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Three Middle East Events of 2018

Three Middle East Events of 2018

While they could be unconnected, the three exceptional news of 2018 collectively express the wind of changes. Khashoggi | Saudi Arabia First, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as the Kingdom’s state TV reports, quoting an initial inquiry. Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, […]

Spies & Journalists, the Thin Line Tightened between Media and Security

Spies & Journalists, the Thin Line Tightened between Media and Security

“23-year-old Zubeida is one of 1,500 Egyptians who vanished from the streets in what human rights campaigners call enforced disappearances. Zubeida’s mother spoke to Orla Guerin (BBC correspondent in Cairo) about the torture her daughter was subjected to at the hands of the police”. This was what BBC Newsnight tweeted mid-February, to reveal what they […]

40 Years of Fake Peace and Illusion Wars

40 Years of Fake Peace and Illusion Wars

On 9 November 1977, late Egyptian President Sadat (born December 25,1918, assassinated October 6, 1981), startled the world by announcing to his parliament his intention to visit Jerusalem and speak before the Knesset (the unicameral national legislature of Israel), seeking genuine peace. The initiative was prepared by the US political kitchen, and shortly afterward, the […]

Egypt to launch 4G mobile networks

Egypt to launch 4G mobile networks

Egypt will launch 4G licenses for the four mobile operators in the country within two months, and the value will depend on each company’s needs of available frequencies, communications and information technology ministry said in a statement on Sunday. According to Egypt’s Al-Ahram newspaper, legal drafting will be completed in two weeks, the statement added. […]

Egyptian Museum’s exhibition touring Japan

Egyptian Museum’s exhibition touring Japan

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is offering a special touring exhibition titled, “The Golden Pharaohs and Pyramids: The Treasures from the Egyptian Museum,” and it’s expected to visit several cities in Japan. It started in October last year in Tokyo, then went to Matsuyama, and the third stop of the exhibition is Sendai. Elham Salah, […]

The effects of the Red Sea deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

The effects of the Red Sea deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s parliament is expected to review the deal aimed to draw the maritime borders between Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Egypt’s decision to hand over the two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia caused a lot of controversy among Egyptians. The deal left the MPs divided, as some of them agree that the […]

Saudi-Egyptian deal sparks controversy

Saudi-Egyptian deal sparks controversy

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia arrived in Egypt on a five-day visit, his first to Egypt since ascending to the throne in January 2015. International cooperation minister Sahar Nasr said that Cairo and Riyadh signed final agreements during the king’s visit worth over $24 billion, including $22 billion to finance Cairo’s energy needs […]

New project to showcase Egypt’s military history

New project to showcase Egypt’s military history

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced a major project to retell the country’s military history from the ancient Egyptian era to the present day through the opening of several historical sites to tourists as well as the setting up of new museum displays. The project involves the restoration of the ancient Horus Military Road in […]

Egypt celebrates its fourth “India by the Nile” festival

Egypt celebrates its fourth “India by the Nile” festival

Egypt celebrates its annual “India by the Nile” festival for the fourth year in a row, bringing different aspects of the Indian culture to the Egyptian audience. The festival will take place from 23rd April to 7th May, and India’s ambassador to Egypt, Sanjay Bhattacharya, has said that this year’s edition will see new activities […]

Egyptian writer sentenced to 3 years in jail for ‘contempt of religion’

Egyptian writer sentenced to 3 years in jail for ‘contempt of religion’

Egyptian writer Fatima Naoot was sentenced three years in jail and a LE20,000 ($2550) fine, after being found guilty of contempt of religion and blasphemy, reported Al-Ahram. The misdemeanor court rejected an appeal by Naoot’s defence team against the sentence, upholding the sentence and the fine. While on Wednesday 30th March, Naoot said on her […]

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