Tag Archives: Copts

Twitter Thread: NYT David Kirkpatrick and Egypt’s Copts

Journalist and International correspondent for the New York Times has recently wrote an article in Church Times about Egypt’s Copts and their relationship with the Egyptian President Sisi. The article was full of disputed ideas that were promptly addressed by Samuel Tadros, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35 (Aug 27-Sept 2)

Top Headlines Ethiopian PM and Egyptian President Hold Talks In Beijing Egypt’s Sisi appoints Major General Sherif Seif El-Din Hussein as new head of the country’s anti-corruption authority Egypt‘s Sisi ratifies law to clamp down on social media Manal Mikhail … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 27-2018 ( July 2-8)

Top Headlines Egypt Air flight MS804 crash “caused by cockpit fire”, French investigators find Lebanese tourist sentenced to over 8 years in prison for insulting Egypt in a viral video Egypt opens Rafah border with Gaza, allowing passage in both … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt- Week 52-Last Week of 2017

Top Headlines Gunman kills 9 in Egypt church attack claimed by ISIS Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai attacks  Egypt security forces kill three suspected militants, arrest 10 others British woman accused of bringing 300 painkiller tablets into … Continue reading

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Social Islamism In Egypt

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 actress became the focus … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 51-2017 (Dec 18-24)

Top Headlines Egyptian security forces on Sunday killed nine suspected militants in a shootout in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya IS-affiliated media outlet releases video footage of al-Arish airbase attack  Britain designates 2 militant groups in Egypt as terrorist … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2017 ( 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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This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2017 (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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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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