Top stories

Social media users infuriated by online calls disruption, NTRA denies blockage

Egyptians work on their computers in a cafe in Cairo January 6, 2006. REUTERS
23 Apr 2017
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Facebook Messenger call, Apple's FaceTime and Viber have experienced repeated interruptions across Egypt over the weekend, sparking outrage on social media following anecdotal reports...
Yes

Lawsuit filed to strip activist Aya Hegazy of Egyptian nationality

23 Apr 2017
Lawyer Tareq Mahmoud has filed a lawsuit at the Administrative Court demanding that activist Aya Hegazy, who holds a US citizenship, be stripped of her Egyptian nationality. Mahmoud said Hegazy does not deserve to hold Egyptian citizenship...
Yes

Egypt, US engage in joint naval exercise in Red Sea

FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mason conducts divisional tactic maneuvers as part of a Commander, Task Force 55, exercise in the Gulf of Oman September 10, 2016.
23 Apr 2017
Egyptian naval forces engaged in joint naval exercise with their US counterparts on Sunday. These joint exercises are held in the Red Sea governorate with the participation of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Pakistan, Kuwait and Italy, the...
Yes

Tanta church attack death toll rises to 29

A woman stands near a pew covered in blood inside a Coptic church that was bombed on Sunday in Tanta, Egypt. A bomb struck a Coptic church in Tanta that took the lives of 28 and wounded nearly 80. Another blast in Alexandria killed 17 including 7 police officers. The twin attacks marked one of the bloodiest days in recent memory for Egypt's Christian minority, the largest in the Middle East Monday, April 10, 2017 (Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters).
23 Apr 2017
Another victim of the Tanta church blast has died on Sunday, raising the total number of victims to 29.   The body of Victor Mina is expected to arrive in Tanta for burial at Mar Girguis Church on Sunday evening.   The Islamic...
Yes

Parliament to review amendments to Criminal Procedure Law: Justice Minister

23 Apr 2017
The amendments to the Criminal Procedure law have been finalized and will be submitted to the Cabinet next week ahead of being reviewed by the Parliament, the Justice Ministry announced. Following a terrorist attack on a church late...
Yes

Saudi King Salman receives Sisi upon arrival in Riyadh

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) during talks in Riyadh with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz
23 Apr 2017
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Riyadh on Sunday for a state visit to Saudi Arabia. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz was one of the first to receive the President upon his arrival at King Salman Air Base Airport...
Yes

24C in Cairo, 21C in Alexandria forecast for Monday

23 Apr 2017
Meteorologists forecast pleasant temperatures in the north for Monday, with highs of 24C expected in Cairo and 21C in Alexandria. Low- and medium-level clouds will be seen in the north. Visibility will be reduced in the morning...
Yes

Egypt's Sharm el-Luli ranks 3rd in top 10 Middle East beaches

Egypt's Sharm el-Luli beach
23 Apr 2017
Sharm el-Luli beach  in the resort town of Marsa Alam in the Red Sea governorate came third in a TripAdvisor ranking for the top 10 beaches in the Middle East in 2017. TripAdvisor claims to be the largest travel site in the world...
Yes

Hurghada seaport closed due to poor weather conditions

23 Apr 2017
The Red Sea governorate declared that poor weather conditions have been forecast in the province from Sunday and will continue for two days.  The wind will whip up sand and dust, which will reduce visibility to less than 500 meters....
Yes

Top State Council authority rejects amendments to Judicial Authority Law

State Council
23 Apr 2017
Egypt's Special Council, the top authority of State Council, rejected the new Judicial Authority draft law on Saturday, which includes amendments to some articles regulating the State Council, the State Lawsuits...
Yes