Category Archives: Egypt

This Week in Egypt: Week 15 ( April 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi visits Washington Trump taps diplomatic veteran Jonathan Cohen to be ambassador to Egypt US pledges sanctions on Egypt if purchasing of Russian fighter S-35 jets occurs Egypt’s president meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo Egyptparliament to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 14 -2019 ( April 1-7)

Top Headlines  Egypt voices deep concern over new developments in Libya  Egypt’s Sisi starts tour to West Africa and the United States Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar expressed thank to Egypt for its “vital role in easing the blockade imposed on … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 13-2019 ( March 25-31)

Top Headlines Trump to host Egypt’s El-Sisi on April 9 Contrary to earlier rumors, Sisi participates in 30th Arab League Summit in Tunisia Egypt’s Sisi receives UAE’s crown prince in Alexandria Egypt’sSisi raises minimum wage by 67 percent Egyptian activist … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12 ( March 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt has signed a deal with Russia to buy more than 20  Sukhoi SU-35 multi-role fighter jets Egypt, Jordan and Iraq issue joint call to act against terrorism Israel’s Netanyahu admits approving German submarine sale to Egypt Sudan summons Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2019 ( March 11-17)

Top Headlines  Four Egyptians among casualties of New Zealand terror attack Egypt condemned the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques in, Christchurch, New Zealand Ankara prepares to deport 12 Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt over violations Egypt returns to LNG … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch, Egypt, and the Oscars

  International human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a recent article titled: ‘Egypt should win an Oscar for hypocrisy over praise for Rami Malek.’ Neela Ghosal, a senior researcher in the organisation, wrote that Egypt’s positive reaction to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 9-2019 ( Feb 25-Mar 3)

Top headlines Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo’s main railway station Cairo crash driver left train with brakes off during row Egypt’s transport minister resigns after deadly Cairo train crash Hamas members arrested in Egypt in … Continue reading

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What after the Pope’s visit to the UAE?

  Pope Francis and A-Azhar Grand Imam in UAE “Your family could not find an Arabic name for you?” My teacher looked at me with disdain as he was trying to prnounce my “foreign” name, “Nervana.” Moving to a public … Continue reading

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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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