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The business of war: Egypt, others eye reconstruction bids

The Syrian regime has intensified its call for investors to help rebuild the country, and Egypt is answering. For five months, Syrian officials have met with Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, Russian and Omani investors. Iranian investors and European companies have also expressed interest.

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi’s support for Assad’s counterrevolution

“Our solidarity with the children of beloved Syria against an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy is a moral duty as much as a political and strategic necessity that stems from our belief in a coming future for the free proud Syria.

Impunity in Egypt reflects dark legacy of Rabaa Massacre

The massacre of over 1,000 people by Egyptian security forces at Cairo’s Rabaa Square in 2013 marked a dark defining point for human rights in Egypt. It also marked the start of a vacuum in justice leading to unchecked state violence ever since.

Measuring Success in Egypt’s War on Terror

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense posted a grainy video to its YouTube channel on Monday: A vehicle slowly approaches a checkpoint south of Arish. Nearby cars drive away and people scatter as a military tank crushes the vehicle, and presumably anyone who was inside. As the tank is driven away, …

Shoukry discusses possible coordination with Turkish counterpart following Al-Aqsa tensions

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed on Sunday with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the possible coordination towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to official statement.

Egypt warns of impacts of latest developments at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Egypt warned against the impacts of escalation at Al-Aqsa Mosque after the Israeli security intrusion, which resulted in a number of Palestinian injuries and an attack on Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque Ekrima Sabri, according to an official statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

EU: Egypt’s dark human rights record must not be swept beneath carpet

The EU appears in danger of softening its stance on human rights violations in Egypt by resuming annual high-level meetings with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs and his delegation in Brussels next week, said Amnesty International.

Egypt: Morsy’s Isolation Violates Rights

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 …

Egypt on the edge: how Europe can avoid another crisis in Egypt

Europe’s current policy towards Egypt is dominated by immediate migration concerns and commercial opportunities. But this short-sighted approach offers few benefits and overlooks the dangers of Egypt’s current direction.