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Azza
Vancouver, BC, Canada
University Prof., Communications and ESL
Interests: Egypt, Egypt, and Egypt.
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Press TV This file photo shows the building of Cairo Criminal Court. A court in Egypt has upheld death sentences for 20 people over their alleged roles in the Kerdasa massacre four years ago, which left over a dozen people dead. On August 14, 2013, a few hours after Egyptian... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Egypt
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Let’s start at the beginning. In 2014, Aya Hegazi and her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, launched Beladi Foundation, an NGO that worked with street children. The police raided Beladi after a complaint was filed against the foundation for sex trafficking and child abuse; that is in addition to running an unlicensed... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Egypt
GulfNews.com Al Sissi to use trip to enhance ties with Saudi Arabia Cairo: Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi will start an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, in an effort to break the ice after months of tensions. During the upcoming visit, Sissi will meet King Salman, and... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Egypt
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation, via ABC News, by April Chan and Dan Colasimone To watch the video, click here. A Brisbane couple whose Walk Like an Egyptian holiday video went viral in Egypt is delighted they could give the country's struggling tourist industry a shot in the arm. Zoe Russell and... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Egypt
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The Independent, by Harriet Agerholm. Excerpt—read on here. 'The world is a hair's breadth from nuclear war,' says pro-Kremlin News presenter Kiselyov said 'war can break out as a result of confrontation between two personalities' Getty Russian state television has claimed US President Donald Trump is more dangerous than North... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Egypt
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Aljazeera, excerpt. Read on here. A 3,500-year-old tomb with several mummies, sarcophagi and statues was found in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis. The tomb was discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis [Stringer/AFP Egyptian authorities have hailed an "important discovery" after archaeologists unearthed several mummies, 10 colourful wooden sarcophagi and... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Egypt
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Al Monitor, by Ahmed Aleem Egypt’s Tourism Ministry is courting A-list international stars, such as Sylvester Stallone (L), Salma Hayek and Will Smith, to support Egyptian tourism. Smith visited in March. (photo by Hugo Goodridge/Al Monitor) CAIRO — The Egyptian Tourism Ministry announced March 31 that Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 17, 2017 at Egypt
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Jerusalem Post, by Joel C. Rosenberg He wants Egypt to be seen as a trusted, stable ally of the West. On Wednesday, I had the honor of participating in a two-hour meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi in Washington, DC. As part of his first state visit to Washington... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 13, 2017 at Egypt
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Wataninet.com, by Nevine Kameel The Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria has issued a statement explaining what happened on Palm Sunday, 9 April 2017, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of St Mark’s cathedral in Alexandria claiming 10 lives and causing injuries to scores of individuals. The... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 13, 2017 at Egypt
Isn't this rather too late? Didn't the US decide the culprit earlier? Via CTV, Associated Press by Josh Lederman MOSCOW -- Striving to salvage ties amid a fierce dispute over Syria, the United States and Russia on Wednesday agreed to work together on an international investigation of a Syrian chemical... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 12, 2017 at Egypt
To corroborate his catchphrase, “Make America great again,” President Trump may be willing to intimidate the whole world, and the attack on Syria is proof. In 2003 President Bush, Jr., insisted beyond a shadow of a doubt that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. Consequently, Hussein deserved a show... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky Can President Sisi's visit to Washington be a turning point for Egyptian-American relations? While Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was attending the 2016 United Nations General Assembly in the US, he met with then-presidential nominee Donald Trump. After this one meeting, both men came out... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 6, 2017 at Egypt
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The Hill, BY PRIME MINISTER SHERIF ISMAIL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR - 04/03/17 11:41 AM EDT A new U.S. administration naturally offers an opportunity for America's allies around the world to consider the past and find new ways to a more secure and prosperous world. Egypt and other moderate states across the... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 3, 2017 at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky It is not fair to judge the 1.6 billion Muslims that inhabit the world by the actions of a few thousand radicals After President Trump banned citizens of seven, now six, Muslim-majority, “terror-prone” countries from entering the US, all Muslims travelling to or even... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 2, 2017 at Egypt
On March 31, as President El Sisi was about to head to Washington, Human Rights published an article titled, “Sisi’s Egypt is a Poor Partner for the United States in the Fight Against Terrorism.” It warns President Trump against amending ties with Egypt, concluding that “Hosting Egypt’s repressive president sends... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Egypt
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The Guardian, by Simon Briggs Laura Massaro is looking to inspire the next generation at the women's world squash championships in Egypt next week CREDIT: REX Laura Massaro will board a plane on Tuesday for El Gouna, the Egyptian resort where the women’s world squash championships are to be staged... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 1, 2017 at Egypt
If there is anything more bizarre than this, I don't know what it is. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Egypt
While Sisi was attending the United Nations General Assembly in 2016, back then, Republic nominee Donald Trump and President Sisi met. After the one single meeting between them, both men came out ready to praise one another. President Sisi said he had no doubt Donald Trump would make a strong... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Egypt
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The Globe and Mail, by Susannah George The aftermath of fierce fighting between Iraqi special forces and the Islamic State in western Mosul, Iraq, on March 23, 2017. (IVOR PRICKETT/NYT) A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions as it helps... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 28, 2017 at Egypt
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Legitimate political activity complicates designation By Guy Taylor - The Washington Times - Updated: 9:38 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 President Trump has — for the time being — put on the back burner an executive order designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, according to U.S. officials close... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 28, 2017 at Egypt
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Reuters A BP logo is seen at a petrol station in London, Britain January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/File Photo BP (BP.L) has made a gas discovery in the North Damietta Offshore Concession in Egypt's East Nile Delta, its third in the block, it said on Sunday. The Qattameya Shallow-1 exploration... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 26, 2017 at 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 Mar 25, 2017 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 Mar 23, 2017 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 Mar 22, 2017 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 Mar 21, 2017 at Egypt