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Freedom House deplores Egyptian authorities’ use of deadly force against unarmed demonstrators commemorating the four year anniversary of the January Revolution and protesting the government’s authoritarian measures. At least 20 people...
A socialist party is mulling the boycott of the upcoming parliamentary elections in March over the death of one of its members, presumably by police gunfire, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising.   Acting chairman of the...
Al-Nozha prosecutors on Monday ordered release of Mahmoud Rihan, member of the Egyptian Federation of Transport Workers.   The leading trade unionist at Cairo International Airport was charged with insulting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and...
A Washington DC-based think-tank has scheduled a luncheon panel on the future of democracy in Egypt in light of the death of several civilians marking the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising on Sunday.   The Center for the Study of Islam...
Egypt's market main index declined 0.65 percent  on Monday's session recording 9,834.81 points and a turnover of LE756million, the Egyptian Exchange data showed. Meanwhile, the broader EGX70 index and  the EGX100 index inched...
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will start a two-day official visit to Egypt on 9 February 2015 to boost the bilateral relations between Moscow and Cairo, state-run news agency MENA quoted sources in Moscow as saying.   During the visit...
Egypt will loosen restrictions on foreign currency transfers, according to Central Bank Governor Hisham Ramez.   "The Egyptian government will take further steps during the coming period toward easing restrictions on the transfer of...
Hollywood star and United Nations envoy Angelina Jolie has urged world leaders to increase efforts in alleviating the suffering of victims of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, where the group, rising to international prominance after entering the...
Human Rights Watch slammed Egyptian security forces after at least 23 protesters died and another 97 were injured, according to the latest Health Ministry count, during demonstrations marking the fourth anniversary of the 25 January revolution,...
The Health Ministry has now counted 23 deaths as the final toll of a day of violence between protesters and police on the fourth anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Those include the one fallen police officer, the ministry said.   The...

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....