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US Senator Bob Menendez found guilty in Egypt-linked corruption trial

Menendez faces sentencing in multi-layered bribery scheme involving Egyptian-American businessman and Egyptian officials Prominent US Senator Bob Menendez was convicted on Tuesday on all 16 criminal counts he was facing during his months-long corruption trial involving Egyptian officials and businessmen….

Egyptians applaud hacked billboard displaying anti-Sisi slogans Social media users reminded President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of his earlier calls for the public to learn programming after a viral clip showed a hacked billboard in Cairo Egyptian social media was abuzz on…

Egypt: Viral video shows Wafd party members ‘planning antique smuggling’

The liberal nationalist party downplayed the footage, insisting that those featured were low level members A video has gone viral on social media showing members of Egypt’s liberal nationalist Wafd party discussing the smuggling of antiquities while apparently inside their party’s headquarters….

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi: How is Egypt doing after a decade of his rule?

The ex-army chief became president in 2014, a year after a coup against incumbent Morsi – but the economy continues to crash and instability reigns amid a crackdown against opposition. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt since June 2014, had visions about…

Why Egypt’s ‘New Republic’ is increasingly vulnerable to implosion

Ten years have passed since Abdel Fattah el-Sisi assumed the presidency of the Arab world’s most populous country. Riding a wave of mass fear in Egypt’s turbulent society, and playing on the yearning for stability among the middle and upper classes,…

Hajj disaster: How more than 1,300 pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia as authorities failed to act

Omar*, an Egyptian in his 40s, considers himself a lucky survivor of Hajj. More than a thousand people, most of them Egyptians, have died of extreme heat during the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this month.  Survivors and witnesses say the fatalities were largely…

Sixteen NGOs Urge EU to Ensure Human Rights Reforms in Egypt with Macro-Financial Assistance

We, the undersigned Egyptian, regional and international human rights organisations, urge the European Commission and member states to uphold international and EU law to ensure that macro-financial assistance to Egypt granted under EU regulations secures concrete, measurable, structural and timebound human…

Italy Must Review its Decision to Classify Egypt as a “Safe Country of Origin

41 civil society organizations express their deep concern for Italy’s decision to classify the Arab Republic of Egypt as a “safe country of origin”, under Legislative Decree No. 25/2008, paragraph 2-bis. We urge the Italian government to publicly disclose the…

Egypt: Girl ‘forcibly disappeared’ after demanding justice for father killed by police

Ali Salem was killed by police forces in broad daylight with a ‘close-range bullet to his head’, a rights group has said Egyptian security forces killed a farmer then forcibly disappeared his daughter who spoke out about his case, a rights…

Israel-Palestine war: Riled by Israel’s Gaza plans, Egypt pushes back

Egypt is telling the US that Israel’s stated goal to remove Hamas from governing the Gaza Strip is an unrealistic war aim, according to sources familiar with the matter. The warnings are being delivered regularly by Egyptian officials as Cairo…