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Giulio Regeni Murder: Meeting’s between Egypt and Italy commence

Edited by Nelly T. The first day of talks between Italian and Egyptian officials in Rome has come to a close, the meeting aimed to end the deadlock In the investigation into the murder if Giulio Regeni a young Cambridge University researcher whose torture and death in Cairo have strained diplomatic relations. The 5-people Egyptian team is headed by Cairo’s ...

Family Demands Answers for the Murder of Guilio Regeni

Edited by Nelly T. Earlier this year Cambridge student Guilio Regeni was brutally murdered outside of Cairo. The 27 year-old disappeared on his way to meet a friend on the 25th January. His body was found in a ditch on the 3rd of February horribly mutilated and showing signs of torture. The Regeni family is now awaiting the arrival of ...

Egypt requests hijacker be extradited from Cyprus

Edited by Nelly T. Earlier this week Seif al-Din Mustafa hijacked an EgyptAir plane departing from Alexandria and forced it to fly to Cyprus, Egypt is now requesting that the accused, who is still in Cyprus, be placed in their custody. Egypt’s chief prosecutor released a statement on Wednesday explaining that the request is based on a 1996 extradition treaty ...

Egypt tourism suffers blow after EgyptAir plane Hijacked

Edited by Nelly T. An Egyptian man wearing a fake suicide belt hijacked an EgyptAir Flight MS181 when it took off from Alexandria. The man forced the plane and its eighty-one passengers to land in Cyprus before handing himself over to the authorities. Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry confirmed that of the eighty-one people on board Airbus 320 there were at ...

EGYPTIAN ARMY FORCES KILLS 60 TERRORISTS IN SINAI

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG The Egyptian Army Forces retaliated and killed 60 terrorist fighters in Sinai, where the terrorist fighters killed 13 police officers on Thursday, March 24,2016. This is a big set back to the terrorist elements who are weighing holy war against the Egyptian Army Forces, Police, and civilians a like.

Egyptian police die in mortar attack

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG Thirteen Egyptian policemen were killed in a mortar attack in Sinai, the country’s Interior Ministry said via Facebook on Saturday. The mortar round targeted a checkpoint in al-Arish, according to the ministry. In a statement posted online, ISIS claimed responsibility. Egyptian state media reported that “security forces are currently undertaking operations to catch the armed ...

Egypt: Officials claim mistaken identity after toddler sentenced to life

Family members of a 3-year-old Egyptian boy who was sentenced last week to life in prison say they feel relieved after receiving assurances from officials that neither the boy nor his father will be arrested. The boy’s father, Mansour Qorany Sharara, has returned to the family home in the southern Egyptian province of Fayyoum after nearly 18 months on the ...

Egypt’s Sisi tells interior minister to crack down on abuses by police

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the interior minister on Friday to crack down on police abuse and to submit proposals to parliament to achieve this goal, the presidency said, as anger mounts over alleged police brutality. Their meeting came a day after a police officer shot dead a man in the street, angering hundreds of people who protested in ...

How Egypt’s most famous jailed couple celebrated Valentine’s Day

It’s not unusual for a woman to receive a bouquet of roses from her husband on Valentine’s Day. What is unusual is to receive them in a court holding cell after a couple has spent months apart in separate jails. The wife and husband in this instance are Aya Hegazi and Mohamed Hassanein, the founders of the Belady Foundation, an ...

Despite the failed revolution, Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last

Egyptians have always been ill-served, at best, and brutalized, at worst, by their leaders, whether Ottoman, British, Nasserist or under President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. So instead of asking why Egypt’s revolution of five years ago failed, let’s point a finger at the sorry parade of post-revolutionary leaders who have presumed to lead but failed just as their predecessors did. ...