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President addressed Nation in a popular conference on Egypt’s rights to Nile water called for by Islamist parties
They planned to attack a rally by the English Defence League (EDL) — a group which opposes the spread of radical Islam in Britain
European Union representative encourages democratic process in Arab world
The group, a feared force battling President Bashar al-Assad, is now subject to an international asset freeze and arms embargo
Amina Sboui, better known by her pseudonym Tyler, will be charged under the “criminal conspiracy” section of the penal code
The announcements came as counter-terror detectives urged witnesses to come forward.
The stabbing echoed the grisly killing of a British soldier in London last week
The two suspects were previously known to the intelligence services but were reportedly assessed as not posing a deadly threat
The National Coalition is expected to choose a new president, incorporate new members and decide the fate of an interim rebel government
Prime Minister David Cameron cut short a visit to Paris to fly back for a meeting of the government’s emergency response committee
Two people were arrested as the police attempted to quell anti-Islamist disorder
The United States formally said for the first time on Wednesday that it had killed radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and three other US citizens in anti-terror strikes abroad.
‘Crowds on the Borders’ convoy hold a press conference in solidarity with the Palestinians
Abu Iyadh, whose real name is Seif Allah Ibn Hussein, is accused of organising numerous acts of violence and has been on the run since September, after an attack by Islamist protesters on the US embassy in September in which four of them died.
One columnist addresses the authorities’ control of media apparatus, and the other discusses how people deny the role of Islamists in the revolution. Yasser Abdel Aziz ‘Ikhwanization’ of national media Al-Masry Al-Youm Columnist Yasser Abdel Aziz discusses the penetration of Muslim Brotherhood policies and practices into public media bodies. He recalls that many fellow journalists …
Sometimes I have to go through excruciating pain to try and write in English about the basic rationale of Egyptian folk wisdom. While I always manage to convey the basic points behind such statements, there is a specific sense conveyed by these statements in Arabic. I say this because the amount of debate that took …
Troops clashed with around 50 armed jihadists in the remote Mount Chaambi border region last Wednesday
It should be clear, as pointed out in several of my previous articles, that Egypt’s political circuit consists of three primary forces. The first of these is the country’s Islamist movement, made up primarily of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the second is those forces that seek to revive Egypt’s “old” hegemonic state, with the army, …
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article right here on sectarianism in Egypt. The feedback I got was a wave of phone calls and emails all acknowledging the existence of sectarianism. In fact, there are some who called me and expressed their relief that finally we are talking about our sectarian problems without …
Jabbeur Mejri and his co-defendant Ghazi Beji, who fled abroad, were sentenced in a closed hearing in March 2012 to seven and half years in jail
Sabahy: ‘If any of you have evidence that I’m lying please come forward’
Israeli prime minister said if advanced arms fell into the hands of Islamist militants it could redefine regional security threats
The country still faces significant security challenges, mainly from Sunni militants who carry out attacks in a bid to undermine confidence in the Shi’a-led government
The facebook page of Tunisia’s interior ministry are published the photos of five Islamists wanted for the assassination of Chokri Belaid
I have attempted over the last several articles, to shed light on the fault lines of the various political and socio-economic divisions that exist within Egyptian society, in addition to the ideologies of those who seek during elections to secure their place within the country’s political system. Traditional left wing theory tells us that social …
As soon as our blessed revolution succeeded in realising its main demand and remove Mubarak from office, a streaming flood of Islamists ran through all veins of life in Egypt. Suddenly, ideology became identity, difference became blasphemy and tolerance became treachery. Since way before and during the 18 days, the Islamists felt an over-estimated sense …
By Nick Gjorvad It is rare to hear someone say that a court summons could be viewed in a positive light. However, Bassem Youssef’s recent interrogation by Egypt’s Prosecutor General’s Office may bring with it some benefits for his cause. Youssef’s satirical television show has criticised several political figures for quite some time, especially Islamists …
Maybe it is necessary for us to have a culture revolution. Maybe the women of this country should revolt. Maybe it is time for us to rise up to meet our oppressors.
Journalists condemn the president’s statements and blame him for violence at the Media City
Op-Ed pages in major Egyptian newspapers continued to analyse the chaotic situation the country is in. Looking back at eight months ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood, more than one writer has chided their way of management and accused them of using violence against the opposition. Withdrawing Nobel Prize Mohamed Salmawi Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Salmawi …