Category Archives: Egypt

This Week in Egypt: Week 34 ( August 13-19)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi ratifies law tightening control over websites Egypt prosecution refers killers of Bishop Epiphanius to criminal court Egyptian president Sisi meets Saudi King Salman in Neom City Egypt’s central bank keeps interest rates unchanged Israeli official confirms head … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 32 ( August 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s security forces thwarted a suicide bomb attack on a church outside Cairo Egypt’s Sisi receives Abu_Dhabi Crown Prince in Cairo Egypt rated ‘B’ by global credit agency, with ‘positive outlook’ Egypt’s annual core inflation down to 8.5% Egypt’s Suez … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: The Crisis within Egypt’s Coptic Church

In the light of last week’s sad murder of Coptic Bishop Epiphanius, here is a fascinating collection of tweets discussing the delicate crisis within Egypt’s Coptic Church, mainly by Samual Taros, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute, with contribution from … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: The Farcical Al-Jazeera Report on Egypt’s Counter-terrorism Operation in Sinai

This is an excellent thread on Al-Jazeera Arabic TV’s  farcical report  on Egypt’s ’s anti-terrorism operation in #Sinai. Thread. Everything wrong with the first episode of Aljazeera's new programme on #Sinai. #سيناء_حروب_التيهhttps://t.co/1QFJNoYVdM — Egypt Defence Review (@EgyGreenfly) July 30, 2018 First … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 31 (July 30- Aug 5)

Top Headlines  Sudan frees 5 Egyptian troops captured by Libyans 52 alleged militants killed in past month in extensive operation “Sinai 2018” Egypt’s FM Shoukry heads to Washingtonto meet with Pompeo, Bolton Egypt to conclude economic reform program by 2019: … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 29-2018 ( July 16-23)

Top Headlines  Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leaders Egypt’s Sisi says false rumours  are the main threat to Arab countries Egypt parliament passes a bill giving immunity to security commanders during 30 June revolution Egypt increases … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 28-2018 ( July 9-15)

Top Headlines  Egypt denounces reports that 2016 Paris-Cairo Egypt Air crash was due to cockpit fire Hamas said it had reached a ceasefire with Israel brokered by Egypt Italian company Eni reveals second oil discovery in Egypt’s Western desert Egyptian … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 27-2018 ( July 2-8)

Top Headlines Egypt Air flight MS804 crash “caused by cockpit fire”, French investigators find Lebanese tourist sentenced to over 8 years in prison for insulting Egypt in a viral video Egypt opens Rafah border with Gaza, allowing passage in both … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Football “Naksa”

  Here is an English version of my latest piece in Al-Hurra, you can read the Arabic on here   One cannot grow up in Egypt and not love football. The smiles of kids playing in the streets, their joy and passion, and … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 26-2018 ( June 25-July 1)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Al-Sisi appoints Abbas Kamel as the country’s new chief of General Intelligence Service Egypt’s Sisi, facing online backlash, says country is on “the right track” Egypt’s national football coachis fired following disappointing World Cup campaign Egypt … Continue reading

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