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Egypt's security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests

September 28, 2019 5:29 pm

More than 2,000 people were arrested in the days after, according to right lawyers. The country's general prosecutor said his office had questioned no more than 1,000 people over the protests.

Crackdown leaves Egypt’s streets for Sisi rallies, not protests

September 28, 2019 2:16 pm

At least 1,915 people have been detained, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights said. The general prosecutor announced that about 1,000 are being questioned for attending earlier protests.

Egyptians emboldened to defy el-Sissi in anti-government protests

September 25, 2019 9:44 am

Egypt has seen the first significant protests against Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in six years of authoritarian rule. An Egyptian businessman called for the rallies from exile in Spain, but the regime is putting up a fight.

Egypt protests came as a total shock. The man behind them is just as surprising.

September 25, 2019 9:43 am

Given the gravity of the possible consequences, observers were stunned that protesters had dared to show up at all, apparently moved by little more than a man with a webcam waging a campaign against el-Sissi from the safety of Spain.

Egypt: The security situation remains tense

July 24, 2019 2:10 pm

Lufthansa and British Airways canceled flights to Cairo over the weekend, citing security concerns. Although they were reticent with details, the situation in Egypt, and particularly in North Sinai, is indeed unstable.

The sale of King Tutankhamun’s 3,000-year-old statue restarts debate on whether ancient artefacts belong to their country of origin

July 09, 2019 8:57 am

This is not the first time Egypt has demanded the return of an artefact. Neither is it likely to be the last. Countries world over, including India, have been demanding that artefacts — several of which were looted during the colonial period — be brought back to their countries of origin.

Al-Qaida accuses Egypt of killing ex-president Mohamed Morsi in jail

June 28, 2019 6:12 pm

The militant group's media arm as-Sahab posted a statement on Thursday, urging Egyptians to rise against current President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

Egypt detains opposition leader accusing him of anti-government plot

June 26, 2019 7:24 am

Opposition figures and activists Hisham Foad, Hossam Moeness, Omar el-Shenety, Ahmed el-Akabawy and Hassan al-Barbarry were among those who had been arrested in recent days.

Egypt says it will participate in Trump's peace workshop

June 25, 2019 12:45 pm

The state-run news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez as saying Saturday that the Egyptian delegation will be led by a deputy finance minister.

Explained: How Egypt changed (and didn’t) during the Mohamed Morsi years

June 20, 2019 9:34 am

When he died — reportedly collapsing in court — he was on trial for espionage. He was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday. All through, he continued to insist he was Egypt’s President.


Russian plane crashes in Egypt's Sinai region, all 224 passengers killed

October 31, 2015 9:12 pm

A Russian passenger plane with 224 people aboard crashed in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday

Egypt police thwart suicide attack near ancient Karnak temple; two dead

June 11, 2015 7:25 pm

Militants tried to attack the ancient temple of Karnak in southern Egypt on Wednesday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up and two gunmen battling police.


Egypt pardons 100 prisoners including three journalists

October 23, 2015 10:51 am

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 100 prisoners, including three Al-Jazerra journalists.