Amid Crackdown, Egypt Sentences 152 People To Prison For Protesting
Egyptian courts have sentenced 152 people to prison time over a peaceful demonstration against Egypt's president last month. It's another sign that President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi will not tolerate dissent, amid a widespread crackdown on opposing voices.
Egypt Sentences 152 to Prison for Protest Over Transfer of Islands
Egypt Sentences 152 Protesters to Jail in Spree of Verdicts
Egypt court convicts 6 for killing Frenchman in 2013
GAO Presents Damning Evidence That US Ignores Egypt Human Rights Abuses That Should Curtail $6.5B In Aid
For Egypt, the U.S. Government has effectively whitewashed gross abuses of human rights, even as it approved giving $6.5 billion in aid illegally, as suggested in a government report released on May 12. That U.S. GAO Report– by the official ...
Drowned worlds: Egypt's lost cities
Near the tiny farming villages of Rashwan and Abu Mishfa in the Nile Delta – the kind of villages where you might see a girl tugging on the harness of a recalcitrant water buffalo as she leads it out to graze, or a mule-drawn cart loaded with animal ...
Egypt disconnects last power line, southern Gaza blacked out
The last power line from Egypt to Gaza was disconnected on Saturday, Maan reported, without specifying clearly who did the disconnecting. A full electric blackout is now in effect in the areas of Rafah, on the Gaza-Egypt border, and the city of Khan ...
Egypt's unemployment rate eases slightly to 12.7 percent
Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had pledged to reduce joblessness to 10 percent over the next few years, a target that will require much higher levels of economic growth. The country's labour force grew by 99,000 people in the first quarter to ...
Egypt's jobless rate falls to 12.7 percent in Q1 2016: CAPMAS
Italy warns of new refugee route from Egypt to Europe
The number of refugees crossing the Mediterranean has increased in recent times since the Italian Interior Ministry warned of a new refugee route to Europe from Egypt. A refugee, Omar Ali left for Europe on a boat three weeks ago, he said he was on ...
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UAE: Free Two Jailed for Criticizing Egypt
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The Emirati academic, Nasser bin Ghaith, faces charges that include “engaging in hostility against Egypt,” following online comments made before his arrest in August 2014. The UAE-based Jordanian journalist, Tayseer al-Najjar, informed his family that ...
HRW calls on UAE to release two foreigners arrested for criticising Egypt
Why Egypt beat South Africa
That Egypt has leapfrogged South Africa to become the second largest economy on the continent, after Nigeria, is sobering but hardly surprising, say economists. Citing data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a KPMG report showed Egypt's ...
Captain Mizo leading from the front for Egypt
Beset by economic and political problems, the people of Egypt could do with a little positive news. Thankfully, good tidings have just come in the shape of the national team's qualification for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016. The Pharaohs ...
A group of young political satirists in Egypt have been arrested for mocking the president
According to Karl Sharro, a Lebanese satirist and Middle East commentator, Street Children are typical of a new kind of satire going on in Egypt right now. “Because of the absence of any mainstream satire ... there is a huge void in terms of critical ...
Four young Egyptians in custody for video making fun of the government
Wide Arrests in Egypt Signal No-Tolerance Policy on Critics
Egypt arrests 4 members of a street satirical group