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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 48-2018 ( Nov 26-Dec 2 )

Top Headlines  Egypt’s Sisi receives Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Giulio Regeni: Italy names Egyptian agents as murder suspects Italian foreign minister summons Egyptian ambassador over Regeni murder Internal ISIS documents sheds light on aid Hamas gave to … Continue reading

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Social Islamism In Egypt

Originally posted on Nervana:
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…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 47 (Nov 19-25)

Top Headlines Egypt and Sudan set up joint patrols against cross-border threats Court in Egypt upheld death sentences for nine people convicted of the murder of top prosecutor three years ago Well- preserved Mummified woman dating back 3,000 years is … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46-2018 ( Nov 12- 18)

Top Headlines Egyptian police foil terrorist attack on checkpoint in North Sinai ISIS Province of Sinai‘s latest video confirms the death of its former leader; features former police and military personnel who claim to have joined the militant group in Sinai HRW: Mass arrests … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: The Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen’s Houthis

The Washington Post has decided to publish an opinion piece by Yemen’s Houthi militia Mohammed Ali al-Houthi. That decision, however has triggered fierce criticism on Twitter. Here are few examples:      Opinion | Houthi leader: We want peace for … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45 ( Nov 5-11)

Top Headlines Egypt puts key members of ‘al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya’ on terror list An Egyptian court has convicted 65 suspected militants of setting up a terrorist group and declaring allegiance to the extremist Islamic State group Standard & Poor’s credit rating … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia and the challenges of Khashoggi’s murder

The brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has triggered dangerous repercussions for Saudi Arabia. Following the country’s formal admission of killing Khashoggi inside its consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia has hoped the crisis triggered by his brutal murder will gradually … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt- Week 44 (Oct 29-Nov 4)

Top Headlines  ISIS terror attack kill seven Copts in a bus ambush in Upper Egypt Egyptian security forces killed 19 Islamist militants from a cell believed to be responsible for an attack on Christians in Minya Egyptian security forces kill … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2018 ( Oct 22-28)

Top Headlines Egyptian police kill 11 ‘fugitive terrorists’ in shootout in Western Desert Egypt reaches agreement between Israel and Hamas to ease violence on border Egypt’s Sisi heads to Berlinfor a four-day visit Egypt has announced that news websites and … Continue reading

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The Khashoggi affair: The art of the leak

Originally posted on Seth J. Frantzman:
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Nick Paton Walsh articulated it well: “The role [Turkey has] taken is not that of the virtuous prosecutor, but of the exploitative politician,” he wrote on October 18 about Ankara’s…

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