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Egypt’s Lost Islands, Sisi’s Shame

CAIRO — This month, we reached a new level in the spiral we’ve been living through in Egypt since January 2011. On June 11, state security agents cleared the public from the area around the Parliament building here in the capital: The parliamentary debate about Egypt ceding its Red Sea islands, …

Red Sea

Egypt Can Only Blame Itself for President's Crackdown

The increasingly totalitarian moves by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, who just enacted a new law giving him control of nongovernmental organizations in his country, shouldn’t be pinned on his chumminess with U.S. President Donald Trump. In fact, six years after the Arab Spring and almost …

Obama Administration

Trump told Sissi he wouldn’t ‘lecture’ him. So Sissi cracked down on civil society.

By Editorial Board<p>NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES from President Trump’s first trip abroad continue to accumulate. On Tuesday, the president chose to escalate his mostly one-sided feud with Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, repeating his misguided critique of Germany’s trade surplus with the United …

Human Rights

Egypt's revolution was born and buried in six short years - and the US shoulders the blame

Barack Obama and Donald Trump have both failed to hold General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to account.<p>When Egyptians took to the streets chanting for …

Egypt's Year of Youth: how 'Generation Protest' became 'Generation Jail'

According to local media, Ziad Hassan Qenawy cried when he entered the courtroom. ‘I want to keep playing!’, he begged, as his father carried him on …

Giulio Regeni: Cambridge graduate killed in Egypt had ‘letters’ carved into his body

A Cambridge University student killed in Egypt had mysterious letters carved into his body, according to a post-mortem examination.<p>The body of Giulio …

The ruining of Egypt

IN EGYPT they are the <i>shabab al-ahawe</i>, “coffee-shop guys”; in Algeria they are the <i>hittistes</i>, “those who lean with their backs to the wall”; in Morocco …

Egypt’s Former Corruption Auditor Found Guilty of Disturbing Public Order

Hisham Geneina to appeal verdict, attorney says<p>CAIRO—Egypt’s former chief corruption auditor was found guilty Thursday of spreading false news to disturb public order and sentenced to a year in prison, after he alleged officials and public servants stole billions of dollars in public funds.<p>Hisham …

Egypt auditor, sacked by Sisi, convicted of lying about mass corruption

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s former top auditor, who was sacked after he said corruption had cost the country $68 billion in four years, was sentenced to jail on Thursday for spreading false news, judicial sources said.<p>President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sacked Hisham Geneina, head of the Central Auditing …

Corruption

Teenage girl comes up with solutions to some of Egypt's big environmental challenges

The 18-year-old science student from Egypt has already invented a system to produce clean water and biodiesel using rice straw, won the Intel …

Biodiesel

Muslim Mob in Egypt Attacks Christians, Parades Naked Woman

CAIRO — An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets amid rumors she had an affair, the local church, witnesses and security officials said.<p>Seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in last week's attack in a province south of the Egyptian …

Report: Egypt, Jordan, UAE preparing for Dahlan to replace Abbas

Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates are preparing for the ascent of the Fatah movement’s former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan as next head of …

Palestinian Authority

EgyptAir Crash Could Cost Economy $5B

The unexplained crash of the EgyptAir plane on May 19 could cost the Egyptian economy around $5bn in lost tourism receipts, according to research firm Capital Economics.<p>In a research note titled “Egypt’s tourism sector stares into the abyss”, published on May 26, the firm noted that the expected …

Egypt tourism groups pay families of three Mexicans killed by mistake

Families receive $140,000 each, as negotiations continue with relatives of five other tourists who Egypt says were accidentally killed by security forces<p>The federation of Egyptian tourism agencies has paid $140,000 each in compensation to the families of three of eight Mexican tourists killed by …

Egypt satirical group 'arrested over insulting video'

<b>Five members of an Egyptian group whose satirical videos have mocked President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi have been arrested, their lawyer says.</b><p>Four of the six men in Atfal al-Shawarea (Street Children) were held on Monday on suspicion of insulting state institutions and inciting protests.<p>The fifth was …

Satire

Egypt gives Italy phone records of union chief - source

ROME (Reuters) - Egypt has handed over the mobile phone records of the head of a street vendors union to Italian investigators who are looking into the killing in Cairo of student Giulio Regeni, a legal source said on Friday.<p>An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice to be done in the …

Homeland Security

In new Egyptian textbooks, ‘it’s like the revolution didn’t happen’

By Sudarsan Raghavan<p>, Bureau chief<p>CAIRO — The omission on Page 5 is glaring.<p>In a fifth-grade government textbook, a name has been purged from a list of Egyptian Nobel laureates: Mohamed ElBaradei, who was awarded the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize along with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which he …

How Gulf nations are using soccer to distract from their poor human rights records

This week’s Champions League draw between Paris Saint-Germain FC and Manchester City FC was more than just a battle between European soccer giants. It was a battle between Gulf rivals Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over differing visions of a transformed Arab world and competition for …

Israel to tax foreign companies' online activities

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is to start collecting value added tax (VAT) and income taxes from foreign companies that do substantial business over the Internet in Israel.<p>A blimp reading "Google must pay tax" is seen floating over the Tel Aviv skyline April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner<p>Under new …

Satellite Images Show A Blood Red River Nile

It might look like a scene from a Bible story, but this image showing Egypt's River Nile glowing a deep blood red is actually the result of imaging …

The Egyptians by Jack Shenker review – a book not just about the revolution, but an act within it

This meticulous, passionate study combines on-the-ground reporting of the Egyptian revolution of 2011 with effective analysis of its causes and achievements. Its heart is with the people<p>Jack Shenker’s book wears its heart on its cover. From the top right hand corner, Nefertiti’s eyes above her gas …

State: $33 Billion in GCC Weapon Sales in 11 Months

DUBAI and WASHINGTON — The US State Department has facilitated $33 billion worth of weapons sales to its Arab Gulf allies since May 2015, according …

UN gives Qatar a year to end forced labour of migrant workers

International Labour Organisation finds employees stranded without pay or passports in 2022 World Cup nation<p>Qatar has been given 12 months to end migrant worker slavery or face a possible United Nations investigation.<p>The warning sets the 2022 World Cup host nation on a path to becoming only the …

Don't rush to float the Egyptian pound, says ex-PIMCO CEO El-Erian - Economy - Business

Floating the Egyptian pound is not enough to solve Egypt’s economic woes, and curbing imports is a positive "short-term step," said investment mogul …

Egyptian Navy To Receive Mistral Warships by September

The Egyptian Navy will this year take delivery of both Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) warships acquired from France last year, according …

Military

Egyptian Companies to Construct Industrial Park in Ethiopia

Egyptian companies are to build their own industrial park in Ethiopia at a cost of 120 million US Dollars. The companies have asked the Ethiopian …

How Twitter helped a man raise nearly a million to build a hospital in Egypt

Mohammed El Garhey, an Egyptian television producer, came up with the idea to use Twitter to raise funds for a new medical center in order to …

Social Media