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A report issued on Tuesday by Transparency International, a global civil society anti-corruption organization, stated that 28 percent of citizens in Egypt believe that corruption rates have increased in 2015.   The survey, which was conducted...
Yehia Qalash, the head of the Egyptian Journalists Syndicate, has called for the resignation of Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar following the arrest by security forces of two journalists at the syndicate's headquarters building in Cairo on...
Coptic Christians celebrated the Orthodox Easter festival on Saturday and Sunday with masses and sermons across Egypt and abroad, as the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church called for 'enlightening ideas' to counter the forces of darkness....
The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar has condemned the ongoing slaughter in the Syrian city of Aleppo as shelling and aerial bombardments continued for the ninth straight day on Saturday. Despite a shaky ceasefire in place since February, forces on both...
Egyptian security forces managed to prevent any large-scale protests taking place during daytime in Greater Cairo on Monday, making dozens of arrests, dispersing crowds and preventing access to established rallying points for anti-government...
The airspace over Cairo was closed for 15 minutes, from 11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Monday morning, as a fleet of air force fighter jets performed a show to mark the Liberation of Sinai.  The air navigation center at Cairo International Airport...
Reuters reported on Tuesday: France signed several deals worth about two billion euros (US$2.26 billion) with Egypt during a visit by French President Francois Hollande to Cairo, the French president's office said on Monday. The deals included a...
On Sunday, French President Francois Hollande arrived in Cairo for the second leg of a three-stop visit to the Middle East. On the agenda for discussion in Cairo are matters of regional conflict, arms and economic deals between Egypt and France. Yet...
Italy recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations on Friday after Egyptian investigators in Rome failed to provide evidence needed to solve the mystery of the murder of an Italian student in Cairo. Ambassador Maurizio Massari was called to...
An Egyptian delegation of two magistrates and four security officials met with Italian officials in Rome on Thursday, with the aim of reviewing investigations into the murder of Italian PhD student Guilio Regeni.   According to Italian news...

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....