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World still continues to suffer from inability to contain armed conflicts: Al-Sisi

“We still continue to suffer from the inability to contain and prevent armed conflicts, to confront the threat of terrorism and nuclear disarmament, and to address the major imbalances in the global economic system,” President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said in his speech during the opening session of the 72nd session …

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US: Egypt’s ‘human rights schedule continues to deteriorate’

The US administration has accused the Egyptian government of failure to investigate human rights violations committed by the security forces, protect minorities, or granting access to US observers into the Sinai, according to a State Department memo cited by the Associated Press.

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Egypt-Israel relations ‘at highest level’ in history

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in public on Tuesday. The meeting came ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Palestinian-Israeli diplomatic talks.

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Bright Star 2017 raises capabilities of Egyptian-US troops on terrorism combat: Army Chief of Staff

Egyptian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Mahmoud Hegazi, and acting ambassador of the United States to Egypt, Thomas Goldburger, witnessed on Wednesday the final stage of the Egyptian-US military exercise “Bright Star 2017,” that included a shooting project, implemented by mechanical and armored elements as well as special …

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Pain, torture and alienation

Human Rights Watch recently published a report exposing the use of “systematic torture” by Egyptian security forces. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of sexual violence, electric shocks and stress positions. Sadly, the report confirms what is already common knowledge amongst the vast majority of Egyptians.

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Egyptian navy to receive South Korean vessel

Egypt will be receiving at least one naval vessel from South Korea, according to an Armed Forces statement , which says that Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi had inspected “one of the naval units that the Egyptian military will be adding to its fleet soon”, during his visit to Seoul last week.

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Why Egypt Must Work Toward Abolishing the Death Penalty

International rights groups this summer criticized death sentences issued by the Egyptian judiciary following what they called unfair trials, with convictions based on confessions obtained through torture. Since 2013, courts in Egypt have handed down hundreds of death sentences. On Monday, hundreds of defendants facing the death penalty in a …

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Fact Sheet – Egypt’s Campaign against Civil Society

Democracy Workers Put on Trial In the notorious “Case 173,” a court convicted 43 American, Egyptian and other staff of 5 U.S. and German NGOs in 2013 of operating illegally and using foreign funds to “foment unrest.” The trial was marred by flagrant inaccuracies and loose evidentiary standards, and appeals …

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Family of detained journalist Hesham Gaafar files assault complaints

The family of detained journalist Hesham Gaafar submitted a complaint to the prosecutor general’s office on Tuesday, claiming a security officer physically assaulted him as he was returning from a court session on September 12. According to Manar al-Tantawy, Gaafar’s wife, another complaint was submitted to prison authorities on Monday.

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