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Why is IS targeting Copts in Sinai?

On Feb. 24, hundreds of Christians escaped the city of el-Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula to Ismailia governorate, 110 kilometers (68 miles) to the east of Cairo, after the Islamic State (IS) and its branch in Egypt, Wilayat Sinai, focused their operations on targeting them. This sparked questions about the …

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Egypt bans presence of any motorbike types in central and North Sinai

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail decided on Saturday to ban the entry of any type of motorbike and their spare parts to the regions of central and North Sinai. For now, the period of the ban is limited to one year, according to the official government publication.

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Military Production minister calls on private sector to boost cooperation with ministry

Minister of Military Production Mohamed al-Assar called on the private sector, the business community and investors to communicate with the ministry in order for all to take advantage of the available capabilities in a way that would flow into the interests of Egypt’s economy and achieve integrity between the government …

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6 years on, Egypt’s revolution still alive

On Jan. 25, 2011, protests demanding “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice” erupted in Cairo and other major Egyptian cities. Inspired by the uprising in Tunisia that 10 days earlier had succeeded in bringing down the autocratic Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime, the protests in Egypt began as demonstrations but …

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Will the Tiran and Sanafir dispute reach international courts?

After the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision on Monday affirming Egypt’s sovereignty over the two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir, many have speculated that the Saudi Arabian government will resort to The International Court of Justice (ICJ) to claim its ownership of the two islands.

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Egypt’s parliament, judiciary face off against each other

The 2014 Egyptian Constitution guarantees the independence of the judiciary and protects it from the interference of any other authority. And, according to Article 184, “The judiciary is independent. It is vested in the courts of justice of different types and degrees, which issue their judgments in accordance with the …

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Lawyers appeal government decision to send Tiran and Sanafir agreement to Parliament

A group of lawyers appealed against a decision by the Cabinet to submit the deal facilitating the sovereign transfer of Sanafir and Tiran islands to Saudi Arabia to Parliament for approval, according to the complaint filed by the lawyers sent to head of the High Administrative Court and obtained by …

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