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Egyptian army flexes muscle near border with Libya

The Egyptian air force, affiliated with the Egyptian armed forces and in coordination with the Egyptian air defense forces, redeployed its various types of aircraft across a number of military bases Jan. 13 to provide air protection to all those participating in the Qadir 2020 maneuver.

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Egypt journalist’s life in danger after torture

The life of political prisoner and journalist Solafa Magdy is in danger as her health continues to deteriorate. Magdy was arrested in November along with her husband Hossam Al-Sayyad and a third journalist, Mohamed Salah, from a café in Cairo, and accused of disseminating false news and joining a banned …

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What Has Changed in Policing since the Arab Uprisings of 2011? Surveying Policing Concepts and Modes of Contestation

Since 2011, the police have been at the centre of the contestation rocking the Arab world. This paper maps out some of the main modes of contestation and provides a preliminary assessment of their impact on police practices. It argues that mass mobilised contestation succeeded in changing such practices only …

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Why Egypt is amending its terrorism law

The Council of Ministers approved Jan. 8 the draft amendments to Law No. 8 of 2015, with the goal of making more effective the measures to counter terrorism and terrorism financing. The amendments involve expanding the general prosecution’s powers of freezing the assets and funds of individuals and entities affiliated with terrorist groups or …

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Egypt expands arrest campaigns ahead of revolution anniversary

The Egyptian Ministry of Interior yesterday claimed that it had uncovered a “hostile terrorist plot by the Muslim Brotherhood” aimed at undermining security and stability, creating chaos in the country and damaging its economic capabilities in conjunction with the commemoration of the 25 January Revolution.

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Sisi attends ceremony for National Police Day as Egypt tightens security for 2011 revolution anniversary

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended on Thursday a ceremony for the 68th anniversary of National Police Day, as security forces prepared to confront alleged threats and calls for protests this weekend in light of the anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising.

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Lebanese newspaper: Military intelligence controlling gas exploration agreements in Egypt

Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar revealed that the Military Intelligence took over deals to explore for gas in Egypt amid accusations of corruption, as the military body granted the right for gas exploration in the Mediterranean to Italian and British limited liability companies, despite the suitability of the other competitors’ offers.

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Egypt’s Interior Ministry to confront attempts to ‘incite chaos’ during anniversary of January revolution

Egypt’s Minster of Interior said on Wednesday that police will “confront attempts by Muslim Brotherhood members to harm the country’s national security during the 9th anniversary of the January 25, 2011 revolution on Saturday, calling on the Egyptian people not to respond to what it said were “calls for incitement, …

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Egyptian court demands to know whereabouts of Arab Spring icon, Mostafa Al-Naggar

Egypt’s administrative court has ordered the country’s interior minister to reveal the location of a prominent Arab Spring activist and former lawmaker, local media has reported.

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