Aug 28, 2016

Renowned Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly, arrested in May, is freed

Egyptian authorities Sunday released a renowned human rights lawyer arrested after protests against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decision to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia. Malek Adly had been held in pretrial detention since being arrested by plainclothes police on May 5. His defense ...

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent's hand

Aug 13, 2016

Egyptian judoka refuses to shake Israeli opponent's hand

Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat Friday at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to shake hands with his winning Israeli opponent. Islam El Shehaby, an ultraconservative Salafi Muslim, had come under pressure before the games from Islamist-leaning ...

Jul 17, 2016

Flight recorder on EgyptAir MS804 indicates fire before crash

Audio from the flight recorder of crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 mentions a fire on board the plane in its final moments, the investigation committee said on Saturday, confirming what sources on the committee had previously told Reuters. The Airbus A320 plunged into the eastern ...

Jul 13, 2016

Spike in Egypt disappearances: Amnesty International

Egypt’s police have been implicated in an “unprecedented spike” in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent, Amnesty International said in a report Wednesday. “Enforced disappearance has become a key instrument of state policy in Egypt. Anyone who dares to speak out ...

Jul 4, 2016

Search ship retrieves all mapped human remains at EgyptAir crash site

A search vessel contracted by the Egyptian government has recovered all previously mapped human remains under water at the crash site of EgyptAir Flight MS804, Egypt’s aircraft accident investigation committee said on Sunday. The John Lethbridge, belonging to Mauritius-based Deep Ocean Search, headed to ...

Cairo says scattered EgyptAir wreckage has been spotted

Jun 16, 2016

Cairo says scattered EgyptAir wreckage has been spotted

Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country’s investigation committee. The committee said that the ...