Egypt


Egypt court upholds suspended sentence against activist

2018-09-19 17:41

An Egyptian appeals court has upheld a three-month suspended prison sentence for a prominent rights lawyer convicted of offending public morals

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

2018-09-19 06:01

Amnesty International says Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression has reached "alarming" levels, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

2018-09-17 15:33

Echoing some of Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Germany's DW: Sex allegations against Egypt TV host credible

2018-09-14 21:14

The German broadcaster Deutsche Welle says that allegations of sexual harassment against one of its former employees have proven credible

Egypt court suspends return of bearded police

2018-09-13 17:30

An Egyptian court has suspended a ruling that allowed the return to work of policemen with beards which are usually reserved for pious Muslims, a judicial source has said.

Egyptian court sentences 3 men to death for 2013 violence

2018-09-13 12:23

Egyptian court sentences 3 men to death, 41 to life imprisonment for their part in a 2013 attack on a police station south of Cairo

Egypt freezes assets of Muslim Brotherhood charities

2018-09-12 11:25

An Egyptian judicial committee has announced an asset freeze of more than 1 000 charities tied to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, as well as those of hospitals and individuals.

Egypt security forces kill 11 suspected jihadists in Sinai

2018-09-10 20:05

Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula as they press a campaign against Islamist militants in the area, a security source has said.

Egypt hands Lebanese woman 1 year sentence for insults video

2018-09-10 11:30

An Egyptian court has approved an appeal by a Lebanese woman who was sentenced to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online and handed her a suspended one-year sentence.

Egypt court hands five-year jail term to prominent photojournalist

2018-09-09 07:36

An Egyptian court has handed a five-year jail sentence to prominent photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who earlier this year received Unesco's World Freedom Prize.

 

Egypt lifts SA fresh goods ban as listeriosis threat subsides

2018-09-19 14:07

Egypt's government has lifted its temporary suspension of fresh fruits and vegetable imports from South Africa, a precaution to prevent the spread of listeriosis there.

Senior Italy official to Egypt leader: Resolve Regeni case

2018-09-17 21:13

A senior Italian official meeting with Egypt's president has raised the issue of an Italian student gruesomely killed in Cairo in 2016, objecting to what he said was a lack of progress in resolving the case.

Two sons of Egypt's Mubarak arrested for alleged stock manipulation

2018-09-15 18:03

The two sons of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak have been arrested for alleged stock manipulation, a judicial source says.

Officials free Lebanese woman jailed for insulting Egypt

2018-09-14 17:30

Egyptian lawyer says Lebanese woman who was jailed for insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online has been sentenced to a suspended one-year term has left Egypt

Egypt raises tariffs up to 60% for imported goods

2018-09-13 13:34

Egypt's president has imposed an increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products, the second time in less than three years.

Egypt says e.coli caused the death of 2 British tourists

2018-09-12 21:22

Egypt's chief prosecutor says tests showed that e.coli bacteria were behind the death of two British tourists in a hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada

Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

2018-09-11 21:00

Nearly a dozen rights groups have strongly condemned the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group.

UN rights commissioner blasts Egypt's 75 death sentences

2018-09-10 15:26

The UN human rights commissioner says it will be an "irreversible miscarriage of justice" if the death sentences issued by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top Muslim Brotherhood leaders, are carried out.

Egypt court sends 75 to death, 47 to life over 2013 protest

2018-09-10 10:34

An Egyptian court has sentenced 75 people to death, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, for their involvement in the 2013 sit-in protest by Islamists that was broken up by security forces in an operation that left at least 600 people dead.

Salah must tread carefully if he's to reform soccer in Egypt

2018-09-07 18:46

Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt's soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs' camps have been met.

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