Why Egypt may be hard-pressed to fight Islamic State on two fronts

Why Egypt may be hard-pressed to fight Islamic State on two fronts

By Louisa Loveluck
 Cairo — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government is positioning itself as a key member in the anti-Islamic State coalition, and the popular strongman appears to have domestic backing to take things up a notch.

Yet at the same time the government is signaling that its abilities are limited, and is asking Western powers for support.

Mr. Sisi is al ...

2015-02-18 16:32:58
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Urgent-Peaceful Revolution Youth Council warns interlocutors that

Peaceful Revolution Youth Council warns interlocutors that

Peaceful Revolution Youth Council warns interlocutors that will participate in the dialogue under the auspices of Bin Omar of legitimizing the cou p, and demands the dialogue would be on addressing the reasons of the resignation of the president and his government and ending the occupation of Houthi militants of the capital city and other governments.

In its statement today, the Peaceful Revolution Youth Council called on all Yemeni political parties th ...

2015-02-12 19:42:37
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Tawakkol Karman calls on all Yemeni people to overthrow the coup

Tawakkol Karman calls on all Yemeni people to overthrow the coup

Tawakkol Karman calls on all Yemeni people to overthrow the coup and calls on all Yemeni governorates to run their affairs till the liberation of the capital city
By announcing their so called constitutional announcement, that came as a culmination of Sana’a occupation and overthrowing the transitional power by force, the armed Houthi militants have obviously put themselves in a confrontation with all the Yemeni people w ...

2015-02-09 03:31:52
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مجلس شباب الثورة اليمنية السلمية

The Peaceful Revolution Youth Council rejects the so called Houthi constitutional announcement

The Peaceful Revolution Youth Council rejects the so called Houthi constitutional announcement, and considers it usurpation of power and destruction of Yemeni people will. The council calls on all Yemeni people to resist the hegemony of Houthi militants

In a hysterical step expressing deep disregard to the history, struggle and ambitions of Yemeni people, the armed Houthi militants announced the so called cons ...

2015-02-09 03:27:32
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Eye-witnesses to murder of Egyptian

Eye-witnesses to murder of Egyptian

by Tom Stevenson
CAIRO: Five eye-witnesses to the murder of a prominent activist shot dead in Cairo last weekend were arrested and charged after offering to give evidence to a public prosecutor investigating the case, a number of eye-witnesses, activists and human rights organisations have said.

Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, 31, was carrying a wreath of flowers to Tahrir Square on Saturday, the eve of the 25 January rev ...

2015-01-30 00:37:34
بقلم : Tom Stevenson
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جيمس دورزي: مصر تسمح لمنظمة إماراتية مريبة بمراقبة الانتخابات البرلمانية

Egypt Appoints Controversial UAE Hired Gun As Elections Monitor

By James M. Dorsey

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of a controversial, reportedly United Arab Emirates-backed human rights NGO as one of five foreign election monitors.

The appointment of Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Developmen ...

2015-01-30 00:30:29
بقلم : James M. Dorsey
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مقتل "ضابط" إثر انفجار عبوة ناسفة بالسويس

Islamic State Offshoots Spring Up in Egypt, Other Countries

Egyptian Army Battles a Deadly Sinai Insurgency
 By
Yaroslav Trofimov

CAIRO—The video looks hard to distinguish from the ones filmed in Syria and Iraq. Islamic State gunmen arrive in a fleet of pickup trucks, set up checkpoints on a busy highway and start hauling away suspected collaborators with the “apostate” government. It ends, predictably, with forced confessions and gruesome, close-up shots of killings.

2015-01-30 00:17:06
بقلم : Yaroslav Trofimov
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"أسماء مصر".. طالبة الأزهر تتحدى أسوار الانقلاب بـ"صنع في السجن"

Egyptian activist’s ‘Made in Prison’ handbags catch on outside

She was jailed for protesting against the removal of Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi. But Asmaa Hamdy, a dentistry student, has been spending her sentence knitting woollen handbags, to keep herself busy and send the message that imagination is free. And her “Made in Prison” line is proving popular.

Since last summer’s regime change, thousands of political prisoners have gone into Egyptian prisons, and not mu ...

2014-12-26 18:20:08
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The Coptic Church and Politics in Egypt

The Coptic Church and Politics in Egypt

Georges Fahmi
The Coptic Church’s recent involvement in politics in Egypt has harmed both the Church and the country’s Christian community.

