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Negotiations with Postal Authority workers reach a dead end

Negotiations between Minister of Communications Atef Helmy and Postal Authority workers failed Tuesday when the minister told the workers that the authority does not have sufficient funds to meet their financial demands, according to a statement by the Centre for Trade Union and Workers Services. The workers strike and sit-in inside the Cairo headquarters of …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

ANHRI denounces sentencing of Misr Al-Qawia members

The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing “the faulty judgment” issued by Hadayek El Kobba Misdemeanour Court in Cairo to jail three members of Misr Al-Qawia (Strong Egypt) Party on charges of hanging banners and distributing leaflets calling for a No vote to the constitution, among other charges. …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

$3 billion arms deal already initialed between Cairo and Moscow: Vedomosti

Russia and Egypt have “already initialed or signed” a $3 billion arms deal, Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported Friday. The deal would procure Russian military equipment, including MiG-29M/M2 fighters, air defense systems of several types, Mi-35 helicopters, anti-coastal complexes of ammunition and light weapons, according to the report, which was based on two unnamed sources in …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah