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Is Sisi vying to stay on as president?

News has been propagating about constitutional amendments that would extend the term of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in order to prepare the citizens for such prospects. Al-Araby Al-Jadeed newspaper published Dec. 9 a report about presidential pressure on Al-Azhar to back the constitutional amendments. Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria announced …

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Egypt’s Foreign Ministry refutes ‘speculations’ that ambassador to Rome will return to Cairo over Regeni rift

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement on Monday refuting “speculations” about the return of Egyptian ambassador in Rome to Cairo over a rift between Italy and Egypt concerning the torture and murder of Italian PhD student Giulio Regeni in Egypt in 2016.

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Civil society must take part in NGOs Law amendment: Bahaa-Eldin

Egypt’s former deputy prime minister, Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, said that he felt happy with participating in discussions about the NGOs Law because it was issued abruptly. This came during a symposium held at the Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies (ECES) entitled “Alternative Vision for the NGOs Law”.

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Regeni case still complicating ties between Rome, Cairo

Tired of waiting for action from Cairo, Italy has named five members of Egypt’s security forces as suspects in the torture and murder of Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, whose mutilated body was found in February 2016 on a road on the outskirts of Cairo. Meanwhile, Egyptian officials are pondering the …

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European Parliament adopts resolution condemning human rights violations in Egypt

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Thursday condemning “continuous restrictions on fundamental democratic rights” in Egypt and calling on the Egyptian government to end its crackdown on human rights workers, journalists, activists, the LGBTQ community and civil society organizations, among others.

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Report – Prayers Unanswered: Assessing the Impact of Egypt’s 2016 Church Construction Law

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has promised to improve the situation of the country’s Christians, who by many estimates constitute about ten percent of the population and face pervasive discrimination and intolerance.

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