Police forces in Sohag arrested 17 men in Noga’ Al-Sawma’a, Sohag, after dispersing a protest where dozens took to the street refusing the formation of a sanitary sewer on a state-owned land near the village, according to state media.
Militants believed to be members of the IS-affiliated group “Sinai Province” blew up on Monday night a residential building in the 3rd District of Al-Arish in North Sinai. The militants blew it up after evacuating all its residents, a local journalist told Daily News Egypt on condition of anonymity.
The Global Firepower Index (GFI) ranked Egypt’s military as the 12th most powerful worldwide ahead of Isreal, Vietnam and Brazil, in a list of 126 countries with the most powerful militaries in the world for 2016.
Al Matariya Misdemeanour Court upheld on Monday a three-year imprisonment sentence for two police officers in Al Matariya Doctor’s Case.
A Palestinian man was found dead in the custody of Egyptian police on Sunday, according to the Palestinian Embassy in Cairo.
The Ministry of Interior released on Friday a statement that explained details of a police raid that targeted suspects allegedly affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, who were reportedly involved in the execution and planning of military operations against state institutions in Cairo.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi appointed on Thursday Egyptian Ambassador to Belgium Ehab Fawzy as the head of an Egyptian permanent mission to NATO, Egyptian media reported.
The National Council for Human Rights and the Interior Ministry, on Thursday, signed a joint protocol of cooperation for organizing training sessions for policemen on human rights. Members of the council and representatives of the ministry sectors were in attendance at the council headquarters in Giza.
As the Egyptian military struggles to contain the Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Sinai, Wilayat Sinai, its already forceful response is becoming more heavy-handed. Increased reliance on heavy weaponry and air power is contributing to a rise in civilian causalities and inflaming anti-government sentiment.
Growing Russian engagement in the Middle East and increased arms sales in the region have led many here to speculate over the Russian agenda.