Month: July 2024

US Senator Bob Menendez found guilty in Egypt-linked corruption trial

Menendez faces sentencing in multi-layered bribery scheme involving Egyptian-American businessman and Egyptian officials Prominent US Senator Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday on all 16 criminal counts he was facing during his months-long corruption trial involving Egyptian officials and businessmen….

Egyptians applaud hacked billboard displaying anti-Sisi slogans Social media users reminded President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of his earlier calls for the public to learn programming after a viral clip showed a hacked billboard in Cairo Egyptian social media was abuzz on…

Egypt: Viral video shows Wafd party members ‘planning antique smuggling’

The liberal nationalist party downplayed the footage, insisting that those featured were low level members A video has gone viral on social media showing members of Egypt’s liberal nationalist Wafd party discussing the smuggling of antiquities while apparently inside their party’s headquarters….

Badr Abdelatty: Why is Egypt’s new foreign minister controversial?

Government insiders and activists say Cairo’s appointment is detrimental to human rights and signals the ‘militarisation’ of the diplomatic service Badr Abdelatty, a career diplomat, has replaced Sameh Shoukry as Egypt‘s minister of foreign affairs after Shoukry held the post for 12…

Mohamed Abdel Latif: Egypt’s new education minister has a ‘fake’ PhD

Mohamed Abdel Latif says he holds a doctorate from Cardiff City University in the US, but online fact-checkers say it’s a scam Egypt’s new education minister, Mohamed Abdel Latif, has sparked controversy after online fact checkers revealed that his PhD, advertised…

Killed, disappeared, displaced: Egypt’s Sinai devastated by Sisi’s 10 years as president

President Sisi has declared his war on terror in northeast Egypt over. Survivors say a decade of conflict has shattered lives and homeland In January last year, the 12th anniversary of Egypt‘s 25 January revolution, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared the war-torn Sinai Peninsula…