Egypt Law & Crime
Egyptian court fines PSG president for BeIN anti-trust breach
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
4 soldiers, 10 jihadis killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
Egypt's Sisi warns 'defaming' army is treason
Egypt says three soldiers killed in campaign against militants
Egypt's army kills 10, arrests 400 in Sinai operation: State TV
Egypt prosecutor orders website editor detained for 15 days - sources
2018-04-05 23:48:16 CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Thursday that a news website's editor-in-chief be detained for 15 days pending investigations, judicial sources and one of his lawyers said. Adel Sabry, editor-in-chief of Masr al-Arabia, was arrested on Tuesday after its office was raided by police who told its lawyers the website did not have a permit to operate. The office of the website was shut down on the same day   Read More ...
Egyptian court fines PSG president for BeIN anti-trust breach
2018-03-13 10:03:39 CAIRO (AFP) - Qatar's BeIN Sports chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who is also the president of Paris Saint-Germain, was hit with a second anti-trust fine by an Egyptian court on Monday. The court accuses BeIN of forcing its Egyptian customers to replace their existing satellites to obtain their services. A fine of 400 million Egyptian pounds ($22.7 million, 18 million euros) has been handed down after prosecution by the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) in a Cairo economic court   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-12 07:37:24 Cairo - Egypt's military said on Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush ISIS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt court sentences 10 to death on terror-related charges
2018-03-12 06:03:23 CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a “terrorist cell” to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The State-run MENA news agency says the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt public order   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 21:30:40 CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army kills 16 jihadists in Sinai
2018-03-11 20:17:04 CAIRO: Egypt’s military said yesterday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 15:04:29 Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 Islamic State terrorists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 14:19:32 CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is running in elections for his second term this month, gave it a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 13:41:26 Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai. The army launched a sweeping campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt court sentences 10 to death on terror-related charges
2018-03-11 13:38:07 Cairo - An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The state-run MENA news agency says the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt public order   Read More ...
Egypt army says 16 jihadists killed in Sinai operation
2018-03-11 13:00:46 CAIRO: Egypt's military said Sunday 16 jihadists, an officer and a soldier were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against Islamic State group jihadists in Sinai.   Read More ...
10 sentenced to death for planning attacks in Egypt
2018-03-11 00:06:25 An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 10 people to death after they were convicted of forming a terror group and planning attacks on police and security forces, judicial sources said. The court in Cairo also sentenced five people to life in prison. State news agency MENA said the convicted men were supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood which was banned in Egypt after the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Mursi   Read More ...
Egypt court sentences 10 to death on terror-related charges
2018-03-10 19:41:23 CAIRO – An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The state-run MENA news agency says the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt public order   Read More ...
Egypt court sentences 10 to death on terror-related charges
2018-03-10 19:36:33 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The state-run MENA news agency says the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt public order   Read More ...
Egyptian court sentences 10 people to death for planning terror attacks
2018-03-10 15:08:45 An Egyptian court sentenced 10 people to death on Saturday after they were convicted of forming a terrorist group and planning attacks on police and security forces, judicial sources said. The court in Cairo also sentenced five people to life in prison. State news agency MENA said the convicted men were supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood which were banned in Egypt after the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Mursi   Read More ...
Egyptian court sentences 10 to death for planning attacks
2018-03-10 14:47:44 CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court sentenced 10 people to death on Saturday after they were convicted of forming a terrorist group and planning attacks on police and security forces, judicial sources said. The court in Cairo also sentenced five people to life in prison. State news agency MENA said the convicted men were supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood which was banned in Egypt after the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Mursi   Read More ...
Egyptian court sentences 10 to death for planning attacks
2018-03-10 14:42:39 CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced 10 people to death on Saturday after they were convicted of forming a terrorist group and planning attacks on police and security forces, judicial sources said.The court in Cairo also sentenced five people to life in prison. State news agency MENA said the convicted men were supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood which was banned in Egypt after the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Mursi   Read More ...
Egyptian court sentences 10 to death for planning attacks
2018-03-10 14:30:44 CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 10 people to death on Saturday after they were convicted of forming a terrorist group and planning attacks on police and security forces, judicial sources said. The court in Cairo also sentenced five people to life in prison. State news agency MENA said the convicted men were supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood which was banned in Egypt after the 2013 overthrow of former President Mohamed Mursi   Read More ...
