Monthly Archives: January 2018

This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2018 ( January 8-12)

Top Headlines Presidential elections set for March 26-28 in Egypt Egypt opens criminal inquiry over a New York Times article Egypt approves cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections Ex-military chief of staff General Sami Anan will run in Egyptian presidential election Israel … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2018 ( Jan 1-7)

Top Headlines Egypt to extend state of emergency for 3 months Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik is no longer considering running for president in this year’s election Sudan recalls its ambassador from Egypt amid tensions Sisi attended Christmas mass … Continue reading

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Twitter Threads on Iran Protests

Here are interesting Twitter threads on the current protests in Iran that I would like to share. 2. Lots of unrest in Iran's Kurdish areas. About 10% of Iran's population are Kurds, around half of whom are Sunni not Shia. … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt- Week 52-Last Week of 2017

Top Headlines Gunman kills 9 in Egypt church attack claimed by ISIS Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai attacks  Egypt security forces kill three suspected militants, arrest 10 others British woman accused of bringing 300 painkiller tablets into … Continue reading

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