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Parliament urges disciplinary action for MP who proposed “political reform initiative”

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday referred a request by 95 members to refer MP Ahmed Tantawi to the ethics committee for disciplinary action, to the parliament’s internal bureau to decide on it, after Tantawi proposed a political reform initiative.

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Cairo does not want Hamas leader to meet Egyptian opposition

A senior member of the Hamas Political Bureau said on Tuesday that Egypt’s government is blocking Ismail Haniyeh from leaving the Gaza Strip so that he cannot meet Egyptian opposition figures, Quds Net has reported. The Hamas leader should have been part of a delegation due to leave the besieged …

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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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Sisi’s false narrative about the Islamist bogeyman

There is no question that US President Donald Trump’s “favourite dictator”, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is the head of a military junta that overthrew a democratically elected president, nor that Sisi has consistently lied, misrepresented facts and overseen the proliferation of blatantly propagandist messages to aggravate public hostility towards …

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