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Certain entropy – Daily News Egypt

Original Post Rana Allam  /   April 26, 2015 Since the revolution and until a few months ago, with every news item published, Egyptians of all walks of life would begin analysing and discussing the significance of said news item. Different opinions and agitated discussions would be heard on the streets, on social media and with friends. Analyses floated around, mostly made up of uneducated guesses or single-minded political ideologies. But they

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Terror attacks skyrocket in Egypt – and across the globe – The Hill

Original Post By Naomi Friedman “I am the soldier Ahmed Fathi Abu al-Fattouh,” a young Egyptian in army fatigues spoke to the camera held by a member of the Islamic State in the Sinai (ISS). In a multi-pronged attack on January 29 involving suicide bombers, car bombs, mortars, and gunfire, ISS attacked a military base, a hotel, a newspaper office, and security checkpoints throughout northern Sinai. ISS killed 30 people and took the young Egyptian

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‘Terror attacks’ in first 3 months of 2015 equal to entire 2014 – Daily News Egypt

Original Post Emir Nader  /   April 18, 2015 Terror attacks in Egypt are continuing to remain at a high rate throughout the first quarter of 2015, but the nature of the attacks and the groups responsible have changed since last year, according to new research. Whilst the number of attacks in Egypt stood at 353 for the entirety of 2014, in the first three months alone the number has almost equalled the figure at 331. The new figures come from analysis

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Egypt Says ‘Show Me the Money!’ – The Daily Beast

Original Post By: Ruth Michaelson CAIRO—Inside a cavernous auditorium in the resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, against a soundtrack of soaring orchestral music, footage of excavators and construction loomed on a giant screen . A montage of colorful high-resolution footage flashed pictures of computer servers designed to represent Egyptian technology. Long panning shots showing maps of Cairo and the Suez Canal as the music rose in tone. No patriotic

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Explosion Hits Bridge in Central Cairo, Killing At Least One – The Wall Street Journal

Original Post By  TAMER EL-GHOBASHY Updated April 5, 2015 1:33 p.m. ETCAIRO—A police officer was killed and two civilians were injured when a device exploded on a crowded bridge bordering an upscale neighborhood of Egypt’s capital, security officials said. Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt—an extremist group that has carried out a series of similar attacks since January 2014—claimed responsibility for the attack in a social media post in

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Obama embraces the Nixon Doctrine in Egypt – The Washington Post

Original Post By Robert Kagan and Michele Dunne April 3 Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist for The Post. Michele Dunne is a senior associate at the Middle East Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They are co-chairs of the bipartisan Working Group on Egypt. Is Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi really an ally in our ongoing struggle against Islamic jihadism and terrorism

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White House Criticized for Resuming Weapons Deliveries to Egypt – Voice of America

Original Post William Gallo April 01, 2015 8:50 AM President Barack Obama has lifted an 18-month weapons freeze on Egypt, prompting criticism from those concerned about rights abuses committed by the longtime Washington ally. The move clears the way for the delivery of 12 F-16 aircraft, 20 Harpoon missiles, and up to 125 M1A1 Abrams tanks that had been held from the Egyptian military following a popularly backed coup. Obama assured Egyptian President

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Egypt’s development vision is very grand, but will it work? – GCR

Original Post 24 March 2015 | By David Rogers The president is gambling on massive investment in construction to generate growth, but experts doubt whether it will be enough to stem a steady rise in political violence. A groundbreaking three-day conference on the future of the Egyptian economy closed in the resort of Sharm El Sheikh earlier this month with a rousing speech by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calling for massive investment, both public

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Can Egypt build a new capital in the desert? – CNBC

Original Post Matt Clinch | @mattclinch81 Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 | 6:35 AM ET The debut last weekend of a showcase of Egypt's economic might was dominated with optimistic attempts to fuel private sector investments, but the bravest and most audacious of them was a plan for a new administrative capital to the east of Cairo. The project hopes to house five million inhabitants in a 700 square kilometer plot of land between the current capital and the

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Mohamed El-Erian: Egypt had a ‘heart attack’ – CNBC

Original Post Matt Clinch | @mattclinch81 Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 | 6:35 AM ET Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, said Saturday that Egypt's economy had been impressively revived after a shock that he likened to having a "heart attack." "Egypt is on a fundamental economic transformation voyage…it has chronically underperformed," he said on a panel at the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) in the holiday resort of Sharm

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