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Coptic exodus from al-Arish

    The plight of the Copts in the North Sinai town of al-Arish is irking Egypt in its entirety. Arish Copts have been fleeing town since 22 February 2017 in the wake of threats and a wave of killings waged against…

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Watani honours its pledge

 Problems on hold      On 22 September 2013 Watani launched a donation fund for the benefit of the Copts who had suffered losses on account of the nationwide attacks waged against them at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) on 14…

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Yet another sentence for Mursi

 Saturday 18 June saw Egypt’s previous president Muhammad Mursi handed yet another prison sentence, taking his prison terms in three cases up to a staggering 85years.Mr Mursi had been sentenced to life in prison for espionage on behalf of Iran…

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Stopping short of banning

      Problems on hold     After nearly one-and-a-half years of dithering that raised not a few apprehensions, UK Premier David Cameron earlier this month announced the findings of a report on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). In April 2014, Cameron had commissioned the British…

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Church destroyed by MB rebuilt by Egyptian army

Yesterday, Saturday 14 November, saw the official opening of the newly rebuilt church of Amir Tadros (St Theodore) in Minya. The church was rebuilt by the Egyptian Armed Forces after its complete destruction at the hands of the Muslim Brothers…

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A hard look at Islamic terrorism

  Watani talks to Osama al-Qousi, a prominent Salafi sheikh and scholar who draws the line at terrorismOsama al-Qousi, born in 1954, spent 39 years as a member of various Islamic organisations in Egypt, beginning with the Muslim Brotherhood in the…

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“Preachers of hate”: MB crimes against Copts

The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (ECHRD) last Saturday 4 July launched its report “Preachers of Hate” which documents the crimes committed by the Muslim Brothers (MB) and their supporters against the Copts, Egypt’s Christians, during the period…

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After Sinai battle, Egypt in her element

The visit by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday 4 July to Egyptian troops in the Sinai Peninsula had a great impact on mainstream Egyptians. The visit followed an unprecedented attack on Wednesday 2 July by terrorist Jihadis in Sinai who…

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“Not shaken, not beaten”

The MB had threatened that Ramadan would be a bloody month during which terrorist operations would see huge escalation. Their threat materialised into a number of bombings inside Egypt and attacks against the military in Sinai. But perhaps the most…

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Military funeral for Prosecutor-General Barakat

  A military funeral will be held tomorrow for Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat who lost his life a few hours ago. The 65-year-Mr Barakat died of wounds sustained in a bomb attack on his convoy in Cairo’s eastern district Heliopolis. According…

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