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Writer and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah arrested from police probation
The family of Alaa Abd El Fattah, well-known writer, activist, and software developer, reported on Sunday morning that he did not emerge from the Dokki police station, where he sleeps every night as part of a legally contested five-year probation sentence.
Egypt MPs ask the government 'not to export problems to the president and parliament'
In an opening procedural session on Tuesday, Egypt MPs said Egypt is facing a hostile campaign aimed at destabilizing the country and spreading chaos, and that all should join shoulders at this critical stage to stand up to this campaign.
A presidential directive to freeze Parliament
Parliamentary and security sources told Mada Masr that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a directive to freeze the operations of Parliament, as the president is unsatisfied with the performance of the legislative body and its speaker.
Egypt's Sisi approves law regulating medical profession
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved Monday law No. 153/2019 amending some provisions of medical profession law No. 415/1945 after it had been passed by the parliament.
Egypt's parliament to discuss 'Friday protests' when it reconvenes Tuesday
Following a three-month summer recess, Egypt's parliament–the House of Representatives–will reconvene on Tuesday for the fifth, and last, season of its five-year term.
Despite release of at least 96 detainees, calls for more ‘open’ political process, tense security situation highlighted by arrest of lawyers persists
At least ninety-six detainees, including twenty minors, swept up following the 20 September protests in the largest arrest campaign since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came into office, were released from police stations in the governorates of Suez, Alexandria, Damietta, and Port Said on Monday, according to lawyers and rights groups.
Heavy security clampdown on anti-Sisi protests as state mobilizes supporters to rally
While thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Cairo’s Nasr City district to chant, dance, and wave flags in a show of support for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, small-scale scattered protests against the president emerged, amid heavily blocked and securitized roads across Cairo.
Egypt military court sets 13 October to sentence 43 involved in 2017 Wahat terrorist attack
An Egyptian military court has set 13 October for the sentencing of forty-three defendants involved in the deadly Wahat terrorist attack that killed sixteen policemen and left thirteen injured in late 2017.
Biggest wave of arrests since Sisi took office: 1909 people detained
A wide and aggressive sweep by security forces continues, with at least 1,909 people arrested as of early Thursday morning, according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights. This arrest campaign, which began after anti-regime protests erupted last weekend, is the largest since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi formally took power on a counter-terrorism mandate in 2014.
Renaissance Dam negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia ‘stumbling’ as talks set to resume next week
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, as well his speech at a youth conference earlier this month, reflected a prevailing pessimism among Egyptian officials regarding ongoing negotiations with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), government sources told Mada Masr.
Egypt participates in six-nation 'Red Wave 2' naval drills in Saudi Arabia
According to the statement, the "Red Wave 2" drills aimed to strengthen the maritime security of countries on the Red Sea, enhance military cooperation, and exchange combat experience.
Account deficit rose to $8.2 billion in FY 2018/2019: CBE
The Central Bank of Egypt has announced that the balance of payments recorded an overall deficit of 8.2 billion US dollars during FY 2018/2019, as the overall surplus of 1.7 billion US dollars during the second half of the year broadly offset the overall deficit during the first half of the year.
Egypt's finance ministry auctions T-bills worth EGP 19 bln
Egypt's finance ministry has auctioned treasury bills at a total value of nineteen billion Egyptian pounds.
Egypt's supply ministry restores 1.8 mln citizens to ration card system
Egypt's supply ministry said on Tuesday that 1.8 million citizens have been restored to the ration card system during the period between February and September, after having been excluded.
Egyptian police kill 15 terrorists in North Sinai shootout
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior said in statement on Sunday that police killed fifteen terrorists during a shootout in al-Arish, the capital city of North Sinai.
Egypt Armed Forces kills 118 takfiris in anti-terrorism operations in north, central Sinai; 10 army personnel killed, injured: Statement
Egypt’s armed forces said that it destroyed dozens of terrorist hideouts and killed 118 takfiri elements in north and central Sinai during its operations to eliminate terrorism in all strategic directions in the country in the past period.
The article examines the state’s strategy to reshape the media sector in Egypt with regards to the recent developments.
The article discusses the state narrative on foreign conspiracy plots as an effort to clamp down on anti-Sisi protests.
The article reports on the current state procedures to propose political and economic reforms in response to the popular protests that took place in Egypt in September.
Egyptian authorities ordered the release of detainees who were arrested for participating in the anti-regime protests.
The article examines the latest judicial procedures to impose more restrictions on media outlets in Egypt.
The article discusses the Muslim Brotherhood’s position on the recent anti-government protests.
The Ministry of Justice issued a circular on the unconstitutionality of the application procedure for persons held in administrative detention.
Mada Masr examines the inefficiency of the subsidy system in Egypt and its impacts on low-income citizens.
The article looks at the significance of demonstrations that took place in Suez governorate.
The article discusses how Egyptian authorities are increasingly imposing internet censorship to halt dissent.