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Israel: F-16s hit al-Shayrat air base

Israeli warplanes fired eight missiles at al-Shayrat air base in Homs province. It said explosions were heard and believed to have been caused by anti-aircraft defenses while intercepting these strikes, but gave no further details, The UK-based Syrian Observatory for … Continue reading

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Al Minya Egypt Coptic deaths: Chief of al-Mourabitoun returned

Hisham el-Ashmawi, a former Egyptian army officer turned militant, was handed over by Haftar’s LNA to Egypt. In Libya, el-Ashmawi set up the militant al-Mourabitoun group blamed by Egypt for several attacks in the Western Desert, near the Libyan border. … Continue reading

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Military takeover in Egypt: turning a political dispute into a religious conflict

Referring to Mursi’s year as president,Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense warned of mixing religion with politics, and of turning a political dispute over a regime that failed … Continue reading

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Egypt is being overwhelmed by the slow pace of economic change

The nation’s hopes for “bread, freedom and social justice” are being overwhelmed by the slow pace of economic change. Instead of undertaking reforms, Egypt has been relying on its wealthy neighbors for unconditional cash injections so that it can import … Continue reading

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Ahmed Shafiq corruption charges referred to an investigative judge

Ahmed Shafik has been referred to trial on corruption charges by an investigative judge. The charges against Ahmed Shafik, the runner-up in Egypt’s presidential election, arise from allegations made against him while he served as the nation’s civil aviation minister … Continue reading

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Islamist Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood Wins, The White House congratulates

Islamist Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt’s first democratic president on June 24 by the state election committee, which said he had defeated former general Ahmed Shafik The White House congratulated Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi on his … Continue reading

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Air Marshal Ahmed Shafiq says he is military’s favoured choice

Air Marshal Ahmed Shafiq is the former commander of the Egyptian Air Force. He was a fighter pilot and was responsible for the major overhaul of EgyptAir making it now a strong viable carrier. Born in Cairo in 1941, Shafiq … Continue reading

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