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Egyptian Lawyer in Solitary Confinement for Defying El-Sissi – ABC News


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Egyptian Lawyer in Solitary Confinement for Defying El-Sissi
ABC News
FILE – In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016 file photo, Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali points to photos of jailed activists, who were arrested during protests over two disputed Red Sea islands, including Egyptian rights lawyer
Egypt orders release of a lawyer in solitary confinementNews24
Prosecution appeals Malek Adly's release – Daily News EgyptDaily News Egypt

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 3:49 pm

Leaked photos and terrorism gaffes: The Egypt vs Palestine controversy – Middle East Eye


Middle East Eye

Leaked photos and terrorism gaffes: The Egypt vs Palestine controversy
Middle East Eye
This week witnessed tensions rise between Egypt and Gaza, with two controversies breaking out and sparking a social media storm with users lashing out at the Egyptian government for its ties with Israel. On Sunday, Egypt's foreign minister appeared to
Egypt, France FMs talk Palestinian-Israeli peace process and Syrian crisisAhram Online

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 3:27 pm

TIMELINE-Egypt’s wheat corruption struggle – Reuters


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TIMELINE-Egypt's wheat corruption struggle
Reuters
ABU DHABI/CAIRO Aug 25 The minister responsible for food subsidies in Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer, resigned on Thursday amid a high profile corruption probe. In July, Egypt launched an inquiry into whether millions of dollars intended to …
Egypt's wheat corruption scandal takes down embattled supply ministerAl-Arabiya
Egypt minister quits amid wheat scandalNews24
OPINION: Egypt – Hanafy's hotel, the wheat scandal and the IMF dealCNBCAfrica.com
Reuters UK
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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 3:01 pm

Egypt: Refusal to release survivor of torture and disappearance an outrageous blow – Amnesty International


Egypt: Refusal to release survivor of torture and disappearance an outrageous blow
Amnesty International
The Egyptian authorities' refusal to release Islam Khalil who was tortured and subjected to enforced disappearance for 122 days is another alarming setback for human rights in Egypt, said Amnesty International. Islam Khalil was transferred to the

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 2:50 pm

As Egypt’s Jails Fill, Growing Fears Of A Rise In Radicalization – NPR


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As Egypt's Jails Fill, Growing Fears Of A Rise In Radicalization
NPR
In the name of fighting terrorism, authorities in Egypt are jailing people for offenses as small as a Facebook post or being at a protest. In the case of Hossam el-Deen, it was being in the wrong place at the wrong time — when security forces came to

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 1:14 pm

Egypt’s economic crisis weighs heavily on heritage – minister – Channel NewsAsia


Channel NewsAsia

Egypt's economic crisis weighs heavily on heritage – minister
Channel NewsAsia
CAIRO: Egypt cannot afford to keep its museums open let alone search for ancient buried treasures because of the economic crisis, the antiquities minister says. Tourism, a mainstay of the economy, has been hit hard since the 2011 revolution that

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 12:12 pm

Egypt family to join boy who crossed sea alone seeking help – Fox News


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Egypt family to join boy who crossed sea alone seeking help
Fox News
CAIRO – Egypt's Foreign Ministry says the family of an Egyptian boy who crossed the Mediterranean Sea on his own to find medical help abroad for his sick brother, will leave for Italy within days to join him there. The 13-year-old sneaked out of Egypt
Family of Egyptian migrant boy will go to Italy for medical help: MinistryAhram Online

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 9:49 am

In Egypt, IMF Deal Brings Austerity Few Can Afford – Haaretz


Haaretz

In Egypt, IMF Deal Brings Austerity Few Can Afford
Haaretz
Though Egypt has returned to the IMF virtually every decade since the 1970s, implementation of reforms has been mixed. Many Egyptians are uneasy with a program they see as being foreign imposed and are convinced it will hurt all but the richest.
Washington welcomes Cairo's loan deal with IMF: Egypt foreign ministryAhram Online

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 9:19 am

Egypt investigates strawberry link to Hepatitis A cases in U.S. – Food Safety News


