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  • Ex-Spy Chief Wanted in Colombia for Wiretaps Surrenders

    ABC News: International
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Colombia's ex-spy chief wanted for illegal wiretaps on politicians surrenders in Panama
  • Egyptian security forces attacked in Sinai Peninsula

    Al Jazeera English
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Armed men attack at least three checkpoints in the area, hours after president promises to defend region from "terror".
  • President, Sisi Hold Talks

    AllAfrica News: Egypt
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    [The Herald]Addis Ababa -PRESIDENT Mugabe on Thursday met Egyptian leader Abdul Fattah al-Sisi who paid a courtesy call on him at his hotel.
  • UPDATE 2-Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militants

    Reuters: Egypt News
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    CAIRO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years.
  • Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militants - Reuters

    egypt - Google News
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militantsReutersCAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. "This battle will be difficult, strong, evil and will take a
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  • Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militants - Reuters

    31 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Sisi says Egypt faces long, tough battle against militantsReutersCAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday that Egypt faces a long, hard battle against militancy, days after one of the bloodiest attacks on security forces in years. "This battle will be difficult, strong, evil and will take a
  • Sisi vows to defend Egypt's Sinai in 'face of terror' -

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Aljazeera.comSisi vows to defend Egypt's Sinai in 'face of terror'Aljazeera.comEgypt's president has vowed to defend the Sinai peninsula in the 'face of terror' after an armed group linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for killing dozens of soldiers and civilians. President Abdel Fattah Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organizationReutersEgypt President Sisi warns of 'long battle' with militantsBBC NewsEgypt blacklists Hamas armed wing as 'terror group'Al-ArabiyaU.S. News & World…
  • Egyptian banks expanding tax, customs e-payment service - Daily News Egypt

    31 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Daily News EgyptEgyptian banks expanding tax, customs e-payment serviceDaily News EgyptIn late 2007, former Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Farouk Al-Okda met the bank heads to establish e-payments and e-collection of government taxes and customs centres. During the meeting, the E- Finance Company was introduced as the ...
  • Dollar's unofficial market still precedes official by EGP 0.16 - Daily News Egypt

    31 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    Dollar's unofficial market still precedes official by EGP 0.16Daily News EgyptThe US dollar has continued to rise against the Egyptian pound, officially reaching EGP 7.59 selling and EGP 7.56 buying rates on Thursday, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). On Saturday, the value of the US dollar reached EGP 7.75 on the ...
  • Report: Egyptian warplanes bomb Islamist terror bases in Sinai after deadly ... - Jerusalem Post Israel News

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    Jerusalem Post Israel NewsReport: Egyptian warplanes bomb Islamist terror bases in Sinai after deadly Jerusalem Post Israel NewsA senior military source in Egypt told Ma'an that the Thursday attacks were sophisticated and they signified an improvement in the abilities of the country's most active militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. The source said that one of the cars that 'State of Sinai' claim hundreds of killings in Sinai attacksDaily News EgyptSinai attacks double economic losses in EgyptMiddle East MonitorUN chief condemns Egypt attacksMiddle East EyeXinhua -Daily…
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    Egypt News

  • M.Z.F mobile photography

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Hello, my name in Mohamed Zakaria Fekry. I am a 19 years old college guy from Alexandria Egypt.
  • What Is the Longest River In The World?

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Planet Earth boasts some very long rivers, all of which have long and honored histories. The Amazon, Mississipi, Euphrates, Yangtze, and Nile have all played huge roles in the rise and evolution of human societies.
  • Egypt: Rights Commissioner Disregards Violent Acts By Terrorist MB in Egypt

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    The Arab Republic of Egypt is expressing its astonishment at a statement issued by the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The statement addressed in an incomplete manner the events that took place in Egypt on January 25, 2015 and included demands that were met through the measures adopted by the Egyptian government and the measures of the judicial investigation.
  • Islamists Kill Many in Egypt while US invites the Muslim Brotherhood...

