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Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party calls on international community to block political trials

Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party has sent letters to the United Nations, the European Union and the African Union, calling on them to intervene as a matter of urgency and bring an end to the mass trials of political opponents in the North African country. Such trials almost inevitable end …

Egypt rejects ‘biased’ EU criticism of Raba’a death ruling

Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement tackling the European Commission’s criticism of its recent trial, which sentenced 75 protesters from 2013 to death, on charges of acting for the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

Nearly a dozen rights groups on Tuesday condemned the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, as the government of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi duelled with the UN and EU over the verdicts.

Freedom and Justice Party urges UN, EU to stop Egypt executions

Days after a court in Egypt sentenced to death 75 people, including top Muslim Brotherhood leaders, the political wing of the organisation has urged the international community to take “urgent measures” to halt their execution and investigate the “improper” mass trial.

Al-Sisi, Xi Jinping sign five cooperation agreements between Egypt, China

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi stressed on Sunday the leading role of Egypt and China in settling peace and development in Africa and internationally. In his speech before the Chinese Communist Academy in Beijing, Al-Sisi expressed Egypt’s keenness in developing relations between China and Africa and the Arab region.

Egypt joins with EU to protect water security

Egypt’s Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Mohamed Abdel Aty announced in a July 24 press release that an agreement had been reached with the European Union (EU) to finance an irrigation-development project and improve the country’s water-management system. The Egyptian government has been seeking to expand cooperation with international partners to address the threats …

Dashing Nubians’ Hopes of Returning Home

On June 5, the Egyptian parliament approved the Upper Egypt Development Agency bill, dealing a crushing blow to the hopes of the Nubian minority. The community, which represents around 3 percent of the population, has been struggling for decades to return to their home villages from which they were displaced …

Trump’s ‘Arab NATO’ idea is doomed to fail

The United States is reportedly floating plans for a new security alliance with six Gulf Arab states, alongside Jordan and Egypt, to counter Iran’s growing presence in the region. Provisionally named the Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), some have dubbed it an “Arab NATO” of Sunni Muslim allies.