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Egypt

US ‘failing to challenge Egypt rights abuses’ since Rabaa massacre: Report

A new report has suggested that the United States is not doing enough to support human rights in Egypt since the killing of over 900 pro-democracy protesters a decade ago in Cairo.

US lawmakers, rights groups urge Biden to withhold military aid to Egypt

A group of US senators and rights activists has urged the Biden administration to withhold a larger portion of US military aid to Egypt, saying the North African country’s human rights record “has continued to deteriorate” over the past year under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Egyptians struggle with soaring temperatures amid ongoing energy crisis

People across Egypt have been left frustrated while struggling to complete daily tasks in the heat because of constant power cuts. The outages, which are primarily affecting villages in Upper Egypt, as well as the Delta region and the capital Cairo, come amidst soaring temperatures of 40C to 50C this year.

Turkey and Egypt restore diplomatic ties after a decade

Turkey and Egypt have appointed ambassadors to each other’s capitals for the first time in a decade to restore normal diplomatic relations, Ankara and Cairo announced on Tuesday.

Egypt to abandon dollar in trade with BRICS

Egypt is seeking to shift away from the US dollar in mutual trade with several member states of the BRICS economic bloc, Egyptian Supply Minister Ali Moselhy has said.

Egypt, Israel investigating deadly border shooting

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke with his Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, over the phone, discussing the firefight at the border which claimed the lives of three Israeli soldiers and one Egyptian security officer.

Egypt’s inflation climbs again to reach highest level since 2017

Egypt’s annual urban inflation rose in March to its highest level in six years, mostly on the back of soaring food prices linked to the decline in the value of the local currency, data from the country's statistics agency CAPMAS showed on Monday.

El-Sisi meets MbS as Egypt’s economic woes deepen

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has met Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. The visit came as Cairo tries to navigate through an acute financial crisis.

Egypt president warns of ‘very difficult’ times as inflation rises

Egypt continues to battle surging inflation amid a dramatic slide of its currency and price hikes, the country’s statistics bureau has reported. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi described the situation as “very difficult”, urging people to trust his administration.

4 killed, many wounded in attack on police station in Suez Canal city

At least four people have been killed and 12 others wounded in an attack on a police checkpoint in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, according to Egyptian officials and medical sources.

Funerals held in Cairo as Egyptians mourn 41 killed in church fire

Funerals have been held in two churches in the Egyptian capital Cairo for 41 victims of a fire that ripped through a Coptic Christian church during mass, forcing worshippers to jump out of windows.

Egyptian political prisoner dies after ‘denial of medical care’

Egyptian businessperson Ahmed Shaheen has died in custody due to medical negligence, a rights group told Middle East Eye on Saturday.

US cancels military aid for Egypt over rights concerns

The US has announced that it is canceling $130 million in military aid to Egypt over human rights concerns. The move comes just days after Washingto approved a $2.5 billion arms sale to Cairo.

Tel Aviv, Cairo agree to bolster presence of Egyptian forces on Gaza border

Israeli and Egyptian military officials have agreed to increase the security presence of the Egyptian forces in the Rafah area, bordering the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli sources.

Mursi Remembered as Egypt’s Only Democratically-Elected Leader

Mohamed Mursi, the first and last elected president of Egypt, came to power through popular elections, but was not lucky enough to retain the position and was sacked in a coup, imprisoned for years, and finally died in court at the age of 68.

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi Dies in Court

Former president of Egypt Mohamed Mursi has died at age 67 in court, state television reported on Monday.

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Bans Purchase of Facebook Likes!

Egypt's Grand Mufti, in yet another bizarre fatwa, has announced that selling Facebook likes is officially haram, for it entails deceiving others into believing your posts/products are more popular than they actually are.

Yemeni Ex-President Urges Egypt to Leave Saudi-led Coalition

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has called on Egypt to immediately leave a Saudi-led coalition that has been launching airstrikes against the innocent people of Yemen in the past couple of years.

Iran FM Blasts “Cowardly” Mosque Attack in Egypt

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has strongly denounced Friday’s deadly mosque attack in Egypt.

Egypt’s Sisi Turns Down Saudi Call to Boycott Hezbollah

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has rejected Saudi Arabia’s call to impose sanctions on Lebanon’s Resistance Movement Hezbollah.

Arab Rulers’ Academic Degrees, Majors at a Glance

With only a few days to the end of the academic year in most countries, we have taken a glance at the academic degrees Arab rulers hold, their level of education and field of study.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain Sever Ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and three of its major Arab allies cut their ties with Qatar and expelled its citizens on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism and trying to destabilize the Middle East.

Egypt, Bahrain Join Saudi Arabia, UAE in Blocking Qatari Media

A media war seems to have broken out between Qatar and major Arab countries in the Middle East after the state-run Qatari news agency published pro-Iran remarks attributed to the Emir of Qatar.

500kg Egyptian Loses Half Her Weight after Surgery in India

The “world’s heaviest woman”, a 500-kg Egyptian, has lost half her weight in the two months she’s been in India for treatment, doctors said.

“ISIS Seeks to Trigger Sectarian Strife in Egypt”

A top Iranian parliamentarian says the ISIS terrorist group seeks to incite sedition and sectarian conflicts in Egypt.

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