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A microbus driver was shot dead on Monday by a low-ranking police officer on the Autostrad in the Basateen area of south Cairo, in an incident that officials have described as accidental. According to a statement by the Interior Ministry's...
On Saturday, the South Banha Criminal Court upheld its decision to release human rights lawyer, Malek Adly, after refusing an appeal made by the prosecution.  Lawyer Mokhtar Mounir said that the Criminal court ruled to reject the Public...
The brother of a 13-year-old boy who made the perilous crossing from Egypt to Italy by boat last week to get urgent medical help for his younger sibling has been admitted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital in 6th of October City.  Seven-year-old...
The weather this Sunday is expected to be hot and fairly humid in Cairo and Egypt’s northern cities, and moderate on the north coast. Upper Egypt will experience very high temperatures during the day that will ease off into a cooler...
Italy has passed on details to Egypt concerning the family of a 13-year-old Egyptian boy who allegedly entered Italy illegally in search of medical treatment for his chronically sick brother.   The Italian Embassy in Cairo told the Egyptian...
Meteorologists predict hot and humid weather on Friday in Cairo, Lower Egypt, and the north of Upper Egypt, with a maximum of 38 degrees centigrade in the captial.   Very hot weather is predicted in the south of Upper Egypt. Qena should hit 43C...
Meteorologists predict hot and humid weather on Wednesday in Cairo, Lower Egypt, and the north of Upper Egypt, with a maximum of 37 degrees centigrade in the captial.   Very hot weather is predicted in the south of Upper Egypt. Qena should hit...
Two security personnel were killed on Sunday when gunmen attacked al-Egeizy security checkpoint, located on a regional road outside Sadat city, Menoufia, the Interior Ministry said in a statement following the incident. According to the statement,...
President Abdel Fattah al-Sis has thanked Egypt's Olympic medal winners for their performances at the Rio Olympics, expressing appreciation for their achievement in winning a total of three bronze medals.   "I fully appreciate and am...
The 23-year old Egyptian Taekwondo fighter Hedaya Malak Wahba won a bronze medal on Friday morning, bringing Egypt its third medal in the Rio Olympics, all of them bronze. Wahba defeated Belgium’s Raheleh Asemani 1-0 in the women’s 57 kg...

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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....