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Uighurs arrested in Egypt face unknown fate

Mahmoud Muhammad and his family were not home when Egyptian security forces knocked on the door of their flat in Cairo’s Nasr City on June 30. An hour later, security forces returned in full riot gear and forcefully entered the flat, sniffer dogs in tow. The Egyptian officers questioned other …

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.

Report: The Role of the Public Prosecution in Egypt’s Repression

In an updated POMED Report, The Role of the Public Prosecution in Egypt’s Repression, and a new issue of the report in Arabic, Egyptian lawyer and legal researcher Mohamed El-Ansary closely examines the central role of the Office of the Public Prosecution in the repression of dissent in Egypt. El-Ansary describes …

The Arab Democracy Index: A Marked Decline in Freedoms and Reform

A report published today by the Arab Reform Initiative and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, in partnership with ten research centres in the Arab world, shows a decline in the Arab Democracy Index and the shortcomings of the process of democratic change and its inability to transform …

Egypt demands Interpol to help extradition of wanted figures in Qatar

Egyptian authorities have renewed requests to Interpol to extradite 400 wanted terrorists, including the 26 in Qatar who were recently designated as terrorists by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain.

France’s defence minister praises Al-Azhar and Egypt’s role in fighting terrorism

France’s minister of defence, Sylvie Goulard, expressed praise for Al-Azhar on Monday; for his role in fighting extremist ideology, as well as Egypt’s international influence in combating terrorism. According to a press statement, the conversation occurred during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

The Battle Over Al-Azhar

Over the past month, debate in Egypt has centered around a legislative initiative designed to reorganize the way the country’s religious establishment is governed.