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Egypt, Sudan seek revival of Wadi El-Nile Parliament

After a 33-year hiatus, the activities of Egyptian-Sudanese Wadi El-Nile Parliament will resume. Egypt’s Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan and Chairperson of the National Assembly of Sudan Ibrahim Ahmed Omar discussed ways of reviving the Egyptian-Sudanese Parliament in Khartoum on Monday, Egypt’s state-owned news agency MENA reported.

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“Behind the Sun”: How Egypt Denies Forced Disappearances

There is an expression that came out during President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s era that every Egyptian is familiar with: “behind the sun.” It was used to describe the unofficial detention centers used by Nasser’s regime to detain political dissidents. Detainees would disappear for years, and their families and lawyers would …

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Counterterrorism cooperation in Mediterranean is essential: Ismail

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said that the “terrorism phenomenon” represents a threat to global security and there is a need to work to achieve mutual cooperation in the field of information exchange between the Mediterranean countries.

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Egypt to prepare for presidential elections from February

Egyptian Minister of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan has said that procedures for the presidential elections are set to start in February with the name of the elected president being announced in May, the Anadolu Agency reported.

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Government on defence in Tiran and Sanafir parliament discussion

Parliament continues for the second day its discussions over the destiny of the Egyptian-Saudi maritime demarcation in order to hear additional comments and views of experts.

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Sectarian violence renewed in Minya as Christians brace for Easter celebrations

A group of residents from Koum al-Loufy, Minya, threw stones at Coptic Christians after Maundy Thursday prayers, an eyewitness told Mada Masr on Friday.

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Are Egypt’s anti-terror efforts ‘shackled’ by law?

The Egyptian government has set its mind on finding a new legislation that would accelerate litigation procedures in terrorism crimes to a very tight timeline, with 30 days maximum as the government’s decisive measure to combat terrorism. However, it opens the door for exceptional procedures and widening the circle of …

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