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Egyptians make fun of joining ISIS on Twitter, while militants urge them to join

  /  February 22, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The hashtag ‘I will join ISIS’ is now trending on Twitter

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Criminal court sentences Syrian citizen to life imprisonment on terrorism charges

  /  February 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defendant convicted with shooting 6 civilians in Tahrir Square

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Migrants face dangerous journey from Egypt to Italy

  /  February 1, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Fleeing for a better life, people are risking their lives for better opportunities elsewhere

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Living and working as a Syrian refugee in Egypt

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Culture  /  No Comments

The United Nations figures point to 136,717 refugees registered with the organisation in Egypt.

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A view of Egyptian media from outside the snake pit

  /  January 25, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Wall Street Journal’s Matt Bradley discusses the state of post-30 June media

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Syrian opposition leaders reach agreement in Cairo

  /  January 25, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  3 Comments

Opposition figures demand a joint transitional body based on Geneva I communiqué

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Syrian opposition leaders in Cairo to form united front

  /  January 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt meeting seeks to strengthen opposition forces in Syria, says foreign ministry

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No written initiatives for a political solution to Syrian crisis: Opposition official

  /  December 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

President of Syrian Coalition discussed upcoming dialogue and Syrian refugees during Cairo visit

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Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS militias in Syria

  /  December 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) posted photos online of a captured Jordanian military pilot. The militants allegedly shot down a Jordanian fighter jet with an anti-aircraft missile near the city of read the rest…

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From Syria and Iraq to Iran: Kurdish minorities push for autonomy

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey More than three years into Syria’s brutal civil war, Syrian Kurds have carved out an entity of their own close to the border with Turkey. Their battle against Islamic State (IS), the read the rest…

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6 Middle East countries lose $35bn as impact of Syrian war and ISIS spread

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Analysis suggests Syria and Iraq bear brunt of direct costs of war, losing 14% and 16% in per capita welfare, respectively

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Shoukry meets Syrian opposition delegation to discuss political solution to conflict

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Results of Egyptian initiative for non-violent transition remain uncertain, says expert

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Free theatre course offers opportunity to work with Kevin Spacey

  /  December 18, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

The Middle East Theatre Academy and Kevin Spacey Foundation have partnered together to create Home Grown, the region’s first theatre programme to discover future performers

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Assad’s cousin heads Syrian delegation to Egypt

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Former deputy foreign minister says Syrian delegation visit is a “good sign”

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Egyptian plane with 10 Syrians on board held at Swedish airport

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

The plane arrived at Malmö airport on 16 December and has been held in the airport since arrival

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Exhibition attempts to raise ‘Refugee Voices’

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Through work by five photographers, the exhibition explores a side of refugees’ lives in Egypt

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The return of the caliphate: between Islam and politics

  /  December 8, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

ISIS is obsessed with the myth of the Mehdi, and is preparing for his reign, claim AUC professors

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Dar Al-Ifta details ISIS’ violations against women

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

A report by an observatory in Dar Al-Ifta says ISIS is “unusual” when it comes to the role of women in takfiri terrorist organisations

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Shoukry asks Britain to support Libya’s ‘legitimate government institutions’

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

State institutions and dialogue are key to region’s stability, says Egypt FM

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UN adopts resolutions presented by Egypt

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s foreign ministry accuses countries voting against resolution of being in favour of “Israel’s illegal practices”

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Shoukry, Kerry discuss ways to prevent Middle East from ‘sliding into violence’

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

Egypt’s foreign minister also holds meetings with Saudi, British officials

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Egypt condemns killing of US aid worker

  /  November 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

US President describes killing as “act of pure evil”, Kassig’s parents “proud” of their son

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US hostage purportedly killed by ISIS

  /  November 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Peter Kassig’s parents appeal for media to “avoid playing into the hostage takers’ hands”

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Shoukry meets UN Syria envoy

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egyptian foreign minister emphasises political solution to Syria crisis

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UNHCR expects refugee crisis as winter approaches

  /  November 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

UN able to reach only 60% of refugees in Egypt needing assistance this winter due to lack of funding

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ANHRI calls for release of Saudi woman rights activist

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Souad Al-Shammary was arrested for a tweet calling Saudi society “male-dominant”

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Prosecution orders 35 detained on terror charges

  /  November 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Investigation ordered into “terror cells” with links to Syrian conflict

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The ISIS within

  /  October 28, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Nesreen Salem The video that emerged from Hama, Syria, depicting the stoning of a woman in yet another episode in the ISIS propaganda series, is the first punishment of its kind to emerge from Hama. read the rest…

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Shoukry in London to discuss counter-terrorism cooperation

  /  October 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign minister to discuss regional issues with UK counterpart

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Football and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey A successful football player near the peak of his career, 22 year-old Nidhal Selmi, died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath read the rest…

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