Monthly Archives: March 2019

Twitter Thread: Turkey’s Local Elections

The Turkish local elections of 2019 will be held on Sunday 31 March 2019 throughout the 81 provinces of Turkey. A total of 30 metropolitan and 1,351 district municipal mayors, alongside 1,251 provincial and 20,500 municipal councillors will be elected, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12 ( March 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt has signed a deal with Russia to buy more than 20  Sukhoi SU-35 multi-role fighter jets Egypt, Jordan and Iraq issue joint call to act against terrorism Israel’s Netanyahu admits approving German submarine sale to Egypt Sudan summons Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2019 ( March 11-17)

Top Headlines  Four Egyptians among casualties of New Zealand terror attack Egypt condemned the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques in, Christchurch, New Zealand Ankara prepares to deport 12 Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt over violations Egypt returns to LNG … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch, Egypt, and the Oscars

  International human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a recent article titled: ‘Egypt should win an Oscar for hypocrisy over praise for Rami Malek.’ Neela Ghosal, a senior researcher in the organisation, wrote that Egypt’s positive reaction to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 10-2019 ( March 4-10)

Top Headlines  Six Egyptians are killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash Egypt’s Sisi appoints close military ally as transport minister Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan is released after five years in prison Malaysia deports 6 Egyptians allegedly affiliated with Ansar al-Sharia radical group … Continue reading

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My Twitter Thread on Women’s Day 2019

I do not usually re-publish my own Twitter threads, but this particular twitter thread is important to me as it reflects on my views on various issues related to women rights. I share it here for followers who are not … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Ilhan Omar and Israel

U.S. representative for Minnesota’s 5th congeressional  district, Somali -American politician Ilhan Omar has stirred several contraversies recently. The latest was her fued with fellow Democrat Nita Lowey over support of Israel and alleged anti-Semitic comments. Ilhan’s controversial comments has prompted the Anti-Defamation League to … Continue reading

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Reblog: Russian missiles separate NATO allies U.S. and Turkey

If you are interested in the Turkish-Americas relations, then you need to read this blog by Murat Yetkin. Enjoy….. Yetkin Report What would President Trump ask from Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan if he were allowed to ask for one thing … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 9-2019 ( Feb 25-Mar 3)

Top headlines Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo’s main railway station Cairo crash driver left train with brakes off during row Egypt’s transport minister resigns after deadly Cairo train crash Hamas members arrested in Egypt in … Continue reading

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