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Al-Sisi questions westernised approach to human rights, affirms constitutionality of decision making

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reviewed in his meeting with US high ranking officials recent updates of the two main topics that are currently highly discussed in Egypt that included Human Rights and economic conditions.

Sisi meets Abbas, Netanyahu to resume peace process in the Middle East

Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, met with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas on Monday to discuss ways in which to resume the peace process, along with the latest developments of peace talks between Palestine and Israel. These talks come in light of Egyptian efforts to reach Palestinian reconciliation between the …

Factbox: Egypt and North Korea

On September 12, during a visit to Seoul, South Korea, Egypt’s Defense Minister reportedly announced that Egypt would be severing military ties with the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. The alleged announcement and subsequent speculation, which was not immediately confirmed by the Egyptian government, comes as the United States …

Association of the Families of the Disappeared founder disappears at Cairo airport

Lawyer Abdel Moneim Metwally Hegazy, one of the founders of the Association of the Families of the Disappeared, disappeared from Cairo International Airport on Sunday as he was preparing to depart on a flight to Geneva to attend a session of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary …

Egypt unwavering to US pressure over North Korea

The ongoing cooperation between Egypt and North Korea under Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has led Washington to reiterate calls on Egypt to freeze such ties. This comes amid leaks that the US State Department’s suspension of military aid to the Egyptian government was not linked to Egypt’s human rights …

High commissioner for human rights: Egypt uses state of emergency to systematically restrict civil society

Egypt has used the state of emergency imposed in April 2017 to systematically silence civil society and close civic space, under the guise of countering terrorism, said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein in a speech on Monday.

Human Rights Watch’s website returns after being blocked for 48 Hours

After being blocked for 48 hours, Human Rights Watch is now accessible again in Egypt. Last Thursday, the organisation announced that the Egyptian authorities had blocked its website a day after it released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails.