Egypt

Egypt blocks financial newspaper website

Egypt blocks financial newspaper website

Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper’s owner said on Sunday, expanding a media blackout initiated last week to curb what authorities called support for “terrorism” and fake news. The censorship of Al-Boursa, a widely read financial newspaper that generally steers clear of politics and reflects the […]

Egypt drafts bill to ban burqa and Islamic veils in public places

Egypt drafts bill to ban burqa and Islamic veils in public places

  The Egyptian parliament is drafting a law banning women from wearing the niqab veil. The ban will apply to wearing the clothing in public places and government institutions, it has been reported. The full-face veil is worn by some followers of Islam and typically covers all of the wearer’s face other than their eyes. […]

Egypt-Israel relations ‘at highest level’ in history

Egypt-Israel relations ‘at highest level’ in history

Almost four decades since former Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat extended a hand of peace to Israel, the two governments have reached “full partnership and unbreakable alliance”, analysts say. Although many Egyptians continue to regard Israel as a threat and sympathise with the Palestinian cause, the relationship between the two countries has become markedly explicit under President […]

Egypt’s anti protest law: Legalising authoritarianism

Egypt’s anti protest law: Legalising authoritarianism

Since the summer of 2013, following the military coup led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the ruling regime in Egypt has managed to handcuff the public space, surround it with restrictions. This has been in a stark contrast to the period before the coup when Egyptians, during the popular uprising that took place on January, […]

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Al Jazeera condemns Egypt verdict

Following today’s retrial verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera Media Network’s Acting Director General Dr Mostefa Souag said: “Today’s verdict defies logic and common sense. Our colleagues Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy will now have to return to prison, and Peter Greste is sentenced in absentia.” The whole case has been heavily politicised and has not been […]

Case No. 317: Dead and buried by the General Guide and Al-Jazeera

Case No. 317: Dead and buried by the General Guide and Al-Jazeera

Egypt…‎‎‎ you won’t blink an eye.” This cliché is borrowed from the slogan of the Rotana Cinema satellite channel and it has been exclaimed frequently over the past four years, during which Egypt has witnessed countless astounding events to which the Arabs – even the whole world – cannot turn a blind eye. The Egyptian […]

Egypt seizes 16 hospitals for alleged affiliation with the Brotherhood

Egypt seizes 16 hospitals for alleged affiliation with the Brotherhood

The Egyptian committee tasked with confiscating and managing the funds of the Muslim Brotherhood has decided to seize 16 hospitals allegedly owned by the movement. The committee’s secretary Dr Mohamed Yasser Abul Fotouh said the hospitals, which are located in five governorates across the country, will be placed under the supervision of the Ministry of […]

Inside Egypt’s child torture chambers

Inside Egypt’s child torture chambers

Inside a filthy police van near Al-Azhar University an officer points to a fragment of light shining through a tiny opening: “See this bit of sun?” he asks Amena Yasser and the 16 other young men and women inside. “We’re going to put you behind it and we’ll see if you ever see the light […]

Two opponents of Egypt regime die in prison

Two opponents of Egypt regime die in prison

Two opponents of the Egyptian regime have reportedly died in prison as a result of “medical negligence” following a spate of earlier prison deaths in the Arab world’s most populous country. Sheikh Ezzat Al-Salamouni, leader of Egypt’s Gamaa Islamiya group, died in a prison hospital, according to the Construction and Development Party, the group’s political […]

52 arrested across Egypt during anti-government protests

52 arrested across Egypt during anti-government protests

Dozens of supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement and Anti-Coup Alliance have been arrested during fresh anti-government protest rallies across the country, Press TV reports. The demonstrations took place on Friday and covered several provinces across the North African country, including the capital city, Cairo. During the rallies, protesters chanted slogans against Egypt’s military-backed government. According […]