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    Islamists Kill Many in Egypt while US invites the Muslim Brotherhood to Washington. By Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker The government of Egypt faces many internal and external intrigues because the reach of the Muslim Brotherhood is still potent.
  • Archaeological thrills at ancient Egyptian exhibition

    30 Jan 2015 | 3:43 am
    I LIVE in the world of the pharaohs. These were the words used by world renowned Egyptologist Dr Zahi Hawass as he spoke of his profound love for the rich history of the ancient Egyptians.
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    Living in Egypt

  • Catching Up To Myself

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    The last few months have been a whirlwind of strangeness in the Middle East. I keep up with the news on my Facebook page for friends who have lived here and perhaps left but who are still interested in an area that is a weird kind of black hole in the normal media. People hear about either the most irrelevant or the most horrific things that might happen here, but when you live in MENA (short for Middle East/North Africa) the real news runs the gamut from things that make you laugh out loud, although not nearly often enough these  years, to things that are simply hard to believe. This…
  • Learning To Live And Living to Learn

    9 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
     I was talking to a friend today about this blog post and he told me that there is an Egyptian saying "If you do something, you might make a mistake and be punished, but if you do nothing you can't make a mistake."Once a social psychologist, I suspect always a social psychologist. I went off to graduate school at the University of Waterloo in the mid 70's with a lot of illusions, but mostly I went there because they had a very short application form and one of my peculiar oddities is a horror of filling out forms. I can always think of other ways to answer the questions on them, ways…
  • Losing A Voice of Reason in Egypt

    29 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
     A young man died yesterday who by any reasoning should still be here with us. Bassem Sabry was a writer, analyst, activist of the highest ethical standards whom I first encountered online during the winter of 2011. At times, reading the discussions on Twitter, Facebook and other social media, I was struck by his strong wisdom and innate kindness. When he published this on his blog I was stunned to realise how young he was, only 31 at this death, and how wise he was beyond his years. I posted many things that he wrote because he did it so much better than I did. I would urge everyone to…
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

    19 Mar 2014 | 1:36 am
     Revolutions are interesting things. While they can be quite exciting, frightening, exhilarating, and hopeful at the beginning, as we saw in 2011, they tend to drag on as a society tries to readjust and recalibrate...a process that is draining, frustrating, and often very boring. When it became quite apparent that the uprising in Egypt in 2011 was having a severely adverse effect on tourism which had been the main source of income for my staff at the farm, I began looking around for ways to keep a staff that was used to escorting tourists around our area busy with new activities. One of…
  • The Power of One

    3 Feb 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Tomorrow we will be driving downtown to Sednaoui hospital with my housekeeper's son Ali and a friend of mine here who works as a groom and has a son with cerebral palsy so bad that he has fallen over many times and broken his chin. We are going to consult with my friend Dr. Mostafa Shokry, who is one of the best orthopedic surgeons I know (he's reconstructed one of my shoulders and replaced both my knees) and also the administrator of Sednaoui hospital, one of the  dreaded governmental hospitals...but one that he is transforming into a real hospital.  For some odd reason, an…
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    The Arabist

  • Writing and reading about Qatar

    Ursula Lindsey
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:49 am
    In the Chronicle of Higher Education, I profiled a young literature professor, writing instructor and novelist, Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, who works in Qatar and finds the emirate a great setting for fiction -- even though her own last book was banned. The article is behind our paywall but here is an excerpt:A daughter of Indian academics who emigrated to the United States, Ms. Rajakumar, 36, arrived in Doha in 2005, to serve as assistant dean of student affairs at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. A few years later, while working at Bloomsbury Qatar,…
  • Revolution and Despair

    Ursula Lindsey
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    I have great respect for Asef Bayat's work and there are insights in this essay published on Mada Masr, but I find it hard reading on a day when people are being chased and killed in Cairo for celebrating the anniversary of the January 25 uprising:Truth be told, there is a limit as to how much states, even authoritarian ones, can control societies without turning totalitarian, such as the likes of Communist East Germany where the secret police Stasi kept files on one third of the total population. There are ironically more favorable spaces to pursue this strategy, ["active…
  • King Abdullah's mourners

