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Regional and International Relations
How Morsi Matters in Turkish Politics
Mostafa Akyol writes, “Recep Tayyip Erdogan is convinced that the forces that toppled Mohammed Morsi would have toppled him as well, had he not stood his ground against them.”
Yemenis Stranded in Egypt Yearn for Return to War-Torn Country
Jano Charbel writes on the difficulties Yemenis face in Egypt following the launch of the Saudi-led military intervention in the Yemen.
UNESCO Chief, Sisi Discuss Looting, Destruction of Region`s Antiquities
“Sisi and the UN chief discussed the looting of antiquities by militants in Syria and Iraq,” Ahram Online reports.
British Ambassador Sets off Social Media Storm
Mada Masr reports, “The British ambassador in Cairo used a job posting to make a political point, setting off a Twitter storm and leading to a hashtag calling for his expulsion.”
Egyptian PM Mahlab Meets Hollande as he Concludes Visit to Paris
“The unscheduled meeting came as the Egyptian prime minister wrapped up his three-day visit to the French capital,” Ahram Online reports.
Israel says Egypt buying advanced Russian air defense system
Dan Williams reports that Egypt to buy S-300 air defense system from Russia.
A New Sinai Battle? Bedouin Tribes and Egypt`s ISIS Affiliate
Mokhtar Awad and Mostafa Abdou analyze the ramifications of Sinai tribe leaders ‘announcement to join forces with the state’s war on terrorism.
Wounds and Medicines of Sinai
Adham Youssef writes, “Analyst Khaled Okasha and Sinai activist Said Ateeq present an image closer to reality in the ‘neglected’ peninsula.”
Egypt`s Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya Leading Member Essam Derbala Arrested
El-Sayed Gamal el-Din reports.
Egypt Ministers of Defense, Interior Agree on `Improved` Strategies in Sinai
“Sinai tribes have offered police and army help in their fight against "terrorism",” Ahram Online reports.
Tribes Should Organize ‘Behind the State’: NCAET
“National Council of Arab and Egyptian tribes to spend EGP 1bn for tribes “development”
Egypt Security Watch Monthly Briefing 7: April 2015
The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy releases April 2015 security report.
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Mohammed Morsi, Egypt`s Ex-Leader, Sentenced to Death
BBC reports. Click here to read a report on the Egyptian government’s stance on the mass death sentence. Click here to the European Union’s reaction to the court’s verdict. To read Mada Masr’s report on the verdict in Arabic, click here.
Egypt`s Justice Minister Blames Muslim Brotherhood for Killing Three Judges
Gamal Essam el-Din writes, “Ibrahim Al-Heneidy accused the Muslim Brotherhood of the killing of three judges in North Sinai, vowing to stiffen penalties on terrorism acts.”
Court Bans Ultras and Labels them Terrorists
Mada Masr reports.
Egypt Court Upholds Asset Freeze on Businessman Hussein Salem
Ahram Online reports.
Egyptian Law Could Imprison Refugees, Asylum Seekers
Tom Rollins writes, “Egypt is in close coordination with Europe and is moving in the direction to clamp down on irregular migrants and human smugglers who would be criminalized for the first time in Egyptian law should the said migration law be implemented.”
Workers Claim Increasing Punitive Measures are the Result of State Discrimination
Jano Charbel writes on workers’ grievances voiced during a conference hosted by Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.
Egypt Asks France to Shut Down Pro-Brotherhood Satellite Channel
“Second request for French firm to close opposition outlet comes amid growing criticism of Sisi`s government in state-run and private media.”
Egypt Court Orders Retrial of Officer Jailed for Sayed Belal Killing
“An Alexandria cassation court accepts the appeal of the state security officer convicted of torturing Sayed Belal to death in January 2011,” Ahram Online reports.
Egypt Seeks to Double Exports to Forty-Two Billion Dollars by FY 2018/19: Minister
Ahram Online reports.
The Lure of Sisi
The Economist analyzes the status of the economy in Egypt.
Will Coal Use Spread Beyond the Cement Industry?
Mada Masr writes on the increasing use of coal in industries other than cement’s.
Expert: Egyptian Government Benefits from Biting Housing Crisis
Based on Yahya Shawkat’s article, it is argued that the state is behind the deregulations of the housing market in the country.
Reports and Opinions
Egypt to Open Two Military Airports for Civil Flights
Ahram Online reports.
Lessons in Morality from Egyptian Media
Hiba Afify writes on the media’s reaction to multiple social issues that have caused controversies among Egyptians on social media outlets.
Eighty-Five Percent of Egyptians Support `Sons of Garbage Collectors` as Judges: Baseera Poll
Ahram Online reports.
Egyptian Ministry of Injustice
Amr Khalifa reflects on the classist comments made by Minister of Justice and the developments that followed his controversial remarks.
Sinai Locals Step up to Fight Against Terrorism Alongside Army: Egypt`s Sisi
“In his third monthly televised speech, Egypt`s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi addressed the Sinai insurgency, major development projects including Suez Canal renovations, and plans to increase energy capacity,” Ahram Online reports.
Egypt’s Police Adopt New Strategy to Combat Violence Against Women
Ministry of Interior adopts a strategy to promote women’s rights on all levels.
Egypt Justice Minister Quits over Social Class Remarks
“Mahfouz Saber resigns amid uproar over remarks that children of rubbish collectors workers too lowly to become judges,” Al Jazeera English reports.
Justice Minister Scrutinized over Classist Comments on Garbage Collectors
Adham Youssef reports of the Minister of Justice’s, Mahfouz Saber, remarks he made on garbage collectors.
Muslims, Christians Clash Over `Martyrs` Church` Construction
Muhammed Ghamrawy writes, “Pending an official ruling on laws governing the building of churches in Egypt, local religious communities have taken matters into their own hands, underscoring tensions between Christians and Muslims in the country.”
المسئولية التاريخية للنخب الإسلامية
Ahmed Abdrabbo reflects on three aspects in which religious elites have failed to respond to the atrocities of extremists.
شكوى الناس من ضيق الحال: حقيقة أم مبالغة؟
Omar al-Shunaity reflects on the people’s complaints over economic hardships.
معركة العدالة الاجتماعية ومسؤولية المجتمع
Reem Saad argues that in order to win the battle for social justice, society must be an active entity to fight this war.
هل يصبح أبو تريكة أيقونة ثورة قادمة في مصر؟
Rami Galal writes, “The decision to freeze the funds of Egyptian soccer player Mohamed Aboutrika for his alleged affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood has raised the ire of Egyptians regardless of political leaning.” This article is published in English.
الخارجية الأمريكية:نسعى لإقامة أكبر شراكة عسكرية مع مصر
US Department of State announced that the United States aims to establish larger military cooperation with Egypt.
وزير الأوقاف: الإخوان مرتزقة لا يؤمنون بوطن
Minister of Endowments says the Muslim Brotherhood are mercenaries who do not believe in our nation.
محلب يعتمد الخطة التنفيذية الأولى لاستراتيجية "السكان"
Mehleb approves the first phase of population project.
ليلى إسكندر: الصعايدة سبب انتشار العشوائيات فى القاهرة
Laila Eskandar, Minister of Sustainable Development, says poor people from Upper Egypt are causing the spread of slums in Cairo.
تدخل الرئيس ينهى أزمة حزب الوفد
التنسيق بين القوى السياسية لتشكيل مجلس نواب مسئول
al-Sisi interferes to end Wadf Party crisis.
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