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EgyptAir chairman Safwat Musallam said on Sunday that the company has passed the regular security checks conducted by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) without any notices on faults or necessary improvements. In a statement on...
A gunman on Sunday killed prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, state news agency Petra reported. Hattar was struck by three bullets before the assailant...
Women's rights activist Mozn Hassan was recently presented with the Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as "alternative Nobel Prize", along with Nazra for Feminist Studies — the NGO she heads — in...
Britain's foreign intelligence service is to get 40 percent more spies in one of the biggest expansions since the Cold War as MI6 seeks to harness new technology, the BBC said. The Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, will see its numbers...
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants the United States to protect aid convoys in Syria, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said after meeting him in Moscow. Relief trucks near the city of Aleppo were attacked on Monday, killing 20 civilians and...
A research study has revealed that Egypt has slums in at least 79 areas, with 12 areas in need of demolition and 67 areas in need of development work to provide essential infrastructure and improve living conditions. The study, which was conducted...
Egypt's travel payments rose from US$3.3 billion to $4.1 billion in the fiscal year 2015/2016, creating a net outflow in Egypt's travel balance for the first time, the Central Bank of Egypt said on Wednesday. The CBE said in a statement said...
Two people were killed and 15 injured when three vehicles overturned at the 140-km mark on the Alexandria-Marsa Matrouh road, Al-Watan newspaper reported. The accident, which occurred near the village of Hasambak village in Dabaa, was blamed on a...
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have officially signed the final contracts for the technical studies to be conducted on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Aswat Masriya reported on Tuesday. The contracts were signed on Tuesday by the three nations and the two...
The European Union said on Monday that the Egyptian government's decision to freeze the assets of rights activists in Egypt will directly affect the work of civil society organizations, adding that the decision violates Egypt's international...

Opinion articles

Downtown Cairo is once again a battlefield, and this time, the military is not just a silent facilitator, but an active participant — beating, dragging, shooting, and assaulting civilians. The latest round of brutality has led us to not only...
On 24 November, we issued the first edition of our new project, Egypt Independent, a weekly, 24-page newspaper that attempts to unpack Egypt’s complex and dynamic political and cultural landscape. It was not long before we were interrupted....