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Al-Sisi holds meeting with SCAF and SCPF leading figures

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held on Monday a meeting with a number of leading figures from the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Supreme Council of Police (SCPF) with the attendance of Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, according to a statement from the …

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Parliamentary speaker calls on Canada to consider Muslim Brotherhood a ‘terrorist’ group

Parliamentary speaker Ali Abdul Aal called on Canada on Tuesday to adopt a decisive attitude towards the Muslim Brotherhood group as there are affiliated members of that group who are living there, a state-owned media outlet reported.

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Arming Pharaohs: Trump committed to Egypt military assistance

The newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump is committed to providing military assistance to Egypt, the White House said on Monday, after the new Republican leader spoke with counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Extremism Under Sisi: His Repressive Policies Have Worsened the Problem

Anyone seeking evidence of creeping Islamist radicalization in Egypt under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s repressive regime need look no further than the bombing of the Coptic Orthodox church in Cairo on December 10. The attack, for which the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) claimed responsibility, killed 25 and wounded …

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Are Egypt’s anti-terror efforts ‘shackled’ by law?

The Egyptian government has set its mind on finding a new legislation that would accelerate litigation procedures in terrorism crimes to a very tight timeline, with 30 days maximum as the government’s decisive measure to combat terrorism. However, it opens the door for exceptional procedures and widening the circle of …

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Why Egypt’s anti-terror efforts have failed to curb attacks

On Dec. 12, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for tighter counterterrorism laws and expressed frustration with the country’s legal system, which he said makes it difficult to prosecute suspects. His statements were made at a state funeral for 24 Coptic Christians killed in an explosion at St. Mark’s Coptic Cathedral complex …

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President Sisi appoints brother to head new ‘counter-terrorism’ unit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appointed his brother to head a new “anti-terrorism unit”, with criticis accusing the leader of nepotism and setting up a new draconian body to clamp down on critics.

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