Author Archives: Expat Cairo

FJP former MP Farid Ismail arrested in Sharqiya

Security forces arrested former MP and member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) Executive Office Farid Ismail in Sharqiya governorate Sunday, Reuters’ Aswat Masriya website reported. Ismail, 56, a leading member of the Brotherhood, was arrested in … read more

Alleged child engagement party in Mansoura

A Mansoura fifth-grader, Omar, 11, celebrated his engagement to a third-grade girl, 9, on Thursday night. Parts of the party were documented in a video which has since gone viral on YouTube. Mansoura-based journalist, Tamer El-Mahdy confirmed that the engagement … read more

Egypt shortens curfew by two more hours

A curfew imposed by Egypt’s interim government on 14 Egyptian governorates will be from 11pm (instead of 9pm) until 6am starting Saturday evening, state television announced, maintaining that only on Fridays — the traditional protest day — the curfew would … read more