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Egyptian women fight for right to top judicial positions

Women have gained access to some judicial posts in Egypt over the years, but they have yet to breach the all-powerful State Council. The decadeslong battle pits certain interpretations of the Egyptian Constitution against the council and centuries of tradition dictating that a woman’s place is in the home.

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Disappeared journalist appears before Alexandria prosecution, to be detained for 15 days

An Alexandria prosecutor’s office ordered on Sunday the detention of journalist Hossam al-Wakil — who has been missing since December of last year — for 15 days pending investigations into charges of joining an illegal group and disrupting public peace, his brother Hazem al-Wakil told Mada Masr.

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In the Era of “Fake News,” Egypt Monitors and Silences

In an era in which the term “fake news” has been popularized by U.S. President Donald Trump, Egypt seems to be taking cue and intensifying its own crackdown via measures, regulations, and legislation that focus on tightening the state’s control over narratives as well as marginalizing and ultimately eliminating alternative …

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Egypt faces ‘global, regional terrorism’ aided by foreign entities: minister

Minister of Justice Hossam Abdel Rahim said on Sunday that the police and army are making major efforts to combat terrorism in the country and that foreign entities support local militants in their exploitation of the religion of Islam for other purposes.

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Egyptian judges forced into military re-education classes

The Egyptian regime has been trying to enroll judges and members of judicial authorities and committees in training sessions in strategic and national security studies at the Nasser Higher Military Academy, a judicial source that attended one of the sessions told Al-Monitor. The sessions, which started three months ago, are ongoing and …

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What’s behind Cairo’s call to unify expatriate groups?

Public diplomacy was the political regime’s weapon in 2014-2016 when Egyptians rallied abroad to assert the popularity of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi when he visited New York, Berlin and Paris, among other European capitals. At the time, the Muslim Brotherhood was trying to show the international community that Sisi’s regime acceded …

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