The World Has Grasped Egypt’s Terrorism Threats, Says El-Sisi

Egypt's president says world now sees why Egypt 'revolted against extremism', hopes for membership in UN Security Council in 2016

In his speech to the United Nations on Wednesday, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said that the world has begun to understand the reality of the extremism that Egyptians revolted against last year. 



Egyptian Interior Minister Promises to ‘Investigate Gabal al-Tair Incident’

Judge Amir Ramzi, head of the Shubra al-Khaima Criminal Court said that the Interior Minister has promised to look into the crisis of Gabal al-Tair.

The meeting was held with Major General Mohamed Ibrahim, Bishop Agathon of Maghagha in Minya, three priests from Minya, two of them from the village of Gabal al-Tair, one of the attacked villagers and former MP Dr. Ehab Ramzi.

Egypt’s NGOs Continue Struggle with Restrictive Draft Law

Civil groups in Egypt say that a new draft law governing NGOs is unconstitutional - and designed to hamper groups that serve as watchdogs or spark criticism

Egypt's NGOs say they are facing uncertainty after the government announced they will have to officially register under a law from the era of toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak – part of what they say are continual efforts to eliminate certain civil groups that might be seen as posing a threat.

The social solidarity ministry announced in July that all civil groups must be registered with the government, as per law 84 issued in 2002, which critics say was used to hamper rights organisations' mobility and freedom under Mubarak's regime.

Egypt’s Border with Libya, Sudan Ripe for Islamic State Expansion

Egypt’s border regions with Libya and Sudan lack government control, and are perfect ground for would-be jihadists to conduct smuggling and build up their strength.

As the United States gears up for its war on the Islamic State (IS), US Secretary of State John Kerryis flying all over the Middle East to form an international coalition of regional powers to join the war. His efforts have been met with nothing more than lip service for many reasons, but primarily the lack of credibility the United States has in the Middle East under President Barack Obama’s leadership, especially in Egypt. The Egyptian government’s official position is “backing the coalition” but “not joining” it, preferring to “fight its own battle against this common enemy.”

Egypt Amends Law to Include Life Sentence for Receiving Funds, Arms

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued an amendment to the Penal Code on September 21 penalizing the receipt of foreign funding with a life sentence, as well as the payment of fines.

The decision follows an ultimatum by the Ministry of Social Solidarity for all NGOs working outside its scope to legalize their status, seen by some as an attempted crackdown on the work of human rights organizations in Egypt.

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