For decades, the Church was close to the regime and served as the sole political voice of Egypt’s Coptic community, the country’s largest religious minority. But with the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak, that voice became fragmented, as Cop ...

2014-12-24 20:53:52
بقلم : Georges Fahmi
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IOM.OIM

Iraq Displacement Reaches 2.1 Million: IOM

.From the beginning of January through 9th December 2014, IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has verified 2,086,356 internally displaced people (IDPs) dispersed across 2,049 distinct locations in Iraq.

The DTM is an information management tool that gathers specific information regarding the status and location of IDPs. DTM data in Iraq is collected, analysed and disseminated every two weeks. The data is used by the Humanitarian Country Team, ...

2014-12-23 17:40:12
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Italy Releases New Data on Migrant Arrivals through End of November

Italy’s Ministry of the Interior has released November and year-to-date data on migrant arrivals by sea. Through November 30, 2014 Italy reports 163,368 migrants have been rescued at sea this year.

That is an increase of 9,923 during the most recent month, which is only about a third of September’s 26,107 arrivals. “There were many days of bad weather,” explained IOM Italy Chief of Mission Federico Soda, who noted that despite ev ...

2014-12-12 22:44:11
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مخيمات اللاجئين السوريين

IOM Helps Refugees to Resettle in Belgium

In the framework of the joint European Union (EU) refugee resettlement programme agreed to in March, Belgium decided to resettle 100 refugees in 2014 and 300 refugees in 2015. In 2013 it accepted 100 Congolese refugees, mainly from the Great Lakes region.

In 2014, based on UNHCR and EU priorities, it will take 75 Syrian and 25 Congolese refugees. In 2015 it will accept 225 Syrians and 75 Congolese.

On Thursday 4th December, IOM Belgium ...

2014-12-10 16:03:00
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مقتل 17 شخصا في هجمات بكينيا

After 23 Years, IOM, UNHCR Repatriate First Somali Refugees from Kenya

IOM, in collaboration with UNHCR, yesterday ، began the voluntary repatriation of 94 Somali refugees from Kenya, 23 years after conflict and famine drove them from their homeland.

The refugees, from the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex that hosts over 350,000 Somali refugees, travelled in two IOM buses with their possessions to the Dhobley way station in Afmadow District, Lower Juba, on the Somali-Kenya border.

The repatriation process ...

2014-12-10 16:00:28
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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طائرات سودانية تقصف جنوب السودان

IOM Appeals for USD 93 Million to Aid Victims of South Sudan Conflict


IOM is appealing for USD 93.3 million to respond to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan through 2015.

Aid agencies anticipate that over 6.4 million people will need assistance in the first quarter of 2015, including 1.9 million internally displaced people (IDPs), 290,000 refugees and millions facing food insecurity.

“IOM has 400 staff working in eight sub-offices throughout South Sudan. The needs here are as immense and div ...

2014-12-10 15:58:16
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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مهاجرين في قوارب الموت

IOM Monitoring Migrant Deaths in Three Recent Shipwrecks: Spain, Italy, Yemen


Details of at least three fatal migrant shipwrecks off Africa since December 5th continue to concern IOM.

Reports of as many as 100 migrants losing their lives off African coasts near Spain, Italy and Yemen demonstrate how winter’s approach has not significantly curbed the number of migrants seeking safety, nor altered the lethal nature of many of these voyages.

It was initially reported out of Yemen last Sunday that 70 m ...

2014-12-10 15:56:15
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اعصار هاغوبيت يتسبب بمقتل 27 شخصا في الفلبين

Philippines Typhoon Response a Triumph for Disaster Preparedness

Fears of a typhoon-induced humanitarian disaster in the Philippines have been dispelled due to a combination of a weaker-than-expected typhoon and a mass evacuation of some 1.2 million people.

The alarm was raised when Typhoon Hagupit briefly turned into a super-typhoon last Friday (5/12) and appeared on course to rip into the central Visayas region. This was the area devastated by last year’s super typhoon Haiyan, which left over 6,300 dead and a ...

2014-12-10 15:53:30
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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المركز الفلسطيني لاستطلاع الرأي

The latest PCPO-poll prepared by Dr. Nabil Kukali revealed the following key results

Poll No. 195                                                                                ...

