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NCHR calls for postponing issuance of civil society draft law

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Draft NGO law has been widely criticised by civil society organisations for empowering security apparatuses over organisations

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Al-Sisi forms committee to oversee parliamentary elections

  /  July 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Process of parliamentary elections expected to begin before 18 July

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Ban on Mubarak party members in upcoming elections overturned

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Court cites lack of corruption evidence against National Democratic Party members to uphold decision

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Egypt’s foreign minister meets Libyan counterpart

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign ministers discuss latest developments in North African country, prepare for conference on Libyan border security

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Al -Tayar Al -Sha’aby seeks to convert the coalition into political party

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Spokeswomen says coalition is awaiting the right time to change coalition in a political party

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Al-Dostour Party hopes to amend Parliamentary Elections Law

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Party coordinating with other parties to amend elections law but has not requested to join any electoral coalitions

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Shafiq’s lawsuit challenging 2012 elections rejected

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The Presidential Elections Committee rejects Shafiq’s appeal

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Turkey PM says party to reveal presidency candidate next week

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Erdogan is widely believed to be planning to run for the presidency in the 10 August elections.

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Parliamentary elections process to begin before 18 July: Al-Sisi

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

President stresses to US Secretary of State Egypt’s determination to see the “roadmap” through

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Second day of protests over Afghan election fraud claims

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Supporters in the western Afghan city burnt their voter registration cards in protest against alleged irregularities in the contest between the former foreign minister and rival Ashraf Ghani.

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Protests in Kabul deepen Afghan election impasse

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

More than 1,000 protesters gathered in the city for the largely peaceful demonstration but the United Nations warned that any street violence “could lead to a spiral of instability”.

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NGOs raise human rights concerns before UNHRC

  /  June 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Number of issues raised including judiciary,recent court decisions and freedom of expression during election time

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Bomb kills 11 as Afghan election contestants claim fraud

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Eleven voters in the western province of Herat had their fingers – which were dipped in ink to register their ballot – cut off by insurgents.

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Syria prisoner releases begin after amnesty: Lawyer

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  11 Comments

The releases came a day after Syrian state television reported that Assad had declared an unprecedented amnesty, extending for the first time to those accused under the country’s anti-terrorism legislation.

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Court rules election of Libya PM Miitig unconstitutional

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  13 Comments

Outgoing prime minister Abdullah Al-Thani had refused to recognise Miitig’s government, saying he would await the judiciary’s decision before handing over power.

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Forex policies successful, could eliminate black market: Egypt Central Bank governor

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Business  /  8 Comments

Rates at which banks are allowed to trade dollars are determined by the results of central bank sales, giving the bank effective control over official exchange rates.

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Al-Sisi confirmed as president, begins four year term

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  16 Comments

Interim President completes historic mission: SCC deputy head

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EU congratulates Al-Sisi and reiterates concerns

  /  June 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  12 Comments

The European Union offers its partnership in the field of improving “good governance”

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Mansour delivers farewell speech

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  20 Comments

“I hand over the state to the president entrusted by the people,” interim president says

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Amended, draft Parliamentary Elections Law referred back to cabinet

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

First draft of the legislation was criticised by several political parties

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‘Time for work,’ says Al-Sisi in post-victory address

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

President-elect to be sworn in Sunday after lopsided victory

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The limit of Egyptian hospitality

  /  June 3, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

When I met with the European Union’s Chief Observer Mario David at a polling station in downtown Cairo last week one thing that he highlighted to me was how welcome he and his fellow observers read the rest…

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Sabahy’s bottom dollar bet

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Johannes Amin Makar For some time, a bit of an insane mind seemed requisite for one to enter the presidential race in Egypt. Various indicators contradicted a fair battle, and for many, contesting Al-Sisi had read the rest…

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PEC refuses presidential candidate appeals

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Commission says there is no basis for appeals

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NCW denies expelling EU observers from its symposium

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

National Council for Women accuses EU of trying to deny the legitimacy of the “30 June Revolution”, while the EU says NCW chairman was “misinformed” about its mission’s report

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Egypt on its way to regaining regional role: Mehleb

  /  June 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Prime minster says government has succeeded in advancing the transitional roadmap during its first 90 days

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Public finances remain weak, Sisi’s win does not alter ratings: Fitch

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Business  /  22 Comments

“A very high turnout might have enhanced the legitimacy of the return to military rule in domestic and international eyes,” the credit agency says

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Shayfeencom reports violations during presidential elections vote-counting

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  18 Comments

Elections watchdog issues report over violations it observed during last week’s elections

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Malawi’s new president sworn in after disputed elections

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  19 Comments

Mutharika, the brother of president Bingu wa Mutharika who died in office in 2012, appealed to the 11 other presidential candidates to “join me in rebuilding the country” after some – including Banda – contested the results.

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Free train and bus tickets presented to voters: Transportation ministry

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Egyptians receive free train and Superjet tickets for 48 hours upon presenting their national IDs

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