Category Archives: Egypt

This Week in Egypt: Week 38-2017 ( Sept 11-17)

Top Headlines Militants attacked a security convoy in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 18 policemen Two Egyptian soldiers, 5 militants killed in North Sinai shootout in North Sina Egypt’s Court of Cassation upholds ousted president Morsi’s life sentence Egypt detains … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt – Week 37-2017 ( Sept 4-10)

Top Headlines ‘Bright Star’ military drills kick off between Egypt and US HRW condemns Egypt ‘assembly line of torture’, government denies allegations Egypt blocks HRW site after torture report is released Egypt announces the discovery of a 3,500-year old pharaonic … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 36-2017 (Aug 28-Sept 3)

Top Headlines UK lifts laptop cabin ban on flights from Cairo Israel’s ambassador returns to Egypt after 8 months away Israel may reduce Egypt’s fine for halting gas supplies in 2012 Egypt blocks more websites raising the total number of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2017 (Aug 21-27)

Top Headlines U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid Egypt’s Sisi and Shoukry meet Kushner after US holds back aid Egypt says US gave “just a few hours notice” before announcing massive aid cuts After aid crisis, … Continue reading

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Egyptian cinema and glamorizing violence

It is a pleasure and honour to join many liberal voices writing in the new Al-Hurra digital Arabic platform.  Here is, with permission, an english version of my first piece, which you can read it in Arabic here Film “There isa … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 34 ( Aug 14-20)

Top Headlines Italy to return its ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student US military will take part in a joint military exercise with Egypt for the first time since the toppling of Mubarak in 2011 Hamas commander killed in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 33 (Aug 7-13)

Top Headlines  Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 36 people Head of Egypt’s railway department resigns after deadly train collision ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a patrol car that killed four Egyptian … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 31 (July 31-Aug 6)

Top Headlines Egypt dismisses Qatari allegations of using membership to ‘achieve political purposes’ Egypt’s foreign-currency reserves jumped to a record in July, as investor confidence surged Egypt names new head of stock exchange Egypt and Russia broker truce between Syrian … Continue reading

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Al-Azhar’s Farcical Fatwa Kiosks

    “Fatwa Kiosk” – photo via Al-Fajr newspaper   Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy has opened a number of kiosks in one of Cairo’s main underground metro stations to allow commuters to “seek guidance on Islamic issues.” According to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 30- 2017 ( July 24-30)

Top Headlines An Egyptian tank crew saved up to 50 people from a car bomb packed with explosives Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain will allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies Qatar turns down new LNG … Continue reading

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