15 Jun 2022

EU signs gas deal with Israel, Egypt in bid to ditch Russia

A tripartite deal between the European Union, Egypt and Israel on natural gas exportation has been signed. The EU bloc has been seeking a way to diversify sources of energy away from Russia. The deal was finalized at the East Mediterranean regional energy conference in Cairo and will allow for

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26 Oct 2021

Egypt’s el-Sissi ends state of emergency 4 years after terror attack

President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced on Monday that Egypt will lift a nationwide state of emergency after more than four years. The renewal of the state of emergency was cancelled after el-Sissi called Egypt “an oasis of security and stability.” The state was imposed in April 2017 after two bombings

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30 Jul 2021

Egyptian court sentences 24 Muslim Brotherhood members to death

24 Muslim Brotherhood members were sentenced to death by an Egyptian court for the killing of police officers. The Damanhour Criminal Court ordered the death penalty for 16 people affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood for their involvement in the bombing of a police bus in Rashid city in Beheira governate

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15 Apr 2021

Egypt impounds Ever Given ship over $900 million Suez Canal compensation bill

Egyptian authorities have seized the Ever Given, the massive cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week and wreaked havoc on the port, causing significant financial damages. A dispute over financial responsibility for these damages is ongoing, prompting Egypt to impound the ship. This week, an Egyptian

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04 Dec 2020

Egypt Frees Human Rights Advocates After International Pressure

After three weeks of international pressure, Egypt has authorized the release of three well known human rights advocates. The release occurred yesterday, and free three Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights employees; Mohammed Basheer, Gasser Abdel Razek, and Karim Ennarah. The three individuals were members of a well known civil rights

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20 Nov 2020

UN condemns detention of human rights advocates in Egypt

The UN’s human rights agency has publicly condemned Egypt’s arrest of three members of a top rights group, calling the arrests human rights violations. The UN also accused Egypt of targeting activities to promote a weak civil society. The arrested men include Gasser Abdel-Razek, the head of the Egyptian Initiative

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16 Nov 2020

Five U.S. Troops Killed in Helicopter Crash Near Egypt

On Thursday, five US service members died after their helicopter, a UH-60 Black Hawk, crashed off the Egyptian coast. The servicemen were on a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai peninsula at the time of the crash, according to the Multinational Force and Observers organizations. A French and Czech service member

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04 Sep 2020

Women’s Rights Activists Face Fresh Threat in Egypt After Arrests

In Egypt, women’s rights activists are facing a new threat following the arrest of witnesses and activists campaigning for several accused rapists to be prosecuted. People knowledgeable on the situation stated that authorities detained six people in the past few days, including those who offered evidence on a gang-rape accusation

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17 Mar 2020

African countries shut doors against Europe, America to combat coronavirus

Compared to the rest of the world, Africa has recorded relatively few cases of the novel coronavirus. However, even mostly unaffected countries have taken measures to prevent the virus from spreading within their countries before it is too late. Several African countries have announced new precautions, including Sudan, who has

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26 Feb 2020

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian strongman undone by the Arab Spring, dead at 91

Hosni Mubarak, ruler of Egypt for nearly three decades, has passed away at the age of 91. Mubarak died last night according to his son. Over his 29 years in power, Mubarak crushed a rising Islamist radical movement and maintained the peace pact with Israel that got his predecessor killed.

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