Abdel Fatah el Sisi

Impoverished on brink of explosion in Egypt

Egypt faces social unrest stirred by its ongoing economic hardship, intelligence officials have warned President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as Cairo went into lockdown on Friday amid protests against price rises and austerity measures. A high-ranking person within al-Mukhabarat al-Amma (General Intelligence Directorate), the country’s top security service, told Middle East[…]

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UK welcome for Egypt’s Sisi faces criticism

Egyptian opposition groups and human rights campaigners have called for the investigation and arrest of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and members of his entourage during his visit to London amid condemnation of the “red carpet” welcome extended by the British government to a leader accused of plunging his country[…]

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Hypocrite Par Excellence

OPINION by Ibrahim Vawda – The Media Review Network (MRN) finds that the support given to Al Sisi by Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is deeply concerning, irregular and condemnable. His open allegiance to Al Sisi and by extension to Israel is a vindication of the viewpoint that[…]

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Sisi approves new law setting up special courts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday approved an anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers in the face of a two-year-long insurgency that aims to topple his government. The law also details sentences for various crimes ranging from five years to the death[…]

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‘Sisi worse than Israel’, say Egyptian ex-pats

Hundreds of Egyptian expats gathered outside Darul Islam masjid in Surry Estate after Jumuah on Friday afternoon to voice their disdain at the current political situation in Egypt. Today marks two years since the military coup which saw the removal of democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi. Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood[…]

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Sisi ‘to change law to allow faster executions’

Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, appears poised to further crack down on dissent after announcing he would fast-track the judicial process in the aftermath of the assassination of the country’s lead prosecutor. On Tuesday, Sisi promised new laws that will allow Egyptian courts to speed up hearings, and appeared to[…]

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