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19 May 2018 4:30 PM Egypt says prominent socialist activist arrested

Egyptian security officials say a prominent activist and labour rights lawyer has been arrested on an array of charges including belonging to an outlawed group. The officials said Haytham Mohamedeen, arrested on Friday, is a member of the Revolutionary Socialists movement. Amnesty International criticised the arrest as "another attack on the right to freedom 17

17 May 2018 9:03 PM Eder, Nani miss out on Ronaldo led Portugal for SWC

Lisbon - Forwards Eder and Nani were surprise absentees from Portugal's World Cup squad with national team coach Fernando Santos opting instead for the youth of Andre Silva and Goncalo Guedes to play alongside superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Also missing from the 23-man squad was Andre Gomes who, like Eder and Nani, played at the 2016 European championships 19

17 May 2018 2:15 PM Egypt's president defends metro fare hike after protests

Egypt's president has defended his government's surprise decision to hike Cairo subway fares, which sparked rare protests in which 21 people were arrested. President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said in televised remarks on Wednesday that the metro fare hike was needed to preserve the public service and improve quality. Last week authorities more than tripled 19

15 May 2018 2:57 PM Four workers killed by old war bomb near Egypt's new capital

Four workers were killed on Monday when a bomb from a former war exploded at a construction site where Egypt is building its new capital, a security official said. The ordnance had laid dormant from a previous war, said the official, who did not specify which war and spoke on condition of anonymity. The country's new capital is under construction about 22

15 May 2018 9:30 AM #AfriTravel: Russia promises more flights to Egypt following security ties

Russia's foreign minister says close cooperation with Egypt on security issues will help restore a direct air link to Egypt's Red Sea resorts. Sergey Lavrov, speaking after Monday's, 14 May, talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, said that joint work on enhancing security had helped Egypt and Russia resume direct flights between Moscow and Cairo 21

13 May 2018 1:16 PM Liverpool's Salah scoops another major prize

London - Mohamed Salah has scooped up yet another award after his fabulous first season with Liverpool as the Egypt star was named the Premier League's Player of the Year on Sunday. Salah had already won the PFA Player of the Year voted for by his fellow players, as well as the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award and Liverpool's 20

13 May 2018 9:15 AM Egypt protests to Moscow over RT poll on disputed territory

Egypt said it protested on Saturday to Moscow about an online poll by Russian state-owned channel RT on whether readers view a disputed border territory as Egyptian or Sudanese. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it contacted Russian authorities to express its "strong condemnation" of the poll, demanding "an urgent explanation for this unacceptable conduct" 23

11 May 2018 2:25 PM Egypt raises metro fare as part of austerity measures

Egypt's transportation authorities have more than tripled the standard subway fare from $0.11 to up to $0.40 as part of government austerity measures. In a statement, the Transportation Ministry said the new fare will go into effect on Friday. It also said prices will now be affected by the number of stations commuters travel. For example, a round trip of more than 16 stations 30

07 May 2018 7:01 PM Egypt approves law to govern popular ride-hailing apps

Egypt's parliament has approved a law to govern popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Careem after the companies appealed a court ruling that revoked their licences. The new law, as described on Monday by state news agency MENA, establishes operating licences and fees. It requires licenced companies to store user data for 180 days and provide it to Egyptian 25

06 May 2018 12:07 PM Egypt authorities arrest atheist blogger

Egyptian police have arrested an atheist blogger who was previously detained for promoting his views, a rights lawyer said on Saturday. Sherif Gaber was in police custody on Saturday and set to be questioned by the prosecution on Sunday, Gamal Eid, head of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, told AFP. In late March, Gaber tweeted that "some 27