Egyptian conservationists and activists are raising serious concerns about the potential damage to centuries-old artefacts and structures in Cairo’s historic City of the Dead.
Presidential hopeful Ahmed Tantawi: Friends ‘disappeared’ before reaching campaign HQ
Nine friends and an unknown number of supporters of presidential hopeful Ahmed Tantawi “disappeared” on Friday while on their way to his downtown Cairo office to meet with him, the former Karama Party leader and ex-MP announced in a statement .
Egypt prisoner sends help plea after repeated attacks by officers at Wadi Al-Natrun prison
The Egyptian Network for Human Rights (ENHR) on Friday published a plea for help by Ahmed Zaidan Abdel Azim (38), an Egyptian prisoner serving a 15-year sentence at Wadi Al-Natrun Prison. Abdel Azim said he had suffered severe violations, such as beatings, electrocution, threats of isolation and other retaliatory measures, …
Egypt arrests Ultras Ahlawy fans during football match against Moroccan team
Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 16 supporters of Al-Ahly Sporting Club during a football match in Cairo, accusing them of belonging to a banned fan group.
Egyptian doctor forcibly disappeared after FP posts on Sisi
A prominent Egyptian physician and a former marketing manager at Pfizer Middle East has been interrogated before a state security prosecutor, more than a week after he had been reportedly subjected to enforced disappearance by the authorities.
Thousands of factory workers go on strike in Egypt protesting poor pay amid soaring food costs
Thousands of workers at the Leonie Wiring Systems company in Egypt have gone on strike to protest low wages. In response, the company’s management has shut down ten factories indefinitely.
Egypt’s government headquarters to be transferred to administrative capital in January
Work is continuing in full swing to transfer the government in the Administrative Capital in January, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Administrative Capital Company Khaled Abbas announced.
Egypt arrests deputy editor of Radio and Television Magazine from her home in Cairo
Egyptian security forces have arrested the deputy editor of the state-run Radio and Television Magazine from her home in Cairo.
South Sudanese students in Egypt stage sit-in at Cairo embassy
South Sudanese students are protesting in Egypt against deteriorating conditions at the university campus and after being asked by universities to pay for their accommodation.
Egyptian artist faces ‘terrorism-related charges’
A Cairo state security prosecutor ordered this week the detention of Egyptian artist Amir Abdel-Ghani for 15 days, pending further investigation into “terrorism-related” charges, nine days after he was reportedly taken by unidentified men to an unknown location believed to be the state security agency, according to his lawyer.