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Photojournalist Mohamed El Raai missing since Wednesday
Egyptian photojournalist Mohamed al-Raai has been missing since he went to the National Security Office on Wednesday.
Egyptian TikToker Hadeer El-Hadi sentenced to 2 years in prison over suggestive videos
A Cairo economic court has sentenced Egyptian young woman Hadeer al-Hadi to two years in prison and a fine of one hundred thousand Egyptian pounds over charges of “inciting debauchery” on TikTok.
Cairo court sentences Mamdouh Hamza to six months for inciting violence
A Cairo criminal court has placed engineer and political activist Mamdouh Hamza on the terrorism lists and sentenced him to six months in prison in absentia over accusations of inciting violence and spreading false news.
Egypt’s prosecution arrests sixteen people for protesting parliamentary election results
Egypt’s Public Prosecution on Tuesday imprisoned sixteen people for four days over blocking a road in protest against the results of the parliamentary elections in Qena governorate.
Giza House race sheds light on Egypt’s shifting political machinery
The redistricting has effectively turned yesterday’s allies into today’s rivals, thrusting this particular race in Giza into the spotlight and providing a glimpse into the inner workings of Egypt’s political machinery. With the Nation’s Future Party failing to back its own vice president in Aboul Enein, and Ali and Mansour facing diminished prospects despite their historical ties to the ruling circles, the electoral race in this district sheds light on the interplay between state political support and the power of political spending.
Egypt's Mostaqbal Watan list set to sweep first stage of parliamentary elections
Semi-official figures released by judges supervising Egypt's first stage of parliamentary elections in fourteen governorates show that the National Unified Coalition led by the pro-government Mostaqbal Watan (the Nation's Future) Party has won two party list districts: North, Middle and South Upper Egypt (one hundred seats) and the Western Delta (forty-two seats).
Egypt's high-profile businessman Mohamed Abul-Enein sweeps Giza district poll: Projection
Mohamed Abul-Enein, the high-profile businessman and owner of the ceramics Cleopatra Group, has won the seat of the constituency of Giza and Dokki, according to semi-official vote-count.
Egypt to declare results of first stage of parliamentary elections Sunday
The first stage of parliamentary elections was held for Egyptians abroad on 21, 22, and 23 October, and inside Egypt on 24 and 25 October.
Ad hoc committee begins drafting Egyptian Senate's internal bylaws
Egypt's newly-elected senate began drafting its bylaws Sunday. The move came after speaker of the senate, Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Razek, formed Saturday a thirty-member ad hoc committee to be entrusted with drafting the upper chamber's internal laws.
Egypt's business tycoon Salah Diab acquitted of building factory fence without a license
A Cairo Misdemeanor Court acquitted on Thursday famous Egyptian businessman Salah Diab on charges of building a fence without a license on state land.
No means to make amends
Private construction—including low-income housing—has been largely unregulated across Egypt for years. Now that the government is seeking to rectify this by legalizing nearly three million building violations, many low-income households are struggling to pay the required fines.
Egypt’s Prosecutor-General informs Italian counterpart on procedures regarding Regeni case
Egyptian Prosecutor-General Hamada al-Sawy on Wednesday informed his Italian counterpart on the procedures and information undertaken so far regarding the murder of Italian PhD student Paolo Regeni.
As tripartite talks resume, Egypt fears long-sought binding agreement on GERD may be mirage
Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan reached an agreement on Tuesday to restart negotiations over Ethiopia’s mega-dam under the auspices of the African Union in a joint teleconference meeting between the foreign affairs and irrigation ministries of the three countries, according to an Egyptian government source familiar with the negotiations.
Egypt’s Sisi welcomes normalising of ties between Sudan and Israel: tweet
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he welcomed joint efforts by Sudan, the United States and Israel to normalize ties between Tel Aviv and Khartoum.
Egypt’s FM tackles strengthening political and economic relations in Russia
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Thursday with the Russian secretary of the National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev to discuss several regional and international issues of interest to the two countries.
