Four individuals, believed to be belonging to the terrorist movement Hasm, were arrested last week. They admitted amid investigation that they had received military and technical training on the manufacture of explosives.
Egypt’s Supreme Command of the Armed Forces are taking all measures in coordination with the Interior Ministry to secure the New Year’s celebrations in all governorates, in accordance with the directives of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a statement by the armed forces said.
Fourteen alleged militants were killed in a fire exchange on Sunday with the Egyptian security forces in Arish, North Sinai, according to a statement from the ministry of interior.
Egyptian security forces are preparing to launch an extensive campaign of arrests ahead of the eighth anniversary of the 25 January revolution.
On December 4, the Prosecutor General of Rome placed five members of the Egyptian police and the National Security Agency (NSA) on a list of suspects related to the abduction, torture, and murder of Giulio Regeni. Regeni was a Cambridge PhD candidate researching labor unions in Egypt.
In light of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union in 2019, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino, expressed his keenness to deepen the bilateral relations with Egypt, namely in the field of combating illegal immigration.
In an attempt to enhance Egypt’s hard currency and finances, the Ministry of Interior revealed in a statement on 15 December that the country will be granting foreigners who own residential properties in Egypt a residency.
Police forces arrested writer Ibrahim al-Husseini on Sunday at his home in the Shubra al-Kheima district of Cairo, rights lawyer Mohamed Abdel Aziz told Mada Masr. Husseini has yet to appear in any prosecution office or police detention center.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday in an official statement, that two other members who were involved in the Minya attack were killed. The Minya attack, previously resulted in the death of seven Egyptian Coptic Christian citizens, in the south of Cairo, early November.
The lawyer representing the family of Giulio Regeni says she has compiled a list of at least 20 people suspected of involvement in the death of the Italian PhD student, who was tortured and killed in Egypt nearly three years ago.