EG Weekly Roundups

Weekly Roundup – Jun2-6, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions An Egyptian court has defended its verdict of life sentences for 492 Islamists and death sentences for 37 others. This particular court, located in Minya, has come under fire recently for its frequent sentencing of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates to death and/or life sentences. The new parliamentary elections law, which grants approximately 80% of the parliamentary seats to individual

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Weekly Roundup – May12-16, 2014

Farewell, Bassem Sabry - By: Nesreen Salem The last time we sat and talked was April 18, 2014. You were about to embark upon writing a novel and wanted to pick my brain about a couple of details on which you were unsure. Though you had carved your path as one of the most respected and successful

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Weekly Roundup – Apr28, 2014

Turkey and Egypt: Misconceptions & Missed Opportunities - By: Ziya Meral The relationship between Turkey and Egypt has rarely been an easy one. During the British Mandate, the Turkish government found itself clashing with Egyptian authorities over the rights and entitlements of Turks living

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Weekly Roundup – Apr21-25, 2014

Population Growth in Egypt: More People, More Problems? - By: Ahmed Wagih This piece is the first of two that look at Egypt’s demographic situation and how it affects the country. Here, Dr. Ahmed Wagih discusses the background details and addresses some of the problems already facing the Egyptian government.

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Weekly Roundup – Apr11, 2014

TOP STORIES This Week in TIMEP Commentary “A Sad Story of Freedom of Expression: How Do You Sing in Egypt?” - By: Ahmed Naje “Egypt’s Sectarian Divides: A Look at the Situation on the Anniversary of St. Mark’s Attack” - By: David Johnson “Pope Tawadros II and the Negligence of Human Rights” - By: Basil el Dabh & Ramy Yaacoub “Absent and Malign: The State’s Roles in Sectarian Division” - By: Jay Roddy “Sectarianism

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Weekly Roundup – Mar 31, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions Egypt's presidential elections will take place on May 26 and 27, Egyptian media reported Sunday, citing an announcement by the country's Presidential Elections Commission. Egypt's top prosecutor called for a probe into funds allegedly received by the only serious rival of ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in an upcoming presidential election,

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Weekly Roundup – Mar 28, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions Minya Criminal Court in its second session sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death for violence following the dispersal of the Rabea al-Adaweya and Nahda sit-ins last August. The defendants were handed down the sentences for storming and burning the Matay police station in Minya, killing a police officer, attempting to kill two others, stealing weapons and releasing inmates, state-owned

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Weekly Roundup – Mar 21, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions A former Egyptian presidential candidate, Khaled Ali, close to the country's youth movements said Sunday he would not take part in upcoming presidential elections, calling them a "farce" stacked in favor of Egypt's powerful military chief. Egypt's military chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi reshuffled top regional army posts on Monday, including the heads of Egypt's second army and Egypt's

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Weekly Roundup – Mar 14, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions Egypt’s powerful military chief launched a $40 billion housing initiative Sunday to build a million homes in cooperation with a major Emirati construction firm, the first campaign-style move by Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is widely expected to run for president. The statement said the million homes are dedicated to “Egypt’s youth” and are a first step to solve the country’s housing

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Weekly Roundup – Mar 7, 2014

TOP STORIES Legal & Political Institutions Egypt's armed forces chief, Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has said he cannot ignore calls by the majority for him to run for president. He was quoted by the state news agency Mena as revealing that "official procedures" regarding his candidacy were expected in the coming days. Egypt’s new PM Mahlab has expressed that security is his

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