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18 May 2018 16:04

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The decision to keep the crossing open was taken “to alleviate the suffering” of residents in the Palestinian enclave, Sisi said on Facebook late Thursday. The last extended opening lasted three weeks...

14 May 2018 10:32

  A senior Hamas delegation returned to Cairo at nightfall Sunday following a short visit to Cairo. A PIC news correspondent said a Hamas delegation headed by Ismail Haneyya returned to Gaza through the Rafah border-crossing. The delegation also included political bureau members Khalil al-Hayya and Rawhi Mushtaha. The Hamas envoy offered condolences to the family of Jamal Afana, a Palestinian child from...

7 May 2018 15:24

Amnesty International has reported that Egypt keeps political prisoners locked up in “prolonged” and “indefinite” solitary confinement and subjects them to “horrendous physical abuse,” saying such treatment amounts to torture under international law. The London-based rights group released the results of a new research dubbed “Crushing humanity: the abuse of solitary confinement in Egypt’s prisons” on Monday, saying dozens of detained journalists, rights...

23 April 2018 12:03

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of a looming humanitarian crisis in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula amid an ongoing military operation against Daesh-affiliated militants there, saying the army’s actions in the restive region risk “collective punishment.” According to the New York-based rights group, 420,000 people in North Sinai Province are in urgent need of food, medicine and other essential items. “Severe restrictions on the...

29 March 2018 16:57

  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been reelected for a second term with 92 percent of the vote, preliminary results showed on Thursday, but turnout of just 40 percent dented his push for popular legitimacy. Some 23 million of the 60 million registered voters turned out during the three days of polling that ended Wednesday, state-owned newspapers Al-Ahram and Akhbar el-Youm,...

27 March 2018 15:30

  Australian academics could help unlock mysteries around ancient Egypt after discovering that a 2,500-year old coffin might contain the remains of a prestigious mummy. The University of Sydney acquired the coffin 150 years ago and a series of academics incorrectly classified it as empty. Their error was only discovered by chance late last year when more recent academics removed the lid to...

26 March 2018 15:24

Egyptians begin voting in a highly-contentious presidential election, with incumbent Abel Fattah el-Sisi almost certain to glide to victory after his military-backed administration either jailed or scared off all serious contenders. Polling stations opened at 0700 GMT on Monday for a three-day vote under tight security measures across the country. Some 60 million people are eligible to vote and official results are...

24 March 2018 17:39

  An explosion in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria has killed two people, including a policeman, the Egyptian Interior Ministry says. The explosion occurred in the district of Roshdi on Saturday when the head of the Alexandria Security Directorate was passing by. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet. The blast came days ahead of Egypt's presidential election, in which President Abdel-Fattah...

24 March 2018 16:08

  An explosion in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria has killed two people, including a policeman, the Egyptian Interior Ministry says. The explosion occurred in the district of Roshdi on Saturday when the head of the Alexandria Security Directorate was passing by. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet. The blast came days ahead of Egypt's presidential election, in which President Abdel-Fattah...

11 March 2018 13:37

Fresh clashes in in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula have left 16 militants and two army forces dead. In a statement released on Sunday, Egyptian military spokesman Colonel Tamer Rifai said two soldiers had been killed and six others injured “as a result of combat operations” in Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian warplanes also hit nine militant hideouts in northern and central Sinai and the...

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