Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism today, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism”, a presidential decree stated.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should cancel a death sentence confirmed by the country’s highest appeals court on April 25, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The sentence followed a trial that violated the defendant’s due process rights. If carried out, it would be the ninth execution related to an …
Egyptian authorities have unlawfully prevented former President Mohamed Morsy from contacting or receiving visits from his family and lawyers in the years since the military forcibly removed him from power in July 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 4, 2017, Egyptian authorities allowed Morsy to receive visits from …
The case of eight men who could face imminent execution following a military trial shows why Egyptian authorities should place a moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today.
This Ramadan, the Egyptian army is charitably distributing millions of food boxes in poor urban and rural areas across the country. Conscripted soldiers from various military branches pack food items including sugar, rice, beans, pasta, cooking oil, tomato paste, and tea in boxes that each carries the label of the …
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted on Monday the necessity of international co-operation to face terrorism and the urgency of putting countries that haven proven to be providers of financing and weaponry to terrorists into accountability.
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.
US Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham criticised the recent approval of Egypt’s contentious NGO law, deeming it “draconian legislation” that seeks to regulate the work of nongovernmental organizations, in a statement on Wednesday.
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed into effect a law on Tuesday that restricts the operations of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Egypt, many of them involved in human rights work.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry discussed the conflicts in Libya and Syria as they met in Cairo on Monday, the foreign ministry there said.