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Interior Ministry spokesperson Hany Abdellatif claimed on Thursday that the intelligence of a foreign government is likely responsible for the New Valley terrorist attack which led to the death of 22 soldiers.   Abdellatif accused an...
Israel agreed to a two-hour humanitarian truce on Sunday in a neighborhood in the Gaza Strip hit hard by Israeli shelling, an Israeli military spokesman said. The ceasefire, requested by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will last from...
On the Daily Show, a popular US political satire news program, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the Hamas leaders now feel “trapped” on the negotiating table after the ouster of their ally, the Muslim Brotherhood in...
A Hamas official denied on Thursday that the Palestinian faction had secured a ceasefire deal with Israel,  refuting claims from an Israeli official that they had agreed to halt fire early on Friday. "The news about a ceasefire is...
Hamas has officially told Egypt that it rejects an Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire, a spokesman for the Islamist group said on Wednesday.   "The outcome of discussions within the internal institutions of the movement was to reject the...
Cairo Criminal Court sentenced on Wednesday 12 defendants to life and two others to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting women in Tahrir Square during celebrations on President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's inauguration day.  Public...
Egypt has failed to retrieve an Ancient pharaonic statue before it was sold for £14 million at a UK auction hall. An official source at the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities told Al-Masry Al-Youm that Christie auction hall had offered...
The Egyptian military is torturing civilians and prisoners are disappearing in secret military prisons without judicial oversight in one of the toughest crackdowns on detainee rights, according to evidence collected by Amnesty International and...
President Abdel Fattah Sisi said he was not happy with the projected deficit in the new draft budget for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.   The Cabinet is sending the draft budget to Sisi for approval soon.    During a graduation ceremony...
This Monday, 30 June, marks the day the Egyptian Armed Forces promised to start treating Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS patients using its “Complete Cure Device". The supposed cure was heavily criticized in the scientific community and...

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....