Egyptian police arrest cartoonist on 10th anniversary of uprising

Human rights and media freedom groups demand immediate release of Ashraf Hamdi, who was taken from his home after posting video tribute to 2011 uprising. Rights groups have called for the immediate release of an Egyptian cartoonist who wrote on Facebook he was being arrested shortly after posting online a video tribute to the country’s […]

Mo Salah donates oxygen, ambulance for Egyptian village

Footballer, who tested positive for COVID in November, maintains deep connections with village where he grew up. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has donated oxygen and an ambulance to his home village in the Egyptian region of Gharbia, helping locals treat people suffering with COVID-19 as the country battles a second wave of infections. Salah maintains […]

Egyptian man jailed for 3 years for sexual assault in #MeToo case

Ex-student’s conviction for harassing two women is the first in a case that sparked #MeToo movement in Arab world’s most populous country. An Egyptian court has sentenced a former student to three years in prison for sexually harassing two young women, in a case that sparked outrage on social media under the #MeToo hashtag. The […]

Egyptian delegation visits Libyan capital for talks with GNA

The visit to hold talks with the UN-recognised gov’t was the first for senior Egyptian officials to Tripoli since 2014. Senior Egyptian security officials have visited the Libyan capital Tripoli for the first time in years and held talks with officials from the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), the Libyan interior ministry said. […]

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein: Four years in an Egyptian jail

Al Jazeera journalist ‘in prison under arbitrary and illegal detention’ for four years without charge. Al Jazeera has condemned the continued imprisonment without charge of its journalist Mahmoud Hussein by the Egyptian authorities. Wednesday marks four years that Hussein has spent “in prison under arbitrary and illegal detention by the Egyptian authorities”, the network said […]

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein marks four years in Egyptian prison

Al Jazeera urges all international rights groups to call for the release of Mahmoud Hussein and all other imprisoned journalists globally. Mahmoud Hussein is a senior journalist at Al Jazeera Arabic, Hussein has been illegally imprisoned by Egyptian authorities since December 23, 2016. The details of his arrest remain dubious – there are no formal […]

Italy moves to charge Egyptian agents over student killing

Italian prosecutors are seeking answers from four members of Egypt’s security forces over the abduction and murder of an Italian student in Cairo. Giulio Regeni’s brutalised body was found by the side of a deserted road on the outskirts of Egypt’s capital in February 2016, bearing signs of extensive torture. He disappeared nine days earlier […]