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EU parliament urges ban on security, surveillance exports to Egypt over dire human rights record

The European parliament on Thursday reiterated its call for member states to stop the export of security and surveillance equipment to Egypt after passing a resolution condemning Cairo’s widespread crackdown on human rights.

European Parliament adopts resolution condemning human rights violations in Egypt

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Thursday condemning “continuous restrictions on fundamental democratic rights” in Egypt and calling on the Egyptian government to end its crackdown on human rights workers, journalists, activists, the LGBTQ community and civil society organizations, among others.

Egypt, Arab countries ready to end Gulf crisis if Qatari policies change: Shoukry

The Arab Quartet – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain – is ready to restore relations with Qatar if it changes its foreign policies, the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry, said in an interview with the Kuwaiti News Agency, Kuna, on Tuesday.

Source: Egypt called for dismissal of Libyan ambassador after he met Qatari diplomats in Cairo

The Libyan ambassador to Egypt, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, started a period of leave several weeks ago, after a request for his dismissal was conveyed by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry to its Libyan counterpart, a Libyan Foreign Ministry source told Mada Masr on Monday. Abdel Aziz, considered a senior Libyan diplomat, …