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Manurhin under fire: The French company helping load Egyptian military’s guns

In the name of fighting against terrorism, Egypt has been increasing its repressive military arsenal. France’s undisguised aid in this enterprise has been a boon to its military industrialists. Behind juggernauts such as Dassault and Naval Group, there is Manurhin which has been active in Egypt since Nasser’s 1956-1970 presidency.

The secret yacht summit that realigned the Middle East

George Nader, the Lebanese-American businessman and convicted paedophile, who is co-operating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign funding, organised a secret summit of Arab leaders on a yacht in the Red Sea in late 2015, Middle East Eye can reveal.

Europe wants Egypt to drop death penalty

The European Parliament issued a resolution Feb. 7 condemning the use of the death penalty by the Egyptian government. It urged the government to issue a stay of execution for those on death row and to review all cases of pending death sentences to ensure respect for fair trial standards.

Human rights groups: Egypt’s presidential election is ‘neither free nor fair’

Fourteen international human rights organizations have said that Egypt’s presidential election, scheduled for March, is “neither free nor fair.”

Egypt’s allies urged to denounce ‘farcical’ presidential election

Egypt’s western allies have been urged to denounce the country’s “farcical” presidential election, after authorities detained a top anti-corruption official and the former running mate of a challenger to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. Fourteen international and Egyptian rights groups, including Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists, condemned …

European Parliament, local rights organizations call for a ‘moratorium’ on Egypt’s death penalty

Members of the European Parliament called for a “moratorium on the death penalty [in Egypt], with a view to its abolition” in a Thursday press release, which was later echoed by a joint statement issued by local rights organizations.

Egypt FM denounces Jerusalem move at Istanbul summit

In a speech at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Istanbul summit, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry spoke out on Wednesday against the US decision to allocate Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, denouncing Trump’s proclamation and the decision to move the US embassy to the holy city as a violation of …