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Azza
Vancouver, BC, Canada
University Prof., Communications and ESL
Interests: Egypt, Egypt, and Egypt.
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Breitbart, by PENNY STARR WASHINGTON D.C. – Egypt’s state-owned paper Al-Ahram has announced that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet with President Donald Trump on April 3. The White House has confirmed that Sisi accepted the invitation Trump extended to him just days after his inauguration. The meeting will... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 hours ago at Egypt
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Brilliant. Cairo Scene, by Nicholas Mehling Cairo Scene's very own Nicholas Mehling explores the root causes of Israelis' heightened stress levels, and challenges 'alt-right' tabloid Breitbart on whether the bombings outside Israel are to blame for it, or.. you know, the obvious answer. In the esteemed American 'alt-right' propaganda, I... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Egypt
By Reuters, via Daily Mail Online, by Asma Alsharif CAIRO, March 22 (Reuters) - Saudi-owned retail property developer Marakez is investing 15 billion Egyptian pounds ($829 million) in Egypt and could double that within five years as the country pushes through economic reforms. Egypt, the most populous Arab country, has... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky When he came to office, millions were hopeful that Barack Obama would deliver on his promises regarding US relations with Arab countries. He failed. In August 2008, on a cruise ship heading to Alaska, I sat glued to my cabin TV set. Nothing on... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Egypt
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France 24 A new film about a successful young woman who wants to upend tradition by becoming a single mother via sperm donation has taken the Egyptian cinema scene by storm. © Tiziana Fabi, AFP| Egyptian actress Nelly Karim at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, August 31, 2016. Bashtery Ragel... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Egypt
Reuters, by By Alastair Macdonald | BRUSSELS Companies may ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday, setting off a storm of complaint from rights groups and religious leaders. In its first ruling on an issue... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 17, 2017 at Egypt
When 1.6 billion Muslims inhabit the globe, it is hardly likely that a few thousand radicals mirror the rest. After President Trump banned citizens of seven, now six, Muslim “terror-prone” countries from entering the US, all Muslims travelling to or even living in the US became apprehensive. Some of these... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Egypt
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Ahram Online Egyptian army tanks deployed in Sinai (Photo:Ahram) Major General Mamdouh Shahin, the Egyptian defence minister's deputy for legislative and constitutional affairs, told MPs on Tuesday that the army is on the brink of eliminating terrorism in North Sinai. In a meeting held by parliament's agriculture committee and attended... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 14, 2017 at Egypt
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StartupSmart Refrigerators in the Moroccan desert; a bracelet to prevent heart attacks in Tunisia; a source funding system for charities in Egypt. Mission-driven startups are blossoming in these three North African countries, which are now at the forefront of social entrepreneurship. Morocco now boasts more than 250 startups. With around... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 14, 2017 at Egypt
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Via CTV News, by Mike Corder, The Associated Press Firebrand anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, poses for a selfie with supporters during a campaign stop in Heerlen, Netherlands, Saturday, March 11, 2017. The Dutch electorate go to the polls for parliamentary elections of March 15. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) THE HAGUE, Netherlands... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 12, 2017 at Egypt
In August of 2008, on a cruise ship heading to Alaska, I sat glued to my cabin TV set; nothing on that luxurious ship could’ve enticed me to leave that cabin as I watched the Democratic candidate, back then, Senator Barack Obama, speak. He had me captivated, but I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Egypt
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Ahram Online The Roman Catholic pope received an invitation to visit Egypt from President El-Sisi in 2014 Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah ُEl-Sisi during a private audience at the Vatican November 24, 2014 (Photo: Reuters) Pope Francis said in an interview with German newspaper Die Zeit... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 10, 2017 at Egypt
On the dot. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, by Eric Trager Much to his Gulf allies' chagrin, Egypt's president has not toed their anti-Iranian line in the region, instead following his own pattern of supporting state actors against non-state actors. When then-Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi responded to... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 10, 2017 at Egypt
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Ahram Online The capital and financial account saw a surge in net inflow – from July to December 2016 – amounting to $17.6 billion, as opposed to $6.2 billion in the same period the previous year, according to the CBE Central Bank of Egypt (Reuters): Egypt's balance of payments sees... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 9, 2017 at Egypt
Donald's Trump's administration will propose dramatic reductions in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month- which could possibly affect its biggest aid recipients, Israel and Egypt. The announcement was made by White House Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, on FOX News on Saturday, Reuters reports. The US spends over $50... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 8, 2017 at Egypt
Reuters, by Sujata Rao A currency devaluation may do little to fix Nigeria's problems unless it follows the examples of emerging market peers Egypt, Argentina and Russia and embraces floating exchange rates. Grappling with recession, widespread dollar shortages, a budget funding gap and international lenders' reluctance to provide loans, Nigeria... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 8, 2017 at Egypt
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Jerusalem Post, by JOEL C. ROSENBERG The West needs a stable Egypt as a friend and an ally, now more than ever. As the Trump administration develops plans to confront Iran, destroy Islamic State (ISIS) and strengthen US-Israel relations, it’s critical that it also rebuild America’s ties with Egypt, the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 7, 2017 at Egypt
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I'm flabbergasted. Mint Press New, by Whitney Web A CIA report, drafted in 1986, details the agency’s “purposely provocative” analysis of the regime’s vulnerabilities and the potential to destabilize and oust then-President Hafez al-Assad. Anti-Assad protesters burn a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with ‘Corruption’ written across his face.... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 7, 2017 at Egypt
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Stepfeed.com, by Jason Lemon Dr. Zahi Hawwas continued his role of playing tour guide to the rich and famous. It's shaping up to be an exciting year for Egyptians. First, world-famous Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi visited Egypt last month and now American actor and musician Will Smith arrived in the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 6, 2017 at Egypt
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I don't know how valid or true all this is, but if so, then at least we are not sitting ducks awaiting the dam to be completed. Egypt is doing something. South Sudan News Agency Kampala, March 5, 2017 (SSNA) – In an exclusive interview on Sunday, a former Ugandan... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 6, 2017 at Egypt
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NICK LEES, EDMONTON JOURNAL University of Alberta graduate Nancy Taubner and The Journal's Nick Lees try riding camels in the Sahara on a trip to Ancient Egypt with the U of A's Alumni Association. SUPPLIED Our guide gave us the wrong idea about terrorist threats in Egypt when he climbed... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 5, 2017 at Egypt
My Google search landed an article from the CBC News, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in my inbox. Since my Google search zooms in on Egyptian topics only, the headline “I’d rather die than go back there,” caught my attention. The article revolves around an Egyptian gay man—let’s call him Tarek,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Egypt
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Bloomberg, by Ahmed Feteha Economic activity for Egypt’s non-oil private sector accelerated the most since 2014, a sign that growth may be recovering after authorities abandoned currency controls and secured a $12 billion IMF loan deal. The Emirates NBD Purchasing Managers’ Index for the whole economy climbed for the third... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Egypt
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Daily News Egypt, by Selim Hassan Nestlé Egypt aims to invade the markets of Africa this year and expand in its existing markets in the Arab countries and the Gulf area to benefit from the weakness of the Egyptian pound. Nestlé Egypt CEO and chairperson Yasser Abdul Malak said that... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 4, 2017 at Egypt
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Al Monitor, by Walaa Hussein CAIRO — Egypt is considering an incentive plan to curb its population's growth spurt. A couple and their children sit together at Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, June 17, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Steve Crisp) The country’s total population in January 2016 was 90 million, according to... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 4, 2017 at Egypt