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Nearly a month after disappearing from a detention facility in Alexandria, imprisoned researcher and translator Kholoud Said reappeared before prosecutors on Monday only to be charged in a new case and issued a new fifteen-day detention order, according to a lawyer who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.
At dawn on June 25, 2019, security forces raided the home of political activist Hossam Moanis, where he was living with his wife and two children, and arrested him. Anticipating this day might come, Moanis — the former campaign manager for presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi — had prepared a list of contacts for his wife to call should he be taken into custody. Her first call was to researcher Ahmed Kamel al-Beheiry, who promptly headed to Moanis’s home within five minutes of the raid.
Protesting workers at a branch of the state-owned Delta Company for Fertilizers and Chemical Industries have found themselves subject to a staunch crackdown, including the arrest of at least thirteen workers since last week.
The two had been arrested on August 28, 2020, in connection to the Fairmont case, together with a number of witnesses who were released a few days later, on August 31. Seif, Nazli and another witness remained in detention, however, on vague morality charges.
Egypt’s Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights (SSCHR) started three days of hearing sessions, on Sunday, in preparation for the launch of Egypt’s first national strategy for human rights.
The Economic Appellate Court cleared influencer Haneen Hossam and two others of debauchery incitement charges and cancelled the prison sentence issued against influencer Mawada al-Adham and Ahmed Sameh upholding the fine worth LE300,000 for each for posting obscene videos.
A Cairo court has renewed the detention of two popular TikTok influencers for fifteen days pending investigations into human trafficking charges, only a few days after the two young women were acquitted in another case related to their videos on the popular video-sharing platform.
Asmarat social housing neighborhood - inaugurated four years ago – is currently receiving 136 families who used to live in Sayeda Aicha neighborhood but their buildings are about to collapse.
The cabinet under Mostafa Madbouli approved, in principle, on Thursday the personal status bill.
Egypt's newly-elected parliament — the House of Representatives — will hold an opening procedural session on Tuesday to elect a speaker and two deputies. Some MPs expect that parliament's procedural session will be followed by a limited cabinet reshuffle.
Secretary-general of Egypt’s parliament Mahmoud Fawzi announced on Wednesday that he has decided to resign from office.
Members of new House of Representatives elected by majority of votes Judge Hanafy Ali El-Gebaly, seventy-one, to be the Speaker of the House during its opening session on Tuesday.
emi-official results show that the pro-government Mostaqbal Watan (the Nation's Future) party has dominated the election of the leading posts of the Egyptian parliament's twenty-five committees on Thursday.
The Egyptian Medical Syndicate mourned on Wednesday the passing of four of its members, who died due to complications of the coronavirus.
The Head of Egypt's Civil Aviation Authority Ashraf Noweir said on Tuesday that Egypt officially reopened its airspace to Qatari aircraft this morning, ending a three-and-a-half-year airspace ban on Qatar.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed in a phone call on Wednesday with his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, means to coordinate the next meeting for the quartet group, which comprises Egypt, Germany, France, and Jordan, to revive the Palestinian peace process.
Egypt on Sunday explained that the recent sessions of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations have failed once again due to differences on how to resume talks and of the procedural aspects related to managing the negotiation process.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed in Cairo on Tuesday the latest developments in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiations with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Egyptian presidency announced.
Head of Egypt's General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel met with Sudanese leaders in Khartoum on Tuesday, discussing issues of bilateral cooperation in various fields, as well as regional developments, including developments related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Egypt has affirmed the need to reach an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) before the second filling of the massive dam’s reservoir, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.
Egypt Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry signed the al-Ula agreement for Arab reconciliation with Qatar, which was signed by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states during the forty-first GCC summit held on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held on Monday a session of bilateral talks with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at Tahrir Palace in Cairo, following the conclusion of the quartet ministerial meeting on the Middle East peace process.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Thursday with his Cypriot counterpart President Nicos Anastasiades the means of boosting bilateral relations, particularly in the energy field, the Egyptian presidency said.
The Comprehensive Partnership and Strategic Cooperation agreement signed between Russia and Egypt in 2018 entered into force on Sunday.
Despite a series of worker-led proposals to revive profit-making, a decision to liquidate the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company was made final in a hasty announcement on Monday at an extraordinary general assembly meeting, an attendee told Mada Masr.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reviewed with German Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser the final agreement on the establishment of an integrated system of a high-speed electric railway in Egypt, Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is planning on implementing a decision to issue polymer EGP 10 banknotes in June, deputy governor of the CBE told Masrawy.
The US dollar to Egyptian pound exchange rate on Tuesday saw a slight decrease for purchase and selling rates, recording an average of 15.59 Egyptian pounds for purchase and 15.69 Egyptian pounds for sale.
Egypt’s monthly core inflation recorded zero in December 2020, down from 0.2 percent in the same month a year prior, and zero in November 2020, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).
Egypt announced on Sunday the rolling out of subscription in 'Seyola' cash investment fund, which is its first cash fund that allows to invest in in number of financial instruments.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its projections for Egypt’s real GDP growth for FY2020/21 to 2.8 percent, up from two percent projected in June, reflecting the milder than-anticipated contraction in the country’s economy, making it likely one of the few countries to record positive growth (around 1.5 percent) in 2021.
The Global Centre of Fatwas at Egypt’s Al-Azhar said on Monday that hoarding medical supplies, including oxygen cylinders, to make profits at a time of crisis is religiously prohibited.
Egypt’s health ministry denied news and footage concluding that the lack of oxygen in two public hospitals was behind the recent death of six coronavirus patients.
A video from inside a public hospital showing a number of COVID-19 patients dying from what appears to be a lack of oxygen went viral on social media last week, sparking a public outcry and shining a spotlight on Egypt’s health care system as it struggles to cope with a renewed surge of coronavirus cases.
The article examines Egyptian media coverage of the Arab quartet reconciliation agreement with Qatar.
Al-Manassa looks at the political trajectory of the late Safwat al-Sherif, Mubarak-era Minister of Information and Shura Council Speaker, who was accused in the case known as "Battle of the Camel" as well as corruption charges.
The article discusses oxygen shortages and the government’s handling of the crisis.
The Ministries of Planning and Economic Development and Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs signed an economic empowerment protocol to support workers affected by COVID-19.
Sinai inhabitants face security unrest as armed fights continue between army personnel and IS militants.
Al-Shourouk publishes the list of parties represented in the newly elected parliament.
Egypt’s Criminal Court scheduled a hearing session on January 19, of human rights lawyer Mohamed al-Baqer. Al-Baqer has been mistreated in custody since his arrest, according to his wife.
Journalist Ahmad Khalifa, editor of Masr 360, has been missing for ten days after he was brought before the Egyptian National Security Agency on January 6, 2021.
The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies published a report on the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the various sectors of the Egyptian economy.