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Egyptian government sweeping the lands of Al-Warraq Island

EgyWatch – June 13, 2019 In an escalating step against the people of Al-Warraq Island, security forces used bulldozers to remove cultivated areas of fruit trees on the island, amid fears of forced evacuation by local residents, a threat that…

Urban Researcher detained for Opposing State Policies in al-Warraq Island

EgyWatch – June 14, 2019 The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, a non-governmental human rights organisation, submitted a report to the Attorney-General on the detention and disappearance of Ibrahim Ezzeddin, a researcher in urban policy. According to the complaint…

Maariv: Egypt Buys Weapons from Israel

EgyWatch – June 14, 2019 Maariv Israeli newspaper revealed that Egypt has become one of the most important customers of Israeli weapons, amongst other Arab countries. The military analyst of Maariv newspaper Yossi Melman said in an article that although…

Egypt officials say roadside bomb wounds 6 police in Sinai

Egyptian security officials are saying that six policemen were wounded by a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol vehicle in the restive northern Sinai province. The officials said Thursday that the bomb was detonated remotely near the city of El-Arish….

BP Sells its Share in Oil Concessions in Egypt

EgyWatch – June 4, 2019 British Petroleum has announced the sale of its stake in oil concessions in the Gulf of Suez in Egypt to Dubai-based Dragon Oil for an undisclosed sum. Under the terms of the agreement, Dragon Oil…

Egypt,Tunisia, Algeria FMs hold meeting on Libya Wednesday

The tripartite meeting of foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria held a consultative meeting on the situation in Libya on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez. The meeting comes to follow…

Cairo 24: Tarek Amer to be laid off on corruption charges

EgyWatch – June 12, 2019 Cairo 24 news website, that is close to high-profile officials, said on Tuesday that Tarek Amer was notified that his Central Bank governance will not be renewed after it ends in November. The decision came…

ILO blacklists Egypt for violating workers’ trade union freedom

EgyWatch – June 12, 2019 The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday announced its short-term list, known as ‘the Blacklist’, of states violating the rights and freedom of workers. The list included Egypt for violating the organisation’s C.87 convention concerning…

Egyptian authorities ban Salah Diab and Gamal  Mubarak’s father-in-law from travel

EgyWatch – June 12, 2019 Egyptian authorities, on Tuesday, banned businessmen Salah Diab – owner of private newspaper Al Masry al Youm; Mahmoud el-Gammal – Gamal Mubarak’s father-in-law; and others over a land-squatting investigation. The General Prosecutor also imposed control…

Egyptians in solidarity with Syrian refugees against campaign of incitement

  EgyWatch – June 11, 2019 Thousands of Egyptians took to social networking sites to express their love and solidarity with Syrian refugees living in Egypt. This came in response to an incitement campaign that was waged against them. The…