In March 2016, when the supporters of Islamic State (IS) wanted to establish a base in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia—a town along the Libyan border—it was the local population that rose up against them and worked with the security forces to defeat and oust them. They all vehemently worked against radicalism …
Egypt expresses reservations on labelling Gulen movement as terrorists
Egypt has expressed reservations on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) draft resolution to list the Gulen movement as a terrorist organisation, an official in the Islamic organisation said.
Egyptian MPs demand asylum for alleged Turkey coup mastermind
Egyptian members of parliament have ramped up their efforts to undermine Turkey’s rulers by demanding political asylum for the alleged mastermind behind the failed coup attempt.
New ad campaign seeks to empower Egyptian women
Egypt’s National Council for Women launched last month a media campaign under the slogan “The Taa’ Marbouta is your strength.” In Arabic, a language where words have grammatical gender, the taa’ marbouta is a letter coming at the end of a word to denote femininity.
Egypt blocks U.N. call to respect ‘democratically elected’ govt in Turkey
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council failed on Saturday to condemn the violence and unrest in Turkey after Egypt objected to a statement that called on all parties to “respect the democratically elected government of Turkey,” diplomats said.
493 prisoners died in Egyptian jails
The Arab Organisation for Human Rights (AOHR) based in London has warned of the continuous official Egyptian negligence to the heat wave which has struck the country and had a detrimental effect on prisoners, Quds Press reported yesterday.
Supporting Egypt’s Most Vulnerable Women Through Legal Aid
Eighteen year old Egyptian Fatma* got married to a Jordanian rich man in the hope of a better life. On going back to his country, she was shocked by the reality that faced her. She found that she was one of the newlyweds who are used for begging, prostitution, or …
Activists start campaign against solitary confinement on social media
Human rights activists and families of detainees began on Tuesday posting on social media platforms about the practice of solitary confinement by narrating the stories of detainees who have been suffering alone for several years and months, according to a statement from Freedom for the Brave on Facebook.
US takes a swipe at Egypt’s treatment of journalists
The US ambassador to the UN on Wednesday took a swipe at Cairo’s treatment of journalists, during a Security Council meeting chaired by Egypt. Ambassador Samantha Power told the Security Council that counter-terrorism measures “should never be used as an excuse to suppress political dissent” and that jailing journalists was …
Egypt’s FM chairs UNSC counter-terrorism committee meetings in May
CAIRO: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head to New York City on May 9 to chair the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC).