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Conciliation attempt between State Council and Parliament over Judicial Authority bill

In the wake of a clear refusal of the Judicial Authority bill, currently under discussion by the Parliament, the Member of the Parliament’s (MP) legislative committee, Mostafa Bakry, asserted that attempts are underway to reach compromise between the State Council and the Parliament.

Aya Hegazy and Belady Foundation staff acquitted after more than 2 years in detention

Dual Egyptian-US citizen Aya Hegazy and seven others were acquitted by Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday of charges stemming from their work at the Belady Foundation for Street Children, the nongovernmental organization Hegazy co-founded with her husband.

Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention

A three-month state of emergency and an amendment to the Emergency Law were approved by Parliament in the legislative body’s Tuesday session, after the Cabinet and presidency officially declared the exceptional rule of law on Monday, and Parliament’s legislative committee discussed the amendment proposed by Alliance to Support Egypt MP …

Cairo takes urgent measures to combat terrorism after church bombings

Terrorism struck Egypt once again on April 9, on Palm Sunday, when two bombings targeted St. George’s Church in Tanta and Saint Mark’s Church in Alexandria, killing 48 people and injuring dozens. In the aftermath, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took a series of urgent measures. He declared a three-month …

Lawsuit against Urgent Matters Court to be viewed on 17 April

The Administrative Court decided on Tuesday to look into a lawsuit filed by lawyer Khaled Ali against the ruling by the Cairo Court for Urgent Matters, which overturned a verdict annulling the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation agreement on 17 April.