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Egypt’s State of Emergency Is Extended for the Tenth Time

Egypt’s parliament approved on Monday El-Sisi’s presidential decree to extend the country’s state of emergency, that has been in effect for two years, for three more months from 27 October 2019 to 26 January 2020 on the grounds of fighting terrorism and implementing development programs in a stable climate, Ahram …

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European Parliament Calls for Member States to ‘Halt Exports’ of Arms to Egypt

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Thursday condemning the human rights situation and the recent government crackdown in Egypt, calling for European Union member states to review their relations with Egypt.

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Can new amendment undermine Egyptian women’s rights to divorce?

A member of Egypt’s parliamentary Human Rights Committee has sparked controversy after proposing an amendment to Article 20 of the country’s Personal Status Law, which, if approved, would deny Egyptian women the right to divorce except in cases of “extreme harm to the wife.”

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