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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2019 (7-13)

Top Headlines  US Pompeo visits Egypt, give a speech in American University, and visit newly-opened Cathedral and Mosque Egypt deports German of Egyptian origin for attempting to join Daesh terrorist elements in Sinai Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma sentenced to 15 years … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: On Egypt and the Copts

As Egyptian Copts celebrate Orthodox Christmas, I herewith compile a thread on my personal experience regarding  how the treatment of Copts  has changed in Egypt.    I grew up in Heliopolis, #Cairo. A suburb that has church for every Christian … Continue reading

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Social Islamism In Egypt

Originally posted on Nervana:
An English version of my original Arabic piece in Al-Hurra Amr Salama’s Movie’s Sheikh Jackson In recent days, in Egypt, an Oscar-nominated film was referred to Al-Azhar, a crowd of Muslim worshippers attacked a church, and an…

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The Khashoggi affair: The art of the leak

Originally posted on Seth J. Frantzman:
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Nick Paton Walsh articulated it well: “The role [Turkey has] taken is not that of the virtuous prosecutor, but of the exploitative politician,” he wrote on October 18 about Ankara’s…

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Reblog: Yazidi girl Nadia Murad visits Egypt

Originally posted on Nervana:
Nadia Murad Basee Taha, the 21-year old Yazidi woman brutally tortured and raped by ISIS fighters in Iraq, has embarked on a very tricky mission: to confront the Muslim world with the crimes of ISIS. She…

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This Week in Egyp: Week 37 ( Sept-10-16)

Top Headlines Egypt arrests ex-President Mubarak’s sons for embezzlement Germany’s DW: Sex allegations against ex-staffer is credible Egypt’s prosecutor-general: Death of two British tourists in Hurghada caused by E. coli Bacteria France presses close ally Egypt to suspend mass death … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 34 ( August 20-26)

Top Headlines  4 police officers and 4 militants were killed in an attack in North Sinai’s Al-Arish ISIS claims responsibility for Sinai’s Al-Arish attack Egypt’s FM and intelligence chief head to Ethiopia to discuss Renaissance Dam Holidaymakers to be evacuated … Continue reading

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This Week n Egypt: Week 30 ( July 23 -29)

Top Headlines US releases $195M in military aid to Egypt that was previously withheld Tweets scorn Egypt’s Sisi in renewed online criticism Egypt seeks 75 death sentences over 2013 sit-in U.N. award-winning photographer awaits verdict in Egypt terrorism trial Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 20- 2018 ( May 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia reach agreement on next steps for dam technical studies Egypt’s Sisi orders Gaza border opened throughout the month of Ramadan Egypt opens four North Sinai hospitals to the rising number of Palestinian protesters wounded … Continue reading

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Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East

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Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram. After 12 years of diplomatic proposals and 20 months of tough negotiations, theocratic Iran and world powers have reached a nuclear deal that, regardless of its potential advantages, is undoubtedly a victory…

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