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About nervana111

Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.

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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Social Islamism In Egypt

An English version of my original Arabic piece in Al-Hurra Amr Salama’s Movie’s Sheikh Jackson In recent days, in Egypt, an Oscar-nominated film was referred to Al-Azhar, a crowd of Muslim worshippers attacked a church, and an actress became the focus … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 51-2017 (Dec 18-24)

Top Headlines Egyptian security forces on Sunday killed nine suspected militants in a shootout in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya IS-affiliated media outlet releases video footage of al-Arish airbase attack  Britain designates 2 militant groups in Egypt as terrorist … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 50-2017 (Dec 11-17)

Top Headlines Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing Egypt raises security level around churches ahead of Christmas Egypt’s giant Zohr gas field starts production Egyptian presidential Shafiq hopeful apologizes to arrested supporters Egypt’s FP Shoukry: Sending … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Huge Decline in ISIS Propaganda Mirrors Losses on Battlefield

As the Islamic State nears defeat it appears that their communication apparatus may be failing as well. As the military triumphs have dwindled, the IS propaganda machine has shifted its tactics, focusing less on the utopian caliphate or on military … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 49- 2017 ( Dec 4-10)

Top Headlines Arab ministers meet in Egypt amid anger at the US Arab states urge U.S. to abandon Jerusalem move Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Coptic Pope reject meeting with Pence over Jerusalem move Egypt’s Sisi to meet Abbas … Continue reading

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Shadia’s Egypt and the fight to end radicalism

  Egyptian Diva Shadia Here is an English version of my latest article in Al-Hurra The legendary singer and actress Shadia, an Egyptian cultural icon, has passed away. Her death a week ago at the age of 86 recalls her one-time … Continue reading

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