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Group: Egypt's security forces ‘disappear, torture’ children

Human Rights Watch made the claims
March 23, 2020, 12:11 PM
Group: Egypt's security forces ‘disappear, torture’ children

Thunderstorms bring widespread flooding to Egypt, killing 5

Officials say thunderstorms packing heavy rains and lightning have caused widespread flooding across Egypt, killing at least five people and injuring five others
March 17, 2020, 11:42 AM

Death toll at 21 as Egypt storms, flooding enter 2nd day

Thunderstorms and flooding around Egypt entered a second day, interrupting daily life in much of the country, including the capital Cairo,
March 13, 2020, 6:50 PM
Death toll at 21 as Egypt storms, flooding enter 2nd day

Egyptian lawyer sentenced to 1 year in prison for fake news

An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer and former lawmaker to one year in prison for his conviction on charges that rights advocates have decried as baseless and politically motivated
March 10, 2020, 7:52 PM

Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader

An Egyptian court has sentenced to death 37 defendants, including one of the country’s most high-profile militant leaders, following their conviction of terrorism-related charges
1 month ago
Egypt sentences 37 to death including top militant leader

Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak

Egypt has held a full-honors military funeral for former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted from power in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising
1 month ago
Egypt holds full-honors military funeral for Mubarak
Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Egypt's wave of censorship takes aim at street music

Egypt's restrictions on what it deems inappropriate forms of art have reached a new height with a ban on a popular genre of street music.
1 month ago
Egypt's wave of censorship takes aim at street music

Mubarak, Egypt's autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

Mubarak was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
1 month ago
Egypt state TV: Ex-President Mubarak has died at 91

Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Egypt's former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by a popular revolt in 2011, has died at the age of 91, the country's state TV said on Tuesday.
1 month ago
Former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

US citizen to remain in Egypt detention after prosecution appeal accepted

A dual U.S.-Egyptian national who won a court order to be released from a Cairo prison will remain in jail after a prosecution appeal was accepted on Thursday.
1 month ago
US citizen to remain in Egypt detention after prosecution appeal accepted

Egyptian court orders release of US citizen after 6-month detention

An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered the release of a dual U.S.-Egyptian national who was arrested upon her arrival at the Cairo airport in July 2019.
1 month ago
Egyptian court orders release of US citizen after 6-month detention

Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured

Egypt’s chief prosecutor is denying allegations that the police tortured a human rights activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi
1 month ago
Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured

One month after American's death in Egyptian prison, family still seeking US response, Trump condolences

The family of an American citizen who died in an Egyptian prison said they are disappointed that they haven't heard from President Donald Trump or other senior officials.
2 months ago
Family of American who died in Egypt prison seeking US response, Trump condolences

Egypt's booming population officially hits 100 million

Egypt's official statistics agency says the country's fast-growing population has hit 100 million
2 months ago

Egypt arrests human rights activist who criticized gov't

Egyptian police have arrested an activist and researcher who has been a vocal critic of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government
2 months ago
Egypt arrests human rights activist who criticized gov't

Egypt frees pro-democracy activist imprisoned for 4 years

Egypt has freed a pro-democracy activist who spent over four years in prison and rose to local prominence as one of the faces of the 2011 uprising
2 months ago
Pro-democracy activist imprisoned for 4 years freed

Egyptian officials say militants blow up Sinai gas pipeline

At least six masked militants planted explosives under the pipeline.
2 months ago

In Egypt, 12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation

A 12-year-old girl has died in southern Egypt after her parents brought her this week to a doctor who preformed female genital mutilation, a criminal practice that remains widespread in the region
2 months ago
12-year-old girl dies after genital mutilation in Egypt

Pompeo angry over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed outrage to Egypt’s president at the death of an American citizen who insisted he had been wrongfully held in an Egyptian prison
2 months ago

Congress urges Trump to sanction Egypt for American's death after he pleaded for help

Congress urges President Donald Trump to sanction Egypt for U.S. citizen Mustafa Kassem's death after he pleaded for help.
2 months ago
Congress urges Trump to sanction Egypt for American's death

Egypt says it's probing death of imprisoned US citizen

Egypt says it will investigate the death in custody of a U.S. citizen who had gone on hunger strike as part of a six-year battle against what he insisted was wrongful imprisonment
3 months ago
US citizen dies in Egyptian prison after hunger strike

Detained US citizen dies in Egypt amid hunger strike

Mustafa Kassem who had been in jail for more than six years, died amid a hunger strike Monday.
3 months ago
Detained US citizen dies in Egypt amid hunger strike

Police arrest 7 in New Year's Eve mob sexual assault

A senior security official says police have arrested seven young men for allegedly taking part in a mob sexual assault of a young woman during New Year's Eve celebrations
3 months ago

Egypt mob sexual attack on New Year's Eve sparks controversy

The attack has reignited controversy over street violence against women.
3 months ago
Egypt mob sexual attack on New Year's Eve sparks controversy

Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

Hundreds of thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants call Cairo their temporary home
3 months ago
African migrants fleeing war, poverty now face racism in Egypt

Wife says missing Egyptian activist to face questioning

An Egyptian human rights activist missing since earlier this month called his wife to tell her he was about to be taken to a Cairo prosecutor's office for questioning
3 months ago
Wife says she believes Egyptian activist abducted by police

Egypt’s el-Sissi says militias hold Libyan gov’t 'hostage'

"Armed and terrorist militias" in Tripoli hold Libya "hostage," el-Sissi says.
4 months ago

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of hundreds of statues and mummified animals

The discovery also included the "biggest scarab in the world" as well as mummies of at least two cubs at the Saqqara necropolis.
4 months ago
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of hundreds of statues and mummified animals

Egyptian police raid Cairo office of independent news website, briefly detain journalists

Egyptian police raided the Cairo office of independent news website Mada Masr on Sunday and arrested three journalists, who have since been released.
4 months ago
Independent news website's Cairo office raided by police, journalists detained

Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of mummified animals

Egypt unveiled a "one of a kind" discovery of a cache containing hundreds of statues and mummified animals on Saturday.
4 months ago
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' discovery of mummified animals

Egypt says it's unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion

Egypt says archeologists unearthed mummy of unusually large animal, most likely a lion or lioness
5 months ago
Egypt says it's unearthed large animal mummy, likely a lion

Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor

Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor. They date back to the 22nd Dynasty in the 10th century BC.
5 months ago
Egypt unveils 3,000-year-old wooden coffins in Luxor

Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old industrial district on west bank of the Nile

Egypt has unveiled a 3,500-year-old industrial district near the Nile River in Luxor.
6 months ago
Egypt unveils 3,500-year-old industrial district on west bank of the Nile

2,200-year-old Egyptian temple discovered

A 2,200-year-old Egyptian temple was discovered on the Nile.
6 months ago
2,200-year-old Egyptian temple discovered

Egypt court asks religious figure to weigh in on sentences

Court referred the case of 7 facing terrorism charges to the religious authority
6 months ago

Egypt's security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests

Egypt has loosened security measures in the capital, Cairo, a day after it sealed off the main square and thoroughfares downtown to thwart a possible protest against the country's president
6 months ago

Egypt seals off Cairo's Tahrir Square, thwarting protest

Last Friday, rare protests calling for el-Sissi to step down erupted in Cairo.
6 months ago
Egypt's president warns against 'deceitful' calls to protest

Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout

Interior Ministry says Egyptian security forces have killed six suspected members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in a shootout in Cairo
6 months ago
Egypt says 6 Muslim Brotherhood killed in Cairo shootout

US-based Egyptian activist says brother 'kidnapped' by government in Cairo

Wael Ghonim lives in self-imposed exile in California.
6 months ago
US-based Egyptian activist says brother 'kidnapped' by government

Egypt's el-Sissi dismisses corruption allegations

Businessman-in-exile alleges the military is "sheer lies and defamation."
7 months ago

Teen Egyptian girl's case puts legal system under spotlight

The prosecution of a 15-year-old girl who killed a bus driver after he allegedly tried to rape her has reignited debate over the treatment of women in Egypt's legal system, including the practice of virginity tests and blaming victims of sexual violence
7 months ago

Former Egyptian president Morsi's youngest son dies at 25

He died shortly after arriving in hospital.
7 months ago
Former Egyptian president Morsi's son dies of heart attack

Egypt begins restoration on King Tut's golden coffin

Egypt says it has started the first-ever restoration on a gold-covered sarcophagus of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, ahead of the country's new museum opening next year
8 months ago

Amnesty: Egypt using probation measures to silence activists

Amnesty says that pro-democracy activists are targeted by authorities.
8 months ago
Amnesty: Egypt using probation measures to silence activists

Suspension of flights 'has nothing to do with Cairo airport': British Airways official

British Airways official said the decision to suspend flights to Cairo, Egypt, "has nothing to do with Cairo airport."
8 months ago
Suspension of flights 'has nothing to do with Cairo airport': British Airways

King Tut's golden coffin to be restored for the first time

Egypt has started a project to restore the wooden coffin of Tutankhamun for the first time since the boy king's tomb was discovered in 1922.
8 months ago
Egypt starts restoration of Tutankhamun coffin for first time

Egypt opens Bent Pyramid in Dahshur

The pyramid was built by Old Kingdom Pharaoh Sneferu in 2600 BC.
9 months ago
Egypt opens Bent Pyramid in Dahshur

Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

Egypt has opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965
9 months ago

Egypt asks Interpol to help it retrieve King Tut statue

Christie's auctioned it off last week despite Cairo's objections.
9 months ago
Egypt asks Interpol to help it retrieve King Tut statue