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Azza
Vancouver, BC, Canada
University Prof., Communications and ESL
Interests: Egypt, Egypt, and 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 yesterday at Egypt
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State TV | GulfNews.com Security forces 'found two groups of terrorists in Makkah and a third group in the city of Jeddah' Riyadh: Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Makkah blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Egypt
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Ahram Online UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash talks during a news conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2017. (Reuters) A senior United Arab Emirates (UAE) official said on Saturday that if Qatar did not accept an ultimatum issued by Arab states which imposed a... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Egypt
A few days back, a van ploughed through a group of Muslim worshippers who were leaving a mosque in Finsbury Park, London, having completed Ramadan’s evening prayer, “Taraweeh.” It was a deliberate act as the van intentionally veered into the victims who were helping a fallen, taken-ill man on the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Egypt
In Egypt, in the 70’s and 80’s as men grew beards and women covered their hair, onlookers were surprised but accepting. After all it was a positive thing—was it not? —to adhere to the broader guidelines of religion. Envious that some could follow God’s wishes better than themselves, many wannabes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Egypt
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Financial Times, by Heba Saleh Young entrepreneurs have the potential to lift Egyptians out of poverty Khaled Ismail says promoting business will expand the middle class and enable them to become employers © David Degner Khaled Ismail, Egyptian entrepreneur turned angel investor, appears to be the meanest of the three... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Egypt
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The Daily News, Mohamed Ayyad Companies include Siemens, Mediterranean Fertilizers Company and El Mahaba for Packaging and Packing Materials The General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) and the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation signed 15 contracts worth nearly EGP 1bn, with 13 companies of diverse activities to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Egypt
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Al Arabiya English Kuwait said on Sunday that Qatar has expressed willingness to understand concerns from other Gulf states. Kuwait is acting as a mediator in the biggest diplomatic crisis in the region in years, which saw Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, plus Egypt and Yemen, on... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 11, 2017 at Egypt
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GulfNews.com Cairo: In 2009, Egypt’s then-president Hosni Mubarak implicitly accused Qatar of standing behind an attempt by Palestinians from neighbouring Gaza Strip to storm the Sinai Peninsula. “Egypt can respond to the poisonous media campaign and pressure directed against it from a sisterly Arab country and strike back hard,” Mubarak... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 11, 2017 at Egypt
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Ahram Online Ahead of Ramadan 2017, Canada Post issued its first ever Eid stamp honouring Islam’s important holidays: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. An explanation accompanied the ten-stamp booklet: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Eid al-Fitr marks the end... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 11, 2017 at Egypt
The Marriott Cell, a critique In light of recent developments where several countries including Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, Mohamed Fahmy, who had become a pundit on Qatari and Aljazeera issues, briefed television viewers on the outcomes of such serious moves. Immediately afterwards I went online to read Fahmy’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Egypt
Ahram Online Several Arab Gulf countries and Egypt broke diplomatic relations with Qatar, citing its "support of terrorism", the countries announced in the early hours of Monday. Egypt accused the Gulf Arab state of supporting "terrorist" organisations including the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's state news agency reported. Bahrain accused Qatar of... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 4, 2017 at Egypt
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Gulf News, by Ramadan el Sherbini Authorities are racing against time to safely remove the leaning highrise amid worries it could tumble down at any time A high-rise residential building leans on another building in Alexandria on Thursday. Cairo: A 12-storey apartment building has precariously titled in the Egyptian city... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 2, 2017 at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky In light of the Riyadh Arab-Islamic-American Summit, we need to go back and visit an earlier article that appeared as President El-Sisi was about to meet President Trump in a formal visit to Washington in April, 2017 Human Rights’ article, “Sisi’s Egypt is a... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 1, 2017 at Egypt
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Ahead of Ramadan, 2017, Canada Post issued its first ever Eid stamp honouring Islam’s important holidays: Eid el Fitr and Eid el Adha. An explanation accompanied the ten-stamp booklet: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims worldwide. Eid al-Fitr marks the end... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Egypt
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RFI, by Anne-Marie Bissada The drums beat a hypnotic rhythm. The fighters, each armed with a bamboo-like rod, display their footwork as they keep an eye on their opponent, accelerating or slowing down in time with the music. They move in circles around one another, often in duels between two,... Continue reading
Reblogged May 28, 2017 at Egypt
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The Globe and Mail, A most exceptional month, by Azza Radwan Sedky In Egypt, the spiritual and the celebratory of Ramadan go hand in hand, Azza Radwan Sedky writes WENTING LI Ramadan Gana is an Egyptian song, about 70 years old or so, that celebrates the arrival of the holy... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Egypt
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21st Century Wire says… Whatever criticisms may be justifiably levied at Egypt’s President Al Sisi, the speech he gave at the American Islamic Summit should go down in history as one of the bravest attacks on supporters of terrorism, whilst in their midst. The consternation of the primary terrorism creators... Continue reading
Reblogged May 25, 2017 at Egypt
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The Independent, by Qasim Rashid. Excerpt—read on here. The permission given in Quran 22:40-41 to fight in self-defence was not only granted to defend Muslims from persecution, but to defend Christians, Jews and people of all faiths from acts of terror like those committed by Isis today People gather in... Continue reading
Reblogged May 24, 2017 at Egypt
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Jet Set, by Karen Gardiner Has The Mummy once again piqued your curiosity about Egypt, one of the world's most spellbinding and imagination-inspiring destinations? It's a bucket-list trip for many world travelers — and it's easy to see why, with its rich history, stunning landscapes, and epic potential for adventure.... Continue reading
Reblogged May 22, 2017 at Egypt
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To the writer of this article. Donald Trump neglected to mention how euphoric Egyptians were when the president back then in 2013 was ousted. Nor did he mention that the demonstrations he is speaking of were wreaking havoc in the Raba area; I wonder if demonstrators would be allowed to... Continue reading
Reblogged May 21, 2017 at Egypt
Middle East Forum, by Cynthia Farahat An innocent-sounding New Jersey-based organization called Egyptian Americans For Freedom And Justice (EAFAJ) made the rounds on Capitol Hill May 4 to urge U.S. lawmakers not to support designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. The visit, which came hours after the... Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2017 at Egypt
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Arab Times, by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor UAE Businessman UNLIKE several of its neighbours, the Arab World’s most populous nation has thankfully succeeded in regaining its political, security and social equilibrium following years of turmoil. Egypt is on the right track and with wise governance could... Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2017 at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky Recently the Egyptian parliament proposed an amendment to Egypt’s citizenship law. The amendment allows those residing in Egypt for five years to apply for Egyptian citizenship after having deposited a significant sum of foreign currency in Egypt’s central bank. The sum may be returned... Continue reading
Reblogged May 17, 2017 at Egypt
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Oil and Gas Journal, by OGJ editors BP PLC has started gas production from Taurus and Libra fields, the first two of five fields in the West Nile Delta development of Egypt. The fields are currently producing more than 700 MMscfd of sales gas and 1,000 b/d of condensate. Following... Continue reading
Reblogged May 11, 2017 at Egypt