Monthly Archives: August 2017

This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2017 (Aug 21-27)

Top Headlines U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid Egypt’s Sisi and Shoukry meet Kushner after US holds back aid Egypt says US gave “just a few hours notice” before announcing massive aid cuts After aid crisis, … Continue reading

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The Road to Barcelona

  Here is an English version of my second Arabic article, the Road to Barcelona, initially published in Arabic in Al-Hurra Photo of King of Spain attending minute of silence for victims of Barcelona’s Terror attacks- Via NYT/Getty Images Al-Andalus, Year … Continue reading

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El Viaje A Los Atentados De Barcelona

Escribí este artículo para Al-Hurra Está es una versión traducida al español   La fotografia de un sospechoso del atentados de Barcelona-  AFP Al-Ándalus, Año 1010 – Muhammed II pidió ayuda a dos dirigentes catalanes, el conde de Barcelona y el conde … Continue reading

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Egyptian cinema and glamorizing violence

It is a pleasure and honour to join many liberal voices writing in the new Al-Hurra digital Arabic platform.  Here is, with permission, an english version of my first piece, which you can read it in Arabic here Film “There isa … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 34 ( Aug 14-20)

Top Headlines Italy to return its ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student US military will take part in a joint military exercise with Egypt for the first time since the toppling of Mubarak in 2011 Hamas commander killed in … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Terror in Barcelona

Here is a collection of tweets about the latest terror attack in Barcelona. It includes a very insightful twitter thread by The New York Times Correspondent Rukmini Callimachi. SPAIN – Terrorist attack– Barcelona and Cambrils-14 killed, over 100 wounded– Victims … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 33 (Aug 7-13)

Top Headlines  Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 36 people Head of Egypt’s railway department resigns after deadly train collision ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a patrol car that killed four Egyptian … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Jenan Moussa on ISIS wives and Yazidi slaves

On the third anniversary of ‘Islamic State’ attack on the Yazidi community in Iraq, this Twitter thread by the amazing journalist Jenan Moussa is painful, albeit a must read .   2/ Today marks 3yrs after horrible ISIS slaughter of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 31 (July 31-Aug 6)

Top Headlines Egypt dismisses Qatari allegations of using membership to ‘achieve political purposes’ Egypt’s foreign-currency reserves jumped to a record in July, as investor confidence surged Egypt names new head of stock exchange Egypt and Russia broker truce between Syrian … Continue reading

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