162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

Sep 24, 2016

162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt

The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe. Dozens more are feared dead, said Mohammed Sultan, ...

Sep 21, 2016

29 drown, 150 rescued from capsized migrant boat off Egypt

At least 29 people drowned when a boat carrying about 600 migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday, with rescue teams saving at least 150 passengers, officials said. Search teams were looking for more survivors from the incident which took place off the ...

Hany Abu-Assad: Making strong voices heard

Sep 21, 2016

Hany Abu-Assad: Making strong voices heard

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Egypt freezes assets of leading rights campaigners

Sep 18, 2016

Egypt freezes assets of leading rights campaigners

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld a decision to freeze the assets of several prominent human rights campaigners in the latest blow to a once-vibrant activist community that has been largely silenced by a government crackdown. The five activists named in the court ruling ...

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 ...

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 ...