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Assad’s cousin heads Syrian delegation to Egypt

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Former deputy foreign minister says Syrian delegation visit is a “good sign”

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Egypt second in the world for arrested journalists: Reporters Without Borders

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Political situation does not justify President Al-Sisi’s repressive policies,” says watchdog

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Presidential decree creates new police rank with power of arrest

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree creating a new police rank: “Associate Security Officer”

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Misr Al-Qawia Party calls for dialogue, criticises current penal institutions

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Party presented short- and long-term recommendations to end ‘political turmoil’

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What about Al-Sisi’s relationship with politicians?

  /  December 10, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

In order to discuss Al-Sisi’s relationship with politicians and get to the root causes of this apparent acrimony between the president and those working in politics in Egypt, we must review how the heads of read the rest…

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Electoral Districts Committee completes parliamentary elections law

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Cabinet to decide on approval on Wednesday

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Will Mubarak’s acquittal push Al-Sisi in a specific direction?

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The vast majority of people were struck with the impression that the judgment acquitting Mubarak was not simply a court ruling issued by an independent judge acquitting Mubarak from specific crimes, but instead served to read the rest…

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Interpol declares high alert for arrest of Yusuf al-Qaradawi

  /  December 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Qaradawi was stripped of Egyptian citizenship in the 1960s, charged alongside Morsi for prison break

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Banks to begin paying returns for Suez Canal certificates Sunday

  /  December 6, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

The value of the first instalment is estimated to be approximately EGP 1.9m

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Schools set to reopen in North Sinai border towns

  /  December 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Counterinsurgency operations are still underway but “we cannot suspend schooling forever”, says governor

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Tamarod, Sami Anan political parties rejected

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Parliamentary elections to take place in March

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Draft law on ‘terrorist entities’ could silence civil society: Rights group

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Labelling groups “terrorist” will not stop violence, says Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

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President intervenes to reinstate suspended radio presenter

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Aida Seoudy suspended after criticisms of demonstrator deaths in protests against Mubarak ruling, ANHRI calls incident violation of freedoms

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Cabinet approves amendments on bribery-related criminal procedures

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Changes come following acquittal of Mubarak, his sons and businessman on charges of wasting public funds

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Police seize 600 shotguns in Matruh governorate

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Dabaa resident admits to smuggling narcotics and weapons, says interior ministry

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WHO demands end to ‘virginity tests’

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Recent WHO handbook states “there is no place for virginity testing” and it has “no scientific validity”

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Arab League states to back Palestine’s statehood bid in front of UN Security Council

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

In case statehood bid is thwarted, “we would move towards defining our relations with Israel by halting security coordination”, says Abbas

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Al-Sisi decree establishes ‘forbidden’ areas along Egypt’s borders

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Law intended to stabilise “sensitive regions, where people could have hostile intentions”, says analyst

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The camera and the gun: Khaled Abol Naga

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Amr Khalifa In Egypt, the Al-Sisi regime wants opposition pens dry and artist’s mouths shut. Many Egyptian viewers expected Khaled Abol Naga to be more reticent after recently saying “we may soon need to read the rest…

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Will Al-Sisi reproduce the Mubarak regime?

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

Mubarak’s regime entered into decline when contradiction and conflict reached their peak among the ruling class and junta, as with what happened previously within the 1952 family. The contradictions and conflicts were the main motivation read the rest…

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‘State of Sinai’ claim attacks as part of ‘Islamic Youth Uprising’

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Armed forces release conflicting information, saying militant group’s announcements not to be trusted

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Al-Sisi, Hollande hold counter terrorism talks

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian President affirms support for Libya’s “people and army”, Palestinians and Iraqis in France visit

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Al-Sisi meets Pope Francis

  /  November 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Pope calls on Egypt to uphold rights in constitution as path to “inter-religious dialogue”

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Al-Sisi and Italian counterpart discuss cooperation

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The Egyptian president started his three stop Europe tour with talks in Italy

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South Sudanese president invites Al-Sisi for official visit

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Salva Kiir held closed talks with his Egyptian counterpart Saturday, with both countries signing several agreements on future cooperation

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Egypt could send troops to guarantee a Palestinian state, reassure Israelis: Al-Sisi

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Tony Blair, Shoukry discuss Palestine amid rising tensions

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Egypt, China set to launch strategic partnership

  /  November 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

President Al-Sisi scheduled for China visit in December

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Military court sentences 20 civilians for armed forces assault

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

One of the defendants refused lawyer, citing he did not recognise legitimacy of military trials

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Egypt welcomes Burkina Faso’s return to civilian rule after coup

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Colonel Zida transferring power to retired diplomat, in move Egypt foreign ministry says shows “political maturity”

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Banks given chief responsibility for promoting economic summit projects: Investment minister

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi to promote political, economic, and legislative changes in year-end foreign tour

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