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Egypt boosts ties with Gulf countries amid Iranian threats

The attacks on four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia have raised many questions over Iran’s threats to the region, a matter that may cast a shadow over Egypt’s navigation in the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, …

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Is Egypt hosting the African Commission to cover human rights abuses?

The timing could not have been more perfect for Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. His country will host the next session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) scheduled to take place from 24 April to 14 May 2019 at a time when Egypt ranks as one …

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Massive increase in death sentences in Sisi’s Egypt

Almost 2,500 people, including women and children, have been sentenced to death in Egypt since the 2013 coup in which the democratically-elected government of Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. At least 144 death sentences have been carried out by Sisi’s government, which started a crackdown on …

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Egypt sentences juveniles to death in violation of own laws, says rights group

At least 2,443 people, including minors at the time of their arrest, have been sentenced to death by Egyptian courts between 2011 and 2018, according to rights group Reprieve. The majority, the organisation says, have been handed out since President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi seized control of the country in a 2013 …

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