Egypt, Spain conduct joint naval exercise in Red Sea
Egyptian and Spanish naval forces conducted on Thursday a joint naval exercise in the Red Sea at Berenice Military Base in the Southern Fleet's zone, the Egyptian armed forces said.
Egypt, Greece, Cyprus agree on combating escalation policies in East Med
Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus agreed on the necessity of “combating escalation policies aimed at shaking the region's stability,” in an apparent reference to Turkey’s policies in the East Mediterranean.
World Bank: Remittance inflows to Egypt continue increasing despite global decline
The World Bank expected Thursday that the remittances of the Egyptians, working abroad, would hit 24.4 billion dollars by the end of 2020, or 6.7 percent of GDP, despite the ramifications of the global outbreak of coronavirus.
EGX ends Wednesday on mixed note, market cap. loses LE 517.49M
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) ended Wednesday’s session on mixed note, losing 517.49 million Egyptian pounds of market capitalization, amid foreign selling.
Egypt swoops in Saudi markets amid boycott of Turkish products
Egypt is trying to replace Turkish products in the Saudi market with Egyptian products, and it is exploiting the popular campaigns in Saudi Arabia that have been calling for boycotting Turkish products due to the disputes between Turkey and the kingdom.
Egypt keeps fuel prices on hold for 3 months
The mechanism aims to adjust the selling prices of some petroleum products in the local market, up and down every quarter. The decision is based on the global price of a barrel of Brent crude, the change in the price of the dollar against the pound, and other fixed costs that are adjusted each year in conjunction with the approval of the budget of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation for the previous fiscal year by the Central Auditing Organization.
CIB awaits CBE audit report following chairperson’s resignation
The CIB management stated that it is willing to share all findings outlined in the report, when it is received, subject to the CBE’s approval. The detailed audit report, prepared upon CIB’s new Chairperson Sherif Sami’s request, comes in the wake of the sudden stepping down of the bank’s outgoing Chairperson, Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, on allegations of violations.
Gold prices in Egypt down by LE2, 21-karat gold at LE827
Gold prices declined in Saturday’s early trade in the Egypt market, following a fall in global prices.
Egypt renews curfew in designated areas of North Sinai
Egypt has renewed on Monday a nighttime curfew in designated areas of North Sinai per a state of emergency renewed for three months starting 26 October.
Egypt's Sisi renews state of emergency for three months
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a decree renewing the state of emergency nationwide for three months starting Monday. According to the decree, which was published in the official gazette, the renewal allows the Egyptian armed forces and police to “take [measures] necessary to confront the dangers and the funding of terrorism, and to safeguard security in all parts of the country.”
Egypt's health minister receives 2nd shot of Chinese coronavirus vaccine
Egyptian Health Minister Hala Zayed received on Monday the second shot of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine, as part of the country’s participation in the phase three clinical trials of the vaccine.
From the State of Vanguards to the House of Kofta: Reflections on Egypt’s Authoritarian Impasse
Hesham Sallam reflects on the legacies of Gamal Abdel-Nasser's rule on their implications for authoritarian rule in contemporary Egypt.
Doing Environmental, Infrastructural, and Urban Histories along the Suez Canal
The juxtaposition of the so-called Arab and European sections of towns on the Suez sheds light on the unevenness and environmental racism of infrastructural development.
Ecologies of Capital in Egypt
In this episode, Huma Gupta and Camille Cole discuss Egypt’s occupation and the history of capitalism as both a social and an ecological process with Aaron Jakes.
إخلاء سبيل الصحفي سامح حنين في اتهامه بإنتاج أعمال مصورة ضد الدولة
Authorities released journalist Sameh Hanin, accused of producing videos critical of the Egyptian state.
اللاجئات في مصر يتعرضن أيضًا للاعتداء الجنسي
The article sheds light on the use of sexual violence against female refugees in Egypt.
لماذا تشارك أحزاب المعارضة في انتخابات «النواب» 2020؟
The article looks at the role of opposition parties in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
فاتورة الأخطاء الأربعة: الخطة المصرية- الصندوقية لرفع أسعار الطاقة
The report explains how the plan to reduce energy subsidies has failed to protect millions of Egyptians from falling below the poverty line.