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Security forces crack down on refugees protesting violence, harassment
Security forces used batons and water cannons to disperse a protest by refugees in front of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sixth of October City on Sunday, according to several eyewitnesses. Police arrested a number of protesters and confiscated phones from several others to prevent any pictures or videos of the incident.
In rare move, court orders release of 460 detainees held in remand detention
In a rare move, the Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday ordered the release of 460 detainees held in remand detention in nineteen different cases, according to lawyer Khaled Ali.
Mostaqbal Watan-led coalition wins majority in 1st stage of Egypt parliament elections: NEA
The electoral list led by Egypt’s Mostaqbal Watan Party has swept up the majority of votes in the first stage of the country’s parliament elections, Lasheen Ibrahim, head of the National Elections Authority, said in a press conference on Sunday.
2nd stage of Egyptian parliament elections to kick off on Saturday
Polling stations in thirteen governorates, including the capital, will open on Saturday morning for Egyptians residing inside the country to cast their vote in the second stage of the House of Representatives elections.
Mubarak’s sons excluded from decision to cancel freezing of funds in ‘manipulating stock exchange’ case
The Central Bank of Egypt has removed the names of seven people from lists of people whose funds are frozen in the case known in the media as "manipulating the stock exchange."
Egypt condemns Israel's demolition of Palestinian village in occupied West Bank
Egypt condemned on Saturday Israel’s demolition of over seventy houses in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, leaving tens of people and children homeless.
Egypt’s Al-Sisi, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince discuss bilateral relations, regional updates
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi held a telephone meeting, on Wednesday evening, with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, to discuss well-established fraternal relations between the two countries.
GERD talks ended without 'complete' agreement: Ethiopia
Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt failed to reach a complete agreement on the methodology of the upcoming negotiations on the dispute caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Addis Ababa stated.
Egypt's Sisi discusses recent tension between Islamic world, Europe with EU Council head
Egypt’s Sisi discussed on Thursday the recent tension between the Islamic world and Europe with the President of European Council Charles Michel in Cairo where they also discussed the subsequent terrorist incidents in a number of European countries, the Egyptian presidency said.
Political endeavours should go with 'decisive' confrontation with militias: Shoukry tells UN Syria envoy
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has told UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen that political endeavors aiming to settle the crisis in the war-torn country should run in parallel with "decisive" confrontation with the armed terrorist organizations there.
Egypt's Sisi, Germany's Merkel discuss radicalism, Libya, GERD
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed on Monday fighting radicalism and supporting counterterrorism in the light of the recent events in several European countries, the Egyptian presidency said.
Egyptian-Sudanese military relations to witness a leap: Egypt's Chief of Staff
In a press conference held in Khartoum, Egyptian armed forces’ chief of staff Lt. General Mohamed Farid stated that Egyptian-Sudanese military relations would witness a “qualitative leap” in the upcoming period in all fields, including joint drills and expertise exchange, as well as border security.
Egypt, France conduct joint naval exercise in Mediterranean Sea
Egyptian and French naval forces carried out a transit naval training session in the northern fleet region of the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian army spokesman Tamer al-Refaie said in a statement on Tuesday.
EGP 6.8 bn allocated to Sinai development in FY2020/21: Minister
The Egyptian government has allocated 6.8 billion Egyptian pounds to Sinai's development in its FY 2020/2021 plan, focused on bolstering the peninsula's economic and social advancement and stability, in addition to providing housing services and public facilities for citizens in North and South Sinai governorates.
Egypt’s net international reserves up $795m in October to $39.22bn: CBE
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) revealed, on Tuesday, that Egypt’s net international reserves rose by about 795 million US dollars during October 2020 to 39.22 billion US dollars, compared to 38.425 billion US dollars in September 2020.
Egypt's non-oil private sector growth at nearly six-year high in October: PMI
Egypt’s non-oil private sector expanded in October at its quickest rate in almost six years as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic gained pace, a survey showed on Tuesday.
Egypt parliament approves new amendments to Unified Tax Procedures Law
A report prepared by parliament's budget and planning committee said that amendments to articles 13, 70, 73 and 74 will be amended to fight different forms of tax evasion.
UN to provide Egypt with around $532 mln for development projects during 2020/2021
United Nations (UN), under the Partnership Development Framework (UNPDF), announced that it is expected to provide Egypt with around 532 million US dollars to support four development sectors amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Egypt's Parliament votes in favor of renewing state of emergency for three months
The Egyptian Parliament approved on Sunday a presidential decree renewing the state of emergency nationwide for three months starting 26 October, due to the critical security and health circumstances in the country.
الجسد والسلطة والحق في القتل
Ahmad Abdel Halim writes about the state’s sovereign right to kill.
رسالتان من التحالف الشعبي للنائب العام وقومي حقوق الإنسان للإفراج عن قيادات وأعضاء الحزب وكل المحبوسين في قضايا رأي
The Egyptian Socialist party called on the authorities to release hundreds of prisoners of conscience held in pretrial detention.
بشرى سارة.. بالأسماء: نيابة أمن الدولة تخلي سبيل ١٠ متهمين في ٥ قضايا سياسية.. بعضها يعود لعامين
The State Security Prosecution ordered the release of ten political prisoners detained since 2018.
الجنايات تصدر أحكامها في إعادة محاكمة “فض رابعة”: المشدد 15 سنة لـ59 متهما والسجن 5 سنوات لـ7 أحداث وبراءة 29
Cairo Criminal Court sentenced fifty-nine defendants to fifteen years in prison and acquitted twenty-nine other defendants in the Rab’a dispersal case.
الحياة في أقسام الشرطة: عندما يكون السجن أرحم
The article sheds light on the ill-treatment of detainees in police custody.
أكتوبر 2020: إعدام 53 شخص في شهر واحد عدد الأشخاص الذين تم تنفيذ عقوبة الإعدام بحقهم في شهر أكتوبر يفوق الإجمالي السنوي للإعدامات لكل من السنوات الثلاثة الماضية
Fifty-three people were executed during October 2020, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.