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Factbox: Egypt and North Korea

On September 12, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Egypt’s Defense Minister reportedly announced that Egypt would be severing military ties with the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. The alleged announcement and subsequent speculation, which was not immediately confirmed by the Egyptian government, comes as the United States …

Neither Washington nor Moscow: Egypt plays both sides but so does Russia

Late last month, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov with a personal letter in hand from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Egypt unwavering to US pressure over North Korea

The ongoing cooperation between Egypt and North Korea under Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led Washington to reiterate calls on Egypt to freeze such ties. This comes amid leaks that the US State Department’s suspension of military aid to the Egyptian government was not linked to Egypt’s human rights …

Human Rights Watch’s website returns after being blocked for 48 Hours

After being blocked for 48 hours, Human Rights Watch is now accessible again in Egypt. Last Thursday, the organisation announced that the Egyptian authorities had blocked its website a day after it released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails.

Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website

Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just a day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails. The report, titled “We Do Unreasonable Things Here” and based on the accounts of 19 former detainees and the family of another, claimed Egyptian authorities …

Shock and confusion in Egypt over US aid cut

When Donald Trump was elected US president in November 2016, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the first world leader to congratulate him on his win amid rife speculation that the Trump era would herald warmer ties with Egypt. After all, this was the man who as a presidential candidate had called Sisi …

Egypt renews rejection of establishing camps to shelter refugees

Egypt renewed Monday its rejection of the establishment of camps to shelter refugees in Egypt or the settling of foreign nationals on its lands, and the country signed an agreement with Germany regarding immigration, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid said in a statement.

Egypt, Germany sign cooperation agreement in solving illegal migration problem

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry witnessed Sunday the signing of an agreement between Egypt and Germany to cooperate in facing illegal migration, in a meeting he held with his German counterpart Sigmar Polke in Berlin.