Europe’s current policy towards Egypt is dominated by immediate migration concerns and commercial opportunities. But this short-sighted approach offers few benefits and overlooks the dangers of Egypt’s current direction.
Egypt has taken to the airwaves to raise awareness among young people and their families about the severe consequences of illegal migration. The government produced a host of radio ads and two serial programs last month to fight the practice, which has been growing wildly.
The Egyptian Air Force’s destruction of 15 vehicles loaded with arms and explosives that crossed into Egypt from Libya in a recent 48-hour period underscores the challenges Cairo is facing in securing its western border, security experts said.
Security authorities in the Red Sea governorate, on Monday, arrested 280 illegal gold miners in areas of Al-Qoseir and Marsa Alam.
After 489 people drowned off the Libyan coast on September 15 2014, Hassan Abdel Qader had to think of a safer way to achieve his dream of going to Europe, avoiding what is now known as “death boats” in the Mediterranean.
Egypt’s Forensic Authority started on Wednesday the autopsy of a 27-year-old Polish tourist who died earlier this month in a Red Sea hospital in Marsa Alam, according to the state-owned Al-Ahram.
The Egyptian military has flown multiple raids and destroyed 15 four-by-four vehicles crossing from Libya, deploying fighter jets and helicopter gunships in an operation that spanned 48 hours.
A court in the Nile Delta handed 56 people lengthy prison sentences on Sunday for their involvement in human trafficking leading to the deaths of over 200 people off the coast of Rashid in September.
Clashes between security forces and Muslim residents of a village in Luxor governorate erupted on Friday, after a rumor that a family was holding a young woman who converted to Islam against her will.
An Egyptian court today sentenced six Israelis and three Egyptians to life in prison in an espionage case that dates back to 2013, the Anadolu Agency reported, citing an Egyptian source.