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650,000 endorsements submitted by citizens for 23 potential presidential candidates: Egypt's NEA

21-01-2018 Egypt

650,000 endorsements submitted by citizens for 23 potential presidential candidates: Egypt's NEA

Egypt’s National Elections Authority (NEA) said on Saturday that 650,000 endorsements have been submitted by citizens nationwide for around 23 potential candidates for the 2018 presidential elections, which are set for March.   The NEA has opened the door on Saturday for candidates who wish to nominate themselves for the elections. The nomination window is open until 29 January. Hopeful candidates must receive...

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Failure to launch: Egypt opposition hits roadblock on path to presidency

21-01-2018 Egypt

Failure to launch: Egypt opposition hits roadblock on path to presidency

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six months into laying the groundwork for his presidential bid, Egyptian hopeful Mohamed Anwar Sadat hit a snag: he could not find a hotel prepared to hire him a space to launch his campaign. “One said they were completely booked for a year ... another told us they got instructions from security agencies not to hold a conference...

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Egypt's Sisi announces intention to run for second term in 2018 presidential elections

20-01-2018 Egypt

Egypt's Sisi announces intention to run for second term in 2018 presidential elections

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi announced on Friday his intention to run for a second term in the 2018 presidential elections.   The president made the announcement during the third and final day of the 'Story of a Nation' event in Cairo, where he has been presenting a balance sheet of the achievements made by his administration over the past four years. The vote...

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Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun

20-01-2018 World

Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun

SUGEDIGI, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fired into Syria’s Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area. The cross-border bombardment took place after days of threats from Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to crush the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in Afrin in response to growing Kurdish strength across a wide stretch...

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Dust storms to continue in northern Egypt on Friday

19-01-2018 Egypt

Dust storms to continue in northern Egypt on Friday

Northern Egypt is facing a second day of dust storms on Friday as unstable winter weather continues.   In a statement on Thursday, the country’s meteorological authority said strong winds are set to continue in the northern parts of the country, with higher activity on the Mediterranean and Red Sea, leading to a disruption in naval navigation. Rain is also expected in Cairo,...

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Turkish shelling marks start of Afrin operation, minister says

19-01-2018 World

Turkish shelling marks start of Afrin operation, minister says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s operation in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region has “de facto” begun with cross-border shelling, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Friday. A Reuters cameraman filmed Turkish artillery at the border village of Sugedigi firing shells on Friday morning into the Afrin region in northwest Syria. “The operation has actually started de facto with cross-border shelling, except there is...

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Jerusalem: the fall of the US one-pole world

02-01-2018 Hits:478 Opinion

Jerusalem: the fall of the US one-pole world

  Kamal Gaballa After the UN general assembly’s decision on Dec 21 to reject President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and by refusing to change the legal status of the occupied city, Arab and international voices started surfacing, insisting on the importance of mobilizing mechanisms to forcibly enforce the decision, and creating a diplomatic framework to...

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Sinai: Terrorism crosses redline

05-12-2017 Hits:1205 Opinion

Sinai: Terrorism crosses redline

  Kamal Gaballa, In the dark hours of November 24, Egypt had to dig mass graves to bury victims of the horrific terrorist attack who were killed as they performed their Friday prayers at a mosque in the northern part of the country’s Sinai Peninsula. The attack killed 305 worshipers, including 27 children and 160 elderly, and wounded 128 others. With this...

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S.Korea's PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2018: Opening New Horizons

27-11-2017 Hits:1400 Opinion

S.Korea's PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2018: Opening New Horizons

  KIM Byung-kwun , Thirty years after the Seoul Olympic Games, the organization and events of which impressed the entire world, the 23rd Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in PyeongChang, Korea, in February 2018. The PyeongChang Olympic Games will build on what was founded three decades ago: it will cultivate the true values of the Olympic movement and provide an opportunity,...

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Egypt between World Cup jubilation and UNESCO loss

10-11-2017 Hits:1825 Opinion

Egypt between World Cup jubilation and UNESCO loss

  Hassan Abou Taleb ,  While Egypt may suffer defeats, it's influence remains strong, enduring the ebbs and flows that confront all states and societies Egypt experienced the taste of both wins and losses last month. The big win came via the national football team when it won in a very difficult match that qualified it directly to participate, after 28 years absence, in...

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Utilising Egypt’s diaspora

29-10-2017 Hits:2042 Opinion

Utilising Egypt’s diaspora

  According to 2017 census, Egypt’s population stands at nearly 95 million, plus an estimated 9.4 million living abroad. In addition to many other millions who left over many decades and never returned, so they are unaccounted for My bet is that those 9.4 million, and the many others who have fallen through the cracks, are Egyptian by birth, schooling, and rearing....

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UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt on the occasion of UN Day

25-10-2017 Hits:2100 Opinion

UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt on the occasion of UN Day

  Richard Dictus , Wednesday 25 Oct 2017 On the 24th of October 2017, we celebrate together with the Arab Republic of Egypt the 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter coming into force in 1945. Egypt, one of the founding members of the United Nations, celebrates the global commitment, along with the other Member States, to global peace and security. The UN-Egypt partnership is...

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Washington and the Iranian public opinion

15-10-2017 Hits:2289 Opinion

Washington and the Iranian public opinion

Abdulrahman al-Rashed   Iran’s propaganda during its negotiations on the nuclear agreement around three years ago was based on claims that the deal will lead to peace in the region and end the long row. Unlike what’s commonly known about it, Tehran expanded its propaganda to include Iranian communities outside Iran, most of whom have not been in harmony with the regime...

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Threats to Kurds made independence referendum inevitable

07-10-2017 Hits:2450 Opinion

Threats to Kurds made independence referendum inevitable

An American official asked President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani why they held the referendum now and why they rejected all demands to postpone it.Barzani told his American guest that Baghdad’s government began to receive heavy and advanced weapons from the US, including military jets, which means that in few years, the balance will be in favor of...

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Religious discourse and Western societies

04-10-2017 Hits:2049 Opinion

Religious discourse and Western societies

      Sayed Mahmoud;   High Vatican officials sometimes sound more like philosophers than Muslim clergymen. Does the difference explain the advances of Western countries? In the closing session of the Rimini Meeting for friendship among peoples in Italy, I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Cardinal Pietro Parolin, one of the assistants to the Vatican Pope and perhaps the second most influencial man...

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Morphing the Kurdish referendum into a mistake

25-09-2017 Hits:1516 Opinion

Morphing the Kurdish referendum into a mistake

Amir Taheri What is the first thing you should do when you have dug yourself into a hole? The obvious answer is: stop digging. This is the advice that those involved in the imbroglio over the so-called independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, due to be held next Monday. But still in the suspense of writing this column, would do well to heed. The...

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Daesh terrorism ... revenge and random violence

08-09-2017 Hits:1633 Opinion

Daesh terrorism ... revenge and random violence

  Hassan Abou Taleb ,    It seems that the world, especially the West, must adapt to non-traditional terrorist operations that can be difficult to detect beforehand and that aim at killing civilians in apparently random ways The terrorism that involves running people over and stabbing them is not just a fantastical idea. It has become a reality, in several locationsand  in several countres at...

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The chaos of ideas and the chaos of politics

23-08-2017 Hits:1584 Opinion

The chaos of ideas and the chaos of politics

  Hani Raslan ,    Egypt has changed a lot since the 1950s and 1960s, yet our conceptions of the world and of the country are still shaped by out-dated understandings Amid the intense and violent debate that engulfs Egypt on every crisis, whether it is economic, political or the result of acts of violence or terror, we can observe this time with that the...

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