2014-12-10 15:19:00
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سجن1

Torture of political prisoners by depriving them of medical services In Iran

A call to save the lives of political prisoners Ayatollah Kazemaini, Mohsen Daneshpour, Alireza Rasouli

The poor condition of a great number of political prisoners has further deteriorated because they are deprived of medical care.

Mr. Mohsen Daneshpour Moqadam, 70, a political prisoner in Evin Prison, is recently suffering from amnesia due to blockage of brain veins because he has not received ...

2014-12-09 02:44:22
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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IOM.OIM

Migrants, Mostly from Africa, Continue Deadly Mediterranean Crossings

IOM’s team providing assistance to migrants arriving in Europe by sea from North Africa and the Middle East recorded another 18 migrants reported missing, and presumed dead this week. The reports came from fellow passengers rescued by commercial and military vessels patrolling increasingly wintery and dangerous Mediterranean routes.

Over 5,100 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea in the last 10 days, rescued by the ships plying waters in the Chan ...

2014-11-29 08:51:13
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وكالة سولا برس

The((un)) Foundation establishment of a ceremony to receive the artist s qusay tariq in Lebanon

The((un)) Foundation establishment of a ceremony to receive the artist s qusay tariq in Lebanon, and qusay tariq gave in concert nine paintings gift to the Foundation ((un)) ,paintings speak for reviving peace in the Middle East and how to achieve peace, , And was at the head of the reception Ms. ninette kelley representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon, and Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze Deputy Representative, Mr. Shadi coordinator between qusay tariq C ...

2014-11-12 23:00:00
بقلم : قيس علي الزبيدي
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جنوب السودان: اجتماع "نادر" للأطراف المتنازعة بتنزانيا

South Sudan: The forgotten crisis in Jonglei State

South Sudan: The forgotten crisis in Jonglei State

Jonglei State has the highest number of internally displaced people and the highest level of food insecurity and malnutrition in famine-threatened South Sudan, according to a joint assessment by HelpAge International and Islamic Relief Worldwide.

1.3 million people remain internally displaced across South Sudan. According to UNOCHA, there are about 79 ...

2014-10-16 11:25:29
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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Carter Center Closes Egypt Office; Calls for Stronger Protections for Democratic Rights and Freedoms

Carter Center Closes Egypt Office; Calls for Stronger Protections for Democratic Rights and Freedoms

The Carter Center announced today that it has closed its field office in Egypt after nearly three years and that it will not deploy an observation mission to assess Egypt's parliamentary elections anticipated later this year. This decision reflects The Carter Center’s assessment that the political environment is deeply polarized and that political space has narrowed for Egyptian political parties, civil society, and the media. As a result, the upcoming electio ...

2014-10-16 10:17:28
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Mobilization of Muslim women to change our world of conflicts

Oran, October 9, 2014 – More than 54 speakers and 3,000 delegates from around the world will meet for five days at the International Feminine Congress for a Culture of Peace, to be held from 27 October to 2 November in Oran and Mostaganem, Algeria, in order to seek new approaches to end the fighting in the name of Islam and to promote the emergence of a society of "living better together ".

While the first day of the conference will focu ...

2014-10-11 08:13:12
بقلم : Olfat Imam
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Erdogan Demands Apology From Biden After ISIS Comments

Erdogan Demands Apology From Biden After ISIS Comments

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.

Erdogan denied ever saying that and told reporters in Istanbul before Biden's apology that he "will be history for me if he has indeed used su ...

2014-10-05 22:38:20
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PRESS RELEASE - 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 About camp Liberty

Dr. Kukali: The media play a significant role in affecting the public opinion

Beit Sahour – Section of Public Relations:
The latest poll prepared by Dr. Nabil Kukali and conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public
Opinion (www.pcpo.org),  covered a random sample of (1000) Palestinian respondents
representing the various demographic specimens of Palestinians (15 years and above) living in
the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and  Gaza Strip. It  probed the perception of the
Palest ...

2014-10-02 09:51:24
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PRESS RELEASE - 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 About camp Liberty

PRESS RELEASE - 8 SEPTEMBER 2014 About camp Liberty

Call by 31 Associations, NGOs and Parties from 5 continents to United Nations and the
United States to provide safety and security of Camp Liberty residents, and their
prompt intervention to revoke the inhumane siege enforced on this Camp
Government of Iraq has imposed a complete blockade on Camp Liberty since 23 days ago


Following the siege imposed on Camp Liberty, situated near Baghdad&rsq ...

