Tag: Egypt

SAUDI ARABIA , EGYPT AND UAE’s Economies Slide

Business conditions in the Arab world’s three largest economies deteriorated further last month amid shutdowns from the coronavirus and a plunge in commodity prices. Non-oil private sector activity collapsed at an unprecedented pace in Egypt and suffered another record setback…

Mohamed Morsi: Egypt’s Former President ‘Murdered’ After Security Left Him ‘Slumped on Cage Floor’

"إندبندنت" تكشف تفاصيل 20 دقيقة بعد إغماء مرسيSecurity forces have been accused of murdering Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi after friends and colleagues say police failed to administer first aid fast enough when he collapsed during a hearing in Cairo on Monday.

Prison guards allegedly left the 67-year-old Muslim Brotherhood leader “slumped on the floor” of his courtroom cage for more than 20 minutes, despite other defendants calling for help…MORE THE INDEPENDENT

What Algeria and Sudan Can Learn From Egypt: Lessons From a Failed Revolution

Image result for What Algeria and Sudan Can Learn From EgyptEight years after the Arab Spring transfixed the world, the Middle East has once again lit up with protest. In April, popular movements in Algeria and Sudan forced the ouster of two long-serving autocrats: Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned on April 2, and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was removed from power on April 11.

These uprisings show obvious parallels with the 2011 revolution in Egypt that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. In both…MORE:  foreignaffairs

The Guardian view on Egypt and Europe: embracing authoritarianism

Image result for theguardian, sisi…Political dissent is suppressed through disappearances, torture and arbitrary arrests. Sami Anan, the former military chief who tried to stand against Mr Sisi in last year’s sham election, has just been jailed. Human rights defenders and labour activists are harassed and prosecuted, journalists detained and barred, the work of NGOs drastically curbed. Constitutional changes now going throug….TheGuardian

Book Summary: Into The Hands Of The Soldiers

Robert Fisk: Sisi will win 93- 97 % and: ” he will call him “a great guy” who’s doing “a great job”. You betcha.

So here comes another Potemkin election for the Egyptian people. Whether the people are supposed to be fooled or the Empress Catherine herself – this time, it’s Field Marshal/President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the role – is a good question.  In a country which has become accustomed to fake elections, fake newspapers and fake parliaments, you have to wonder …MORE:  independent

Bostonglobe: Everyone’s an Islamist now

The case that a political term has outlived its usefulness By Thanassis Cambanis To watch the Arab world’s political transformation over the past year has been, in part, to track the inexorable rise of Islamism. Islamist groups—that is, parties favoring a…

How U.S. Enabled Al Qaeda

The U.S. made tactical, strategic, even geographical mistakes. Now is the moment to right the wrongs. This was the war that should have ended years ago. The 9/11 attacks revealed a ruthless and agile enemy, one demanding unrelenting focus and…