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Egypt moves to prosecute prominent cleric Sheikh Qaradawi

Prosecutors in Cairo have referred an alleged civil defamation claim against internationally renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi to the Higher State Security Prosecution Service, which is a judicial branch concerned with cases related to national security.

Al-Sisi calls for an intensive security presence all over Egypt during meeting with high-ranking officials

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held on Saturday morning a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi, Foreign Minister Samih Shoukry, and the head of Al-Mukhabarat (Egyptian intelligence), according to a statement issued by the presidency.

Egypt police questioned as part of Regeni probe

Egypt’s prosecution said on Wednesday it questioned policemen who had investigated Italian student Giulio Regeni days before his abduction, as part of a probe into his kidnapping and grisly murder.

Professors and Doctors Among 45 Arrested in Egypt Organ Trafficking Ring

Egyptian authorities have arrested 45 suspects accused of being involved in an illegal organ trafficking ring, announced Egypt’s Ministry of Health and the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), Egypt’s anti-corruption body.

Egypt’s rights groups call for legal reform to combat ‘excessive’ use of travel bans

Two Egyptian rights groups warned on Wednesday against the marked increase in “arbitrary” travel bans used against activists, academics, intellectuals, media and political opposition figures over the past two years.