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Cairo seeks international help to clear millions of land mines

Though World War II ended almost 75 years ago, residents of Egypt’s coastal city of Alamein still live with the danger of land mines left behind, a matter that prompted parliament to rekindle the call for more international cooperation.

‘Union to Defend the Constitution’ brings opposition forces together to reject constitutional amendments

Two days after a host of constitutional amendments were submitted to Egypt’s Parliament earlier this week, a number of political parties and public figures announced the establishment of a group formed to oppose the proposed changes.

Egyptians split as lawmakers pave way for Sisi to be ‘president for life’

Egyptian lawmakers have proposed changes to Egypt’s constitution, including amendments to expand the military’s powers and to allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to remain in office following the end of his second term, and potentially until 2034. The amendments have sparked controversy in the country, drawing mixed reactions from members of parliament, analysts and …

Constitutional amendments drive wedge between 25-30 Coalition, as MP Qaeed defects to support government ‘loyalists’

On Monday morning, a number of MPs were en route to the headquarters of the Arab Democratic Nasserist Party in downtown Cairo to hold a press conference announcing the party’s rejection of proposed constitutional amendments submitted by Abdel Hady al-Qasabi, the head of the Alliance to Support Egypt coalition.

‘Arab Spring in reverse!’ Egyptian opposition blast parliament plans to extend Sisi’s rule

Prominent Egyptian opposition figures have rallied to reject proposed constitutional amendments which could pave the way for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be re-elected to serve a third and fourth term. Parliment’s general committee on Tuesday approved the so-called “Pharaoh motion” aimed at extending presidential term limits.