President of Al-Azhar University Mohammed Al-Mahrasawy said on Monday that 17 Azhar expatriate students were released following arrest for security check, during a press conference.
Famous Egyptian lawyer and politician said in the first letter leaked from his cell at the infamous Scorpion Prison that while he is locked up, he pities his jailer, Huffington Post reported yesterday.
In a statement made during a court session on Monday, former presidential candidate and rights lawyer Khaled Ali asserted that the “public indecency” charges brought forward against him are baseless, insisting that the “insulting hand gesture” he is accused of making goes against his ethics.
On Saturday, the Cairo Criminal Court issued death sentences for 28 out of the 56 defendants accused of involvement in the 2015 assassination of former General Prosecutor Hesham Barakat. Preliminary death sentences were handed to 30 defendants on June 17, at the time pending review by Egypt’s grand mufti.
The Interior Ministry announced the killing of two members of armed militant group Hassm in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement on Tuesday, one day after the group published a statement marking a year since it became active.
Egypt’s Ministry of Manpower had ordered closure of renowned market research firm Ipsos in Cairo over alleged violations of health and safety.
Security forces withdraw from Al-Waraq Island after clashes with residents objecting the removal of buildings and enforcements on the state’s land on the island on Sunday. The decision to remove the enforcements was adjourned until further notice, state-owned media reported.
A Cairo Criminal Court has issued a verdict of a 10-year prison sentence against the police officer convicted of killing political activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh.
The Hasm Movement has claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack in Cairo, which killed two police officers and injured three conscripts. The unidentified assailants shot the gas tank of a central security force personnel carrier from a Jeep near the Cairo suburb of Maadi early Sunday.
A roadside bomb explosion near the Cairo suburb of Maadi has killed an Egyptian policeman and injured four others, according to the interior ministry.