Category Archives: Egypt

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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This Week in Egypt: Week 5-2019 ( Jan 28-Feb 3)

Top Headlines  France’s Macron: Egypt’s rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak A group of Egyptian lawmakers seek to extend El-Sisi term to at least 2024 Egypt’s military kills 8 ‘extremely dangerous’ terroristsin the Western desert British woman jailed … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 4 ( Jan 21-27)

Top Headlines IMF clears way for $2 billion loan payment to Egypt France’s Macron visits Egypt amid defense and rights concerns Sudan’s Bashir lands in Cairo for talks with Egypt’s Sisi Islamic State says it attacked soldiers, captured Christian in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2019 (Jan 14-20)

Top Headlines Cairo declaration establishes Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum with seven countries AChristian man who has been kidnapped by suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula is a police forensic expert Egypt’s budget deficit in the first half of the … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Egypt’s Sisi interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes

  In my last week Egypt’s update,  I included few tweets and comments on the controversial CBS’s interview with Egypt’s President Sisi.  This week, however, there are more interesting and critical comments that I thought to post them separately here.    The … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2019 ( Dec 31-Jan 6)

Top Headlines Egyptian explosives expert killed while trying to defuse bomb near a church in Cairo Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossing Sisi says Egypt and Israel cooperate against ISIS in Sinai Egypt’s Court of Cassation upholds acquittal of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 52-2018 ( Dec 24-31)

Top Headlines Three Vietnamese tourists and a local tour guide have been killed after a roadside bombhit a bus near the Giza pyramids in Egypt Egypt’s Mubarak testifies in the trial of his ousted successor Cairo military court confirms journalist … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 51-2018 ( Dec 17-23)

Top Headlines Egyptian court acquits 43 NGO workers over 2013 illegal foreign funding’ case Egypt appoints new military intelligence chief Cairo court starts hearings in a case to prolong Sisi’s terms in office Libyan authorities hands over 12 Egyptian children … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 50-2018 ( Dec 10-16)

Top Headlines Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting ‘one of a kind’ discovery -untouched for 4,400 years Egypt releases prominent activist blogger Wael Abbas Egypt’sannual urban consumer price inflation falls to 15.7 percent in November Egypt’s president decries migrants … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 49 ( Dec 3-9)

Top Headlines Egypt says police kill two gunmen behind November attack on Coptic Christians Italy names Egyptian police in murder student case Giulio Regeni Egypt’s Sisi inaugurates Egypt’s first arms exhibition in Cairo Egyptian court orders release of prominent Wael … Continue reading

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