|ARAB WEST REPORT|
At least four police officers were killed on Wednesday morning when a suicide bomer detonated an explosives-packed vehicle next to a police club in northern Sinai, according to the Egyptian state news media. The Islamic State's local affiliate, called Sinai Province, claimed responsibility for the bombing in a statement distributed on social media accounts.
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) affirmed Monday that reforming the legislative and regulatory structure of the press and the media in Egypt is the only way to avoid cases where breaches of privacy rights conflict with freedom of expression and the public's right to know.
Number 10 will this week host its own Pyramid-shaped elephant in the room as Egypt's President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi sits down for an expensive meal with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. There will be the protesters hooting in the background, but the said elephant will repeat only one mantra: “Sisi is quite popular.” This is true, in many ways.
Egypt's workers played a major role in the surge of protests that swept across the country in the 2000s, leading to the undermining and eventual fall of the regime of Husni Mubārak in 2011. Despite subsequent regime crackdowns on domestic dissent, the independent labor movement continued its struggle to transform the Egyptian system.
A journalist and the editor-in-chief of a newspaper run by state-owned Akhbār al-Yawm news organization were referred to a criminal court on Saturday for publishing and writing an article with “obscene sexual content”.