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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 7-2019 ( Feb 11-17)

Top Headlines Egypt approves bill that means president Sisi could remain in office until 2034 Egyptian troops hit by deadly jihadist attack in Sinai Several Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai Egypt thwarts bomb attack on a security … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 6-2019 ( Feb 4-10)

Top Headlines  Al-Azhar’s Imam calls on Muslims in the Middle East to ’embrace’ Christians Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE Egypt’s Sisi is elected new chairman of African Union Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan discuss Renaissance Dam … Continue reading

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Re-Blog: All what you want to know about the Egyptian new counter-terrorism unit

Originally posted on egyptiandefenseblog:
Unit Formation Unit-888 counter-terrorism badge In July 2017, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces issued instructions to establish a semi-special forces unit to participate in new tasks as combat terrorism, which considered as kind of…

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This Week in Egypt: Week 5-2019 ( Jan 28-Feb 3)

Top Headlines  France’s Macron: Egypt’s rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak A group of Egyptian lawmakers seek to extend El-Sisi term to at least 2024 Egypt’s military kills 8 ‘extremely dangerous’ terroristsin the Western desert British woman jailed … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Lebanon’s New Government

Lebanon finally has a new government. Lebanese factions have agreed to form a new government of national unity, ending nearly nine months of bickering. Here is a twitter thread about the details and implications of its formation. Hezbollah’s leader Hassan … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 4 ( Jan 21-27)

Top Headlines IMF clears way for $2 billion loan payment to Egypt France’s Macron visits Egypt amid defense and rights concerns Sudan’s Bashir lands in Cairo for talks with Egypt’s Sisi Islamic State says it attacked soldiers, captured Christian in … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey

In a rare event, angry crowd stormed a Turkish military camp in Iraq’s Kurdish region near the city of Dohuk. I herewith include few tweets that explain the background of this incident .  Hundreds of people in the Kurdistan Region’s #Shiladze region … Continue reading

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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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