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Presidency denies rumors of assassination plot on Sisi in Mauritania

Egypt’s presidential office denied rumors on Monday that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is not attending the Arab League summit in Mauritania this week due to a suspected assassination plot. Anonymous sources told Al-Masry Al-Youm the Egyptian intelligence had gained information about a planned attack on the president during his visit …

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What Bibi’s Africa visit means for Egypt-Ethiopia dam dispute

During the first official visit by an Israeli prime minister to the African continent since Yitzhak Shamir’s in 1987, Benjamin Netanyahu embarked on a tour beginning July 4 with a visit to Uganda, followed by Kenya and Rwanda, and concluding with Ethiopia. He was accompanied by a delegation of 80 …

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Egypt’s glaring rights violations once again in global spotlight

An Egyptian court will resume its deliberations May 23 in a long-running, on again, off again human rights case that has placed the country at the center of an international controversy — again. The controversy revolves around a case that began in 2011 and supposedly ended in 2013, but that …

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US State Department, EU release statements on Journalists Syndicate raid

Spokespersons for both the European Union and the US State Department released statements on Monday regarding the security raid on Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate. Plainclothes officers stormed the syndicate Sunday night and arrested journalists Amr Badr and Mahmoud Sakka, who had been summoned for questioning on charges of disseminating false information in their coverage of Egypt’s …

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