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US foreign policy has always relied on favourite dictators

Joe Biden’s victory in the US election is said to “spell trouble” for outgoing US President Donald Trump’s “favourite dictator”, Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. “The Egyptian president was quick to congratulate Biden, though the president-elect’s rhetoric on human rights and political prisoners spells conflict,” ran one news report.

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Egypt: Sisi is using human rights defenders as a bargaining chip

Egypt’s crackdown on members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) forewarns of a second wave of branding civil society work as “terrorism”, in a bid to silence the last remaining independent human rights activists in the country.

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Egypt, Greece agree on strengthening joint military exercises

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with Greek Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, agreeing on strengthening the joint military exercises between the two sides, as well as at the tripartite level with Cyprus, according to a statement from the Egyptian Presidency.

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