Latest in Tag: Sinai Highlight

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Amr Khalifa

The Egyptian Lie

In the personal realm a lie is but a simple three letter word that can be destructive. When interjected with bureaucracies, businesses and nation states the lie undercuts the penultimate necessity in the relationship between citizen and state: trust. If the past 10 days are any indication Cairo has a serious and growing trust issue. …


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Croatian hostage beheaded

A photo that circulated the Internet showed Salopek’s body next to “Islamic State” flag


Ismailia Beach Club on the Suez Canal (credit: Emir Nader)

Reflections of history on the Suez Canal

“The tour boat passes a mosaic depicting the glorious triumph of the Egyptian people in re-capturing Sinai… The soldiers look upwards and onwards, towards progress and towards the future”


Khaled Okasha

What is the role of Bedouin tribes in Sinai’s insurgency?

By Khaled Okasha On 26 August 2012, at exactly 10:30am, Ibrahim Oweida Abu Youssef was assassinated by an explosive device planted on the route to his house in the town of Khariza in Al-Hasna City, south of Al-Arish according to a statement by Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis group a few days after. The information in the …


Emad El-Sayed

Egyptian media’s losses

The media lost another battle during the war in Sinai, when everyone raced for information in light of the military’s maintenance of their usual policy at such times. The military was only ready to feed the Egyptian and foreign media false information. The media fell into the trap so easily, without even citing the source …


Özer Khalid

A global tide of terror – from Sousse to Sinai 

By Özer Khalid 1 July, 2015, will go down as one of the darkest most deeply disturbing days in Egyptian history. Wilayat Sinai (State of Sinai), an incestuous Sinai-based “Islamic State” (IS) affiliate, mercilessly massacred at least 17 brave members of the Egyptian armed forces. IS`s Wilayat Sinai orchestrated attacks on 21 security facilities and checkpoints stretching …


Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry met Saturday with foreign correspondents based in Egypt to discuss what the Ministry feels is misguided coverage of the country and terror attacks.

(Photo Foreign Ministry handout)

Press freedom under scrutiny

Proposed law sets two years in prison penalty for publishing news that contradicts official statements on terrorist attacks