November 13, 2018
Latest News

Egypt arrests former anti-corruption chief for threatening gov't officials

 Former head of the Central Auditing Organization, Hisham Genena, (L) arrives to the State Council courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 25, 2016. EPA-EFE/FILE/KHALED ELFIQI

Former head of the Central Auditing Organization, Hisham Genena, (L) arrives to the State Council courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, on Oct. 25, 2016. EPA-EFE/FILE/KHALED ELFIQI

Cairo, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Egyptian security forces on Tuesday arrested a former anti-corruption chief following his threats to publish serious documents that could allegedly implicate several officials in corruption allegations, his lawyer told EFE.

Judge Hisham Geneina was a member of Sami Anan's presidential campaign, who was imprisoned on Jan. 23 after being accused by the armed forces of committing irregularities, a week after announcing his presidential candidacy.

In an interview with the HuffPost, Geneina threatened to publish the documents in case any legal actions are taken against Anan.

According to Geneina, the documents contained evidence related to serious incidents and crimes since the 2011 uprising and after the ousting of ex-president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

On Monday, the army said in a statement that it would use all constitutional rights and laws to protect national security and would refer Geneina and Anan to the necessary authorities.

The army claimed that Geneina's threats, "amount to crimes and aim to raise doubts about the state and its institutions at a time when the armed forces are waging a battle to uproot terrorism in the Sinai region," as quoted by the state-owned newspaper, Al-Ahram.

News history
Germany's Chancellor Merkel adds support for European army

Strasbourg (France), Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Germany's chancellor on Tuesday proposed the creation of a Europe-wide military force that would complement work...

European Commission President Juncker says EU does not want to punish UK

Strasbourg (France), Nov 13 (efe-epa).- The president of the European Commission said Tuesday that Brussels was looking to make the best out of Brexit and...

CNN sues Trump administration over Jim Acosta press credentials

Madrid, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- CNN said it filed a lawsuit against President Trump and his administration that seeks to reinstate the credentials of Jim Acosta,...

100 days on: Activists demand release of jailed Bangladeshi photographer

Dhaka, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Dozens of Bangladeshi photographers and activists gathered in Dhaka Tuesday to demand the immediate and unconditional release of...

At least 7 killed in Gaza, 1 in Israel as violence escalates

Gaza, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- At least seven Palestinian militants in Gaza and one Palestinian civilian in Israel were killed in 24 hours of violence as the...

Convicted ex-Macedonian PM flees country, seeks political asylum in Hungary

Skopje, Nov 13, (efe-epa).- The former prime minister of Macedonia has fled the country to avoid imprisonment and sought refuge in the Hungarian capital...

Italian authorities dismantle a migrant camp of 200 in Rome

Rome, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Italian police on Tuesday started to dismantle a migrant camp in the capital's city center leaving some 200 people homeless.

Mahathir slams Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya refugee crisis

Singapore, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Malaysia’s prime minister on Tuesday accused the State Counsellor and de facto leader of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, of trying...

Pakistan, Canada discuss Asia Bibi situation

Islamabad, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Pakistan's foreign minister and his Canadian counterpart have discussed the case of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who was...

Jordanian taxi drivers halt service to protest ride-hailing apps like Uber

Amman, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Taxi services in the Jordanian capital stuttered to a halt on Tuesday as drivers went on strike against ride-hailing apps such as...

Singapore PM urges stronger multilateral cooperation in ASEAN

Singapore, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- The prime minister of Singapore on Tuesday called for strengthening multilateral cooperation for the Association of Southeast...

Germany condemns Gaza rocket fire, says Israel has right to defend territory

Berlin, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Germany's government on Tuesday condemned a recent barrage of mortar shells launched at southern Israel by militants in the Gaza...

ASEAN postpones Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership until next year

Singapore, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was unable to conclude negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic...

Greek police defuse bomb outside home of Supreme Court deputy prosecutor

Athens, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Greek police on Tuesday safely defused an explosive device outside the home of a Supreme Court deputy prosecutor in the capital...

South Korea plays down new report on North's missile program

Seoul, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- South Korea on Tuesday played down the importance of a new report that claimed North Korea was secretly developing its nuclear...

Israeli Foreign Ministry says southern Israel under attack from Gaza

Jerusalem, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Israel's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday more than 400 missiles and mortar shells had been launched from the Gaza Strip into the...

3 years on: French PM, officials commemorate victims of Paris attacks

Paris, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- France's prime minister on Tuesday led official acts to remember the victims of a string of deadly terror attacks that rocked...

Anti-Putin activist Navalny barred from leaving Russia to attend ECHR ruling

Moscow, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- A Russian opposition figurehead on Tuesday said he was prevented from leaving the country to attend a hearing at the European...

Activists deliver petition calling for end to child marriage in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Dozens of child rights activists held a rally outside the Malaysian parliament on Tuesday before submitting a petition...

Sirens sound in Israel as Gaza continues to fire rockets

Jerusalem, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Israel's army Tuesday said that air raid sirens were still sounding in the south of the country as Gaza continued to fire...

Court refuses to try Islamists for treason over blasphemy case protests

Islamabad, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- A Pakistani court has refused to try for treason the Islamist leaders who organized mass protests to oppose the Supreme Court...

US-Japan trade pact will be model for Indo-Pacific, says Pence

Tokyo, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- The trade agreement the United States and Japan plan to negotiate will be a model for the Indo-Pacific region, the vice-president...

Florida Democratic governor nominee accuses Trump of blocking recount

Boynton Beach, Florida, USA, Nov 12 (efe-epa).- The Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida on Monday accused the president of the United States of...

Bangladesh plans to repatriate Rohingyas from Nov. 15

Dhaka, Nov 13 (efe-epa).- Bangladesh will on Nov. 15 begin to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who last year fled a violent...

I agree Welcome to news4europe.eu. We use cookies to improve your online experience. Find out more.