Egypt says 16 troops killed in month-old offensive
2018-03-08 19:06:29 Cairo - Egypt's military says 16 troops have been killed and 19 wounded since a wide-scale operation against Islamic militants was launched a month ago. Army spokesperson Colonel Tamer al-Rifai said on Thursday that 105 militants have been killed and that more than 2 800 people have been arrested, with many later released. The ongoing nationwide offensive began February 9 and includes operations in the Western Desert bordering Libya   Read More ...
Egypt Targets Islamic State Militants Who May Have Slipped Into Sinai City
2018-03-08 16:00:25 March 8, 2018 8:43 a.m. ET CAIRO—As Egyptian security forces intensify their campaign against Islamic State in the north Sinai region, authorities have isolated the area’s largest city, in a sign of how the insurgency has shifted from the region’s desert expanses to the city streets. In recent weeks, the state has banned residents from leaving or entering without special permission the regional capital of El Arish, a city of more than 100,000 people, according to a statement from the regional government   Read More ...
Egypt says 16 troops killed in month-old offensive
2018-03-08 15:37:56 CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military says 16 troops have been killed and 19 wounded since a wide-scale operation against Islamic militants was launched a month ago. Army spokesman Col. Tamer al-Rifai said Thursday that 105 militants have been killed and that more than 2,800 people have been arrested, with many later released. The ongoing nationwide offensive began Feb. 9 and includes operations in the Western Desert bordering Libya   Read More ...
Egypt detains 6 over play about cop who gunned down Israeli tourists
2018-03-06 20:41:36 CAIRO — Egyptian officials said six people have been arrested for their involvement in a play about a police cadet who killed Israeli tourists in a 1985 attack. Authorities said the play is seen as insulting to security forces. Last week, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said any defamation of the country’s security forces amounted to “high treason.” The officials said Tuesday that the playwright, director, and officials of the Cairo sports club where the play was staged were arrested last week and are being investigated by military prosecutors   Read More ...
Egypt court orders release of pro-government TV host
2018-03-05 16:14:36 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release of a pro-government talk show host accused of insulting the police and disseminating false news on his state TV program, his lawyer said. Khairi Ramadan was released on bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds, about $570, according to his lawyer, Taher el-Khouly. The case has not been dropped, and prosecutors can appeal his release   Read More ...
Egypt state TV presenter held for 'defaming police' released
2018-03-05 16:07:31 Cairo - Egyptian authorities on Monday released on bail a prominent state television talk show presenter after he was briefly held on accusations he insulted the police, officials said. Pro-government Khairy Ramadan had been ordered detained late on Sunday after he last month discussed the alleged low salaries of police officers on his show "Egypt Today" on the public Channel 1   Read More ...
Egypt court orders release of pro-government TV host
2018-03-05 15:44:07 CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the release of a pro-government talk show host accused of insulting the police and disseminating false news on his state TV program, his lawyer said. Khairi Ramadan was released on bail of 10,000 Egyptian pounds, about $570, according to his lawyer, Taher el-Khouly. The case has not been dropped, and prosecutors can appeal his release   Read More ...
At least 4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-05 05:03:54 Cairo - Egypt's military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on February 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Four soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-05 00:08:22 Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on February 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Cairo prosecutor orders arrest of TV host for 'defaming police': MENA
2018-03-04 23:05:12 The order came days after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said insulting Egypt’s security forces amounted to treason, and after the public prosecutor urged legal action against media outlets deemed to be publishing“false news”. The presenter, Khairy Ramadan, hosts a nightly talk show called Egypt Today on Egypt’s state-run Channel 1. Pro-government news website El Watan said the accusation came after an episode of the program in which Ramadan said he had spoken to the wife of a police officer who was struggling to get by financially   Read More ...
4 soldiers, 10 jihadis killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-04 20:48:40 Egypt’s military said on Sunday four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State group fighters. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on February 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt detains pro-government TV host over police segment
2018-03-04 17:37:59 Cairo - Egyptian authorities have detained a staunchly pro-government talk show host over allegations he insulted police and disseminated false news on his state television program. In a statement carried on state news agency MENA late Saturday, Cairo prosecutors ordered Khairi Ramadan detained for 24 hours pending an investigation by national security officers into claims a segment was damaging to police   Read More ...
Egypt detains pro-government TV host over police segment
2018-03-04 14:07:14 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have detained a staunchly pro-government talk show host over allegations he insulted police and disseminated false news on his state television program. In a statement carried on state news agency MENA late Saturday, Cairo prosecutors ordered Khairi Ramadan detained for 24 hours pending an investigation by national security officers into claims a segment was damaging to police   Read More ...
4 soldiers, 10 jihadists killed in Egypt Sinai campaign
2018-03-04 12:30:36 CAIRO: Egypt's military said on Sunday (Mar 4) four soldiers and 10 jihadists were killed in a military operation in Sinai against Islamic State jihadists. The deaths raise military casualties to at least 16 dead, along with more than 100 jihadists, since the start of the operation on Feb 9, according to previous army tolls. The army launched the campaign after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing in elections for his second term this month, gave them a three-month deadline to crush IS in Sinai   Read More ...
Egypt detains pro-government TV host over police segment
2018-03-04 11:07:42 CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have detained a staunchly pro-government talk show host over allegations he insulted police and disseminated false news on his state television program. In a statement carried on state news agency MENA late Saturday, Cairo prosecutors ordered Khairi Ramadan detained for 24 hours pending an investigation by national security officers into claims a segment was damaging to police   Read More ...
Egypt detains 2 journalists reporting on historic tramway
2018-03-03 22:59:58 Cairo - Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of two journalists for 15 days pending an investigation after their arrest while preparing a report on the historic Alexandria tramway. Defense attorney Mohammed Hafez said Friday's decision regarding free-lance journalists May al-Sabbagh and Ahmed Moustafa came after their arrest Wednesday. He said the two were working on a report for the Al Bayan newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates   Read More ...
Egypt orders 15-day detention of woman in BBC report over 'false news'
2018-03-02 17:44:22 The woman, whom the public prosecutor named as Mona Mohamed, said in the report that security forces had forcibly disappeared her daughter last year, causing a strong backlash this week from Egyptian authorities. The public prosecutor ordered Mohamed to be detained for 15 days pending investigations, the statement said. It said Mohamed had already been arrested by security forces in the days after the BBC report was published   Read More ...
Egypt arrests mother cited in BBC report; lawyer disappears
2018-03-02 15:12:53 CAIRO (AP) — A mother who in a BBC report that angered Egyptian authorities accused the police of torturing her daughter was arrested on Friday, while the human rights lawyer who first reported the mother's detention has gone missing. The public prosecutor ordered the detention of Mona Mahmoud Mohammed, known as Oum Zubeida, for 15 days pending investigations into her statements made to the BBC   Read More ...
Insulting Egyptian security forces is high treason, says Sisi
2018-03-01 21:34:58 Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has said he considers any insult of its security forces to be "high treason", in an apparent warning to the media. "If someone insults the army or police they're defaming all Egyptians and that's not freedom of opinion," he said during a visit to the town of Alamein. Mr Sisi's comments came after the government complained about recent foreign media coverage of the country   Read More ...
Egypt's Sissi: 'Defaming' Security Forces Is 'High Treason'
2018-03-01 17:12:57 The Egyptian president's warning came as government security forces enter the fourth week of a campaign against militants lead by ISIS.   Read More ...
Egypt Prolongs Campaign Against Islamic State
2018-03-01 17:00:30 CAIRO—Egypt’s military has discarded a deadline to stamp out armed groups in the Sinai Peninsula that have killed hundreds of civilians, raising questions about the government’s ability to deal with the Islamic State-linked insurgency before a presidential election this month.   Read More ...
Egypt's leader: Defaming security forces is 'high treason'
2018-03-01 16:40:00 Cairo - Egypt's president has warned the media that he considers any defamation of the country's security forces to be "high treason." Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi's warning on Thursday came as security forces enter the fourth week of a campaign against Islamic militants centred in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The warning came one day after Egypt's chief prosecutor ordered his staff to move against media outlets "hurting national interests   Read More ...