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Egypt official blames ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoons for Mideast violence – Washington Post


Washington Post

Egypt official blames 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons for Mideast violence
Washington Post
CAIRO — Add this to the list of reasons for violence and extremism in the Middle East. "Tom and Jerry" cartoons. That's what the head of Egypt's State Information Service declared in a speech this week at Cairo University. And, oh yes, in case the
Senior Egypt Official Blames 'Tom and Jerry', Video Games for Violence Across Middle EastEgyptian Streets
Tom and Jerry to blame for Middle East violence: Top Egyptian officialMiddle East Eye
Tom and Jerry are blamed for ISIS: Head of Egypt's Information Service blames cartoon characters for teaching Daily Mail

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 4:30 pm

Sudan repeats its claim over two disputed regions with Egypt – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

Sudan repeats its claim over two disputed regions with Egypt
Al-Arabiya
Sudan has repeated its claim on Monday over the two disputed regions of Halayeb and Shalateen along Egypt's southern border, the Cairo-based al-Ahram daily reported. “We will not let go of our sovereign rights to the Halayeb Triangle,” Sudan's Foreign …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 3:43 pm

Egypt Court Acquits Mubarak-Era Premier of Graft – ABC News


News24

Egypt Court Acquits Mubarak-Era Premier of Graft
ABC News
An Egyptian court has acquitted a former prime minister of graft charges in the latest retrial linked to his time serving under longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Judge Magdi Abu Ela of the Cairo appeals court ruled Wednesday that Ahmed Nazif was
Egypt Court Acquits Former Mubarak-Era PMOutlook India
Egypt court acquits former Mubarak PMNews24
Egypt court acquits former Mubarak-era PM Ahmed Nazif of graft chargesAhram Online

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 2:00 pm

Businesses in Egypt need exchange bureaus to stay afloat – The National


Businesses in Egypt need exchange bureaus to stay afloat
The National
Egypt's central bank last month went on a yet another campaign to stamp out the currency black market by closing dozens of private foreign exchange bureaus around the country. It should rethink this policy, for it will surely backfire and worsen Egypt

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 12:32 pm

Egypt’s Journalists Vow to Go on Strike If Minister Stays – ABC News


Daily Mail

Egypt's Journalists Vow to Go on Strike If Minister Stays
ABC News
Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, saying the media would go on strike next week if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met. On the steps outside their
Egyptian riot police cordon off journalists' union in CairoDaily Mail
Leaks reveal Egypt's planned gag order in murder of Italian studentFRANCE 24
Egypt's General Prosecutor Issues Media Gag Order on Police Raid of Press SyndicateEgyptian Streets
Ahram Online
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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 10:00 am

Repression of academics and others in Egypt (essay) – Inside Higher Ed


Inside Higher Ed

Repression of academics and others in Egypt (essay)
Inside Higher Ed
Italy — which is Egypt's biggest trading partner in Europe and its third largest in the world — withdrew its ambassador from Cairo in early April. Egyptian officials have denied all charges, suggesting that one or more foreign intelligence agencies
ILO reprimands Cairo over labour rights in EgyptEqual Times
Phone records of 13 Egyptians sent to Italy in Regeni case: Italian state mediaDaily News Egypt

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 7:07 am

Israel and Egypt Oppose US Proposal to Reduce Multinational Force in Sinai – Haaretz


Haaretz

Israel and Egypt Oppose US Proposal to Reduce Multinational Force in Sinai
Haaretz
Egypt, in coordination with Israel, objects to reducing the force, but is ready to consider moving some of the multinational forces from northern Sinai, a region where there are more attacks, to the center of the peninsula and the south, using
Israel, Egypt Fight US Plan to Trim Troops in Sinai Multinational ForceThe Jewish Press
Former foes Israel, Egypt and Hamas join forces to stop a deadlier menace in region: Advancing ISIS militantsChristianToday
North Sinai: Egypt's silenced landDaily News Egypt

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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 3:08 am

Egypt’s Interior Ministry, in Error, Releases Memos on Restricting News Media – New York Times


