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This Week in Egypt: Week 16 ( April 15-21)

Top Headlines Egypt votes on changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to rule until 2030 Special U.S. Envoy Greenblatt: Deal of the Century does not include Sinai Moody’s upgrades Egypt’s rating to B2, expects more economic growth Egypt’s … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 10-2019 ( March 4-10)

Top Headlines  Six Egyptians are killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash Egypt’s Sisi appoints close military ally as transport minister Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan is released after five years in prison Malaysia deports 6 Egyptians allegedly affiliated with Ansar al-Sharia radical group … Continue reading

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Reblog: Russian missiles separate NATO allies U.S. and Turkey

If you are interested in the Turkish-Americas relations, then you need to read this blog by Murat Yetkin. Enjoy….. What would President Trump ask from Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan if he were allowed to ask for one thing only? An … 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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Twitter Thread: Palestinian fighters from Gaza who joined ISIS branch in Egypt’s Sinai

This is an important thread by Mahmoud Gamal on Palestenian fighters who joined ISIS’s Sinai branch:     Abd Al-Rahman Ahmed, nicknamed “Abu Bakr al-Ghazawi”, from Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, was among the wanted elements for … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 8-2019 ( Feb 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt executes nine over 2015 killing of public prosecutor Suicide bombing kills 3 policemen near Cairo’s famed bazaar Egypt hosts milestone summit for Arab-European ties Egypt turns Back veteran New York Times reporter David Kirkpatrick Saudi King arrives … Continue reading

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Re-Blog: All what you want to know about the Egyptian new counter-terrorism unit

Originally posted on egyptiandefenseblog:
Unit Formation Unit-888 counter-terrorism badge In July 2017, the Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces issued instructions to establish a semi-special forces unit to participate in new tasks as combat terrorism, which considered as kind of…

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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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