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World still continues to suffer from inability to contain armed conflicts: Al-Sisi

“We still continue to suffer from the inability to contain and prevent armed conflicts, to confront the threat of terrorism and nuclear disarmament, and to address the major imbalances in the global economic system,” President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said in his speech during the opening session of the 72nd session …

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US: Egypt’s ‘human rights schedule continues to deteriorate’

The US administration has accused the Egyptian government of failure to investigate human rights violations committed by the security forces, protect minorities, or granting access to US observers into the Sinai, according to a State Department memo cited by the Associated Press.

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Egypt-Israel relations ‘at highest level’ in history

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in public on Tuesday. The meeting came ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Palestinian-Israeli diplomatic talks.

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Pain, torture and alienation

Human Rights Watch recently published a report exposing the use of “systematic torture” by Egyptian security forces. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of sexual violence, electric shocks and stress positions. Sadly, the report confirms what is already common knowledge amongst the vast majority of Egyptians.

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Egyptian navy to receive South Korean vessel

Egypt will be receiving at least one naval vessel from South Korea, according to an Armed Forces statement , which says that Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi had inspected “one of the naval units that the Egyptian military will be adding to its fleet soon”, during his visit to Seoul last week.

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Al-Sisi questions westernised approach to human rights, affirms constitutionality of decision making

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reviewed in his meeting with US high ranking officials recent updates of the two main topics that are currently highly discussed in Egypt that included Human Rights and economic conditions.

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Sisi meets Abbas, Netanyahu to resume peace process in the Middle East

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, met with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to discuss ways in which to resume the peace process, along with the latest developments of peace talks between Palestine and Israel. These talks come in light of Egyptian efforts to reach Palestinian reconciliation between the …

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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 …

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Al-Azhar and the Battle of Ideas against Extremist Islamism

The subject of extremist Islamism, and refuting it, remains a live one—and it is unlikely that it will change anytime soon. If there is ever a comprehensive and thorough response to extremist Islamism, it will have to take on board the need to deconstruct religious arguments from within religion.

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