Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square is to be closed for two months for “renovation and beautification” works, a source at the Egyptian Ministry of Housing told the New Arab on Friday.
Egyptian authorities deported Italian journalist Francesca Borri on Thursday after briefly detaining her on arrival at Cairo Airport, the journalist told Middle East Eye.
President of the Press Syndicate, Diaa Rashwan, said the syndicate supports the journalists of the private-run Al-Tahrir newspaper who are protesting against the administration’s decision to reduce their salaries.
Six Muslim Brotherhood members were killed in a shootout with Egyptian police on the outskirts of Cairo, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.
Hundreds estimated arrested in country-wide protests, as political source describes confusion in president’s absence
Hundreds of protesters were arrested last night by police forces in widespread protests calling for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to step down in the wake of corruption allegations, according to estimates relayed to Mada Masr by lawyers and human rights organizations.
Egyptian activists have held protests against the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the largest demonstrations since the former army general tightened his grip on the country.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ordered on Sunday Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli to empty Cairo from ministries and state administrative headquarters by 2020 as part of state efforts to develop the historic city.
Six years ago, Egyptian security forces killed hundreds of supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, in what was one of the deadliest days for demonstrations in Egypt‘s modern history.
Seventeen members of a terrorist cell were killed across two hideouts in Egypt in raids carried out by security forces on Thursday in response to the bombing of the National Cancer Institute in Cairo.
Egyptian authorities ignored warnings from Western intelligence services that militants were planning an attack in downtown Cairo, diplomatic sources have said.