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Egypt moves closer to labelling football fans as terrorists

By James M. Dorsey Egypt has moved closer to banning as terrorist organisations militant football groups that form the backbone of opposition to autocratic rule, with the arrest and pre-trial detention of five alleged members of the Ultras White Knights (UWK), the highly-politicised, street battle-hardened support group of storied Cairo club Zamalek SC. The five …

Daily News Egypt

Searing saw: Sinai

By Amr Khalifa “Egypt is undergoing an existential battle.” That booming sound you heard was tantamount to a declaration of war by Egypt’s president Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. “There will be blood…there will be a price to pay,”  said Al-Sisi after a day of devastating attacks in Sinai on the Egyptian army that saw at least …

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