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Will new Interior Ministry committees tackle police violations?

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised the performance of the police during his visit to the Police Academy on Thursday, asserting that they play a major role in ensuring the stability of the country.

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New parliament, missing bylaw and the legal labyrinths ahead

For over four decades, Egyptian legislatures have been regulated by the same 1971 419-article bylaw. But with new powers invested in parliament via the 2014 constitution, this bylaw is no longer valid, placing Egypt’s incoming House of Representatives in a legal conundrum.

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Deaths in Egyptian prisons have trebled in the last three years .

Ayah El-Ghandour says that her father was murdered. Arrested and taken from his home in the middle of the night Dr Tarek El-Ghandour was everything that the Egyptian regime despises: anti-government, anti-regime ideology, affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and professor of dermatology and venereal diseases at Ain Shams University, an …

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Can women, Copts make it to parliament without the quota?

The current elections in Egypt are shedding light on segments of the population that are unable to compete for a large number of seats in parliament. A new electoral law is providing these groups with special representation in one-third of the parliament that is elected based on electoral lists. Among …

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Experts weigh in on soda can bomb theory

When Islamic State Fighters in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) published a photo Wednesday of the improvised explosive device (IED) they allegedly used to bring down the Russian jet in Sinai last October, the revelation triggered a combination of shock and disbelief. 

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Call for Egyptian teen’s freedom grows as hearing nears

Human rights groups have called for the immediate and unconditional release of an Egyptian teenager who has been in jail for almost two years and was reportedly beaten and forced to confess under torture, as he was due to appear in court once again.

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