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Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

One of the most notable differences between an authoritarian and totalitarian regime is that while the first seeks merely to nullify its enemies, the second seeks to nullify everything that functions autonomously of it – even if the thing in question poses very little immediate risk to the stability of …

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Egypt’s Sisi approves restrictions on retired army officers standing for election

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has approved legal amendments that restrict retired army officers from running in elections without permission from the military, according to an announcement in the official gazette on Wednesday, Reuters reports.

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Egypt’s parliament approves sending troops abroad to protect ‘national security’

Egypt’s parliament has approved the deployment of troops outside the country to protect “national security”, days after politicians allied to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar urged Cairo to intervene militarily in the country’s war.

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