New York Times

Egypt's Interior Ministry, in Error, Releases Memos on Restricting News Media
New York Times
CAIRO — Egypt's Interior Ministry, already under fire over accusations of police brutality and other abuses, heaped new woes onto itself on Tuesday when its press office published, apparently by accident, confidential guidelines that aim to counter a
Soft Power: China Backs Egypt's New $45 Billion CapitalWall Street Journal
Memos From Egypt's Interior Ministry Leaked to JournalistsABC News
Egypt government sends journalist strategy memo to… journalists: reportAl-Bawaba
Press TV –Al-Arabiya –Ahram Online
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Posted on 4 May 2016 | 2:00 am

Domestic Investors Pour Money Into Egypt’s Property Market – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Domestic Investors Pour Money Into Egypt's Property Market
Wall Street Journal
The Mamdouh family regularly takes trips around Greater Cairo in search of residential property to buy. In recent years, they have snapped up two apartments and they are now building a villa. “I have not seen a property in Egypt that declined in price

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 6:18 pm

Egypt Hopes for Hotel Market Revival – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal

Egypt Hopes for Hotel Market Revival
Wall Street Journal
DUBAI—Egyptian government dignitaries and local celebrities last November gathered on the banks of the Nile for the opening of Egypt's only Ritz-Carlton hotel complete with a lavish dinner and traditional dancers. The glamorous launch stood in

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 3:01 pm

Egypt – Bing News

Egypt’s journalists vow to go on strike if minister stays

CAIRO (AP) – Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, saying the media would go on strike next week if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met. On the steps outside …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 9:59 am

Egypt official blames ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoons for Mideast violence

CAIRO — Add this to the list of reasons for violence and extremism in the Middle East. “Tom and Jerry” cartoons. That’s what the head of Egypt’s State Information Service declared in a speech this week at Cairo University. And, oh yes, in case the …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 9:30 am

Egypt journalists’ union cordoned off in crackdown

Egyptian riot police have cordoned off the headquarters of the journalists’ union and limited access to the building in an escalating standoff following a raid on the premises and the arrest of two journalists. Hundreds of journalists rallied on the steps …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 9:09 am

Egypt’s Press Syndicate Calls for Resignation of Interior Minister, Vows to Strike if Demands Not Met

Egypt’s Press Syndicate called on Wednesday for the resignation of interior minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar and demanded an official apology from the presidency for the Sunday police raid of the syndicate building. The syndicate’s demands also included …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 9:04 am

Egypt: State-Owned Paper Lashes out at Interior Ministry, Calls for Minister’s Dismissal

Egypt’s main state-owned newspaper Tuesday lambasted the interior ministry in an “unprecedented editorial” following the arrest of two journalists and police raid on the Press Syndicate headquarters on Sunday. Al-Ahram, one of government vibrant …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 8:09 am

Egypt press syndicate replaces flag with black banners

Egypt’s journalists’ union has called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in Cairo to protest against the arrest of two journalists on Sunday night. The country’s Interior Ministry said on Monday morning …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 7:10 am

Soft Power: China Backs Egypt’s New $45 Billion Capital

CAIRO—When President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi announced an ambitious plan to build a new administrative and business capital for Egypt on 270 square miles of desert land, many were understandably skeptical about the $45 billion project. Today some of the …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 2:48 am

Top 10 Ways The Pharaohs Still Influence Egypt Today

Our history binds us and defines us. No matter where you’re from, your history has influenced you in one way or another. Egypt is no different. Here are 10 ways that the ancient pharaohs have affected modern-day Egypt. If you ever decide to visit Egypt …

Posted on 4 May 2016 | 1:07 am

Egypt’s Interior Ministry marks World Press Freedom Day by storming press syndicate

This is a joint statement signed by 19 local and regional rights groups including cihrs.org and afteegypt.org and published on 3 May 2016. The undersigned organizations declare their full solidarity and unconditional support for journalists, the board of …

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 4:03 pm

Egypt’s Interior Ministry, in Error, Releases Memos on Restricting News Media

CAIRO — Egypt’s Interior Ministry, already under fire over accusations of police brutality and other abuses, heaped new woes onto itself on Tuesday when its press office published, apparently by accident, confidential guidelines that aim to counter a …

Posted on 3 May 2016 | 1:00 am