Egypt

Trump Praises Egyptian President Al-Sisi: “We Agree on So Many Things”

President Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during a meeting at the White House Monday, saying the two leaders “agree on so many things.” President Donald Trump: “It’s great to be with the president of Egypt. And I will…

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains…

U.S.-Egypt: From Idealism to Political Cynicism

By Rana Allam and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini for InDepthNews. On July 4 as Americans celebrated independence from a King that “obstructed the Administration of Justice…sent hither swarms of Officers to harass people… kept among [the people], in times of peace,…

UK government must end arms sales and political support for Egypt’s General Sisi

As Egyptian autocrat General Sisi arrives in London, Campaign Against Arms Trade has called for the UK government to end arms sales to his regime and stop the political support that bolsters it. Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade…

2015 NPT Review Conference outcome is the Humanitarian Pledge

As the four weeks of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference wraps up in New York without an outcome document being adopted, while the USA blames Egypt for the failure by insisting on moves towards a Middle East free of…

Egypt: Al Jazeera Journalists Face Up to 15 Years in Prison

Egyptian prosecutors have called for the maximum possible prison terms for three Al Jazeera journalists at their trial in Cairo. Prosecutors delivered their closing arguments Thursday, accusing the journalists of producing false reports and giving a platform to the Muslim…

More than generals and troglodytes in Egypt

In the wake of the recent presidential elections in Egypt, Baher Kamal takes a look at some of the underreported facts about the situation in the country. CAIRO, Jun 2 2014 – Unconsciously or not, most mainstream media and foreign…

Hunger-Striking Al Jazeera Journalist Moved to Solitary Confinement

An Al Jazeera journalist on hunger strike against his imprisonment in Egypt has reportedly been moved to solitary confinement in a maximum security prison. Abdullah Elshamy has been held without charge for close to nine months and on hunger strike…

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists adjourned for fifth time

Abdulrahim Shaheen, a reporter who works Al-Jazeera and for two newspapers – Al-Hurriya wa Al-Adala and Misr 25 – was arrested by national security police yesterday on charges of “membership of a terrorist group,” “inciting hatred” and “spreading false information.”…

Egypt in the Rear Mirror (II): Who Are the Not-So-Invisible Powers Behind the Troglodytes?

If you cannot win them, join them” seems to be the old British political principle that Washington has been applying to its plans to re-design the Arab region, always under the recurrent public pretext of the “war on terrorism.” By…

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