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Egypt’s military economy: Money is power, power is money

  /  April 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  6 Comments

Egypt’s military controls not only the political levers of power, but also the economic ones, and its involvement is getting even deeper

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Verdict date set for ‘Al-Sisi leaks’ trial

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Human rights organisation ANHRI asserts its rejection of the continued trial of civilians before military tribunals

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Why the AIDS cure matters

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Wael Eskandar The military has sent mixed messages about its miracle cure that allegedly cures both AIDS and hepatitis C. On the one hand, news published by Al-Watan highlights that former defence minister Abdel read the rest…

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Explosives cache seized before Afghan elections: Officials

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP – Afghan police seized 22 tonnes of explosives destined for use in suicide and roadside bombs, officials said Tuesday, four days before elections that Taliban insurgents have vowed to attack. The explosives were uncovered read the rest…

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Syria rebels seize key area on Turkey border: NGO

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The air raids come a day after a Syrian warplane was shot down by Ankara’s jets in an incident slammed as “flagrant aggression” by Damascus.

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Egypt investors believe Sisi presidency will bring stability

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Sisi offers the hope of relief from three years of political turmoil that began with the Arab Spring uprising, even though he was the man who toppled Egypt’s first freely-elected president, Islamist Mohamed Morsi.

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Car bomb in Libya’s Benghazi kills at least 5: hospital

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

AFP- A car bomb Monday targeting a military academy in Libya’s restive eastern city of Benghazi killed at least five soldiers and wounded more than 10, military and hospital sources said. The medical centre in Benghazi reported read the rest…

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Crimea declares independence from Ukraine, applies to join Russia

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  2 Comments

The document was approved by all 85 deputies present in the 100-seat assembly, after a disputed referendum on Sunday in which Crimeans voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.

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Polish arms shipment held pending completion of documents: Foreign ministry spokesman

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The shipment was stopped on its way to Egypt by German customs

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Cabinet holds emergency meeting over conscripts’ shooting

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Ministers reiterate constitutional article enshrining military trials, call on workers and unions to postpone “factions’ demands”

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Trial date for alleged perpetrators of Kerdasa violence set for end of March

  /  March 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Defendants facing trial for the deadly violence that occurred in August and left around a dozen policemen dead in the Giza village

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Egypt and UAE continue joint military training

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Final stage of the two-week joint exercise is set to commence within the next two days

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Movements decry jailed activists’ conditions

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Abdel Fattah’s family sues prosecutor general for “double standards”; movements condemn alleged assault on jailed activists during their appeal trial

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An unnecessary, yet much needed explanation

  /  March 10, 2014  /  Opinion  /  5 Comments

Dear Mahmoud, I have been following your writings, and I must say that I’ve been a bit disappointed by the shift in your views lately. While you were a big supporter of 30 June and read the rest…

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Egypt and UAE armed forces begin joint training exercises

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Air and naval forces two-week joint exercise latest example of Egypt-UAE cooperation

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Journalists face military court for allegedly publishing classified files

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Amnesty International calls for journalists’ immediate release; describes them as “prisoners of conscience”

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Army says it kills 14 Sinai militants in two days

  /  February 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Armed forces, Ministry of Interior and Central Security Forces engaged in coordinated campaign to eradicate militants from Sinai in response to escalating violence

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Russian military delegation in Cairo to dicuss cooperation

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign minister denies that strengthening ties with Russia is an attempt to distance Egypt from the United States

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Kerry hopes to meet with Al-Sisi soon

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Two congressional delegations are visiting Egypt this week

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Congressional delegations arrive in Cairo

  /  February 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Congressman Mike Rogers heads latest delegation to meet with Egyptian government officials

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Retired general announces presidential bid

  /  February 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Former Chief of Staff Sami Anan becomes second hopeful to announce candidacy

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Egypt continues destruction of Gaza tunnels

and   /  February 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

According to an official statement by military spokesman Ahmed Ali, 10 tunnels in the border town of Rafah were destroyed on 10 February, and another 10 were destroyed on Saturday.

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Al-Sisi meets Sudanese counterpart

  /  February 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Sudan’s Minister of National Defence voices support for ” the demands of the Egyptian people”

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AFP photo depicts ‘child endangerment’: Human rights lawyer

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The law defines endangering children as exposing them to any type of danger, whether physically, psychologically, morally or in any other way, with a penalty that can reach up to six months in prison.

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Political players weigh Al-Sisi’s potential candidacy

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Reactions to defence minister’s possible presidential bid are mixed along party lines

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SCAF mandates Al-Sisi presidential bid

  /  January 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defence minister Al-Sisi is promoted to field marshal

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Military helicopter crashes in Sinai

  /  January 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Army still investigating details of incident

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‘We must restore the spirit of unity’: Muslim Brotherhood

  /  January 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Brotherhood statement calls on Egyptians to return to the goals of the 25 January Revolution

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Consequences

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

So, the constitutional referendum, as expected, has passed with flying colours. Official results cite a turn out that’s over 20 million people who voted Yes for the constitution by 98%. It is again worth noting read the rest…

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Abbas meets Egyptian Ambassador

  /  January 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Meeting comes hours after Hamas calls on the ambassador to quit ‘incitement’

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