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Regional and International Relations
US Relations with Egypt: One Problem at a Time
H.A. Hellyer writes, “American-Egyptian relations are structured in a piecemeal fashion, lacking strategic thinking and planning for long-term stability.”
Sisi to Visit Cyprus and Spain Later in April – Presidency
Aswat Masriya reports that al-Sisi’s visit to Cyprus and Spain seeks to advance economic investment deals between the two countries.
Arab Army Chiefs to Meet on Joint Military Force
An Arab League official said Arab army chiefs will meet in Cairo next week to discuss forming joint military force.
Egypt`s Sisi Meets CIA Chief Brennan in Cairo
The meeting focused on the “war on terror” and the recent developments in the Middle East.
Egypt to Join Military Maneuver with Saudi and Gulf States
President al-Sisi meets Saudi Defense Minister Mohamed bin Salman.
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
HRW Tackles Egyptian Judiciary for ‘Politicization’ and ‘Draconian Sentences’
Tim Nanns writes, “Rights group’s report condemns practice of mass trials.”
Badie Speaks for First Time Since Death Sentence
The Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie spoke for the first time since his death sentence.
Egyptian, Two Israelis Receive Life Sentences for Spying
Criminal court in Arish sentenced an Egyptian citizen and two Israelis to life in prison and a 10,000 Egyptian pound fine for espionage.
Egypt Moves Closer to Labelling Football Fans as Terrorists
James M. Dorsey reflects on the arrest of five members of Ultras White Knights.
Eleven Death Sentences Referred to Grand Mufti over Port Said Stadium Violence
El-Sayid Gamal El-Din reports on the trial of eleven defendants charged with Port Said stadium violence in 2012.
Court Grants Interior Ministry Authority to Deport "Foreign Homosexuals"
Administrative court grants Minister of Interior right to deport “homosexual foreigners.”
Timeline: Egypt Faces Near Daily Attacks
Ali Mohamed compiles data on attacks in Egypt since the beginning of 2015.
Interior Minister Reshuffles Several Senior Positions
“Second reshuffle occurs since appointment of Magdy Abdel Ghaffar as Interior Minister.”
Reports and Opinions
Religious Endowments Ministry to Form Anti-Atheism Awareness Groups
Conference to be held in May to establish new regulations on religious speech.
Clashes Break out at Cairo University
Cairo University students and security personnel clash on Sunday.
Egypt`s Azhar Flexes its Muscles
Khalid Dawoud writes on al-Azhar’s response to the Islam al-Buhairi’s show.
The Militarization of Justice
Farid Farid sheds light on rights groups’ efforts to put an end to military trials in Egypt.
Egypt`s Interior Ministry Lashes at Critical News Report
“The privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper published a report criticizing police practices, citing citizens who say they are worse than before 2011,” Ahram Online reports.
Five Controversies around the New Electoral Laws
The article sheds light on the issues related to the newly drafted electoral law bills.
Military and Police Clashes: More than Personal Conflicts
Mada Masr writes a report on the rising feud between the military and police. This article is published in Arabic.
Legally or Illegally? How to Make a Film in Egypt
Aida Elkashef writes on the formal process of film production in Egypt.
Giza School Burns Alleged Islamist Books
Adham Youssef writes on the burning of a set of books that allegedly incite violence and adopt Brotherhood ideology.
Fahmy ‘Troubled’ by Long Delay for Canadian Passport
Nourhan Magdi writes on Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s status as he waits for the Canadian government to issue a passport as a citizen of the country.
ترسيم حدود الدوائر الانتخابية بين المعايير الدولية وتداعيات قانون تقسيم الدوائر الانتخابية في مصر ٢٠١٥
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights releases a paper on redistricting electoral constituencies and the ramifications of the 2015 electoral law.
كل هذا الانسداد السياسي
Abdullah al-Sinawy writes on the state’s role in institutionalizing political diversity and expression in the country.
"الداخلية": العمليات الإرهابية تراجعت بنسبة 65%
Ministry of Interior spokesman says terrorism down by 65% percent compared to “before.”
التطرف .. بين الديني والعلماني
Ahmed Abbrabbo writes on the sociopolitical obstacles of establishing democratic transition in Egypt.
الحكومة تحارب التَشدّد بحذف نصوص دراسيّة دينيّة وتاريخيّة... والسلفيّون يعترضون
Ayah Aman writes, “The Egyptian Ministry of Education has decided to remove some Islamic texts that it says incite violence and extremism from school curricula in a move Salafists decry as an attempt to distort history.” This article is published in English.
مصر: تغليظ عقوبة حفر الأنفاق بين مصر وغزّة ودراسة توسيع المنطقة العازلة
Ahmed Fouad writes on the military’s recent discovery of a 2.8 kilometer long tunnel linking Sinai to Gaza. This article is published in English.
رسائل تفجير "كهرباء مدينة الإنتاج
This article sheds light the underlying causes of targeting electricity pylons in media city. This article is published in English.
هل يريد "السيسي" برلمانًا؟
This article discusses whether the current regime headed by al-Sisi has the conduction of parliamentary elections in its best interests or not. This article is published in English.
تناقضات في موقف الإخوان من عاصفة الحزم
Ahmed Fouad writes, “Sunni parties in Egypt support Saudi Arabia`s airstrikes on Yemen, while the Muslim Brotherhood’s reaction remains ambiguous.” This article is published in English.
Articles on Jadaliyya Egypt
من اجل مجتمع مدني فاعل في مصر: مقابلة للوضع بين لينا عطا الله وجاسر عبد الرازق
Status Audio Journal Hosts Page releases an interview between Lina Attallah and Gaser Abdelrazzaq.
عن ما بعد الثورة وقبلها: مقابلة للوضع بين سنان أنطون وبلال فضل
Status Audio Journal Hosts Page releases an interview between Sinan Antoon and Bilal Fadl.