Clashes erupted in the city of Rafah, North Sinai on Sunday between younger members of the prominent al-Tarbiyeen tribe and militants from the Islamic State-affiliated group Sinai Province.
An Egyptian MP is calling for “castration” as a tougher punishment for men convicted of sexual harassment more than once.
Dual Egyptian-US citizen Aya Hegazy and seven others were acquitted by Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday of charges stemming from their work at the Belady Foundation for Street Children, the nongovernmental organization Hegazy co-founded with her husband.
A high-level security source at the Interior Ministry said on Saturday that preparations have been stepped up within all sectors of the ministry to secure the celebrations of Coptic Christians on Easter, pointing to imposing an exclusion zone of 400 meters around every church.
Human Rights Watch is urging Egyptian authorities to disclose information relating to the whereabouts of four Palestinian men affiliated with neighbouring Gaza’s governing authority Hamas.
Investigations over sources of funding and supporting terrorist organisations should take place, as such organisations cannot obtain weapons, modern communication equipment, or use social networking sites without being supported by certain networks, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry said on Wednesday.
A survey carried out by The Egyptian Center For Public Opinion Research (Baseera) revealed that 63 percent of Egyptians believe that the adoption of the three-month state of emergency will help combat terrorism, whereas 17 percent believe it won’t be effective.
A Criminal Court in Alexandria has issued on Wednesday a 10-year prison verdict in absentia against Rights Lawyer Mohamed Ramadan, the sentence will be followed by a five-year house arrest and ban of using social media networks.
Egyptian cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the country that was ordered only one day ago by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in an official speech, which stirred fears among citizens regarding the destiny of freedom and rights under its enforcement.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in Egypt after twin church bombings that killed dozens of people in two cities on Sunday.