2014-09-09 08:03:04
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The Most 82 Years Old Beautiful Woman Who Has Never Done Any Surgery

The Most 82 Years Old Beautiful Woman Who Has Never Done Any Surgery

Johanna Cornet is an 82 years old woman from Paris. As it has been lately reported in Science magazine, she was born in 1932 and has never done plastic surgery. Yet she looks like if she was 40 years old and not 82. Johanna is the mother of four children, and has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

According to the interview with the American magazine Science, Johanna eats lot of watermelon.  She states that this is what allows her t ...

2014-09-07 07:42:58
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المركز الفلسطيني لاستطلاع الرأي

Nabil Kukali being exploratory study about the recent war in Gaza

 

Poll No. 192                                                                          &n ...

2014-09-04 03:04:17
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Israeli police still ban entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque

Israeli police still ban entry of Palestinian women to Aqsa Mosque

A group of extremist Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli policemen on Monday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, while there is still an entry ban on all Palestinian women.

According to the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage, the Israeli occupation police are still imposing a ban on the entry of all Palestinian women, including female students of the Aqsa religious school, to the Mosque, and only allow in men after confiscating ...

2014-09-02 05:27:25
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Jewish settlers cut trees in al-Khalil village

Jewish settlers cut trees in al-Khalil village

Jewish settlers cut Palestinian trees in Beit Ummar village, to the north of al-Khalil, on Monday morning.

Activist Mohammed Ayad told the PIC that hordes of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian crops and agricultural land in Wadi Abul Reesh area in the village.

He recalled that the settlers had chopped down more than 30 trees in the same area a few days ago.

Ayad pointed out that Israeli occupation forces and settlers ...

2014-09-02 05:24:52
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IOA to release, deport two Palestinian officials

IOA to release, deport two Palestinian officials

Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) are expected to release on Monday the Jerusalemite MP Mohamed Totah and the former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Khaled Abu Arafa, media sources in the Change and reform parliamentary bloc said.

The sources told Quds Press that Totah and Abu Arafa’s release followed two months in administrative detention.

The two Jerusalemite officials will be banished to Ram ...

2014-09-02 05:22:25
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Abu Marzouk: The gov't will pay the salaries of Gaza civil servants next Wed.

Abu Marzouk: The gov't will pay the salaries of Gaza civil servants next Wed.

Member of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said that the Palestinian unity government agreed to pay the salaries of the former government employees in Gaza next Wednesday.

In televised remarks last night, Abu Marzouk said that the civil servants who were hired by the former government in Gaza would be able to receive their salaries next Wednesday as agreed with the government in Ramallah.

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2014-09-01 15:17:47
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Resheq: We refuse to be dragged into secondary battles

Resheq: We refuse to be dragged into secondary battles

Hamas Movement has renewed its total rejection to be dragged into secondary battles following the escalated incitement against the movement.

Ezzet al-Resheq, member of the Movement’s political bureau, wrote on his Facebook page at dawn Monday that those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of Palestine and who achieved a legendary victory against the occupation will never be dragged into any secondary battles.

For his part spok ...

2014-09-01 15:15:23
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Abu Zuhri: Israel’s recruitment of new Gaza division commander sign of defeat

Abu Zuhri: Israel’s recruitment of new Gaza division commander sign of defeat

The appointment of a new commander for the Israeli army’s Gaza Division is a proof of Israel’s admission of defeat in the Gaza offensive, Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri said, dubbing the move an episode in a series of sanctions imposed on Israeli war “losers.”

Abu Zuhri’s statement came following the appointment of Brigadier General Itai Virov as new Gaza Division Commander, replacing Mikey Edelstein who served in this pos ...

2014-09-01 15:13:17
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Seven hundred and six Martyrs and 427 detainees reported during August

Seven hundred and six Martyrs and 427 detainees reported during August

Around 706 Palestinians were killed during August including 698 martyrs in Gaza Strip and eight others were shot dead by Israeli gunfire during clashes that broke out throughout the West Bank, Ahrar center revealed in its monthly report.

The human rights center clarified that the reported martyrs came along with July’s martyrs as a result of Israeli aggression on Gaza that lasted for 51 days.

Head of the center Fuad al-Khuffash ch ...

2014-09-01 15:10:53
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احداث اخر 24 ساعه