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New Security Solutions for a Middle East in Crisis
First in a series of essay on regional security
security 
5 hours ago
Egypt Raises 'Extreme Concern' About Nile Dam With Ethiopia
I wonder if this linked with the firing of Sisi's intelligence head
egypt  nile 
5 hours ago
Tuesday Becomes Execution Day in Egypt - The New York Times
To think Egypt used to quite rarely execute people.
egypt 
yesterday
Egypt approves cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections
Why would you have a reshuffle a few months before presidential elections - unless you already knew the outcome?
egypt 
2 days ago
Egypt First | Foreign Affairs
Michael Wahid Hanna and Daniel Benaim on Sisi's foreign policy
egypt 
4 days ago
Violences sexuelles : « La nature a remplacé la culture comme origine de la violence »
A delightfully intelligent, erudite and provocative piece on #balancetonporc and the fallout of the Weinstein affair by Olivier Roy.
roy 
7 days ago
How Egyptian security dealt with IEDs threat? - Egypt Today
This is a useful overview of the official perspective.
egypt  sinai 
7 days ago
How the Tariq Ramadan Scandal Derailed the #Balancetonporc Movement in France | The New Yorker
Had forgotten to link to this excellent Adam Shatz piece of how France turned discussion of sexual abuse against women into a controversy over Islam
france 
10 days ago
Full Court Press - Carnegie
On changes to the Saudi judiciary
judiciary  saudi 
10 days ago
Turkey-based TV airs Egypt tapes on Jerusalem
Same as obtained by NYT presumably, suggesting MB link
egypt 
10 days ago
Atheist mother loses custody of children in Egypt
But Sisi is leading religious reform and a secular spring..
egypt  atheism 
10 days ago
Human rights chief embezzled $1 million to cover losses on internet gambling, police say
Quite an investigation by Brian Whitaker on UAE-linked Palestinian fraudster
humanrights 
10 days ago
Qatari-owned jewels stolen in audacious heist in Venice | Middle East Eye
It's comforting to know that there are still jewel thieves plotting heists
qatar 
11 days ago
As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction - The New York Times
Of course, the Palestinian one-staters are far more democratic than their Israeli counterparts.
israel/palestine 
11 days ago
Cleric Salman al-Awda 'held over Qatar tweet'
"Salman al-Awda detained over refusal to tweet specific text to support the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar, his family says."
qatar  saudi 
11 days ago
Gulf Crisis Expands into the Horn of Africa
James Dorsey on Turkey's entry into the Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia-Gulf nexus
egypt  turkey  sudan 
11 days ago
La monarchie marocaine, ce vecteur de la contamination
Excellent post on corruption as a mechanism of control
morocco  corruption 
11 days ago
Parfum de scandale dans une ferme royale - Le Desk
Exploitation of women laborers in king of Morocco’s farms.
morocco 
17 days ago
« En Syrie, le viol était le maître mot »
Utterly devastating accounts of systematic rape in Assad's jails
syria 
6 weeks ago
En défense d’El Mortada Iamrachen, victime de l’impéritie du régime - Le Desk
Powerful editorial on Morocco Hirak activist condemned to 5 years prison.
morocco 
6 weeks ago
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