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Six defendants referred to criminal court for attacking church in Mahalla

Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered on Saturday the referral of six suspects to the Criminal Court of National Security on charges of terrorism for allegedly attacking a church in Mahalla. The defendants were previously detained by the General Prosecution pending investigations. Investigations charged that the six defendants had committed a number of crimes, including establishing …

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Egypt to attend Brussels II conference on Syrian crisis

Egypt will attend a second international conference organised by the European Union and the United Nations on “supporting the future of Syria and the region,” which is scheduled to take place in Brussels from 24-25 April. The conference aims to discuss humanitarian aid to the Syrians affected by the civil war that is now in …

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Modest changes made to controversial user data article in Uber, Careem law

A joint committee of the Egyptian Parliament applied amendments regarding some disputed articles of a bill to regulate the operations of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem, local media reported on Tuesday. The committees of transportation, communication, national security, and economic affairs approved in principle a law submitted by the cabinet on the regulation of passenger …

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Celebrations dominate 2018 presidential election in Imbaba, Agouza

A limited number of cars and citizens were seen on the streets of different areas of the governorate of Giza during the second day of the 2018 Egyptian presidential election, in which President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and head of El-Ghad Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa are facing off. In the early hours of the day, the …

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What do Egyptians think about voting in the 2018 presidential election? 

As the Egyptian presidential election kicked off, Mohamed Barakat, 45, stood behind the counter at his small grocery shop in the middle-class neighbourhood of Agouza debating his colleague on whether or not they should vote. “I will vote,” Barakat proclaimed. “Four years ago, there were no roads, no bridges, and no infrastructure. Now, Al-Sisi has …

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Banners celebrate president’s virtually secured win

Electoral campaigns for the 2018 presidential election ended earlier this week, beginning 48 hours of pre-election silence for citizens to decide before voting kicks off. Voting in the presidential election will last for three days from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. If no candidate secures 50% of the vote, a run-off will be held in …

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Al-Sisi, Al-Bashir meet in bid to thaw relations

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on Monday, during his official visit to Egypt, and the two held talks on various topics. Al-Sisi welcomed Al-Bashir and praised common historical, cultural, and social factors between the countries and their relationship which spans thousands of years. He also praised the positive developments recently …

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