Freed Soldiers Arrive in Cairo
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Supreme Guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, extended his greetings to President Mohamed Mursi, the Armed Forces and the Bedouins of Sinai on Wednesday for their efforts in releasing the seven kidnapped security officers.
Army Determined to Apprehend Sinai Soldiers' Kidnappers
[Aswat Masriya]Egypt's Armed Forces said on Tuesday it did not and will not hesitate in taking any steps to release the kidnapped soldiers in Sinai.
Released Soldiers Return Home
[Aswat Masriya]Seven released Egyptian security officers, who were kidnapped by Islamist militants in Sinai on Thursday, arrived to Almaza Cairo Airport on Wednesday after being released, reported the state-owned news channel.
Gunman Killed in Airstrike in Sinai
[Aswat Masriya]A gunman was killed in an air strike on a village in northern Sinai during a security operation on Tuesday, reported a state-owned news channel.
Army Raids Sinai Homes in Search of Hostages
[Aswat Masriya]Security sources in northern Sinai said that army and police forces began raiding homes in al-Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafah on Tuesday in search of the seven security members who were abducted on Thursday.
Authorities Deny Killing Gunman in Sinai
[Aswat Masriya]Egyptian security sources denied killing a gunman in an airstrike in northern Sinai, saying that the security forces mistakenly fired on a funeral during a sweep search for the security personnel who were kidnapped on Thursday.
Brotherhood Guide Congratulates Egyptians for Release of Soldiers
[Aswat Masriya]Supreme Guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, extended his greetings to President Mohamed Mursi, the Armed Forces and the Bedouins of Sinai on Wednesday for their efforts in releasing the seven kidnapped security officers.
The First Capacity Building Workshop for Media Professionals
[EOHR]On the Monday 20 May 2013 the Egyptian Organisation of Human Rights (EOHR) began its first training workshop for legal professionals about crimes of torture. The workshop aims to train a group of lawyers, legal professionals and researchers in how to deal with crimes of torture in order to make a positive difference. The workshop is scheduled over two days; namely, Monday 20 and Tuesday and 21 May 2013.
International Association of Judges Rallies Behind Nation's Judiciary
[Aswat Masriya]At an international conference focusing on the independence of Egypt's Judiciary on Monday, the president of the International Association of Judges announced a new committee to investigate the feud between the judiciary and the government in Egypt.
Hunger, Poverty Rates Up Sharply Over Past Three Years - UN Report
[UN News]Poverty and food insecurity in Egypt have risen significantly over the last three years, according to a joint reports released today by the United Nations food agency and partners.
Food Security and Nutritional Status Worsening Amidst Economic Challenges
[WFP]Cairo -Poverty and food insecurity in Egypt have risen significantly over the last three years according to joint reports released today by the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the government's Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Kidnapped Soldiers - We Won't Be Blackmailed, Mursi Says
[Aswat Masriya]The Egyptian presidency will hold a press conference on Monday to comment on the kidnapped security officers in the Sinai Peninsula, reported a satellite channel.
Military Operation in Sinai Is Political - Army Source
[Aswat Masriya]A former army commander has described the decision to launch a military operation in Sinai as "political", explaining that the decision was made by the army in response to the inaction of the authorities.
Prosecutor Puts Hamdeen Sabahi's Daughter On Travel Ban List
[Aswat Masriya]Egypt's general prosecutor has decided to put the daughter of former presidential candidate and opposition leader Hamdeen Sabahi on a travel ban list.
NGOs Warn of Short-Term Resolutions in Sinai
[Aswat Masriya]Egyptian human rights organizations issued a statement on Monday, warning the authorities against "taking the usual route of short-term security resolutions in addressing the crisis of the kidnapped security officers in Sinai."
Anti-President Campaign Stirs Up Mixed Reactions
[Focac]Cairo -The recent "Tamarrud" (Arabic for " Rebel") campaign that aims to pressurize Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to call for an early presidential election has stirred up mixed reactions in the country.
Security Forces Prefer Negotiation With Kidnappers
[Aswat Masriya]Egypt's security forces have not received any orders to initiate an armed operation to free the security personnel kidnapped in Sinai, a senior security source told the state-run news agency.
Breaking - Unknown Assailants Fire At Rafah Central Security Camp
[Aswat Masriya]Unknown assailants opened fire at a central security forces camp in Rafah's al-Ahrash on Friday morning but there were no casualties, a security source said.
Egyptian Soldier Recognizes Kidnapped Officers
[Aswat Masriya]An Egyptian soldier at the Rafah border crossing said on Sunday that he recognised four of his colleagues from a circulated online video of them being held hostages, an eyewitness told Aswat Masriya.
Rebel Movement Says Lawsuits Show Brotherhood Fear
[Aswat Masriya]Tamarod, a rebellion campaign whose aim is to collect 15 million signatures on a petition against President Mohamed Mursi, said on Tuesday that the lawsuits against it show that the Muslim Brotherhood fears it.