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Journalist Hassan al-Banna has been forcibly disappeared after being detained by the National Security Agency upon his arrival to Cairo airport on Sunday evening following his deportation to Egypt by Jordanian authorities, according to Banna’s brother Abdel Rahman Fares.
Egyptian authorities on Monday released renowned journalist Magdy Ahmed Hussein after he had finished his imprisonment sentence.
Egyptian prosecution ordered on Monday night the release of journalist Sulafa Magdy and her husband photojournalist Hossam El-Sayyad pending investigation in charges of "joining a terrorist group and misusing social media platforms".
Egyptian prosecutors ordered on Monday the release of veteran journalist Khaled Dawoud pending investigation in charges of aiding a terrorist organization in achieving its goals via disseminating false news.
Egyptian authorities have issued orders to build thirty-five new prisons in the last ten years, according to a report published by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) on Sunday, including six ordered built within just the past three months.
New witness testimonies provided to Italian prosecutors have laid out Egyptian security officers’ plans to misdirect the investigation into the murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni as early as February 2, 2016, a day before his body was found abandoned beside a road on the outskirts of Cairo, several Italian press outlets reported since Wednesday.
Egypt’s Press Syndicate has condemned an incident in which Ministry of Health and Population Spokesperson Khaled Mogahed allegedly attempted to stop journalists in Qena from reporting on an official visit by Minister Hala Zayed.
A cabinet committee tasked with legalizing the status of unlicensed Christian places of worship approved on Monday the legalization of eighty-two churches and service buildings that had been operating without a permit, the cabinet said in a statement.
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi discussed on Thursday the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) with the president of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh in a telephone call, the Egyptian presidency said in a statement.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi told Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday that failing to resolve the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) crisis would negatively impact the security and stability of the region.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry embarked on Sunday on an African tour to update several countries on the developments of the Renaissance Dam (GERD) issue.
Shoukry added that it was agreed upon to continue all coordination efforts between the two countries at the ministerial and sub-ministerial level. The details on the 2 + 2 automatic meetings at the level of the two countries’ Foreign and Defense Ministers will soon be determined.
Turkey's foreign minister said a new period was beginning in Ankara's ties with Egypt with senior officials from the two countries set to hold talks, broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias are holding a meeting in Cairo to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation as well as regional issues of mutual interests.
"Egypt categorically condemned the latest terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan region by Yemen’s Houthi militias," said a statement by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.
Top Egyptian and United States navies officials discussed on Tuesday maximizing Cairo’s participation in the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to commensurate to its pivotal role as a powerful force for the region.
The Standing Committee for the Follow-up of Egyptian-African Relations held a meeting on Sunday to discuss Egyptian activities regarding Africa.
Several fish farming experts agree that there have been vigorous efforts by the government over the past few years to pressure the fish resources authority, the main entity responsible for fish wealth and fish farming in Egypt, to step down from its role.
Egypt’s current account deficit widened to 4.8 billion US dollars in October-December from 3.2 billion US dollars in the same period in 2019, according to central bank figures released on Monday.
An anonymous source in the Suez Canal Authority told Reuters that an Egyptian court has issued an order to detain the Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal amid compensation negotiations with the ship’s owner.
“We project Egypt to attain seven percent overall budget deficit and 1.8 percent primary surplus in FY2021/22, which starts in July”, said Gatti
The dam has left millions of Egyptian farmers feeling threatened, especially after the recent government measures that forced them to reduce the cultivation of some crops that they were accustomed to.
At least eight people were killed after a train derailed on Sunday near the city of Toukh in Qalyubiya Governorate, according to a preliminary count reported in local news outlets, while a Health Ministry statement announced that ninety-seven were injured. The Health Ministry statement did not include a death toll.
Two carriages of a Cairo-Mansoura train skidded off tracks on Wednesday evening near the Minya Al-Qamh station in the Nile Delta's Sharqiya governorate, leaving fifteen passengers injured.
Aside from the ongoing conflict between militants and security forces in North Sinai, residents of Arish and Sheikh Zuwayed are now also having to contend with government development plans to demolish residences in certain areas to make way for new highways in the governorate — a hot button issue that has affected Cairo and other cities across the country.
A sixty-two-year-old Copt was executed by the Islamic State (IS) in a video released on Sunday, where IS militants threatened Christians of Egypt and warned them that their fate will be like their elderly victim.
A day after the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video showing three terrorists shooting an elderly Christian in the head, the Egyptian interior ministry said on Monday its security forces killed three terrorists involved in the incident in North Sinai.
Doctors, parliamentarians, and medical officials are calling for urgent measures to be taken to combat a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths in the governorate of Sohag in recent days. Hospitals in the area have been overwhelmed with patients seeking treatment, forcing them to turn away people experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms.
Egypt’s Doctors Syndicate has urged on Monday the health ministry to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination of medical staff without delay amid a rise in infections and deaths among front liners in the past period.
Two Vacsera factories will soon begin to manufacture a coronavirus vaccine, Alaa Eid, head of the preventive medicine sector at the Ministry of Health, said.
“Egypt’s Housing Crisis provides an urban history of housing in Egypt over the course of eighty years. It does so through a reading of the main policy elements the government has used to shape housing supply during this time: regulation and provision.”
Mansoura Prosecution renewed the pre-trial detention of political activist Mohamed Adel to fifteen days in case No. 4118 of 2018.
Supreme State Security Prosecution ordered released thirteen political defendants in different cases.
The Sinai Foundation for Human Rights called on authorities to assume its responsibilities to protect Sinai Copts.