Surveillance for all The Egyptian government created new bodies and enacted new laws to tighten its grip on local media and internet users, including a legislation that considers anyone with more 5,000 followers on a social media platform as a media entity, subject to prosecution over “fake news”.
As Lebanon prepares to host a regional economic summit this weekend, the meeting has been overshadowed by divisions over Syria’s future and efforts to contain Iran.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, on Monday during his two-day official visit to Egypt, to discuss the refugee situation in the country, a source from the UNHCR informed Daily News Egypt.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech on Thursday in Cairo at the American University on America policy’s in the Middle East, noting that the Trump administration hopes to establish a coalition consisting of GCC states, Egypt and Jordan.
A bilateral cooperation committee between Cairo and Rabat will work on enhancing the mutual relations between the two countries, and fulfil the interests of the Egyptian and Moroccan people, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Tuesday.
“The European Union (EU) is encouraging Egypt to play a greater role in combating irregular migration,” well-informed European and Arab sources told the Anadolu Agency yesterday.
MEE writers give their take on the themes likely to dominate Middle East politics in 2019.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, urged on Wednesday the International society to adopt an aggressive stance on states backing and fostering terrorist elements.
In light of Egypt’s presidency of the African Union in 2019, Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino, expressed his keenness to deepen the bilateral relations with Egypt, namely in the field of combating illegal immigration.
Al-Sisi met Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec during his trip to Austria. Al-Sisi congratulated Šarec on the latest parliamentary elections which took place in Slovenia. Both state officials discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, in the different fields of economy, trade, tourism, as well as the political relations.