By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, June 30 – Investigators have downloaded data from one of the black box flight recorders on EgyptAir Flight MS804 and are preparing to analyse it, bringing them closer discovering what caused the jet to crash, Egypt’s investigation committee said on Wednesday. The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern Mediterranean Sea en
Arbitrary detentions, torture, repression of the press and a failing economy have made Egypt a tinderbox By Janine di Giovanni Photographs by Vinciane Jacquet The day I arrived in Egypt in April, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi had just given two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who was visiting Cairo to announce billions
By Ahmed Aboulenein and Lin Noueihed CAIRO, March 10 (Reuters) – A prominent opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt’s fragmented pro-democracy opposition parties had “failed” the country and he vowed to forge a new movement able to provide a genuine alternative to the current government. Hamdeen Sabahy, like many other leftists and nationalists,
By Lin Noueihed CAIRO, Feb 26 – When a colleague in Holland asked historian Pascale Ghazaleh this month whether to send a group of students to Egypt, her response was a resounding ‘No’. “I said I don’t think we should because besides all the misunderstandings that can traditionally potentially happen, the harassment which is par
CAIRO, Feb 14 – Egypt‘s highest court reversed on Sunday a 15-year jail sentence handed down by a lower court to a policeman for killing an activist in the street, judicial sources said, overturning a rare sentence against members of security forces. First Lieutenant Yaseen Hatem was charged last March with action that “led to
CAIRO, Jan 14 – Egyptian security forces have arrested the administrators of 47 Facebook pages that the interior ministry says are run by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, intensifying a crackdown on dissent as the fifth anniversary of a 2011 uprising approaches. The popular revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule began with marches on Jan.
CAIRO, Jan 10 – Egypt’s new parliament held its opening session on Sunday, state television reported, more than three years after a court dissolved the old Islamist-dominated chamber. The body is expected to choose a speaker on its first day back, and now has 15 days to approve hundreds of laws issued by executive decree