Tag Archives: Egypt

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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This Week in Egypt: Week 7-2019 ( Feb 11-17)

Top Headlines Egypt approves bill that means president Sisi could remain in office until 2034 Egyptian troops hit by deadly jihadist attack in Sinai Several Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai Egypt thwarts bomb attack on a security … Continue reading

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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 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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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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