Category Archives: Egypt

This Week In Egypt – Week 28 2017 ( July 10-16)

Top Headlines Attacker kills two German tourists at Red Sea beach resort in Egypt Gunmen kill five Egyptian policemen in Badrashin south of Cairo IMF approves second loan payment to Egypt Deadly battle between police and island ‘squatters’ Egyptian army … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt. Week 27 ( July 3-9)

Top Headlines At least 23 Egyptian soldiers were killed when two suicide car bombs tore through army checkpoints in North Sinai Egypt, Gulf countries say Qatar displaying ‘lack of seriousness’ in response to their demands Supreme Constitutional Court forces government … Continue reading

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Twitter thread: The New York Times and Journalist Mohamed Fahmy

This week, David Kirpatrick wrote in the New York Times a report about journalist Mohamed Fahmy who has filed a lawsuit against his formal employer the Al-Jazeera Media Network. Here is a twitter thread by Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow in … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: A critical look at Ahdaf Soueif’s piece on Red Sea Islands

Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif has written an opinion piece about the transfir deal of two Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. Many in Egypt, myself included, share Soueif’s overall views. Her post was widely shared on social … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 26 ( June 26-July 2)

Top Headlines Egypt raises fuel prices for second time in less than a year Egyptian Air Forces air forces foil arms smuggling attempt in Western Desert Tiran and Sanafir to be located within Saudi territories without a handover ceremony Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 25 ( June 19-25)

Top headlines Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months Egypt’s Sisi ratifies contested deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt’s constitutional court temporarily halts all verdicts on islands transfer deal Interior Ministry kills three leading figures … Continue reading

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This week in Egypt 2017 – Week 24 ( June 13-18)

Top Headlines Egyptian lawmakers approve Red Sea Islands transfer to Saudi Arabia  Egypt bans fishing, diving at Tiran island in preparation for handover Al-Wafd MP declares resignation over Parliament’s approval of Red Sea Islands deal An Egyptian court sentences 31 … Continue reading

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The Week in Egypt: Week 23 ( June 5-11)

Top Headlines Egypt will transfer sovereignty of two islands to Saudi Arabia, which had been blocked in court, following parliamentary approval Arab powers, including Egypt, list 59 individuals as Qatar-linked terrorism supporters Egypt authorizes Greece to sponsor Egyptians expats in … Continue reading

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The Week in Egypt: Week 22 (May 29-June4)

Top Headlines Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar (early Monday) Egyptian closes its airspace and seaports for all Qatari transportation Four army personnel killed during anti-terrorist campaign in Egypt’s Western … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 21 (May 22-28)

Relatives of Coptic Christians surround their coffins, during their funeral service- via AP Top Headlines Gunmen in Egypt Force Coptic Christian Pilgrims From Buses and Kill at least 28 ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting on Coptic Christians in Egypt … Continue reading

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