Monthly Archives: January 2019

This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2019 (Jan 14-20)

Top Headlines Cairo declaration establishes Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum with seven countries AChristian man who has been kidnapped by suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula is a police forensic expert Egypt’s budget deficit in the first half of the … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Egypt’s Sisi interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes

  In my last week Egypt’s update,  I included few tweets and comments on the controversial CBS’s interview with Egypt’s President Sisi.  This week, however, there are more interesting and critical comments that I thought to post them separately here.    The … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2019 (7-13)

Top Headlines  US Pompeo visits Egypt, give a speech in American University, and visit newly-opened Cathedral and Mosque Egypt deports German of Egyptian origin for attempting to join Daesh terrorist elements in Sinai Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma sentenced to 15 years … Continue reading

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Syria and the Arab Return

  By the end of 2018, the Syrian–Arab relations witnessed a new beginning. The UAE announced the re-opening of its embassy in Damascus, while Bahrain said its diplomatic mission in Syria had been operating “without interruption.” Other sources also expect … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: On Egypt and the Copts

As Egyptian Copts celebrate Orthodox Christmas, I herewith compile a thread on my personal experience regarding  how the treatment of Copts  has changed in Egypt.    I grew up in Heliopolis, #Cairo. A suburb that has church for every Christian … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2019 ( Dec 31-Jan 6)

Top Headlines Egyptian explosives expert killed while trying to defuse bomb near a church in Cairo Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossing Sisi says Egypt and Israel cooperate against ISIS in Sinai Egypt’s Court of Cassation upholds acquittal of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 52-2018 ( Dec 24-31)

Top Headlines Three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide have been killed after a roadside bombhit a bus near the Giza pyramids in Egypt Egypt’s Mubarak testifies in the trial of his ousted successor Cairo military court confirms journalist … Continue reading

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