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Updated: The World Responds to Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Palestine (GPA) – Yesterday, Donald Trump officially recognized al-Quds as the capital of “Israel” and the world has responded. The world is outraged at the decision by the Trump regime to change the designation of ‘Jerusalem’ by officially recognizing the city as the capital of Israel. Below is a collection of the best statements from […]

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Ambiguous “Militants” Ambush and Kill Dozens of Egyptian Security Forces

Cairo (GPA) – A raid on a militant hideout backfired on Friday when Egyptian security forces in Giza found themselves on the wrong end of an ambush. Militants killed 54 police in what appears to be a very coordinated attack. Evidence suggests the militants may have purposely fed intelligence to counterterrorism officers to lure Egyptian […]

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Daesh in The Sinai: Weekend of Attacks & Rockets Fired at Israel

Cairo (GPA) – Following a weekend of Daesh attacks on Egyptian forces in the Sinai, the organization ended their weekend by firing missiles into southern Israel. Thursday: 6 Egyptian Police Killed at Checkpoint Terrorists, most likely members The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province, started the weekend off early with an attack on a northern […]

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Leading Egyptian News Site to be Seized by State Over Alleged Muslim Brotherhood Links

Cairo (MEE) – Egypt Daily News has long claimed to be the only ‘independent’ daily in a heavily restricted media landscape. The Egypt Daily News site is to be taken over by a state-run newspaper as part of moves targeting the assets of the Muslim Brotherhood. According to Egypt Independent, the committee assigned to take over Brotherhood assets […]

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Inching Closer to Saudi Arabia, Israel Moves to Ban Al Jazeera

Tel Aviv (GPA) – In a move in line with their warming relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel has moved to close the Jerusalem Al Jazeera branch and ban the outlet’s journalists. Israel’s Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced at a press conference on Sunday that officials would start taking steps to shut down Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem location. […]

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Libya Delegations and Egypt to Start Talks This Week

WESTERN RESPONSE On 31 July, delegations from Misrata and eastern Libya, including House of Representatives (HoR) president Agilah Saleh, traveled to Cairo to attend meetings facilitated by the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shukri, and Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Hijazi. The talks are due to start on 1 August, but the topic and intended outcome of […]

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Salafism Vs Wahhabism: Qatar-Saudi Proxy War Rages In Syria Thanks To US Militarism

Idlib (MPN) – Salafi jihadist scholar Abdullah al-Muhaysini is one of many agents working on behalf of Qatar to combat Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabist ideology. Their battleground is Syria, where a so-called “civil war” is covering up a silent fight between competing political movements. Qatar’s main man operating in Syria is Saudi Arabian Abdullah al-Muhaysini. He […]

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Will Sudan Side With Russia And Iran if Sanctions Are Not Lifted?

Khartoum (MEMO) – The expectation that the United States will completely lift economic sanctions against Sudan is by no means certain. Just days before the 12 July deadline, Sudanese diplomats around the world are getting ready to either welcome the lifting of sanctions and see Sudan amerced into the international community; or defend a dramatic new foreign policy direction which could see a return to an anti-US stance should sanctions be re-imposed. The uncertainty over the decision is being fuelled by the unpredictable mercurial nature of US President Donald Trump’s administration which has broken the normal […]

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The Saudi-Israeli Alliance

Riyadh (YE) – The evolving relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia is set to become a key feature of regional politics in the forthcoming phase. This goes beyond the creeping normalization of relations between the two sides and the holding of discreet contacts, to the formation of an undeclared but far-reaching alliance. Retired Saudi general Anwar […]

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In Cairo, the Pot Boils

Cairo (MEE) – On the anniversary of the military coup which brought Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power, Egyptians are bursting with anger at his regime. Here are three ways this could boil over. “Sisi has failed himself and Egypt,” Bahey Eldin Hassan, director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, told me last night, the eve of the […]

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