Police raided the office of the privately owned Masr al-Arabia website on Tuesday evening, detaining and transporting Editor in Chief Adel Sabri to Dokki Police Station, according to Mohamed Mounir, a journalist with the publication.
Egypt’s political parties choose to forgo challenging Sisi
As would-be challengers to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi slip off the campaign trail — or are pushed — people are wondering what the future holds for the country’s political parties. Human rights lawyer Khaled Ali‘s withdrawal Jan. 24 from Egypt’s presidential race — a day after candidate Gen. Sami Anan was arrested — raised questions about …
Who will run against Sisi in Egypt’s elections?
The National Electoral Commission in Egypt officially announced Jan. 8 the dates for the presidential elections, which look like a replay of the 2014 elections, with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the forefront. The voting will begin in March, and the winning candidate will be announced in early May.
How Egypt’s opposition is countering Sisi ahead of presidential vote
An Egyptian court of misdemeanors in the Giza governorate sentenced on Sept. 25 prominent human rights lawyer and potential presidential candidate Khalid Ali to three months in prison after being found guilty of offending public decency.
Security forces kill 7 terror suspects in Assiut
The Ministry of Interior said Monday that it killed seven people in a gunfire exchange in Assiut, after attempting to arrest them on accusations of belonging to a terrorist cell adopting the ideology of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
Parliamentary committee approves judicial appointment bill in surprise move
Parliament’s Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee has approved a bill which grants the president powers to appoint Egypt’s top judicial posts. The decision, which affects all judicial branches, has been decried as a blow to the independence of the judiciary.
Why is Sisi afraid of the Constitution and parliament?
As parliamentary elections draw near, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi described the Constitution, two years after it was ratified, as flawed. “The Constitution gave the parliament broad powers, with good intentions,” he said in a speech on Sunday. “But the country cannot be run on good intentions.”
Egyptian diaspora vote on new Constitution
Just over a year ago, Egyptians living abroad voted in a referendum on a new constitution put forward by an elected Muslim Brotherhood-led government, which was ousted by the army last July following a period of violent unrest.
Analysis: Egyptians Vote on New Constitution
Egypt’s military is on high alert ahead of the referendum on the country’s new constitution. The vote starts this week. The military have banned the Muslin Brotherhood and arrested many activists in eh months before the referendum. So this is now the military backed government’s attempt to legitimize its coup …
Egypt’s Divisive Vote
The cogs of the Egyptian media machine are in motion once again as we approach yet another referendum on the constitution. When out and about in Cairo, it is hard not to notice the posters plastered everywhere urging the public to vote. Radio and television channels are buzzing with it, …