Category Archives: Egypt

This Week in Egypt: Week 46- 2017 ( Nov 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office Egypt’s Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah, says there is enough turmoil in the Middle East Rights lawyer Khaled Ali says he will … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45-2017 ( Oct 30-Nov 5)

Top Headlines A fourth chamber has been discovered deep within in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Khufu Egypt security forces free officer kidnapped during Western Desert shootout  New al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for major Egypt’s Western Desert attack Egypt’s military … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Neglected Peripheries

Here is the English version for my Arabic piece published in Al-Hurra   A new spot was added to the Jihadi landscape in Egypt ____ Km 135. Details are still sketchy, but from what we know so far, Wahat Road, 135 km … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 44- 2017 (Oct 23-29)

Top headlines Egypt’s Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks Egypt’s Sisi appoints new chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces Pentagon officials announced a $64 million contract New mobile surveillance system for Egypt’s France’s Macron stresses security, not rights, with Egyptian leader … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2017 (Oct 16-22)

Top Headlines At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt’s Western desert: security sources Egypt’s Sisi pledges sacrifices of Western Desert police victims of terrorism “will not go in vain” Three policemen killed in attack on Egypt National … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and Egypt’s farcical moral code

Here is an English version for my Arabic piece for Al-Hurra   He was shy and introverted, yet polite and respectable, but there was something intriguing about my acquaintance I could not quite figure out. The intrigue ended one day when … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2017 ( Oct 9-15)

Top Headlines Several armed attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Egypt extends state of emergency for three months Coptic priest stabbed to death in Egypt Egypt loses in UNESCO runoff vote to French candidate Main Headlines Monday Sisi rewards each player of … Continue reading

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A Muslim woman’s choice

I wrote this piece for British newspaper I News “Is that your husband? He is English?” Of the millions of Egyptians in the world today, you opted to marry an Englishman?”   The Syrian passport control officer glared at me after … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2017 (Oct 2-8)

Top Headlines Egypt qualifies for World Cup after a 28-year absence Libya extracts remains of 20 Egyptians beheaded by IS in 2015 Egypt to extend buffer zone with Gaza Strip Egyptian Intelligence Chief meets Palestinian PM Hamas leader Ismail Haniya: … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 40-2017 (Sept 25-Oct1)

Top Headlines Egyptian air force strikes arms convoy at Egypt’s western border with Libya  Libya arrested perpetrators of beheading of 21 Copts in 2015 Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide sentenced to life in prison in ‘Beni Suef riots’ case Egyptian police … Continue reading

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