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MENA ranks top for ‘riskiest’ nations receiving US weapons due to ‘corruption’, ‘instability’, ‘human rights abuses’

The CATO Institute’s latest Arms Sales Risk Index has ranked Middle East and North African countries at the top for the “riskiest” nations receiving the largest US arms sales.

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HRW: Suspicious Killings and Extrajudicial Executions by Egyptian Security Forces

This report covers a pattern of suspicious killings and probable extrajudicial executions by Egyptian Interior Ministry forces of people who at the moment of their deaths apparently posed no life-threatening danger to security forces or others, and so amounted to deliberate and unlawful killings. In all of the cases documented …

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Egypt’s Military Under Al-Sisi: Unravelling Factional Politics

Under the presidency of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s military presents old and new dynamics. Civil-military relations remain imbalanced: but paradoxically, the overwhelming role of the military, also as economic player, combines with the subtle narrowing of the military as cohesive entity.

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HRW: Egypt uses Covid-19 as cover for new repressive powers

The Egyptian Parliament on April 22, 2020 swiftly approved government-proposed amendments to the 1958 Emergency Law which will give additional sweeping powers to President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi and security agencies, Human Rights Watch said today. President al-Sisi should return the amendments unsigned to Parliament, which should revise the many abusive …

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