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Egypt’s cabinet proposed an amendment to allow Egyptian citizenship to be stripped from anyone seen as a security threat to the state.

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

Trump 'will consider' resuming Egypt aid despite rights violations

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Trump 'will consider' resuming Egypt aid despite rights violations

US President Trump said he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt, despite a damning report condemning Cairo for its poor human rights record and impunity granted to security forces.

Damning US report slams rights violations in Sisi's Egypt

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Damning US report slams rights violations in Sisi's Egypt

New report by the Trump administration has issued a damning verdict on human rights in Egypt under President Sisi, condemning ...

<em>Sisi</em> urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

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Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

Speaking a day after his first public meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sisi urged Palestinians to be "ready to ...

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Sisi meets Netanyahu at UN in first public talks

Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in New York on Monday to discuss the Middle East peace process in the first ever public meeting between the two leaders.

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Irish prisoner Ibrahim Halawa acquitted by Cairo court

After four years in jail, Irish-Egyptian free speech prisoner Ibrahim Halawa has been acquitted of all charges by a Cairo court.

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Pro-Sisi Egyptian security firm buys private TV network

A subsidiary of the Falcon Group, an Egyptian security agency with high-ranking government officials, has purchased the private al-Hayat ...

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Steve Bannon wants to expand far-right Breitbart to Egypt

Donald Trump's former right-hand man Steve Bannon is considering expanding his ultra-conservative website Breitbart News to Egypt where he sees ...

Egypt ignores runaway borrowing at its own peril

Robert Springborg

Egypt ignores runaway borrowing at its own peril

Comment: Egypt is one of the largest debtors in the world. It must look to history to understand the repercussions of excessive debt, writes ...

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Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt's defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South ...

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Gehad Quisay

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Comment: The Trump administration expects its allies to fall in line over North Korea, but that may prove complicated for Egypt's military ...

A new Middle East?

Nael M. Shama

A new Middle East?

Comment: The Middle East's balance of power is undergoing a series of seismic shifts, as old alliances unravel as quickly as new ones form, ...

Hamas leader in Egypt capital for Gaza siege talks

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Hamas leader in Egypt capital for Gaza siege talks

Hamas head Ismail Haniya is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials on the country's blockade on Gaza, which has caused huge misery on ...

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Sam Hamad

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Comment: Ibrahim Halawa was imprisoned in Cairo on sham charges and his trial was postponed 37 times, yet Dublin and Brussels still won't act, ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Could a 'BRICS plus' alliance help topple US dominance?

Comment: As America's might begins to decline, China looks to its BRICS associates - including Sisi's Egypt - in the search for global dominance, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

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Torture in Sisi's Egypt may be 'crime against humanity'

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has given a "green light" to use systematic torture against detainees, allowing total impunity ...

Said al-Arabi

UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

The UAE and Egypt have both condemned North Korea for a recent nuclear test that has escalated tensions in East Asia, but both nations are among ...

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Egypt blocks website of leading rights group

A leading Egyptian rights group says authorities have blocked its website in a “new attack” on free speech.

Egypt's conscripts serving the army's economic empire

Jamal Boukhari

Egypt's conscripts serving the army's economic empire

The long read: Instead of creating paid jobs for civilians, Sisi is using Egyptian army conscripts to build his engineering ...

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Egypt condemns North Korea's nuclear test, warns of threats

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed worries that the escalating activity could unleash a nuclear arms race in the region.

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Sam Hamad

Blood brothers in arms: Sisi's support for Assad's counterrevolution

Comment: From the moment Sisi seized power, Egyptian influence in Syria, and support for Assad's counterrevolution has been growing, ...

Egypt 'must meet six conditions' to resume US aid

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Egypt 'must meet six conditions' to resume US aid

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi must meet six conditions set by the United States to ensure the resumption of financial aid to ...

Egypt: US aid cut 'halts Sisi's term extension plans'

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Egypt: US aid cut 'halts Sisi's term extension plans'

The US' decision to cut aid to Egypt over human rights concerns has reportedly further hindered a proposal to extend Egyptian President Abdel ...

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