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Egypt: parliament Okays creation of independent electoral commission

The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday passed a law creating the National Electoral Commission that will be responsible for all elections by 2024 in the North African nation. Two-thirds majority in the parliament voted the law and agreed to create the National Electoral Commission (NEC) as an independent authority that will be solely responsible for holding […]

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Egypt extends state of emergency

The Egyptian government has approved President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s proposal to extend the state of emergency amid an on-going militant campaign against the Christian minority in the North African nation. According to the cabinet’s statement read on national TV on Thursday, the country would extend the measure for three months. Lawmakers in Egypt unanimously approved […]

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Chad, other African countries cut ties with Doha

Chad’s president Idriss Deby has recalled its ambassador from Qatar for consultations, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. “The Chadian government calls on all concerned states to privilege dialogue to solve this crisis and asks Qatar to respect its commitments by ceasing any attitude likely to harm cohesion of states in the region and peace […]

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Algeria: four security forces injured in IS-linked attack

The Islamic State group (IS) has claimed responsibility of the Wednesday attack in Blida on a patrol of the Algerian gendarmerie in which four security forces were “slightly” injured, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. SITE jihadist monitoring service announced the information carried on by MEMO. IS through its media outlet, Amaq indicated that its fighters […]

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Sudan-Egypt diplomatic row escalates

Sudanese foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, on Sunday cancelled a trip to Egypt as President Omar al-Bashir’s declarations last week triggered a major diplomatic row between the two countries. “We told our brothers in Egypt about the postponement of the visit due to internal issues and it would take place later,” Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said […]

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Egypt: Three policemen killed in militant attack in Cairo

The Egyptian Interior Ministry announced Tuesday that three policemen were killed by militants in Cairo late on Monday. The three policemen, according to security officials, were killed in a gun battle with the militants in capital Cairo. The shooting took place at an intersection of the ring road, a busy Cairo expressway, in the city’s […]

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Egypt: 13 terrorists arrested for plotting attacks against amid Easter celebration

The Egyptian interior ministry announced Sunday the arrest of 13 terrorists across the country accused of plotting terror attacks against state officials, institutions and Christians one week after two subside bombings killed at least 45 people. The terrorists according to the ministry were arrested in four provinces, including Alexandria where a subside bomber killed several […]

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Egypt: Pope Francis decries Palm Sunday terrorist attacks

Catholic Holy Father Pope Francis on Sunday condemned bomb attacks on two Coptic churches which left at least 45 dead in Egypt. The pontiff who is due to visit Egypt later this month expressed his “deepest condolences” to all Egyptians and to the head of the Coptic Church, who is due to be one of […]

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Egypt’s El-Sisi visits Trump, vows to work with the U.S.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was President Donald Trump’s honored guest at the White House on Monday. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, whose government has been accused of killing, jailing or torturing tens of thousands of opponents, is the first Egyptian head of state to visit the White House since 2009. Speaking to reporters Monday after […]

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Egypt: WB disburses $1 billion in financial assistance

The World Bank has allocated $1 billion in financial assistance to Egypt as the North African seeks to revive its ailing economy hit by the 2011 political upheaval. According to  Dr. Asad Alam, World Bank Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti,  “The government [Egypt] has taken important steps in implementing key policy and institutional […]

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