COP26 summit: Egyptian exiles call on UK to rescind invitation to Sisi

In a Letter, the political refugees warned that Egypt's government could use the environmental summit to 'whitewash' its human rights abuses record. A...

Greek Foreign Minister in Cairo amid predictions about Egypt-Turkey rapprochement

The Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Dendias met, on Monday, with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Cairo. The two ministers reaffirmed the two countries’ views on the issues of...

Egypt authorities release 3 journalists to support their candidate in syndicate elections

Three detained journalists were released early on Monday on parole. On Sunday, the head of the journalists’ syndicate Diaa Rashwan declared on Facebook that there...

Palestinian parties call on Egypt to alleviate suffering of Rafah passengers

Palestinian parties in the Gaza Strip have called on the Egyptian authorities to reopen the Rafah crossing in North Sinai, as it was before, and to alleviate...

World Bank approves $50mn loan for Egypt

The Council of Ministers announced that the World Bank has approved a $50 million loan that Egypt would obtain through the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to face the repercussions of...

In Egypt, the Coronavirus Poses a Political Threat

The pandemic has exposed the shortfalls of a government that has neglected the health sector for too long. On March 16, Egypt had 126...

Families of detainees demand Egypt authorities issue visit permits

A number of families of political detainees demanded they be allowed to visit their loved ones after two months of a ban put in place to mitigate...

Don’t forget our loved ones, trapped in Egyptian prisons during this pandemic

This week, for many, the coronavirus pandemic that has left much of the world paralyzed is hitting closer to home than ever. But for some of us,...

Denial, fear and dictatorship: Egypt’s coronavirus disaster

Every country has struggled to come to terms with the reality of a deadly pandemic. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei’s first reaction was to call coronavirus a "ridiculous disease" used...

Egypt: rate of coronavirus cases ‘likely to be higher than figures suggest’

Egypt is likely grappling with a higher rate of coronavirus infections than official figures, according to research by Canadian disease specialists and increasing infection...