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US officials discussing withholding some aid to Egypt over NGO law

US officials are discussing whether to withhold a portion of US assistance to Egypt to protest Egyptian passage of a law that imposes restrictions on non-governmental organisations, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

Egypt sets up national council to fight terrorism

Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism today, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism”, a presidential decree stated.

Meet Yehia Dakroury, the sidelined State Council judge

Sixty-nine-year-old judge Yehia Dakroury has spent 41 years working in the State Council, the site of Egypt’s administrative justice. He has served as head of the Court of Administrative Justice and the council’s deputy head.

Parliament’s role in fighting corruption too weak: corruption observatory

The Partners for Transparency NGO (PFT) said in its monthly report, monitoring corruption incidents in public institutions, issued Monday that the parliament concluded its second year without serious anti-corruption legislations which should enable and empower the role of bodies fighting corruption.

Government maintains wiping out Al-Warraq infringements: Al-Haras

Following clashes between security forces and residents of Al-Warraq island this week, which resulted in the death of a citizen and the injury of dozens from both sides, the retreat of security forces is likely to be temporary as government officials have asserted they had no plans of stopping the …

Sisi to ratify Tiran and Sanafir agreement within days: Source

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will move to ratify the Tiran and Sanafir islands agreement in a matter of days, according to an official source who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.