An Egyptian court today sentenced six Israelis and three Egyptians to life in prison in an espionage case that dates back to 2013, the Anadolu Agency reported, citing an Egyptian source.
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail decided on Saturday to ban the entry of any type of motorbike and their spare parts to the regions of central and North Sinai. For now, the period of the ban is limited to one year, according to the official government publication.
The Egyptian army has destroyed three tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian-controlled Sinai desert, military spokesman Colonel Tamer Al-Refae said yesterday.
Egypt’s Armed Forces spokesperson announced on Thursday that Egypt had prevented 12,192 people from various countries from illegally entering or leaving Egypt in 2016.
The Abusir Misdemeanour Court in Ismailia on Saturday handed down prison sentences ranging from one to two years to 19 police officers that were assigned to secure Ismailia Future Prison during the jailbreak in October.
The Egyptian Navy has carried out a successful bust on drug smugglers attempting to smuggle over 170 kg of drugs from Iran into the country by sea.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) praised on Thursday Egypt’s first law on irregular migration but said that it “fails to affirm important refugee rights”.
Egyptian authorities have arrested 45 suspects accused of being involved in an illegal organ trafficking ring, announced Egypt’s Ministry of Health and the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), Egypt’s anti-corruption body.
At around 2am on Saturday 9 April a large blue fishing boat carrying hundreds of African migrants and their children capsized just off the coast of Egypt.
The Administrative Control Authority announced it had detected, at dawn on Tuesday, the largest international network for trafficking in human organs, including Egyptians and Arabs.