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Calls for a ‘religious revolution’
Al-Sisi’s call for a “religious revolution” was criticised, but was not followed by protests
Hend Kortam
January 13, 2015
Condemnations pour in after deadly France attack
Amnesty International describes the attack as a “chilling assault on freedom of expression”
Hend Kortam
January 7, 2015
No written initiatives for a political solution to Syrian crisis: Opposition official
President of Syrian Coalition discussed upcoming dialogue and Syrian refugees during Cairo visit
Hend Kortam
December 28, 2014
NGO requests permission to appeal constitutionality of presidential decree on vital facilities
Hundreds have been referred to military courts since the decree was issued in late October
Hend Kortam
December 22, 2014
Photojournalist Shawkan describes ‘endless nightmare’ from behind bars
Freelance photojournalist has managed to send an open letter from prison
Hend Kortam
December 20, 2014
Gaza residents describe life in a city of ruins
After war and donor conferences, humanitarian catastrophe looms in heavily populated strip
Hend Kortam
December 14, 2014
NGO to move international programmes abroad due to ‘war on civil society’
Award-winning, Cairo-based CIHRS says human rights organisations face ongoing threats
Hend Kortam
December 9, 2014
State Council approves ‘terrorist entities’ draft law
The law tasks prosecutors with making two lists, one for terrorist entities and the other for leaders, members, and founders
Hend Kortam
December 9, 2014
Ahmed Douma sentenced to 3 years hard labour
Activist and blogger found guilty of being in contempt of the court during “cabinet clashes” trial session
Hend Kortam
December 9, 2014
Dar Al-Ifta details ISIS’ violations against women
A report by an observatory in Dar Al-Ifta says ISIS is “unusual” when it comes to the role of women in takfiri terrorist organisations
Hend Kortam
December 7, 2014
Prosecution appeals Mubarak trial verdict
The prosecution tasked a team with studying the reasoning behind the verdict right after it was issued
Hend Kortam
December 2, 2014
224 arrested in Friday protests: Interior ministry
Officials provide conflicting figures on the numbers of protester deaths
Hend Kortam
November 29, 2014
Egypt opens Rafah border crossing to admit Palestinians into Gaza
Egypt has closed the border crossing for a month, after deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula claimed the lives of 30 Egyptian security personnel
Hend Kortam
November 26, 2014
Students Against the Coup threatens more road blocks
The movement says it will no longer accept the “continuation of crimes being carried out against female students”
Hend Kortam
November 25, 2014
Egypt welcomes ‘great success’ of Bahrain elections
Bahrain held parliamentary and municipal elections Saturday, opposition boycotted the vote
Hend Kortam
November 24, 2014
Al-Sisi and Italian counterpart discuss cooperation
The Egyptian president started his three stop Europe tour with talks in Italy
Hend Kortam
November 24, 2014
South Sudanese president invites Al-Sisi for official visit
Salva Kiir held closed talks with his Egyptian counterpart Saturday, with both countries signing several agreements on future cooperation
Hend Kortam
November 23, 2014
Security forces disperse Mohamed Mahmoud protest
Undercover agents wearing Guy Fawkes masks infiltrated protests and then suddenly began to arrest people
Hend Kortam
November 19, 2014
SAC to march from universities on 3rd anniversary of Mohamed Mahmoud clashes
The student movement vows to launch a “new revolutionary wave led by students”
Hend Kortam
November 19, 2014
Rafah-Gaza buffer zone to expand to 1km
Decision comes after the armed forces discovered tunnels over 800 metres long
Hend Kortam
November 18, 2014
Saudi, Emirati, and Bahraini ambassadors to return to Qatar
Decision follows a meeting of Gulf leaders in Riyadh, who reached an agreement seeking unity of GCC states
Hend Kortam
November 17, 2014
Fishermen held in attack on navy released
Arrests took place at sea after unidentified “hostile vessels” opened fire on Egyptian navy
Hend Kortam
November 16, 2014
Police detonate car bomb in Al-Arish, North Sinai
Armed forces arrest 18, including the alleged perpetrator of July’s Al-Farafra attack
Hend Kortam
November 12, 2014
1 dead after explosion on Cairo’s Ring Road
Bomb on motorcycle detonated unexpectedly, killing a militant: MENA
Hend Kortam
November 12, 2014
International journalists show solidarity with Egyptian colleagues
Hundreds of Egyptian journalists reject recent pledge by major newspaper editors to support government’s rhetoric
Hend Kortam
November 10, 2014
President appoints new deans to 7 university faculties
Decisions in line with legal amendments made by the president, allowing him to appoint university staff
Hend Kortam
November 9, 2014
Egypt renews support for Libya’s ‘legitimate institutions’
Announcement comes days after top Libyan court orders dissolution of Libya’s parliament
Hend Kortam
November 9, 2014
Israeli troops injured by gunfire from Sinai
2 soldiers injured and evacuated to Israeli hospital for treatment
Hend Kortam
October 22, 2014
ANHRI condemns cut-off on live talk show
The ministries of Housing and Education both say they had no involvement in the decision to take the show off the air
Hend Kortam
October 21, 2014
Alexandria student dies after sustaining birdshot injuries
The student was struck in the head during clashes in Alexandria University last week
Hend Kortam
October 21, 2014

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