Tag Archives: Egypt

This Week in Egypt: Week 20 ( May 13-19)

Top Headlines An explosion targeting a tourist bus has injured at least 16 people in Egypt Egyptian forces kill 47 militants, lose five of their own men UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed visits in Egypt The IMF reaches … Continue reading

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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 15 ( April 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi visits Washington Trump taps diplomatic veteran Jonathan Cohen to be ambassador to Egypt US pledges sanctions on Egypt if purchasing of Russian fighter S-35 jets occurs Egypt’s president meets Libyan commander Haftar in Cairo Egyptparliament to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 14 -2019 ( April 1-7)

Top Headlines  Egypt voices deep concern over new developments in Libya  Egypt’s Sisi starts tour to West Africa and the United States Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar expressed thank to Egypt for its “vital role in easing the blockade imposed on … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 13-2019 ( March 25-31)

Top Headlines Trump to host Egypt’s El-Sisi on April 9 Contrary to earlier rumors, Sisi participates in 30th Arab League Summit in Tunisia Egypt’s Sisi receives UAE’s crown prince in Alexandria Egypt’sSisi raises minimum wage by 67 percent Egyptian activist … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 12 ( March 18-24)

Top Headlines Egypt has signed a deal with Russia to buy more than 20  Sukhoi SU-35 multi-role fighter jets Egypt, Jordan and Iraq issue joint call to act against terrorism Israel’s Netanyahu admits approving German submarine sale to Egypt Sudan summons Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch, Egypt, and the Oscars

  International human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a recent article titled: ‘Egypt should win an Oscar for hypocrisy over praise for Rami Malek.’ Neela Ghosal, a senior researcher in the organisation, wrote that Egypt’s positive reaction to … Continue reading

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My Twitter Thread on Women’s Day 2019

I do not usually re-publish my own Twitter threads, but this particular twitter thread is important to me as it reflects on my views on various issues related to women rights. I share it here for followers who are not … 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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What after the Pope’s visit to the UAE?

  Pope Francis and A-Azhar Grand Imam in UAE “Your family could not find an Arabic name for you?” My teacher looked at me with disdain as he was trying to prnounce my “foreign” name, “Nervana.” Moving to a public … Continue reading

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