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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14 Nov 2019

Rockets fired at Israel after Gaza ceasefire starts

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt was broken just hours later when militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets towards Israel. The truce initially ended two days of intense conflict after senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Baha Abu al-Ata and his wife were killed by Israeli forces. On

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04 Oct 2019

New Android Cyberwarfare Attack Exposed—And It’s Hiding A Devious Twist

Earlier this week, the New York Times covered what it referred to as an “attack on Egyptian journalists, academics, lawyers, opposition politicians and human rights activists.” The report was based on recent research by Check Point, which in turn followed a report by Amnesty from March of this year. Check

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01 May 2019

Trump weighs labeling Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

US President Donald Trump plans to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization. The decision is a response to a recent request by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a military commander who came to power after organizing a coup against the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule of Egypt under President Mohamed

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08 Mar 2019

Egypt government used Gmail third-party apps to phish activists

Over the past few years, a series of privacy scandals including the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal have spurred an international push for better privacy laws. In some parts of the world, policymakers have responded to this movement by introducing new data protection bills, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation

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