    Ursula Lindsey
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    It's been quite something to watch governments across the middle east -- and beyond -- pay tribute to Saudi Arabia's late King Abdullah. Egypt cancelled the January 25 anniversary celebrations (the symbolism here is heavy as lead) and the UK flew flags at half-mast. Most Arab countries declared several days (or even weeks) of national mourning -- something they generally don't do when dozens of their own citizens are killed in tragic accidents or terrorist attacks. I guess Saudi military acquisitions (for the West) and investments and subsidies (for Arab…
  • Michel Houellebecq’s Francophobia

    Ursula Lindsey
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    In the latest issue of the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik writes about Michel Houellebecq's latest, in which he imagines France electing a Muslim president and its intellectual classes cravenly converting to Islam and adopting Sharia. This gives an idea of the current French zeitgeist.I haven't read this book, but I've read most of Houellebecq's previous works. I don't agree with Gopnik that he is not a provocateur. And I find Gopnik's definition of satire bizarre. He writes that "Houellebecq is, simply, a satirist. He likes to take what's happening now and imagine what would happen if it…
  • Links 14 January 2015

    The Editors
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    First link dump of the year, some dating from December 2014 – all Charlie-free, see recent posts and link roundups for that.Man discovers passage to Egypt's Great Pyramid — under his houseAl Jazeera Journalists Are Not Egypt’s EnemiesMohamed Fadel Fahmy says he and others are victims of regional cold warMorocco Approves Exodus Film, After Offending Sections CutHow the Iraq War Financed a Beltway Real Estate BoomWarmongers-turned-lobbyistsQuand le roi du Maroc boude, il tombe maladeAhmed Benchemsi in Le MondeIsrael, U.S. Slam Palestinian Bid to Join International Criminal…
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    Egyptian Chronicles

  • #Shaimaa_ElSabbagh : And This is the official suspect of her murder !!!!

    31 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Saturday evening late Shaimaa El-Sabbagh’s party issued a very alarming statement on its official Facebook page related to the official investigation of her murder. According to the Socialist Popular alliance party’s statement the prosecution investigating El-Sabbagh’s murder has ordered the detention of Zohdy E-Shamy , the vice-president of the party as a suspect in her murder despite he came forward as an eye witness. Post by ‎حزب التحالف الشعبي‎.El-Shamy already participated in the rally. His photo walking besides Shaimaa while she was collapsing created huge…
  • #Sinai_Massacre : The blood does not want stop

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:44 am
    Yesterday during the football game between Ahly and Zamalek , Egypt’s major Derby militants in Sinai unleashed unprecedented series of attacks against security forces in three towns in North Sinai in the same time. It was 1:07 AM when I started working on this post. There have been true credible sources about what happened. The attacks took place in North Sinai specially in three cities Al-Arish, Rafah and Sheikh Zowaid. According to official sources in the ministry of health to Reuters , the death toll reached to 29 where as unofficial sources are speaking about a death toll reaching at…
  • #Jan25 : Four years later !!

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:03 am
    Honestly and truly I can not say or write anything more than what was written and said about 25 January revolution anniversary before. I can not say that the revolution has failed or succeeded but it is a long term process but one thing for sure is that it has not succeeded yet and somehow we seem to return back to the start. The same reasons that created that anger in January 2011 are still there. There is something has changed in Egypt and as laws of natures say there will never be a comeback to 24 January 2011 regardless of what happens and what it seems. It is enough that in those 4 years…
  • #Jan25 : And the blood once again comes close to Tahrir square “Graphic”

