Egyptian Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may not look like a model democrat, but foreign and local businessmen believe he can deliver stability to open up investment opportunities in the most populous Arab nation.
Egypt granted citizenship Wednesday to one of its most renowned filmmakers, Mohamed Khan, a British national born to an Egyptian mother and a Pakistani father, the president's office said.
Students at Cairo University Engineering Faculty began a strike on Thursday in protest against the previous day's violence on campus in which security forces clashed with pro-Muslim Brotherhood student groups, according to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website.
Ali Awad, Advisor to Interim President for Constitutional Affairs, said that the delay in opening the door for presidential hopefuls to submit their application was due to a particular security concern at the headquarters of the High Elections Commission which prevented its members from convening.
Interim President Adly Mansour has sent a report of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) to the minister of justice, asking him to investigate police violations during the forcible dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in last August, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.
According to a statement released on Monday, The Forum of Independent Human Rights Organisations (FIHRO), which represents 19 Egyptian human rights groups, presented a report on the state of human rights in Egypt to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Egyptian security forces raided a warehouse suspected of being a militants' bomb factory on Cairo's outskirts, sparking an hourslong battle Wednesday with gunmen that left two military officers and six militants dead, the Interior Ministry said.
Although cases of sexual harassment are common in Egypt, this one particularly shocked the nation. A young woman was assaulted by a group of students in broad daylight at a university campus. The university’s dean as well as several journalists were quick to point the finger at her clothes, which they say were too provocative.
Egyptian authorities fired teargas to disperse pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in Cairo and Alexandria on Wednesday.
An Egyptian army brigadier general and a colonel were killed in a raid on Wednesday on a jihadist hideout, as security forces close their pincers on militants in the Nile Delta.
An Egyptian court convicted four police officers on Tuesday for the killings last summer of 37 Islamist detainees, most of them supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, and sentenced one of the officers to 10 years in prison.
The Palestinian-Israeli final status negotiations were top of the agenda in a discussion between Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy and his United States counterpart John Kerry.
The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) released a statement Monday condemning an assault on journalists that were covering clashes between supporters and opponents of Hamdeen Sabahi at the Press Syndicate headquarters on 4 March.
The Egyptian cabinet’s economic team announced the establishment of four working committees in order to eliminate the smuggling of goods and merchants.
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayyeb stressed on Sunday 16/3/2014 that Al-Azhar will not be lenient in fighting terrorism and extremism and their supporters.
Egypt's Illicit Gains Authority decided on Monday to refer Rashid Mohamed Rashid, trade and industry minister during the Mubarak era, to court on corruption charges.
Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said the ministry is coordinating with the armed forces to devise unprecedented security measures to face calls to "destroy the state."
Interim leader Adly Mansour has expressed optimism about Egypt's future during an interview on private satellite channel CBC.
Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi respects Khaled Ali’s decision to withdraw from the elections and hopes that Ali’s supporters back him in the race, Sabbahi told Al-Shorouq on Sunday.
Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with notary officials Sunday evening at Cabinet headquarters in an effort to solve problems with striking employees at the State Notary Office, according to a board member of the State Notary Office Association, Momen Khairallah.
Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reshuffled top regional army posts on Monday, including the heads of Egypt's second army and Egypt's southern military zone.
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