Hunger strike in Scorpion Prison protesting death of detained psychiatrist

Detainees in Scorpion Prison announced their hunger strike, in a statement on Monday, in protest to the death of the consultant psychiatrist, Dr. Amr Abu Khalil. Under...

Egypt orders end to commercial licences for Syrians

The Egyptian Minister of Local Development, Major General Mahmoud Shaarawi, issued a circular to all Egyptian governors and their deputies, prohibiting new licences for commercial shops owned...

Protests in west Cairo after young man tortured to death in police station

Dozens of Egyptians protested in front of Munib Police Station (west of Cairo), Monday and Tuesday night, after the death of a citizen, Islam the Australian, due to police...

Egypt has lost 90,000 acres of agricultural land since the 1980s

The Egyptian Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbouly, has said that Egypt has lost 90,000 acres of agricultural land since the 1980s. During a press conference on reconciliation over...

Al-Sisi changes name of national security authority

Egyptian General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a law that restores the National Security Sector’s name to the State Security Investigation Service, more than nine years after...

Convalescent plasma for sale on Egypt’s black market

The Egyptian authorities' attempts to combat the coronavirus using blood plasma have launched a black market for plasma bags from recovered patients to newly infected patients. The...

60,000 employees transferred to the New Administrative Capital in first half of 2021

The Prime Minister’s Advisor for Administrative Reform, Hani Mahmoud, announced the Egyptian government’s intention to transfer between 50,000 and 60,000 employees to the new administrative capital during...

Call for a popular revolution against al-Sisi on 20 September

The Egyptian dissident businessman residing abroad, Mohamed Ali, has called for widespread protests against the ruling regime in Egypt, calling on Egyptians to revolt against General Abdel...

Psychiatrist Amr Abu Khalil dies in Scorpion Prison

Egyptian media announced the death of the detained psychological counsellor, Dr. Amr Abu Khalil (58 years), brother of the human rights defender, Haitham Abu Khalil, in Scorpion...

Egypt’s foreign debt rises to $111.3bn

Egypt's external debt increased by 4.78 per cent year-on-year, to reach $111.3 billion, during the third quarter of the last fiscal year 2019/2020, ending last March.