Egypt’s military media Four Egyptian satellite television channels have fallen into the grip of the military intelligence service, which has acquired advertising rights for them, according to Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.
The UN cultural agency, UNESCO has awarded its World Press Freedom Prize to imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, despite criticism from the government of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi following the announcement last week.
Relatives of as many as 18 Russian citizens, including eight children, have expressed concern about the wellbeing of their Egypt-based family members, saying they are unable to establish their whereabouts after they were taken away by suspected secret police officers.
The chief editor of the privately owned Al-Tahrir news website, Mohamed Fawzy, was questioned by the prosecution on Saturday concerning an article published by the newspaper about alleged crimes by members of the judiciary. He was released hours later on LE5,000 bail, pending further investigation.
The son of a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader in Egypt, Anas El-Beltagy, has disappeared despite being found not guilty of charges of inciting violence.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi signed off on Tuesday a legislation to establish the Supreme Council to Combat Terrorism and Extremism to act as an independent body with all technical, financial and administrative powers, state news agency MENA reported.
In response to a recent report published by American newspaper The Wall Street Journal regarding an alleged request by the United States to Egypt to send armed forces to Syria, former undersecretary of Egypt’s General Intelligence Mohammad Rashad said that Egypt will summarily decline any such invitation.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should prioritize reforms to end serious human rights violations during his second term, Human Rights Watch said today.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been pressuring Hamas to stop Palestinian protests in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported on Monday.
Egypt is benefiting from the “enormous” capabilities of the Israeli national intelligence agency (Mossad) in the fields of eavesdropping, tracking, monitoring, the former Mossad official, David Meidan, has revealed.