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In this Nov. 24, 2017 photo, Lina Attalah, editor-in-chief of Mada Masr, a prominent investigative media outlet in Egypt, participates in a panel discussion at cultural center  in Cairo, Egypt. Mada Masr said editor Lina Attalah was arrested Sunday, May 17, 2020, outside Cairo’s Tora prison complex. She was there to interview the mother of a prominent jailed activist. It's the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent. (AP Photo/Roger Anis)

Group: Egypt uses virus to renew detentions of hundreds

May. 18, 2020 8:56 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s security and judicial authorities have been using the coronavirus pandemic to renew pretrial detentions of hundreds of people since mid-March, further depriving many of due process, an international rights group said Monday. Human Rights Watch said hundreds, and most likely...

In this Nov. 24, 2017 photo, Lina Attalah, editor-in-chief of Mada Masr, a prominent investigative media outlet in Egypt, participates in a panel discussion at cultural center  in Cairo, Egypt. Mada Masr said editor Lina Attalah was arrested Sunday, May 17, 2020, outside Cairo’s Tora prison complex. She was there to interview the mother of a prominent jailed activist. It's the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent. (AP Photo/Roger Anis)

Independent Egyptian media outlet says top editor arrested

May. 17, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent investigative media outlet in Egypt said security forces detained its editor-in-chief Sunday, the latest arrest amid a wider crackdown on dissent and the media. Mada Masr, one of a shrinking number of independent news websites in Egypt, said Lina Attalah was arrested outside...

Egypt says security forces kill 18 militants in Sinai

May. 3, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police forces killed 18 militants in a raid on the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. The ministry said security forces exchanged fire with Islamic militants as they stormed a hideout in the small Sinai town of Bir al-Abed. No casualties...

Egypt: Sinai bomb causes at least 10 casualties among troops

Apr. 30, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An explosion hit a military armored convoy in the Sinai peninsula Thursday, causing at least 10 casualties among soldiers who are participating in a campaign against an Islamic insurgency in the volatile region, Egyptian authorities reported. The military spokesman, Tamer Refai, did not...

Egypt: Police kill 7 suspected militants in Cairo suburb

Apr. 14, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces on Tuesday killed seven suspected militants in a shootout in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said, amid tight security as the country’s Coptic Christians start the Holy Week leading up to Easter next week. A police officer was also killed during the hours-long...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, a Muslim Brotherhood member waves his hand from a defendants cage in a courtroom in Torah prison, southern Cairo, Egypt. In some cells in Iran, Egypt, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, prisoners are crammed in by the dozens, with little access to hygiene or medical care. So if one infection gets in, the novel coronavirus could run rampant. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infection

Mar. 31, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Reza Khandan got the word from friends locked away in Iran’s most feared prison, Evin. A prisoner and a guard in their cell block had been removed because they were suspected of having coronavirus, and two guards in the women’s ward had shown symptoms. It was frightening news....