Egypt

Turning 'cold Peace' Warm: Can Israel's Gas Improve Relations With Neighbours?

Israeli gas supply to Egypt will surely bolster relations between the two countries, claims a former envoy, but it won't be able to get the two peoples closer, simply because Egypt still harbours strong anti-Israel sentiments that even President...
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Islamic Reform? Top Muslim University Says 'no'

Largely unknown to and unreported in the West, a large, two-day conference was recently hosted (Jan. 27–28) by Al Azhar University in Egypt and attended by the leading clerics and politicians from 46 nations. Titled "Renewal in Islamic Thought,"...

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Egypt: Doctors Start Campaign Against Fgm, Objector Says “it Is A Religious Thing. Do You Want To...

“It is a religious thing. Do you want to change religion?” said metro user Ibrahim Hassan in response to the “White Coats” campaign. “You only listen to what the West is saying.” Establishment media treatments of female genital...
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Syrian Military Shoots Down 5 Drones Targeting Oil Refinery In Homs - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) - The Syrian armed forces have shot down five unmanned aircraft attempting to attack an oil-processing plant in Syria's western province of Homs‎, Sham FM radio station reported on Sunday.
Related topics: Military, Drones, Homs, Syria, Cairo

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Ex-minister’s Brother Jailed For Smuggling Egypt Antiquities

A Cairo criminal court sentenced the brother of a former Egyptian finance minister to 30 years in jail on Saturday for smuggling antiquities out of the country, a judicial source said. Raouf Ghali, the sibling of Hosni Mubarak-era finance minister...
Related topics: Cairo, Hosni Mubarak

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Negotiators From Ethiopia, Sudan And Egypt Optimistic On Nile Dam Standoff

Delegations from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan continue to negotiate water usage issues relating to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam being built on the Nile River. Following two days of meetings in Washington, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a...
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Back On Track: Egypt Now Following The Right Path After Revolution - Scholar

Nine years after a revolution, Egypt is still coping with a number of security and economic challenges, says Amr Zakariya. But despite difficulties the country is now moving in the right direction, believes the expert.

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Why Egypt And Ethiopia Can't Agree On How To Manage Water Resources

Michael Greco Security, Middle East Unless Egypt addresses its water management crisis, instability may pay an unwelcome visit to the head of the Nile. In a final push before the self-imposed deadline to call upon an official mediator, Egyptian,...
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Family Of American Who Died In Egypt Prison Seeking Us Response, Trump Condolences

The family of an American citizen who died in an Egyptian prison said they are disappointed that they haven't heard from President Donald Trump or other senior officials.
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Official: Sudan To Hand Over Omar Al-bashir For Genocide Trial

CAIRO — Sudan’s transitional authorities have agreed to hand over ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court to face trial on charges of war crimes and genocide, a top Sudanese official said Tuesday, in a deal with...
Related topics: Sudan, Cairo, International Criminal Court

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Egypt Moves Toward Toughening Up Draconian Anti-terror Law

Egypt's legislature on Monday gave its initial approval for toughening up already draconian anti-terrorism laws, with amendments that include life sentences and capital punishment for funding terrorism, the state-run news agency said.The sweeping...
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Mahmoud Abbas Changes His Mind

That distinguished statesman Mahmoud Abbas, enraged at the Trump peace initiative, announced at an emergency meeting of the Arab League in Cairo on February 1 – a meeting that he had requested — that he was cutting off all ties with Israel...
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Egypt's President Says Consensus On Libya Being Violated By 'well-known Regional Sides'

ADDIS ABABA (Sputnik) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi on Saturday accused several unspecified countries of violating the consensus on Libya, reached this January in Berlin.
Related topics: Libya, Germany, Berlin

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Pro-democracy Activist Imprisoned For 4 Years Freed

Egypt has freed a pro-democracy activist who spent over four years in prison and rose to local prominence as one of the faces of the 2011 uprising
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Egypt: Special Forces Officer Dismissed Over His Views Of Islam, Leads Al-qaeda-linked Jihad Terror...

The government of Egypt does not hesitate to dismiss officers with jihadist sentiments from its military. In the United States, a similar move against a Muslim officer such as Nidal Malik Hasan, who murdered 13 people at Fort Hood while screaming...
Related topics: Religion, Al-qaeda, Military

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Egypt Frees Pro-democracy Activist Imprisoned For 4 Years

Egypt on Friday freed a pro-democracy activist who spent over four years in prison and rose to local prominence as one of the faces of the country’s 2011 uprising, his lawyer said.Ramy Sayed, 31, had coordinated protests for the April 6 youth...
Related topics: Activism, Protests

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From Souring Ties With Egypt To Fomenting Civil War: Journo Recalls Story Of Mossad’s Ops In Sudan

On Monday, in an unprecedented move, Sudanese head of state Abdel Fattah al-Burhan met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda, calling the get-together an attempt to establish “a relationship of goodwill” and form a...
Related topics: Mossad, Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Uganda

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Tajikistan Arrests 113 For Muslim Brotherhood Membership

The great irony is that Muslim countries, whether it’s Egypt, the UAE or, in this case, Tajikistan are far more realistic about the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood, than countries like the UK, where the Brotherhood effectively...
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Palestinians Are “disappointed” In Initial Arab Response — Arab League Then Rejects The Trump...

When the Trump Plan was first rolled out at the White House, three Arab ambassadors – from Bahrain, the UAE, and Oman – were in attendance, in seeming support of the plan. Still other Arab countries – Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco – released...
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With Former Leader Gone, Sudan To Benefit From Ties With Israel - Scholar

Sudan has become tired of its previous regime that had encouraged extremism and pushed the country towards an economic abyss, says a Cairo-based expert. Now the situation is changing, as Sudan's public together with the country's politicians are...
Related topics: Sudan, Israel, Cairo

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