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International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

The United Nations and 14 global rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has also strained ties with Washington. “Egypt’s civil society is being treated like an enemy of the state, rather than a partner for reform and progress,” Amnesty said in a […]

Hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb raise hope

Hidden rooms at Tutankhamun’s tomb raise hope

Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty, said during a press conference Thursday, March 17, 2016, that analysis of scans of famed King Tut’s burial chamber has revealed two hidden rooms that could contain metal or organic material. This comes after four months of technical studies in Japan, radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabi asserted with 90 percent certainty […]

Egyptian president visit to South Korea is concluded with financial cooperation

Egyptian president visit to South Korea is concluded with financial cooperation

South Korea has vowed to provide Egypt with a financial package worth $3 billion for export credits and to develop infrastructure in the transport, energy and water resources sectors, the Egyptian presidency stated on Saturday 5th March. This comes as Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s 3-days visit to Seoul is concluded. The package, which is expected to […]

Egyptian student faces deportation for Trump threat

Egyptian student faces deportation for Trump threat

An Egyptian aviation student is facing deportation hearing on Friday 4th March, from the United States after publishing a post on his Facebook page saying he’s willing to kill Donald Trump and the world would thank him for it. U.S. prosecutors have not charged 23-year-old Emadeldin Elsayed with a crime, but immigration authorities arrested him […]

Wife of Egyptian journalist protests his arrest in her wedding dress

Wife of Egyptian journalist protests his arrest in her wedding dress

On Wednesday 2nd March afternoon, Omniya Magdy, the wife of the jailed journalist Omar Abdel Maksoud donned her white wedding dress she never got to wear and joined the three-day sit-in at Egypt’s press syndicate, expressing her solidarity with jailed husband and imprisoned colleagues’ inside jail. The young bride was welcomed by journalists and activists at Egypt’s […]

Egypt jails Christian students for insulting Islam

Egypt jails Christian students for insulting Islam

Four Coptic Christian school students, ages 15 and 16, have been sentenced on Thursday 25th February by a Minya court to five years in jail on charges of contempt of religion. Minya’s Juvenile Misdemeanor Court sentenced Mueller Atef, Albert Ashraf, and Bassem Amgad to five years in jail, and Clinton Magdy to juvenile custody for […]

“A River on Travel”: a cultural evening in Kuwait’s Egyptian cultural office

“A River on Travel”: a cultural evening in Kuwait’s Egyptian cultural office

The Egyptian cultural office in Kuwait held a cultural evening to discuss the traveling-themed book “A River on Travel” by the journalist and traveler Ashraf Aboul-Yazid. Invited by the Egyptian cultural counselor Dr. Nabil Bahgat and under the patronage of Egyptian ambassador Yasser Atif and his wife. The book was discussed by writer Hoda Al-Shawa, […]

Egyptian TV show suspended over women infidelity remarks

Egyptian TV show suspended over women infidelity remarks

Egyptian officials suspended the talk show “Momken” (It’s Possible), hosted by Khairy Ramadan, for 15 days pending investigations by a legal technical committee on accusations that a guest insulted women from Upper Egypt, reported by Al-Ahram. The show hosted Taymour El-Sobky, the Facebook administrator of “Diary of a suffering man”, which has over 1 million […]

Egyptian doctors’ syndicate stage anti-police rally

Egyptian doctors’ syndicate stage anti-police rally

Thousands of Egyptian doctors staged a protest Friday 12th February outside their union headquarters in Cairo over a lack of legal action against policemen who beat up two of their colleagues. Nine policemen are alleged to have assaulted the doctors in a state hospital in Cairo’s northern district of Matareya on January 28 after they […]

Italian student Giulio Regeni found dead in Egypt

Italian student Giulio Regeni found dead in Egypt

Italy’s foreign ministry confirmed the death of missing student Giulio Regeni in Egypt and summoned Cairo’s ambassador to demand maximum cooperation in a probe into what happened. The body of Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old who was pursuing a PhD at Cambridge, was found in the suburbs outside Cairo on Wednesday 3rd February night, days after […]

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