UN human rights experts urge Egypt to release jailed poet

Galal El Behairy has been held in detention since February after penning a song critical of Egypt’s policies, prompting United Nations human rights experts on Thursday to urge the government to release him immediately, a UN release says. The song Read more

Saudi Crown Prince shows generosity during first visit to Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman showed generosity during his first visit to Egypt Sunday as the two nations have signed agreements to activate a 60 billion Saudi riyal ($16 billion) investment fund, agreed upon in 2016. The Crown Read more

We want Palestine to have Eastern Jerusalem as its capital al–Sisi tells US top diplomat

Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on Monday told United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that his country’s stance towards the Israeli-Palestine peace process is to ‘establish a Palestinian state on the 1967 border, with Eastern Jerusalem as its capital’. Read more

Cairo buys prominent TV hosts to influence public opinion over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

The Egyptian government has asked four of the country’s most influential television hosts to influence their viewers towards accepting Trump’s December declaration that Jerusalem is capital of Israel despite the official stand expressed by Cairo, New Times Times (NYT) reports, Read more

Putin launches Dabaa nuclear Plant construction in Egypt

Russian President signed Monday in Cairo with his host al-Sisi an agreement launching the construction of the multi-billion Dabaa nuclear station, sponsored by Moscow. President Vladimir Putin arrived In Cairo from Syria where he ordered partial pullout of Russian forces Read more

Egypt: Army Colonel in custody for proclaiming candidacy

Legal authorities have detained a senior army official Saturday after he announced on social media his intention to run for next year presidential elections, likely against army commander and President al-Sisi. Colonel Ahmed Konsowa according to his lawyer Asaad Heikal Read more

Gulf Crisis: UAE working out to impose dictatorship in Arab World, Qatar envoy to Ankara

Qatar ambassador to Ankara has blamed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for backing establishment of dictatorship and opposing revolutions in the Arab world. Salem Al-Shafi accused the UAE of standing in the way of the revolution in Egypt as it Read more