Egypt imposes strict measures on illegal construction

The authorities in Egypt are seeking, under the Emergency Law, to limit illegal constructions and the exploitation by some of the state’s preoccupation with the coronavirus.

Mohamed Saied | Infrastructure | Jun 2, 2020
al-monitor Residents of illegal buildings are seen outside their poorly structured rooms at the Qalubiya town of Kaha, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Cairo June 16, 2014. Photo by REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih.

Three villages north of Cairo emerge from lockdown

Egyptian authorities isolated three villages to contain the spread of the coronavirus, as hospitals outside the capital struggle to keep up with the increasing number of infections.

Menna A. Farouk | | Jun 1, 2020

Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

Egypt announced an international alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates and France to confront Turkish provocative moves in Libya and the Mediterranean.

George Mikhail | Oil and gas | May 31, 2020

Egypt registers highest number of coronavirus cases in single day

Egyptian health officials reported 910 new cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of registered coronavirus infections in the country to more than 19,000.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 28, 2020

As Hifter loses ground in Libya, Egypt weighs options to support him

While Egypt supports Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter against the Turkish-backed Government National Accord, it will refrain from interfering directly in the war.

A correspondent in Egypt | | May 28, 2020