A new failure: Preconditions hamper US mediation in the GERD

After a shuttle tour which lasted about 10 days, the United States found nothing but a call for an "immediate" resumption of negotiations between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the...

Egypt-Turkey rapprochement continues with positive prospects

"The results were positive." This was the official Egyptian and Turkish evaluation of the exploratory talks that took place last week in Cairo, amid indications that one or more meetings...

Lenient sentence against grandson of Egyptian tycoon raises concerns over integrity of judiciary

The Egyptian Red Sea Criminal Court has sentenced Haitham Abu Ali (son of businessman and influential film producer Kamel Abu Ali) to one year in prison with a suspended sentence...

In Egypt demonstrations are forbidden even if they are for Palestine

For decades, by virtue of its position, Egypt was at the forefront of Arab and Islamic countries that interact with what is happening in the Palestinian territories, especially Jerusalem.

Egypt’s government to privatise shares of army’s business

The announcement by the Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala Al-Saeed of the sovereign fund's intention to sell shares in two companies owned by the army for the...

Rafale deals to Egypt devoid of Meteor missiles

Egypt is seeking to have the strongest army in the region, as seen in the Cairo announcement that it is purchasing 30 new French Rafale aircraft. Nevertheless, the reality indicates...

Leading human rights organisations list urgent steps to stop violations

Five Egyptian human rights organisations have declared a list of seven urgent and necessary demands to stop the unprecedented degradation of human rights that Egypt has witnessed...

A new purge: Firing opponents from their jobs using a law bill

Hardly a week passed since Egyptian Transport Minister Kamel Al-Wazir, the former army official, claimed that Muslim Brotherhood members were behind the disasters afflicting the country, before two deputies announced...

Executing 17 defendants in Kerdasa case violates Egypt’s penal code

The Egyptian authorities' execution of 17 people last week revealed that the Ministry of Interior had made flagrant legal violations of articles contained in the Criminal Procedure Law.

Egypt’s new Rafale deal raises human rights criticism

The Egyptian military has confirmed it ordered 30 Rafale jets from French defence firm Dassault Aviation to shore up "national security." The new deal has been condemned by rights advocates,...