The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a security checkpoint near St. Catherine Monastery in South Sinai that occurred late Tuesday night.
A conscript and a militant were killed in an exchange of fire in 6th of October City on Saturday, a source at the Giza security directorate said.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail met with 13 representatives from the Nubian protesters on Wednesday evening, in which both sides agreed to suspend the protests or any intended escalation for one month from the meeting date to give the government a chance to fulfill the Nubians’ demands, according to state-run Al-Ahram.
Since the summer of 2013, following the military coup led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the ruling regime in Egypt has managed to handcuff the public space, surround it with restrictions.
Nubians will have priority to certain lands allocated to the state’s 1.5m acres reclamation project operated by the Egyptian Countryside Development Company’s.
The Nubian protest camp on the Aswan-Abu Simbel Road has rejected a government resolution that would grant priority to Nubians in the sale of land around Forkund village in exchange for an end to their protest.
Facebook posts by desperate parents in Egypt looking for their kidnapped children have increased dramatically in recent months, with the Cairo government claiming youngsters are being captured by criminal gangs and terrorist groups.
A long-awaited new law maintains restrictions over the construction and renovation of churches and discriminates against the Christian minority in Egypt. The law, passed by Egypt’s parliament on August 30, 2016, applies only to Christian houses of worship.
“What can I do about it?” This was Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s response to a question posed by a participant in the first forum of the Presidential Leadership Program early this month about how to fight corruption in municipalities.
Egypt’s interior ministry denied reports that security personnel arrested Italian student Giulio Regeni before he was found dead on the outskirts of Cairo, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.