    24 Jan 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Earlier today Leftist Popular socialist alliance party announced that it was organizing a march from Talaat Harb square to Tahrir square in order to put flowers at the Revolution memorial in the square. The security forces dispersed that small peaceful rally afternoon by excessive force using birdshots killing one of the party’s members Shaimaa El-Sabagh.Shaimaa El-Sabagh in her last moments "Al-Fagr Newspaper"Shamiaa El-Sabagh after she was shot"Youm 7"El-Sabagh is a leading member in the party in Alexandria.She is a also a mother of a 5-years old boy called Bilal.Shaimaa and her son Bilal…
  • No effects #Cairo #Nile [Flickr]

    Kodak Agfa
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Kodak Agfa posted a photo:
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  • Charlie Hebdon’t

    Sarah Carr
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    I don’t know which genius made this photo but to him or her I raise my hat Since world leaders give zero shits about the deaths of their own citizens never mind those of other nations the only conclusion to … Continue reading →
  • The Tahrir Square Defeat of Foreign Agents Youth Club

    Sarah Carr
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    It is freezing in Egypt at the moment, the kind of cold that follows you wherever you go and harasses you, inside or outside. Drivers in their jackets drive hunched up against it. country boys turned into embassy guards light fires that … Continue reading →
  • Another week of Egypt

    Sarah Carr
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    An occasional series that will appear whenever I can be arsed to produce it.  As has been the case for the past year, this week was mostly dominated by news of the Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, counter-terrorism efforts and … Continue reading →
  • The bridge

    Sarah Carr
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Just beside the Qasr el-Nil bridge tonight a man suddenly appeared, distress contorting his face as he stared alternately between a police officer and a cart filled with peanuts. He may have been crying even, it was difficult to tell. … Continue reading →
  • Still falling off that cliff

    Sarah Carr
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I had a brief sojourn in Beirut recently visiting lovely friend Hadeel. I was only there for four days so didn’t really get a chance to sit down with it and ask it about its hobbies and future ambitions in … Continue reading →
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  • America is fighting terrorism and the White House is hosting it

    Eman Nabih
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    Walid Sharabi and Gamal Hishmat, Muslim Brotherhood leaders, wanted for justice for participating in killing and inciting on terror attacks in Egypt, escaped from the country and they are hosted by Qatar, Turkey and moving freely in Europe and the USA. They are wanted for participating and inciting on burning vital buildings and public properties, inciting for violence and killing, criminal ... The post America is fighting terrorism and the White House is hosting it appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists

    Eman Nabih
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:24 am
    Terrorism is spreading in the world and we are fighting one enemy, despite their different names, groups or organizations. When terror attacks took place in France and in other continents recently, the world turned up side down, and countries in the west started to take all security measures to protect their own citizens from any possible or future terror attacks. ... The post Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • Muslim Brotherhood raising ISIS flags in Cairo

    Eman Nabih
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    Muslim Brotherhood raising ISIS flags in Cairo, threatening Egyptian citizens with further bombings and slaughtering. Muslim Brotherhood carried ISIS flags on the 25th of Jan 2015, and in all their previous armed violent demonstrations, that always end up by failing attempts in creating chaos, through burning public and private properties, terror attacks against citizens, and against armed and police forces. Muslim Brotherhood ... The post Muslim Brotherhood raising ISIS flags in Cairo appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • The security situation in Egypt 25/1/2015

    Eman Nabih
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    This is a brief report about the security situation in Egypt on 25/1/2015, in different Egyptian cities. The security forces controlled clashes between some Muslim Brotherhood terrorist elements and Egyptian citizens in two areas in Cairo, Almatariyah and Ain Shams. Clashes started by some elements of Muslim Brotherhood attacked citizens by using guns, machine guns, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. Security ... The post The security situation in Egypt 25/1/2015 appeared first on Eman Nabih.
  • War against terrorism or against each other?

    Eman Nabih
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am
    On the 24th of September 2014, Obama mentioned in his speech in the United Nations general assembly, that extremist ideology has shifted particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, where a quarter of young people have no job, where food and water could grow scarce, where corruption is rampant and sectarian conflicts have become increasingly hard to contain. Egypt’s President Abdel ... The post War against terrorism or against each other? appeared first on Eman Nabih.
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