Cairo (MEMO) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been re-elected with an estimated 97 percent of the vote, the exact proportion that brought the former military general to his first term four years ago, the Egyptian election commission announced yesterday. However, voter turnout at the election last week was lower than in
London (MEMO) – A cross-party group of senior British MPs has petitioned the Egyptian government to allow access to the jailed former president Mohamed Morsi, amid reports that his health has seriously deteriorated, says The Guardian. Morsi is being held in isolation in Tora prison and his family has been allowed to visit him
Cairo (MEE) – An Egyptian intelligence officer urged a number of prominent talk show hosts in the country to persuade their viewers to accept the US position that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the New York Times reported. In four audio recordings obtained by the Times, Captain Ashraf al-Kholi reportedly told the
Cairo (MEE) – Egypt Daily News has long claimed to be the only ‘independent’ daily in a heavily restricted media landscape. The Egypt Daily News site is to be taken over by a state-run newspaper as part of moves targeting the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Egypt Independent, the committee assigned
Cairo (MEE) – On the anniversary of the military coup which brought Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power, Egyptians are bursting with anger at his regime. Here are three ways this could boil over. “Sisi has failed himself and Egypt,” Bahey Eldin Hassan, director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, told me last
(GPA) On May 29th, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly announced his willingness to work towards a statehood solution for Palestinians. But with new plans to massively expand West Bank settlements, it seems more and more less likely that this promise will come to fruition– at least in a reasonable manner.