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The German foreign minister has announced that German think-tank Friedrich Naumann will likely return its Middle East operations office to Cairo, reversing its former move to Jordan due to alleged restrictions imposed by the Egyptian government. On...
Yesterday, after a year-and-a-half of construction, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the new Public Prosecution building in New Cairo, in a ceremony attended by various ministers and the speaker of parliament. Sisi unveiled a plaque to...
Hazem Abu Shanab, a senior member of the Revolutionary Council of Fattah, has hit out at Arab states that talk of normalizing relations with Israel at a time when the Palestinian leadership is seeking support from the wider international community...
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is to print LE 500 million of one pound banknotes by the beginning of Ramadan, say prominent banking sources. The sources have said that CBE never stopped trading in one pound notes, but stopped printing them in favor...
Security authorities have announced the arrest of five suspects in connection with a recent bout of sectarian violence between Copts and Muslims in Minya last week. According to a statement issued on Thursday, a further 10 suspects are being sought...
Forty-seven people handed heavy fines for taking part in illegal protests have been denied permission to pay their fines in installments, meaning they may spend two months in prison instead. North Giza Appeals Court has rejected the request from 47...
The Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation,Yasser Abed Rabbo, has denied a report published by Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth that announced a meeting between President Sisi, Israeli Prime Minister...
A Spanish mission from Chowan University, headed by professor Alejandro Jimenez, has discovered the mummy of a woman named Sachiny inside a two-layered coffin of cedar wood, dating back to the era of the Twelfth Dynasty of ancient Egypt.   The...
Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth has revealed that Egypt is in the process of arranging a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in attendance of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo...
Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb will arrive in Rome on Monday to meet with Catholic Pope Francis, the first meeting of the heads of the two religious institutions since relations were frozen in 2011. The meeting will be held at the Vatican...

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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....