Egypt halts issuance of commercial permits to Syrians over fear of Qatar’s support

Egyptian President Abdelfattah al-Sisi has ordered Minister of Local Development, Mahmoud Sharawi to ensure that Syrians shop owners are not issued new shop license over conspiracy with Qatar and banned Muslim Brotherhood allegations, The New Arab reports. Sharawi, the London-based Read more

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood leader & 5 members slapped with life prison sentence

 A Cairo court Wednesday pressed life prison sentences against Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and five other members of the organization, for igniting violence following the removal in 2013 of first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi. The Read more

Egyptian feminist Saadawi accuses Hillary Clinton of bribing voters to elect Morsi

Egyptian writer and leading feminist figure Nawal El Saadawi has accused former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of giving in 2012 bribe to young voters in Egypt to elect Muslim Brotherhood-linked candidate Mohamed Morsi who was removed from power Read more

Egypt: Five suspected militants killed in shootout north of Cairo

The Egyptian interior ministry announced Tuesday its forces killed five alleged members of militant Hasm group, in a shootout in Qalyubiya province, north of capital Cairo. The five alleged militants, according to the interior ministry, were instructed by the group Read more

Egypt: Sinai expert journalist sentenced to 10 years in prison

An Egyptian military court Tuesday pressed a ten-year prison sentence against Ismail Alexandrani for allegedly having published military secrets, belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood and spreading information that could harm national security. Alexandrani has been in detention since 2015 Read more