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What future awaits Egypt’s political parties?

  /  August 13, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Analysing new legislation for the House of Representatives

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Top Egypt court dissolves FJP

  /  August 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The court decision is final and is described by the Brotherhood as one which is “legally null”

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Tax evasion reaches EGP 6bn in one month

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Egyptian government has previously announced a 1.6% estimate increase in tax revenues during the current fiscal year

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State Council requests Ministry of Petroleum amend mineral resources law

  /  August 3, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

New law to regulate mining and quarrying expected to generate EGP 3-4bn annually in returns for the state

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Anti-sexual harassment initiative intervenes in 35 incidents during Eid

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

Volunteers intervened to prevent sexual harassment and provide awareness on the risks of sexual crime

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NGOs demand government to stop fight against civil society

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

A coalition of NGOs hand Prime Minister Mehleb memo with their position on new civil society organizations draft law

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UN Human Rights Council investigates human rights violations in Palestine

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Council strongly condemns violence resulting from Israeli offensive in Gaza; welcomes Egypt’s ceasefire initiative

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Mahienour El-Massry’s prison verdict reduced to 6 months

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

Lawyer and activist was primarily sentenced to two years in prison for violating the controversial Protest Law

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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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Civil society draft law would ‘throttle’ NGOs: Human Rights Watch

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

International watchdog strongly condemns draft law and calls for “throwing it out”

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Al-Sisi raises military pensions by 10%

  /  July 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

New presidential decree amends law governing military retirement

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President amends Traffic Law with harsher punishments for violations

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Decision comes amid increasing road accidents, says presidential spokesman

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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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Al-Sisi imposes new taxes on Egyptians at home and abroad

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

President also issues tax on capital gains on stock market

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NGO ‘shocked’ at continued detention of anti-Protest Law demonstrators

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Case involves trial of 24 people charged with breaching Protest Law

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One Year of Crackdowns

and   /  June 30, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Since the 3 July military-backed ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, the judiciary has been busy with a seemingly unending flow of high-profile trials, and arrests have come in droves

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Parties call for reviewing controversial legislations

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Egypt’s international position and reputation should be a priority, says Free Egyptians Party

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Renewed detention of anti-Protest Law demonstrators condemned

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  12 Comments

Rights organisations call for the release of detained protesters and the repealing of Protest Law

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Journalists investigated for violating controversial Protest Law

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Investigators are looking into events held at the Press Syndicate to show solidarity with blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others recently sentenced to prison

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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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Sexual harasser sentenced to 1 year

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Swift prison sentence for bus passenger who took a photo of a sleeping woman

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Security and legal apparatuses ‘may require far-reaching changes’: EIPR report

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The report addresses the latest cases of state violence in Egypt

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Protest Law to be appealed before SCC

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

An NGO and a law centre had both filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the infamous law

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President establishes committee for legislative reform

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

The committee will be tasked with drafting and revising draft legislations prepared by the state

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Alaa Abdel Fattah and others’ prison sentence widely condemned

  /  June 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Abdel Fattah’s sisters protest the sentence outside the presidential palace; verdict described by Amnesty as “outrageous travesty of Justice”

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Alaa Abdel Fattah, 24 others handed 15-year sentences

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

Accused sentenced in absentia for breaching Protest Law; Abdel Fattah and two other defendants arrested shortly afterwards

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Real estate owners call amended real estate tax ‘defective’: Economist

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Business  /  14 Comments

Proposed property tax raises concerns over “double taxation”, Alia Al-Mahdi says

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Mansour granted top state honour

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  15 Comments

Former president ended his interim rule on Sunday, 8 June, handing over power to Al-Sisi

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Israel backs law to block Palestinian prisoner releases

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  14 Comments

The amendment would give the courts power to prevent Israel’s president from granting clemency or shortening the jail term of anyone imprisoned for murder.

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