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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 …

Daily News Egypt

Itihadiya: A deserved sentence for a huge crime

By Khaled Okasha The crime that took place in front of and inside the Itihadiya Palace, a few months after Mohamed Morsi’s rule, raised a sort of panic and early concern for a wide number of Egyptians. Several court rulings have recently been issued against the murder of a group of peaceful protesters, as well …

Daily News Egypt

Libya: Armed chaos and dividing spheres of power

Libya is witnessing armed chaos and division of regions as well as cities, while battles and conflicts are occurring between extremist militias and the Libyan army near Libyan cities. A lot of militias spread in Libya; all of them were formed after the fall of Gaddafi’s regime. The major armament assets of these brigades came …

Daily News Egypt

Paris operation: Questioning the future of security

By Khaled Okasha Was the attack on Charlie Hebdo in the French capital just a coincidence? Or was it a plan to threaten anyone who mocks Islam? According to eyewitnesses of the attack, while firing their guns, the attackers were shouting that they had avenged the prophet. There is no doubt, however, that this attack …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt and Gulf security equations

By Khaled Okasha At the end of last week, a statement was issued by the King of Saudi Arabia announcing the Riyadh supplementary agreement, whose goal is to clear the air in the Gulf. He hoped that moving forward with the agreement would bring about cooperation, free of past disagreements. Just one day before this, …

Daily News Egypt

Has ISIS reached Sinai?

By Khaled Okasha Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (ABM) officially announced their allegiance to ISIS and their recognition of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as the Amir of all Muslims this week, with both groups exchanging support via web pages affiliated with jihadist organisations. Forming an even more serious a concern, ISIS sent ABM a new target map to implement …

Shaimaa Raafat

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