Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism today, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism”, a presidential decree stated.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi appointed Wednesday a new head to the State Council. Judge Ahmed Aboul Azm was designated as the new president of the council, state media reported.
A little over a year ago, it was still possible to speak of the ‘regimen’ of Egyptian president Sisi’s ‘non-regime.’ Power was dispersed, disparate, and given to erratic bursts of energy, that had far more to do with localised and internal disputes, than to an overarching directive from a cohesive …
Egyptian Interior Minister Major General Magdy Abdel Ghaffar sacked several security chiefs across the country yesterday in the wake of bombings which took place in churches in the country, local media reported.
The Egyptian Cassation Court upheld on Monday death sentences that had previously been handed to 10 defendants in the Port Said stadium massacre case of 2012, which lead to the death of 74 football fans.
The family of Mahmoud Saeed Shehata, who died in custody on Tuesday, has accused Alexandria police of torturing him to death. Shehata was arrested on Monday for suspected involvement in the robbery of documents from the administrative prosecution office in Alexandria.
A Abbassiya court Tuesday renewed the detention of a police captain and three lower-ranking police officers for 45 days over torturing to death Magdy Makeen inside Al-Amireya police station.
Low-ranking police officers in South Sinai governorate continued their strike on Wednesday for the third day in a row to protest decreasing their monthly vacation from 15 to 10 days.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated on Thursday the southern navy leadership, which is based in the Red Sea and consists of a special navy forces brigade. The step is viewed as a measure that would foster military efficiency between the Egyptian Armed Forces and navy based in the Red Sea.
A Cairo Criminal Court has sentenced two Egyptian policemen to 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman.