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2016-05-25 Scores of Protesters Jailed Unjustly
[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian courts have sentenced more than 150 people to prison terms since the beginning of May 2016 for participating in peaceful protests or spreading false information, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 24, an appeals court replaced the prison sentences for 47 who had started hunger strikes, with a fine of 100,000 L.E ($11,270 USD) each which they have to pay before being released.

2016-05-25 Egypt Seeks Genuine Partnership With African Countries
[Egypt Online] Egypt's International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr said Tuesday 24/5/2016 Cairo adopts comprehensive developmental program which is approved and monitored by its House of Representatives.

2016-05-25 France Protests After Egypt Expels Catholic Daily's Correspondent
[RFI] France has expressed "deep regret" over Egypt's expulsion of the correspondent of Catholic daily La Croix and RTL radio. RĂ©my Piglialo said that he was detained at Cairo on return from holiday in France and put on a plane without any reason being given. La Croix accused Egyptian secret services of being behind the move.

2016-05-25 Azhar Sheikh's Visit to Vatican Historic Event
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Ambassador to the Vatican Hatem Seif el Nasr described the visit of Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb to the Vatican during which he met with Pope Francis as a historic and key event.

2016-05-25 Irrigation Minister Meets EIB Delegation
[Egypt Online] Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aati met a delegation of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss pre-fiscal studies on a project of treating water in Kutchner drain which will be implemented with support of the EU and the EIB.

2016-05-25 Foreign Minister Meets President of Egyptian-French Friendship Group
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry Tuesday 24/5/2016 received here visiting President of the Egyptian-French Friendship Group MP Philippe Folliot along with other members of the group.

2016-05-25 French President Meets Azhar Sheikh for Anti-Extremism Talks
[Egypt Online] French President Francois Hollande held a meeting with Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb to discuss confronting extremism.

2016-05-25 Foreign Minister to Receive His Canadian Counterpart Today
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will meet on Wednesday 25/5/2016 his Canadian counterpart Stéphane Dion, currently on a visit to Cairo.

2016-05-25 Lebanese Ex-PM Condoles With Sisi Over Doomed Egyptair Plane
[Egypt Online] Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received a phone call on Tuesday 24/5/2016 from former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri who expressed sympathy over the EgyptAir plane's tragedy that claimed lives of 66 people on board.

2016-05-25 FM Receives Delegation of Committee Following Up Cairo Conference for Syrian Opposition
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received Tuesday 24/5/2016 a delegation from the committee that follows up Cairo conference for Syrian opposition within the framework of mutual keenness on consultations and exchanging points of view on the future of the Syrian cause.

2016-05-25 President of Azhar University Meets Delegation From Indian Defense College
[Egypt Online] President of Al Azhar University Dr Ibrahim el Hodhod met Tuesday 24/5/2016 a delegation from India's National Defense College (NDC), currently on a visit here.

2016-05-25 Social Solidarity Minister Takes Part in Women's Conference in China
[Egypt Online] Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali is taking part in a two-day conference held by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) in the Chinese city of Xi'an.

2016-05-25 E-Learning Africa 2016 Kicks Off in Cairo
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady on Tuesday 24/5/2016 opened the 11th international conference on ICT for development, education and training; eLearning Africa (ELA) 2016, under the theme "Making Vision Reality".

2016-05-25 Documents Show Egyptair Plane Had No Technical Problems Before Takeoff - Paper
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -An Egyptian state-run newspaper said on Wednesday it obtained documents indicating that the EgyptAir plane that crashed on Thursday had no technical problems before its departure from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

2016-05-25 Egypt Court Cancels Prison Sentences for 47 Who Protested Islands' Transfer
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -An Egyptian appeals court revoked on Tuesday five-year prison sentences handed down earlier this month to 47 defendants for "inciting protests" against the president's decision to transfer two islands to Saudi control.

2016-05-24 Investigators Play Down Explosion Theory in EgyptAir Crash
[Reuters Media Express] Cairo -The head of Egypt's forensics authority dismissed a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there was an explosion on board. Investigators struggling to work out why the Airbus 320 jet vanished from radar screens last Thursday, with 66 passengers and crew on board, are looking for clues in the human remains and debris recovered from the Mediterranean Sea so far.

2016-05-24 Sources Point to Explosion On Egyptair Plane, Head of Forensics Denies
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Shortly after sources at an investigation committee said Tuesday that human remains of survivors suggest an explosion erupted on board the doomed EgyptAir plane before it crashed, the head of Egypt's forensics dismissed the statements as unfounded.

2016-05-24 Human Remains Point to Blast On Egyptair Flight Ms804
[Premium Times] Sources in the Egyptian-led investigation committee said on Tuesday in Cairo that the initial forensic analysis of passengers' remains points to an explosion on Egyptair flight MS804, which crashed last week.

2016-05-24 Junior Wasps Team Vow to Turn Tables in Egypt
[New Times] Rwanda Junior Wasps head coach Jean Baptiste Kayiranga has promised to correct the mistakes that led to Sunday's home loss to visitors Egypt.

2016-05-24 PM Witnesses Signing MOU Between Egypt, Austria On Management of Solid Wastes
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail witnessed on Tuesday 24/5/2016 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Egyptian and Austrian ministries of environment on the management on solid wastes.

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