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Egypt's prisons under 'strict information lockdown': HRW
At least fourteen prisoners and detainees have died in Egypt, most likely from COVID-19 complications in ten detention facilities as of 15 July, according to HRW's latest report published on Monday.
Egypt’s electoral authority accepts 762 candidates for upcoming Senate elections
Egypt’s National Election Authority announced on Sunday that it had accepted 762 candidates for the senate elections which will take place next month.
Egypt's interior minister announces 2020 reshuffle
Egypt's Interior Minister Mahmoud Tawfik has reshuffled a number of senior positions within the ministry in the 2020 shake-up announced on Saturday.
City Limits of the Dead
The article discusses the recent demolitions in the historic area of Cairo known as the City of the Dead.
Egypt approves amendments criminalizing bullying; penalties to include jail terms
Egypt has approved draft amendments criminalizing bullying in the country for the first time, introducing penalties including jail terms, the cabinet announced on Wednesday.
Court extends detention of accused serial rapist pending investigation
An Egyptian court extended, on Tuesday, the pre-trial detention of Ahmed Bassam Zaki over its investigation into the accusations made against him of attempted sexual assault by several young women, including a minor.
Egypt's parliament approves sending troops abroad to defend national security
Egypt’s parliament on Monday unanimously approved the deployment of armed forces abroad to defend Egypt’s national security, it said in a statement, amid the expansion of Libya’s Turkey-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) which has moved fighters to capture the key coastal city of Sirte.
Cairo receives Libyan tribe delegation after Libya parliament calls for Egypt military intervention
Egypt received on Wednesday a delegation of Libyan tribes loyal to eastern forces to discuss developments in the war-torn country, a few days after the eastern-based Libyan parliament asked Egypt to directly intervene if needed in light of what it described as a Turkish “occupation.”
Shoukry, Lavrov discuss Libya crisis as Egypt rejects mercenary deployment
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov discussed, in a phone call on Tuesday, the Libyan crisis and the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.
Egypt's Sisi, Trump discuss Libya, GERD developments
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the latest developments concerning the crisis in Libya and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in a phone call on Monday, Egyptian Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.
Egypt, US discuss increasing military cooperation
Egyptian and US military officials have discussed increasing military cooperation during meetings in Cairo, a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces said on Wednesday.
Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan reach 'major common understanding' on dam
Ethiopia's prime minister said on Tuesday his country, Egypt, and Sudan reached a "major common understanding which paves the way for a breakthrough agreement" on a significant dam project that has led to sharp regional tensions and fears of military confrontation.
Egypt demands Ethiopia explain reports that GERD filling process has started
Egypt is demanding that the Ethiopian government issue an urgent explanation concerning reports that Addis Ababa has started the filling process for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafiz said on Wednesday.
Egypt condemns Turkey's political and military interference in Arab affairs
Egypt has stressed its rejection of Turkey’s political and military “interferences” in Arab affairs, describing them as “lacking any legitimate basis,” one day after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced Egypt’s actions in war-torn Libya.
Egypt’s Sisi reiterates support of Yemeni legitimate government
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated Egypt's support of the legitimate government in Yemen as well as its unity, sovereignty, and the safety of its national institutions, said a presidential statement.
Egypt rejects Israeli plan to annex parts of West Bank: Shoukry tells Palestine's Abbas
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday Cairo’s rejection of any "unilateral" moves or decisions by Israel to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
Egypt parliament approves CBE, coronavirus tax law
Parliament approved a number of major economic legislations, at the top of which is the law regulating the performance of the public enterprise companies.
$200 Million by World Bank to Combat Air Pollution and Climate Change in Cairo
Egypt and the Word Bank have begun negotiations on a two hundred million US dollar package to finance the Greater Cairo Air Pollution Management and Climate Change project, al-Ahram Online reports.
Egypt's wheat storage capacity at 4 million tonnes: official
Egypt’s wheat storage capacity has increased to more than four million tons, up from a capacity of 3.6 million tons at the end of 2019, a supply ministry official told Reuters on Sunday.
EGP 7 bln to be disbursed for exporters in FY2020/21 to pay arrears: Finance minister
Egypt has allocated seven billion Egyptian pounds in the FY2020/2021 budget for the Export Development Fund (EDF) in order to disburse exporter firms' arrears, which are to be disbursed in monthly tranches, Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said in a statement on Monday.
18 Terrorists Killed in Foiled Attack in Egypt’s North Sinai
Egypt’s Armed Forces spokesperson announced on Tuesday night that the Egyptian military had foiled a terrorist attack on a checkpoint in Egypt’s North Sinai, killing eighteen terrorists.
Province of Sinai targets Union of Sinai Tribes fighters in Sheikh Zuwayed, coronavirus reaches central Sinai
Since the beginning of July, eight civilians have been killed and four others injured in attacks carried out by the Province of Sinai—the Islamic State affiliate in the peninsula—against the villages of Joura and Abou Tawila near Sheikh Zuwayed. Meanwhile, the coronavirus is still dominating the conversation as it has continued to spread, reaching all the way to the village of Nakhl in central Sinai.
Egypt's parliament approves extending state of emergency for additional three months
Egypt’s parliament approved on Monday President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decree extending the country’s state of emergency for three more months effective 27 July.
Major fire on Egypt's highway caused by crack in pipeline: Prosecution statement
A major fire on the Cairo-Ismailia highway that left eighteen people injured and blazed thirty-seven vehicles on Tuesday was caused by a crack in the Shokier-Mostorod oil pipeline, Egypt’s prosecutor-general said in a statement.
وقائع ما جرى في جبانة المماليك.. طلب إحاطة بالبرلمان وخبراء يحذرون ويطالبون بالتحقيق وحملة توقيعات لوقف الإزالات (القصة كاملة)
Photos of demolished tombs in Cairo’s City of the Dead circulated widely on social media, sparking anger over the state’s project to build a bridge through the Mamluk Desert Cemetery.
علاج «كورونا».. ما نعرفه عن 3 علاجات مستخدمة في مصر
The article examines Egypt’s treatment trials against COVID-19.
مينا دانيال: نبي المغدورين
Al-Manassa writes a tribute about the Egyptian activist Mina Danial who died in the Maspero Massacre in 2011.
"واقعها كرهًا": متى نسمي الاغتصاب باسمه؟
The article discusses the flaws in the Egyptian legal system regarding the definition of rape.