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Better late than never: how to rebound state fragility in Egypt?

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Abdulla M. Erfan The Fund for Peace recently published the 2014 fragile states indicators for Egypt bringing empirical realities to the heated debate on policies for addressing Egypt’s political, economic and social challenges.  According to the read the rest…

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Amnesty calls for release of activists on trial under Protest Law

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

22 activists await verdict on Sunday

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TV show cut mid-air

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Show host accuses channel of stopping a reportage showing a death of a child at school, channel denies

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Egyptian ambassador to UN calls for end to Palestinian occupation

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

Amr Abu Atta’s comments came during UN Security Council meeting shortly before peace talks are set to resume in Cairo

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Theatre performance depicts ‘stories of empty stomachs’

  /  October 22, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

Group of volunteer performers present true stories of detainees on hunger strike to protest against their “inhumane treatment” in prison

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Shoukry meets EU human rights envoy ahead of review

  /  October 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian foreign minister stresses importance of building legal system based on equality

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Alaa Abdel Fattah’s right to fair trial violated: EMHRN

  /  October 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights group concerned over judicial independence

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Erdogan in no position to give lessons on democracy: Egypt

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

Turkish president has illusions of restoring the Ottoman Empire, says Egyptian foreign ministry

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Saudi Arabia, Montenegro, Ivory Coast to head UN review of Egypt’s human rights track record

  /  September 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

“We are facing a scandal in terms of Egypt’s and Saudi Arabia’s human rights records”, says lawyer Gamal Eid

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UK keen on expanding partnerships to help Egypt

  /  September 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

British PM urges Al-Sisi to “ensure human rights are respected in Egypt in the fight against extremism”

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Will Egyptians restore their sense of security?

  /  September 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Egypt faces increased militancy and crime following 25 January Revolution

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‘Out of Place’: The Palestinian definition of home

  /  September 1, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  1 Comment

Violent experiences of losing home leave Palestinian families with “contradicting emotions” and almost no unity between definitions of home by each family

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Mourners chant ‘down with military rule’ during Seif El-Islam’s memorial

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Renowned lawyer’s two children, who were allowed to attend the memorial, were taken back to prison afterwards

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Human rights group collaborate to fight against Egyptian NGO law

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

HRW says independent organisations in Egypt face looming crackdown; Amnesty states Egyptian authorities want to put 40,000 NGOs under their thumb

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Egyptian businessman to request investigation into Dutch journalist

  /  August 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Businessman in the Netherlands working with Egyptian embassy to file a request to the Dutch authorities to investigate Rena Netjes over spreading “lies” about Egypt

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Shoukry joins Syria meeting in Saudi Arabia; FM condemns killing of US journalist

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

Arab ministers will discuss deteriorating situation in Syria, Iraq and the rise of Islamic State

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Egypt is witnessing less freedom of expression than under Mubarak or Morsi : John R. Bradley

  /  August 23, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Daily News Egypt interviewed Bradley to discuss Egypt’s internal political situation and its foreign affairs, ranging from human rights abuses to the recent geopolitical developments in the region.

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Egypt-Sudan border crossing to be inaugurated in days

  /  August 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Sudanese Foreign Ministry describes this as a “historic event” and will develop ties

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State Department rebuts Egypt’s Ferguson comments, says situation ‘not comparable’

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

US deals “openly and honestly” with its issues and encourages others to do the same, says State Department deputy spokeswoman

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Alaa Abdel Fattah launches hunger strike

  /  August 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Prominent activist vows he will “no longer play the role they’ve written for me”

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Egypt has considerable problems in its penal institutions: Nasser Amin

  /  August 14, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

NCHR member Nasser Amin speaks to the Daily News Egypt about human rights issues in Egypt

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HRW to release report on Rabaa, despite denial of staff’s entry into Egypt

  /  August 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

This is the first time ever for HRW staff to be refused entry into Egypt, including during Mubarak’s regime

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Public prosecution in need of reform for effective justice system: EIPR

  /  August 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Reform of prosecution would be first step towards ensuring judiciary independence, says EIPR study

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Security Council calls for ceasefire, Gaza death toll rises

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

UN Security Council expresses “concern” over Gaza crisis, Palestinian death toll surpasses 500

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EU parliament calls for ban on export of military, surveillance equipment to Egypt

  /  July 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

European parliament passes a resolution on Thursday listing Egyptian human rights violations

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Egypt deteriorates to 31st on Fragile State Index; worsening political climate at forefront

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

The index used this data to rate countries across 12 social, economic, and political indicators (and over 100 sub-indicators).

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Amnesty International denies reports they were invited to work with Fact-Finding Committee

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

No offer of cooperation made, said international human rights watchdog

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Human rights are a chief concern: Al-Sisi

  /  July 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

President meets with NCHR head

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Photojournalist captures life in Upper Egypt’s quarries

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Culture  /  3 Comments

More than 20,000 unregistered workers risk life and limb to mine the mountain, often starting work as young as 9 years old

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Egypt has witnessed catastrophic decline in human rights: Amnesty International

  /  July 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  50 Comments

Rights group says rampant torture, arbitrary arrests, and detentions signal sharp decline in rights in the year following Morsi ouster

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