnamese Tourists, Injures 12 Others
A roadside bomb killed two tourists and injured twelve others on Friday in western Cairo, local authorities said.
Egypt's Interior Ministry says it killed 40 terrorists planning attacks during Christmas celebrations
Egypt's Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that it had killed forty terrorists in a raid on three hideouts in Egypt's Giza and North Sinai governorate, a statement by the interior ministry read.
رُسُل السيسي في الخرطوم لدعم البشير
Egypt’s Sisi announced its support to Omar al-Bashir in a diplomatic visit to Khartoum led by Egypt’s foreign minister
مصريون يجمعون توقيعات للتضامن مع «ثورة السودان».. وحقوقيون يطالبون بالتدخل الدولي
Activists and public figures expressed their full support for the popular uprising in Sudan.
استنفار أمني واسع في ذكرى «الثورة»... و الإعلام يركّز على «الإنجازات»
.The government has implemented tight security measures ahead of the eighth anniversary of the 25 January 2011 revolution
«النقد الدولي» للقاهرة: آليات «الإصلاح» أهم من الأرقام
The article discusses the mechanisms to reform the economy in Egypt in line with the IMF instructions.
42 توصية.. انتهاء جلسات حوار تعديل قانون الجمعيات الأهلية
The article resumes the recommendations presented by local associations concerning the amendments to the controversial NGOs law.
من السبعينيات إلى 2018.. هذه أبرز الأحداث الطائفية بمصر
The article traces the sectarian violence that broke out in Egypt from the seventies up to 2018, following Sisi’s order to create a committee on fighting sectarian incidents.
عن الجنيه ومستويات المعيشة والعقارات.. «مدى مصر» يقرأ فنجان الاقتصاد في العام الجديد.
The article interviews economists on the challenges to the Egyptian economy in 2019.