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Ṣafwat al-Sharīf, former Minister of Information under late president Ḥusnī Mubārak, died at the age of 88. His death came following a struggle with leukemia, and several days after becoming infected with the Coronavirus.
Author and screenwriter Waḥīd Ḥāmid passed away at the age of 77 on January 2. He is considered one of the most important and prominent people in Egyptian Cinema with regards to countering terrorism and the extremism of political Islam.
On December 18, the European Parliament voted on a resolution on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Egypt. The EU Parliament demanded that Egyptian authorities immediately release 25 detainees and cooperate with Italy over the murder case of Italian student Giulio Regeni.  It also...
Joint investigations into the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni between Egypt and Italy, which have been going on for over four years, have temporarily come to a halt.  Regeni was a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, conducting doctoral research in Cairo.  He then disappeared,...
Public prosecutor Ḥamāda al-Ṣāwī announced the formation of a new investigation team tasked with looking into the case of the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni. The announcement was made via a statement issued by the prosecutor-general on Wednesday. The new team is to go through the files in...
Egypt's Cabinet announced that rescue forces from the Ministry of Social Solidarity have arrived in ʿIzbat al-Zarāyib, after the residents of this area had called for help following heavy rainfall. Blankets and food were provided to those affected with the help of local community associations.
A Coptic family in the village of al-Kashḥ, the center of Dār al-Salām in Sūhāj governorate, called on President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī to release Jirjis Rāḍī Jirjis Murqus from prison.
The Egyptian government is trying to renew funding for financial, technical, and training aide from different European Union countries to train African counties in modern ways to prevent illegal immigration and develop security, legal, intelligence, and social cooperation with the victims. These...
On Friday, the Egyptian security forces arrested the researcher Patrick George Zaki [Pātrīk Jūrj Zakī] at Cairo Airport after he had flown there from Italy. Following his arrest, he disappeared until Saturday afternoon when he stood before the al-Manṣūra prosecution in al-Daqhaliyyah governorate.
In this article, the author reflects on how Islamists at a recent summit in Kuala Lumpur are focusing their efforts around the concept of “thinking about the Muslim Nation” [al-tafkīr bil-umma].  The author discusses the dangers of such a policy as enacted in Sudan and highlights the contradictions...

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