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Azza
Vancouver, BC, Canada
University Prof., Communications and ESL
Interests: Egypt, Egypt, and Egypt.
Recent Activity
Ahram Online, by Yury Fedotov Conflict remains the world’s greatest problem; conflict prevention our biggest hope, but if we do not face down crime and uphold justice, we simply risk swapping the challenges. Over the last century crime has been transformed. Mobsters are more likely to be board members of... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Egypt
The Independent An Egyptian tank crew have been praised for saving over 50 people's lives after they ran over a car bomb to prevent a suicide attack. Seven civilians, including two young children, were killed when the bomb exploded at a security checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula. The military said... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Egypt
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The New Arab Egyptian women stood in solidarity with Saudi women's calls to challenge patriarchy this week, by standing in front of the kingdom's embassy in Cairo while wearing a skirt. An Egyptian feminist group challenged Saudi Arabia's "patriarchal" authorities in Cairo on Sunday, by standing outside the kingdom’s embassy... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Egypt
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NZ Herald Egyptian Marwan Tarek (left) won the men's world junior title with a five-game victory over Frenchman Victor Crouin last night. Photo / Alan Gibson Egypt have completed a clean sweep of the world junior squash championship for the first time since 2013 with Rowan El Araby winning the... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Egypt
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الاهرام اليومي_بقلم صلاح منتصر هذه تجربة قيل إنه تقرر بدؤها فى محطة الشهداء بمترو الأنفاق ، أرجو ألا تمتد وتنتشر ،وحبذا لو أنهم أنهوها فى هدوء وكأن شيئا لم يكن ، فليس هكذا يكون نشر الفتاوى الدينية . الخبر الذى نشرته أكثر من صحيفة يقول إن لجنة الفتوى بمجمع البحوث... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky After 25 January 2011, the army and police directed their efforts towards maintaining law and order. Many then considered the security vacuum that emerged a golden opportunity, enabling them to do as they please. As authorities did not have the time or the manpower... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Egypt
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Egyptian Streets Photo Credit: AFP/ Khaled Al-Desouki Magda Haroun, head of the Jewish community in Egypt, said in an interview with Al-Hurra TV that she is married to a Catholic man and her two daughters are Muslims. Having lived under one roof for a long time, Haroun stressed that her... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Egypt
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Ahram Online Three recent natural-gas discoveries could see Egypt meeting 100 percent of its domestic needs by the end of the decade File Photo: Tarek El Molla, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources speaks during an interview with Reuters (Photo: Reuters) Three recent major gas-field discoveries will make Egypt... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 17, 2017 at Egypt
How do you tell the owner of a property that he is infringing on state land after he had lived in that property and on that land for years, this while he is paying his power and water bills regularly and receiving mail at that address, too? No doubt, serious... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Egypt
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PRESS RELEASE NO. 17/282/International Monetary Fund Statement by the IMF Managing Director on Egypt July 13, 2017 IMF Managing Director on Egypt Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement after Executive Board’s approval for the First Review of Egypt’s Extended Fund Facility... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2017 at Egypt
In Wag the Dog, a 1997 movie, an invasion of Grenada is fabricated in order to cover up a US president’s sex scandal. It is a perfect example of how easy it is to “whip up patriotic frenzy, and how dubious the motives sometimes are.” Imagine a scenario as preposterous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky Stereotyping against Muslims and a presumption of their guilt is all too apparent when an attacker is white but isn't castigated in the same terms Last month, a van ploughed through a group of Muslim worshippers who were leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 6, 2017 at Egypt
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بقلم هانى عسل لا تحزن .. فلم تكذب، ولم تخدع، ولم تغدر، وإنما من كذب وخدع وغدر هو من وعدك بالصبر والجلد وبتحمل الصعاب، ثم «خلع»، وباع القضية عند أول ناصية، وذرف الدمع مع أول أزمة، وارتعد مع دوى أول قنبلة! لا تحزن .. فلم تجامل، ولم تجمل، ولم تصنع... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 5, 2017 at Egypt
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ABC News, by Jon Gambrell. Excerpt Arab Nations say they have Qatar's response to their demands A black-and-white depiction of Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, attracts signatures and comments of support from residents amid a diplomatic crisis between Qatar and neighboring Arab countries in Doha, Qatar, on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Egypt
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Ahram Online Former Barcelona's Brazilian forward Ronaldinho (Reuters) Brazilian football star Ronaldinho will arrive in Egypt Tuesday evening for a three-day visit to launch his humanitarian organisation, the Ronaldinho Foundation in cooperation with Prime Pharma drug company, and to promote the country’s Tour n’ Cure medical tourism campaign, according to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 4, 2017 at Egypt
WSJ, by Eric Trager (from July 3, 2013) Police that suffocated protesters with teargas in 2011 were now standing alongside them. At the end of the long boulevard leading up to the Egyptian presidential palace in northern Cairo, a uniformed police lieutenant joined many thousands of protesters in demanding President... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Egypt
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Daily News 1,482 new companies established, 233 others increased their capital: Investment Ministry New law includes exemption from establishment, stamps, contract fees, registration for 5 years: Nasr A recent report by the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, which monitored the investment activity during the last period, indicated that 1,482... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Egypt
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The Globe and Mail,by NOAH BROWNING AND TOM FINN. Excerpt: Saudi Arabia, allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands. An image of Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, graces a billboard featuring the slogan "We are all Tamim" in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, July 3, 2017.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Egypt
ABC News Egyptian security forces have arrested the daughter and son-in-law of the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader, who is in exile in Qatar. A statement from the prosecutor says Youssef al-Qaradawi's daughter Ola and her husband, Hossam Khalaf, were arrested in a Mediterranean coastal resort on Sunday over allegations of... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 3, 2017 at Egypt
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The Atlantic, by Eric Trager People walk past a banner bearing portraits of Qatar's former emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and his son Sheikh Tamim. The Saudi-led bloc has made 13 demands of Doha, but they’re mostly about resolving one issue—and time is almost up. Monday marks the end... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Egypt
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إيهاب الشيمي لن أتحدث هنا، كما قد يتوقع البعض، عن موظفي الحكومة " التنابلة " الذين لا يفعلون شيئاً سوى انتظار العلاوة و انتقاد قانون الخدمة المدنية لما فيه من ربط الأجر بالأداء، بينما لا يقدمون هم أي إسهام فعلي نحو تقدم الوطن .. و لن أتحدث أيضاً عن الطبقة... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 30, 2017 at Egypt
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Ahram Online File photo: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks to the media after the signing ceremony for a deal to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant between Egypt and Russia at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, November 19, 2015 Reuters President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi hailed the Egyptian people... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 30, 2017 at Egypt
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Egypt Independent Egyptian young film director Mohamed Diab said on Wednesday that he has been selected as a permanent member in the jury committee of The Academy Awards, known officially as “The Oscars”. Diab republished on his personal facebook page the Oscar news story that mentioned his name as a... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 29, 2017 at Egypt
When the issue of the ownership of the islands of Tiran and Sanafir surfaced, I preferred to stay out of it. I did not know enough, for I am not a specialist on the issue; and I trusted Egyptian leaders to do what was best for Egypt. This still applies,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Egypt
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The Guardian, by Philip Oltermann. Excerpt from Liberal Berlin mosque to stay ope despite fatwa from Egypt Seyran Ateş’s Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque allows men and women to pray together and rejects burqa and niqab Seyran Ateş (right) introduces Friday prayers during the opening of the Ibn-Rushd-Goethe mosque Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Egypt