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New US ambassador arrives in Egypt as Al-Sisi and Obama discuss bilateral ties

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Phone call between two leaders covered regional security and human rights

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714 protests in Egypt in November, Islamists’ revolution and Mubarak verdict major triggers: Democracy Index

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Report warns of ‘angry’ movements and ‘violent’ state strategy next 25 January anniversary

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Presidential decree creates new police rank with power of arrest

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree creating a new police rank: “Associate Security Officer”

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Canada, UK embassies remain closed as security talks ongoing with Interior Ministry

  /  December 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Reported explosion outside British Embassy an ‘accident’

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Muslim Brotherhood faces pressure in Jordan

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

King Abdulla says group “hijacked the Arab Spring”, Brotherhood deputy leader to face military trial later this month

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US expats warned of ‘heightened tensions’ ahead of CIA torture report

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

State Department denies link between report and UK, Canadian embassy shutdowns

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CIHRS director calls on government to revise Protest Law

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

NGO discusses risks of protesting in Egypt before European Parliament

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British Embassy in Cairo closes over security concerns

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Australia also raised warning level on possible terrorist attacks in Egypt

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Shoukry asks Britain to support Libya’s ‘legitimate government institutions’

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

State institutions and dialogue are key to region’s stability, says Egypt FM

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At least 2 dead in violent dispersal of Tahrir Square demonstrations

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  8 Comments

Thousands gathered around iconic square to protest Cairo Criminal Court’s dismissal of Mubarak charges

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Thousands gather in Tahrir Square to protest Mubarak’s verdict

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Security forces dispersed demonstrators with water cannons and teargas; many protesters arrested

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224 arrested in Friday protests: Interior ministry

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Officials provide conflicting figures on the numbers of protester deaths

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Airports secure to face emergency on 28 November: Aviation minister

  /  November 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The Salafi Front is calling for mass protests on Friday

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Students Against the Coup threatens more road blocks

  /  November 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The movement says it will no longer accept the “continuation of crimes being carried out against female students”

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Tunisians elect president in first democratic elections

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The Islamist Ennahda Movement did not field any candidate

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Flash protest in Mohamed Mahmoud Street in downtown Cairo

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Timing and location were highly symbolic, as the protest took place two days before the anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud Street clashes of 2011

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Cairo University students react to security measures on campus

  /  November 17, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Students say security measures are necessary but criticise enforcement

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Student dies in police custody

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Muslim Brotherhood statement claims student was tortured to death

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Police detonate car bomb in Al-Arish, North Sinai

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Armed forces arrest 18, including the alleged perpetrator of July’s Al-Farafra attack

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Militant killed in nationwide army operations

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Three dozen arrested during the operations, said military spokesman

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German ambassador praises security situation in Egypt: Interior ministry

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

German security apparatuses agree with Ministry of Interior to exchange information about “terrorist elements”

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Traffickers of military and police uniforms arrested: Interior Ministry

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The Azbakia Police Station investigation department in Cairo arrested a group of men for possessing large quantities of military and police uniforms with the intent of selling them, according to a statement released Sunday by read the rest…

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Egypt renews support for Libya’s ‘legitimate institutions’

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Announcement comes days after top Libyan court orders dissolution of Libya’s parliament

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Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis denies pledging allegiance to ISIS

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

An unsubstantiated statement affirming Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis’s loyalty to ISIS went viral on international news outlets

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Shoukry in Addis Ababa for talks over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics, Region, World  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi’s message emphasised the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

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AU panel discusses Sudan stability, security issues

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Shoukry underlines efforts made to enable Libyan government restore stability

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Interior ministry announces dismantlement of militant cells

  /  November 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Interior ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif announced on Saturday that security forces have dismantled five militant cells in different parts of the country. One cell was based in the governorate of Damietta and included individuals who read the rest…

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Soldiers injured in Sinai bomb amid heightened security

  /  November 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Fresh attack on security forces despite increased military presence in North Sinai

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Egyptian, Cypriot, Greek foreign ministers meet in Nicosia

  /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Talks occur on security, energy and tourism ahead of 8 November meeting in Cairo

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Egypt calls for ‘return of the Libyan capital’

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Libyan government orders military to retake Tripoli, calls for civil disobedience in capital

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