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Human rights organizations urged the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mohamed El-Baqer and bring an end to the arrests and detentions of human rights defenders.
At dawn on Tuesday, security forces arrested three workers of Universal for Electrical Appliances from their homes, as the workers’ strike over delayed wages continued for the tenth day.
Around 2,000 workers at Universal for Electrical Appliances entered a fifth day of strike action on Wednesday in 6th of October City to protest late wage payments.
Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who held commanding positions in the Armed Forces in Egypt’s 1967 and 1973 wars and headed the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces during the year that it steered Egypt following the 2011 ouster of Hosni Mubarak, died at the age of eighty-five on Tuesday morning.
Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court issued on Saturday a final verdict banning the use of mosques for political purposes and upholding the state's right to supervising them.
Egyptian authorities are holding the founder of the country's largest dairy products and juices producer and his son in conditions that amount to torture because of their refusal to cede their assets, Amnesty International said on Monday.
The US and Egyptian delegations will discuss support for Libyan elections and regional security, including in the Horn of Africa.
The Egyptian authorities resumed the operation of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip in both directions after the official weekend, Egypt’s state-owned news agency MENA reported on Sunday.
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi slammed on Tuesday Ethiopia's "intransigence", which has strained the decade-long negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Addis Ababa over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry discussed in a meeting on Wednesday the latest developments regarding the dispute caused by the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), expressing desire for results-oriented negotiations on the decade-old row.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry affirmed on Friday the need for holding the Libyan elections as scheduled as a step to consolidate stability in Libya.
Egyptian Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel-Ati said on Tuesday that Addis Ababa lacked a “sincere” political will and intention to reach a deal with Egypt and Sudan in the dispute over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a session of bilateral consultations between Egypt and the Netherlands in the field of immigration and irregular migration.
Egypt’s Defence Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General Mohamed Zaki discussed in Cairo on Monday with his Yemeni counterpart boosting military cooperation between the two countries in the upcoming period, the Egyptian Armed Forces announced in a statement.
Continuing cooperation through the Trilateral Cooperation Mechanism, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with the Cypriot and Greek counterparts Nikos Christodoulides and Nikos Dendias, respectively, to discuss promoting the cooperation among the three countries, and to coordinate regarding issues of common concern, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez on Twitter on Thursday.
Special Forces of Egypt, Greece, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates carried out, for the first time, quadruple joint training (Hercules-21), which continued for several days in Nea Peramos municipality of Greece.
The MPs, led by businessman and deputy chairman of parliament's industry committee Mohamed El-Sallab, said their legislative amendment comes on the heels of Minister of Finance Mohamed Mait announcing early in September that the new Capital Gains Tax law would be implemented in January 2022 as scheduled.
A banking alliance consisting of Banque Misr and the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) signed a long-term joint financing contract for Palm Investment and Real Estate Development Company, a subsidiary of Palm Hills Developments with a value of 2.5 billion Egyptian pounds.
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) revealed that the total financial position of banks operating in the local market, other than CBE, increased to about 7.948 trillion Egyptian pounds in June 2021, compared to 7.554 trillion Egyptian pounds in March 2021, an increase of 394 billion Egyptian pounds.
Egypt is seeking to attract residents to move to the Sinai Peninsula, by carrying out development projects and providing job opportunities, to boost the national economy and maintain national security.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday that people will be cut off from all state subsidies and support programs that are offered to low-income households if they are found to have used water facilities or agricultural lands unlawfully. If introduced, the punitive withholding of welfare would be the latest addition to a legislative framework that has expanded since 2018 to centralize and securitize government control over land and water resources.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi set Monday a six-month ultimatum to efface any encroachments on Nile River mainstream and canals.
By the end of November, all of Egypt’s civil servants are to be barred from entering government workplaces unless they show proof of vaccination, or present negative PCR tests twice a week.
Civil servants are banned from filing suits against any governmental body, according to a recent decision issued by the cabinet.
The decision to tax bloggers and Youtubers sparked debate in Egypt, criticizing the legality of the decision.
Egypt’s prosecution decided to lift the reservation on the money of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak.
Mansoura Criminal Court rejected the appeal by activist Mohamed Adel against his detention renewal, according to his wife.
New Cairo Court renewed the detention of Ayman Mansour Nada, professor of Mass Communication at Cairo University, for fifteen days over “defamation and slander” charges, following a series of Facebook posts in which he criticized Egypt's pro-government media.