Articles tagged with: Egypt

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 23 Apr, 2014

US temporarily resumes military aid to Egypt amid unrest

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US has temporarily lifted an arms embargo on Cairo to deliver 10 attack helicopters to the Egyptian government amid reports that two police officers were killed on Wednesday as the security situation in the country continues to deteriorate. Washington froze some forms of military assistance to Egypt last year following a policy review taken after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi and a government crackdown against the former ruling Muslim Brotherhood...

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Mahmud El-Shafey
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on : Sunday, 20 Apr, 2014

Code of Honor

Egypt is a country with many faces and a country that continually finds itself at the center of attention. One facet of Egypt’s complex culture that has only recently drawn international interest is al-tar—the vendetta. Although blood feuds have long been a defining feature of Upper Egypt, the custom made headlines earlier this month when at least twenty-four people died in Aswan over a period of two days in a series of revenge killings between Nubian villagers from Daboud and member...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Egypt applauds US decision to designate Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis terrorist group

London and Washington, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt welcomed the US State Department’s decision to add the Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis group to a list of terrorist organizations on Wedne...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 9 Apr, 2014

Egyptian security says it has defused bombs at Cairo universities

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian security forces claim to have defused a number of explosive devices on the campuses of Al-Azhar and Ain Shams universities in Cairo on Tuesday...

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Elizabeth Iskander Monier
on : Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014

No Security for Egypt’s Women

Last December, Egyptian academic Mariz Tadros wrote that women’s human security was not on anyone’s agenda. According to her research, the security breakdown since the Ar...

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Ibrahim Gharayaba
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on : Monday, 31 Mar, 2014

Keeping a Low Profile

Caution has been the preeminent feature of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood’s response to Saudi Arabia’s announcement that it had classified the organization a terrorist group....

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014

Egypt begins second mass trial of Brotherhood supporters

London and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat— Egyptian authorities have put an additional 683 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, on trial on Tuesd...

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Mahmud El-Shafey
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on : Saturday, 22 Mar, 2014

Dammed-Up Politics

“We will not allow anyone to touch Egypt’s share of Nile Water. This is a matter of life and death for Egypt,” the country’s Mursi-era water resources and irrigation mi...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 21 Mar, 2014

Egypt: Presidential election commission cites “technical” delays

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As speculation about the expected presidential candidacy of popular Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi continues to grow, the secretary-gen...

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Goos Hofstee
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on : Wednesday, 19 Mar, 2014

A Canvas to Egypt’s Imagination

When, in the beginning of 2011, Egypt was swept up in the momentum of the Arab Spring, the atmosphere was one of hope and optimism. During those heady days in Tahrir Square, fe...

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