Verdict for Warraq residents’ lawsuit against the government set for March 26

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/01/26/news/u/verdict-for-warraq-residents-lawsuit-against-the-government-set-for-march-26/ The date of March 23 has seen set for the ruling in a lawsuit filed by Warraqresidents against a government decision to develop a new urban community on the disputed Cairo island. The date, set by the State...

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While human rights linger on US radar, Pompeo Cairo visit focuses on regional cooperation

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/01/11/feature/politics/while-human-rights-linger-on-us-radar-pompeo-cairo-visit-focuses-on-regional-cooperation/ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo on Thursday ahead of his address on the role of the US in the Middle East...

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Sources: Presidency gives Egyptian media orders not to cover CBS interview with Sisi

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/01/06/feature/politics/sources-presidency-gives-egyptian-media-explicit-orders-to-refrain-from-covering-cbs-interview-with-sisi/ Two separate media sources within the intelligence-controlled Egyptian Media Group (EMG) say that they have received explicit orders from the presidency’s media office to refrain from...

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‘So much damage has been done’: Court acquits 43 defendants of all charges in NGO foreign funding case

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/12/20/feature/politics/so-much-damage-has-been-done-court-acquits-43-defendants-of-all-charges-in-ngo-foreign-funding-case/ A Cairo court acquitted on Thursday 43 defendants tried as part of the NGO foreign funding case, overturning a June 2013 sentence convicting them of operating unlicensed NGOs and receiving foreign...

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New Egyptian proposal for Fatah-Hamas reconciliation that could send Palestinians to polls awaits Abbas approval

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Ahmad Shehada and Thaier Oun Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/28/feature/politics/new-egyptian-proposal-for-fatah-hamas-reconciliation-that-could-send-palestinians-to-polls-awaits-abbas-approv Egyptian mediation brought tensions between Hamas and Israel down to a suspicious simmer after Gaza was nearly plunged into war at the beginning of November...

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Cairo, Khartoum discuss end to proxy fighting in Libya in bilateral meeting

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/25/feature/politics/cairo-khartoum-discuss-end-to-proxy-fighting-in-libya-in-bilateral-meeting/ Egypt’s defense minister concluded a meeting on security cooperation with his Sudanese counterpart in Khartoum on Sunday, with sources close to the talks saying that Libya was slated to be the primary focus of the...

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2 years after the loan agreement: What the IMF failed to anticipate

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Beesan Kassab Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/22/feature/economy/2-years-after-the-loan-agreement-what-the-imf-failed-to-anticipate/   On November 11, 2016, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Egyptian government finalized a US$12 billion loan agreement tied to an economic reform plan that included a series of austerity measures and the...

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Looking for the root causes of the potato crisis

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy and Nada Arafat Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/22/feature/economy/looking-for-the-root-causes-of-the-potato-crisis/ Approach a vegetable vendor in Cairo in recent months looking for potatoes, and you’ll likely be in for a surprise. For one kilogram of potatoes, a staple food item for many Egyptians, you might pay as much as LE14...

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US midterm elections: Bad news for Sisi?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Sharif Abdel Kouddous Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/15/feature/politics/us-midterm-elections-bad-news-for-sisi/ The Democratic Party chalked up victories across the United States in the midterm elections on November 6, gaining control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years. The Democrats needed to gain 23 seats to seize...

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Egypt exerts heavy pressure on Hamas leaders to halt attacks, refuses to make demands of Israel

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/13/feature/politics/egypt-exerts-heavy-pressure-on-hamas-leaders-to-halt-attacks-refuses-to-make-demands-of-israel/   Egypt exerted heavy pressure on Hamas over the last two days to declare a ceasefire with Israel though it refrained from making similar demands of the Israeli side, according to a high-level...

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Minya attack: Did Ashmawy coordinate Al-Qaeda and Islamic State activities in Egypt?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): N/A Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/06/feature/politics/minya-attack-did-ashmawy-coordinate-al-qaeda-and-islamic-state-activities-in-egypt/ While the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Friday attack on a bus caravan making its way to the St. Samuel Coptic Orthodox Monastery, information has been slow to trickle in about the details behind...

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Gaza truce negotiations resume in latest round of Cairo-mediated talks

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Ahmad Shehada Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/10/04/feature/politics/gaza-truce-negotiations-resume-in-latest-round-of-cairo-mediated-talks/ After a breakdown in mediation efforts last month, a four-day meeting between a Hamas delegation and Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) officials in Cairo concluded on Wednesday with a proposal to salvage a...

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