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Working Group on Egypt Call to Release Detainees

The Working Group on Egypt* calls on the U.S. government to seek the immediate release of American citizens and permanent residents wrongfully detained in Egypt, who are now in imminent danger due to COVID-19. The United States should also call for the release of the tens of thousands of Egyptians …

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Coronavirus exposes information crisis and digital inequality in the Arab world

The coronavirus pandemic has uncovered the possibilities, as well as the confines of internet and communication technologies, as millions of people around the world are homebound, employees are teleworking, students are taking virtual classes, and information on social media platforms about the novel coronavirus abounds.

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HRW: Egypt’s Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children

Egyptian police, National Security Agency, and military officials arbitrarily arrested, forcibly disappeared, and tortured children as young as 12 while prosecutors and judges turned a blind eye, Human Rights Watch and the rights group Belady: An Island For Humanity said in a report released today.

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Egypt steps up diplomatic action in Nile dam dispute

As part of extensive diplomatic actions to shore up support for Egypt in the Nile dam dispute, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry has toured seven Arab capitals — Amman, Muscat, Baghdad, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City and Manama — since March 7. He also went on a European tour that included Belgium and …

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Egypt alarmed over Sudan’s siding with Ethiopia in Nile water dispute

Sudan has rejected an Arab League resolution, expressing support for Cairo in negotiations with Addis Ababa on Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), a move that raised eyebrows in the Arab League and alarmed Egyptian authorities.

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