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Egyptian military block activist aid convoy to Gaza

Summary Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Palestinian Gaza Strip on Saturday, an AFP correspondent said.…

Egyptian Women Victims of Cultural Traditions

IPSnews: by Azza Suleiman — CAIRO, Mar 12 2014 (IPS) - Although indicators relating to women have improved over the years, they still remain large differences between men and women in…

Meet Egyptian president’s new economics adviser – Tony Blair

Russia Today: Tony Blair has reportedly agreed to advise Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as part of a United Arab Emirates-funded program that promises lucrative “business opportunities” to those involved.…

World Cup is against Islam: Scholar

With the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, users of social media were exasperated by a fatwa (religious edict) describing the event as haram (against Islam). An…

Robert Fisk on the jailing of Al-Jazeera journalists: A proxy in the war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Just as rape is a vile tool of war, so is the jailing of journalists As if the risk of being killed is not enough. Must journalists endure the threat…

Court confirms Egypt Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

Source: BBC An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters accused of a 2013 attack on a police station, lawyers say. A judge had recommended the…

Mideastern stability requires a new security consensus

June 19, 2014 12:11 AM By David Ignatius The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively…

How Israel and Mubarak stole billions of gas dollars from the Egyptian people

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Mon, 06/09/2014 – 19:00 Egypt’s Lost Power When Israel invaded and bombed Gaza without mercy for three weeks in December 2008 and January 2009, the…

Egypt: New Leader Faces Rights Crisis

HRW: (Beirut) – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi takes office in Egypt in the midst of a human rights crisis as dire as in any period in the country’s modern history,…

‘I want to thank Saudi govt for the expansion work in the holy sites’

MADINAH: YUSUF MOHAMMED Published — Monday 9 June 2014 The main concern of Egyptian pilgrim Adel Mahmoud, who came to perform Umrah recently, is the disunity of Muslims, and while…

Egypt bans unlicensed preachers, tightens grip on mosques

CAIRO — Egypt has banned unauthorised preachers from giving sermons or teaching Islam in mosques and other public places, according to a decree on Saturday marking a further step in…

Robert Fisk: Alaa al-Aswany, Egypt’s greatest living novelist, knows Sisi is not a true democrat – but is still hopeful that he can ‘do good’ “I think we must give the Sisi government a chance. People are terrorised”

The private Garden City Club: a broiling Cairo night, lots of dust outside, but the same scuffed old floorboards and art deco interior with photos of British oarsmen on the…

Robert Fisk on Sisi poll: All hail the Egyptian Emperor – but what about that missing 7%?

NINETY-THREE PER CENT! Let me write that again: 93 per cent! Or 93.3 per cent if you want to be precise. This superb, stunning, incredible – quite literally, one might…

New Egypt’s charter enshrines right of citizenship for Coptic Christians and Muslims

Epigraph: Permission to fight is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged — and Allah indeed has power to help them — Those who…

Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt closed again

Egyptian authorities on Tuesday evening closed the Rafah crossing after it was exceptionally opened for three days for pilgrims and people stranded in Egypt. The Egyptian ministry of interior said…

Why dictators hold elections: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Bashar al-Assad and the façade of legitimacy

It is easy to be cynical about candidates winning 80 per cent of the vote but for some Middle East regimes the appearance of democracy is enough to secure the…

What are you doing, judges of Egypt, by abetting repression?

May 08, 2014 12:19 AM By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY The conduct of the courts and judges in Egypt during the past three years is a…

TOMB SEARCHERS : Basel team shed light on Egyptian burials

swissinfo.ch and agencies April 29, 2014 – 12:25 Egyptologists from the University of Basel have identified the burial site of the children and other family members of two pharaohs in…

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