Latest in Tag: Brotherhood Highlight

Latest in Tag: Brotherhood

The Conman’s paradise

In the 1960’s, the Egyptian state newspaper Al-Ahram was filled with headlines about the amazing scientific breakthroughs of the Egyptian military. One such headline celebrated the invention of the first “Arab-made” airplane – one that could reach Mach 2 – while the other announced to the world the creation of Egyptian missiles that could reach …

Mahmoud Salem

Is Al-Sisi’s nomination settled?

I write this on the evening of Monday, 27 January and I still believe that Al-Sisi has not made up his mind on nominating himself for presidency. I wondered if this thought was due to what I read from the current political scene or is it what I am hoping for based on an accurate …

Farid Zahran

Journalism in Egypt, a dangerous business

On Saturday, while thousands of Egyptians were celebrating the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution in Tahrir square, Daily News Egypt reporter Basil El-Dabh was experiencing a “citizen arrest” for recording the celebrations. The angry mob questioned his presence, roughed him up – along with a female freelance journalist- then handed them to the …

Sara Abou Bakr

Egyptian football fans threaten to revive stadia as battle fields

By James M Dorsey With multiple potential flashpoints coinciding, militant, street-battle hardened Egyptian football fans threaten to align stadia alongside the country’s universities as battle grounds against the armed forces and the military-backed government. The football support groups known as ultras have warned that they would disrupt Egypt’s newly revived league competition if spectators continue to …

Daily News Egypt

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

The New Year

On New Year’s Day, the Dar al-Ifta’ al-Misriyyah declared that 13 January would be the anniversary of the Prophet’s birthday in Egypt. It seems awfully fitting that at the dawn of 2014, this official government body would be in the fortuitous position of making that declaration – particularly as it means that the Prophet’s birthday …

Dr H.A. Hellyer