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Al-Sisi calls for an intensive security presence all over Egypt during meeting with high-ranking officials

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held on Saturday morning a meeting with Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi, Foreign Minister Samih Shoukry, and the head of Al-Mukhabarat (Egyptian intelligence), according to a statement issued by the presidency.

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What we know about the man Sisi named the St. Peter and St. Paul Church bomber

Mahmoud Shafiq Mohamed Mostafa, the man identified by Egyptian authorities as the perpetrator of the St. Peter and St. Paul church bombing was reportedly arrested in 2014 in Hawatem Square in Fayoum along with a colleague, according to lawyer Yasmine Hossam al-Din, who represented him at the time.

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Egypt’s civil society workers face arrests, travel bans as state tightens grip

A senior Egyptian women’s right advocate was arrested on Wednesday morning in an on-going crackdown on civil society activists in Egypt.

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UK criticizes new NGO law calling it a ‘step backwards’

The British government has criticized Egypt’s new NGO law, calling it “a step backwards.” This is the first intergovernmental response to the law since it was passed by Parliament on November 29.

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Egypt is giant prison, activists banned from travel say

Azza Soliman was due to board a plane to attend a conference in Jordan when security officials at Cairo airport turned her away, saying a court order banned her from travelling.

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Update: Egypt’s Parliament passes new NGO law

Egypt’s Parliament hastily approved a new NGO law on Tuesday, just a day after the State Council concluded it has no indications of unconstitutionality.

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Egypt: Draft Law Bans Independent Civil Society Groups

A new law drafted by Egypt’s parliament would effectively prohibit independent non-governmental groups in the country by subjecting their work and funding to control by government authorities, including powerful security agencies, Human Rights Watch said today.

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