Egypt Headlines

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:31:36 GMT
Activists Arrested After Meeting Foreign Diplomats
[DW] Egypt's police stepped up an "unprecedented escalation" on activists by arresting a leading rights group director. Advocates have long weathered a crackdown -- what's new is detaining them for meeting foreign diplomats.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:04:50 GMT
Foreign Ministry Rejects Attempts to Preempt Outcome of Investigations
[Egypt Online] Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez denounced Saturday attempts to interfere with the ongoing public prosecution investigations with Egyptian citizens.

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:03:01 GMT
Authorities Must Release Activists Detained in 'Unprecedented' Crackdown
[AI London] Three members of respected Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights group arrested in space of five days Arrests appear to be reprisal for their meeting with Western diplomats Call on UK to make public statement after Dominic Raab phone c...

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 06:00:45 GMT
Note On Egypt-Detention of Human Rights Defenders
[OHCHR] Geneva -- The arrest of three human rights defenders in Egypt this week is a very worrying development that underscores the extreme vulnerability of civil society activists in the country.

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 18:16:37 GMT
Leading Rights Group Official Arrested
[HRW] Beirut -- Midnight Home Raid Follows Organization's Meeting with Ambassadors

Egyptian Streets

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:32:36 +0000
Egypt’s Nadeen Ashraf on BBC’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’ of 2020
Nadeen Ashraf, founder of Instagram account page ‘Assault Police‘ which helped spark the #MeToo movement in Egypt, was featured on BBC’s list of 100 most influential women of 2020. “Nadeen is now seen within the feminist movem...

Tue, 24 Nov 2020 13:08:21 +0000
Egypt’s Intern Epidemic: Wastas and No Future
Like most other 20-something males graduating from college in Egypt, Mahmoud Shehab had an awkward six month period between graduation and his military service, when he couldn’t commit to a full-time job. In that time, what made the most sense to h...

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 21:02:19 +0000
Here’s Why Mohamed Ramadan’s Selfie With an Israeli Singer Is Problematic
On Saturday, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs page in Arabic published a photo of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan hugging Israeli singer Omar Adam on a Dubai rooftop party. The picture caption wrote, “art always brings us togetherR...

Mon, 23 Nov 2020 10:19:43 +0000
How an Egyptian Multiple Sclerosis Patient Uses her Platform to Turn Fear Into Hope
When she boarded her plane to Bali, Indonesia the day after her wedding, Mai Abdelhay, a 26-year-old digital marketing specialist, did not expect to be at a hospital in Cairo less than a week later, surrounded by her family, physically unable to spea...

Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:08:11 +0000
Fluffy Bundles of Joy: Photos and Stories of Adopted Baladi Cats and Dogs
Big round eyes that stare directly into one’s own, playful purrs and tail wags, warm comforting snuggles… there’s nothing quite like having a fluffy member of the family to come back home to. In recent years, more and more people in Egypt have ...