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It was back in the late 1980s when I, a young teenager then, visited my Syrian side of the family. In the garden of a family member’s villa, a group of us, all teenagers, gathered late at night and started telling jokes. The Syrians love the Egyptian sense of humour and jokes, and so I …
The Qatari authorities decided on Friday to expel seven Muslim Brotherhood members who had earlier fled Egypt to Qatar, press reports said Saturday. The Brotherhood members include Islamist preacher Wagdy Ghoneim and senior member of the Brotherhood’s now dissolved political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), Amr Darrag. In a short video placed on …
Daily News Egypt interviewed Bradley to discuss Egypt’s internal political situation and its foreign affairs, ranging from human rights abuses to the recent geopolitical developments in the region.
Among the arrested is the group’s spokesperson Safwat Abdel Ghany
Court accuses journalists of terror-related charges
By James M. Dorsey Ultra-conservative clerics are condemning football as a Jewish and Christian tool undermining Islamic culture as millions of Muslims worldwide tune in to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The condemnations revive an enduring debate among conservatives and militants about the football’s integrity. They constitute one side of a jihadi and Salafi …
Islamist leaders charged with torturing two policemen and managing Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in
AFP – At least 15 people have been killed in a new attack near Kenya’s coast, officials said Tuesday, just 24 hours after Somalia’s Shebab rebels massacred close to 50 people in the same area. The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group said its fighters carried out the latest attack on a village, and that its commando unit …
The attack on the security post targeted an entry point to an Airport Security Force (ASF) camp 500 metres (yards) from the airport’s main premises, and around a kilometre from the passenger terminal.
Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.
By Nader Bakkar From an intellectual point of view, the Salafi movement is a rich one, distinguished by varying interpretations within the same school of thought and containing both positives and negatives simultaneously. A group of scholars and independent preachers that belong to this movement have preferred to withdraw completely from the political scene and …
Those who do not participate in political life run risk of being ruled by someone who does not represent their interests, says interim president
Earlier this month, Egypt’s cabinet passed a law confronting one of the country’s worst epidemics. The new sexual harassment law both increases fines against offenders and expands actions which are defined as harassment by law. In a country where it has been estimated that 99.3% of women are sexually harassed, the amendments to the Penal …
The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar shared his thoughts on revolutions in the Middle East, west and east relations, student violence and the tribal crisis in Aswan
It is the second high-profile terror trial to be heard by a Manhattan jury since Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith was convicted on March 26
The move represents a major escalation against the Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and indicates rising concern in Riyadh over the potential risks to domestic security of Saudi extremists fighting in Syria.
The Islamist party says it will not field a presidential candidate and will evaluate nominees based on a number of criteria
Niger, an impoverished but mineral-rich former French colony which adjoins southern Libya, has had to contend with numerous Islamist attacks and kidnappings on its own soil, some of which have threatened the security of its uranium production.
The Islamist Ennahda party has been under mounting pressure to relinquish the grip on power
Egyptian universities have been under the spotlightdue to the escalating violence since the beginning of the school yearas a reaction to the military backed transition in power. Egypt’s Student Union (ESU)President Mohamed Badran has been under fire for his statements and his political stances. He was able to win the elections against the candidate of …
Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s 86 million people and constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have long complained of official discrimination and feared attacks by radical Islamists.
The decision comes one day after the Anti-Coup Alliance announced that it would boycott
This is the available choice to fulfill stability: Islamist party chairman
Protesters demand the resignation of Tunisia’s Islamist-led government, ahead of a national dialogue aimed at ending months of political deadlock.
“Where are they? Where have they all gone? Where are all those young activists from the 25 January revolution?” It is a question that I get asked almost every time I engage with non-Egyptians; those based in Egypt or those who live in other capitals. The cynical among them reckon those activists ‘sold out’, and …
The country’s largest union confederation called on the Islamists and the secular opposition to agree on a date next week for a “national dialogue” aimed at ending a crisis sparked by the murder of a prominent opposition MP in July.
The Salafist Call’s deputy leader and Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya accuse assembly of trying to change Egypt’s “Islamist identity”
The Ennahda party had issued a statement on Friday saying it accepted the blueprint for the formation of a government of independents and a national dialogue to finalise a new constitution and clear the way for elections.
Controversy surrounds the 50-strong constitutional committee as its members discuss amending articles that pertain to Sharia in the suspended 2012 constitution
Salafi constitutional representative leaves session in protest