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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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Sisi seems to reverse position on local council elections, speaker blames ‘deep state’ for delay of bill in Parliament

On the sidelines of a visit to a factory farm in Fayoum on December 25, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was asked whether it was possible to hold long-delayed elections for local council seats in the same year as elections to the House of Representatives and the recently reinstated Senate, both …

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Are Sisi’s state assets law amendments well-intentioned?

Egyptian Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala al-Saeed met Jan. 7 with Sameh Shenouda, CEO of Zarou, a wholly-owned unit by US private equity firm Blackstone, to discuss investment opportunities with Egypt’s sovereign wealth fund.

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Egypt’s House of Representatives approves draft law cancelling conditional half-term release

The House of Representatives’ Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Sunday approved the government’s draft law to cancel the conditional half-term release in mass gatherings, drugs, money laundering and terrorism cases.

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