Food Safety News

Egypt investigates strawberry link to Hepatitis A cases in U.S.
Food Safety News
Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the possibility that strawberries being exported to the United States are contaminated with Hepatitis A. Ministry spokesman Edi Hawash said media reports from Virginia sparked the inquiry. He said Egypt
Egypt: Did Egyptian Strawberries Cause Hepatitis A in US State of Virginia?AllAfrica.com
Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia caused by strawberries from EgyptWRIC
Health Officials Warn of Increased Hepatitis A Risk – Newsroom – Virginia Department of HealthVirginia Department of Health
Virginia Department of Health
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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 5:08 am

Egypt Readies for Tough Reforms as Gulf Seen Tightening Aid – Bloomberg


Bloomberg

Egypt Readies for Tough Reforms as Gulf Seen Tightening Aid
Bloomberg
The executive board of the Washington-based lender will not consider the loan, however, until Egypt secures up to $6 billion in commitments from bilateral creditors. The United Arab Emirates was the first to step up, agreeing to deposit $1 billion with
UAE offers $1b deposit to Egypt's Central Bank for six yearsgulfnews.com

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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 1:57 pm

Egypt – BingNews

Egypt CANNOT afford to search for ancient treasures as it closes historic museums

Tourism, a mainstay of the economy, has been hit hard since the 2011 revolution that overthrew veteran ruler Hosni Mubarak, with many of Egypt’s renowned historical sites, from the pyramids at Giza to the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, suffering a decline …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 2:47 pm

Somalilnd:MoFA Delegation Arrives in Cairo,Egypt

A delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of the Republic of Somaliland Dr. Saad Ali Shire who traveled from the Capital, Hargeisa, has today reached at Cairo City. The Minister heads this delegation to Egypt after …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 2:41 pm

What Egypt Knows About Terrorism

On Sunday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said something painfully obvious to any fair-minded person. When asked by an Egyptian high school student at an event at the foreign ministry in Cairo whether the killing of Palestinian children by Israeli …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 2:19 pm

The Gulf’s Entanglement in Egypt

If experience is any guide, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s management of the Egyptian economy is in for a rough ride. Sisi now contends that it is up to the Egyptian people to make meaningful economic reforms. In an apparent admission that things have …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 1:51 pm

UPDATE – Egypt’s business digest Aug. 25: Egypt to receive 20k tons of rice at reduced price from India

The Social Fund for Development’s total fund portfolio allocated to finance projects in North Sinai reached 161 million EGP, Youm7 reported. The SFD has financed 13.5 thousand small and micro projects I North Sinai governorate. India’s Ambassador in …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 1:10 pm

Egypt’s wheat corruption scandal takes down embattled supply minister

Hanafi’s resignation is the most senior-level fallout from a probe into whether millions of dollars intended to subsidize farmers were used to purchase wheat that did not exist. “Experience has proven that being in a position of authority is no longer a …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 12:47 pm

Egypt suspends eight female broadcasters, tells them they are too fat to be on TV

The state broadcaster in Egypt has suspended eight female broadcasters, telling them they need to go on a diet. Channel 2 suspended the eight women, saying they have a month to lose weight as long as they have an “appropriate appearance” to go back on air.

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 9:58 am

Egypt: Refusal to release survivor of torture and disappearance an outrageous blow

The Egyptian authorities’ refusal to release Islam Khalil who was tortured and subjected to enforced disappearance for 122 days is another alarming setback for human rights in Egypt, said Amnesty International. Islam Khalil was transferred to the Second …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 8:58 am

Egypt orders release of a lawyer in solitary confinement

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for more than 100 days after he raised a legal challenge to a decision by the country’s president to hand over two Red Sea islands to …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 6:21 am

Egypt family to join boy who crossed sea alone seeking help

CAIRO – Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says the family of an Egyptian boy who crossed the Mediterranean Sea on his own to find medical help abroad for his sick brother, will leave for Italy within days to join him there. The 13-year-old sneaked out of Egypt …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 3:34 am