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Egyptian court jails 18 alleged anti-coup supporters

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday reportedly handed prison terms to 16 alleged anti-coup supporters for criminal offenses. In a statement, defense committee member Khalid Al-Misri said the northern Cairo court sentenced 16 people to 25 years after convicting them … read more

Egypt targets social media with new law

Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to be publishing fake news. Under the law passed on Monday, social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers … read more

New journalism law sparks anger in Egypt

Half of the members of the Journalists Union Council have rejected amendments made by the House of Representatives to the journalism law. They stressed that the government had developed “mock amendments” that kept the essence of articles restricting the freedom … read more

Egypt’s annual consumer inflation surges

Egypt’s annual urban consumer inflation surged to 14.4 percent in June, from 11.4 percent in May, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said on Tuesday, after 10 months of steady decline, Reuters reported. The increase, which took economists by surprise, came … read more