Tag Archives: Abdel El-Sisi

Egypt Arrests Editor Of Last Independent News Outlet

The New York Times reports: Egyptian security forces arrested a senior editor of the country’s last significant independent news outlet on Saturday, in a new peak to a six-year-old crackdown on press freedom under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The editor in chief of the outlet, the online publication Mada Masr, said Saturday that a few weeks ago, the authorities had …

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REPORT: Stunned Silence At G7 When Trump Called Out “Where My Favorite Dictator?” To Egyptian President

Axios reports: Searching a room for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at last month’s G7 summit in France, President Trump called out: “Where’s my favorite dictator?” Why it matters: Sisi really is a dictator, and he really is closely allied with the Trump administration. Trump is untroubled by the idea of partnering with authoritarians, but his remark was “met by …

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