Two Egyptians on trial for planning to target Saudi and Arab leaders

Saturday, 17 February 2018

A trial has started in a court in Saudi Arabia of two Egyptian nationals accused of targeting important Saudi figures and leaders of Arab countries. The defendants who support the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda terrorist group, were accused of targeting “a royal person”, leaders of Arab countries, and military leaders of an Arab country, inside Saudi territory. The lawsuit, revealed that the first defendant, an Egyptian born in 1982 and holds a bachelor degree, works in a hotel in ...

Egypt jails 17 for life over deadly 2014 unrest

Sunday, 11 February 2018

A Cairo court on Sunday handed 17 people life sentences over unrest that saw the deaths of three civilians, including a journalist and a teenager, during anti-government protests in 2014.The court sentenced 16 others to prison terms ranging from seven to 15 years. Fifteen others were acquitted in the verdicts, announced live on state television.Mayada Ashraf, who worked for privately owned newspaper Al-Dustour, was shot in the head while she was covering clashes in Cairo’s northern Ein ...

Getting Sultan Selim out of Egypt! The politics of renaming streets

Saturday, 10 February 2018

I am not a person who is generally supportive of changing the names of streets and squares, unless it is done to commemorate a person who may have contributed exceptionally for the country or for humanity, be it in the realm of politics, on the battlefield or in any humanitarian sphere of life. In such a case, the re-naming of a street or square seems acceptable.New regime, new addressThus, there should be strong and compelling reasons for the re-naming of streets, squares or buildings as they ...

Mashari Althaydi

Rape-accused Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan detained in Paris

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Rape-accused Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan has been detained in Paris, on Wednesday, reported AFP. A complaint was filed in France against the Islamist philosopher and theologian Tariq Ramadan, October 2017, for rape and sexual assault, following accusations of raping Salafist-turned secular liberal activist Henda Ayari. This complaint was filed with the public prosecutor's office in Rouen, north-west of France for "criminal acts of rape, sexual assault, violence, harassment, threats", ...

How Qatar has planted mines of extremism

Monday, 22 January 2018

The largest mine planted in the Arab culture is the mine of extremism which should have been removed from the beginning by solidifying the spirit of tolerance and societal co-existence and strengthening critical approaches within the education system. This mine remained latent and it finally exploded in 1967 following the defeat at the Six-Day War. Historians believe that the date of defeat marks the beginning of reviving the spirit of extremism which was latent during the liberal phase in the ...

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Cairo: Muslim Brotherhood’s efforts to disrupt Egypt-Kuwait relations are known

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday evening that Egypt highly values its relations with the sisterly state of Kuwait and its people, and that attempts by the Muslim Brotherhood group to disturb relations are quite known. In response to negative and false news perpetuated by the Muslim brotherhood media to create strife between Egypt and the state of Kuwait and other countries in the Gulf, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that Egypt values the deep ties and ...

Gun battle between Brotherhood cell and Egyptian forces kills three

Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Muslim Brotherhood cell in Egypt planning major terrorist operations amidst Christmas celebrations was dismantled, the Egyptian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday. In a statement the ministry said, “within the framework of the Interior Ministry’s plan to intensify pre-emptive operations against various terrorist factions, more specifically the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group, the National Security Agency was able to uncover future operations by a movement named ...

Yemen will not accept the Houthis, not after 1,000 years

Friday, 8 December 2017

It is Yemen. Is it happy? No. A former Yemeni official talked a while ago about five presidents in the south and five in the north and their fate which, due to violence, was either exile or death. This is the nature of givens in Yemen as those who do not get exiled get killed. All givens, including Monday’s developments, were not any different. The expected murder happened. It was no surprise but it was painful. My source, the Yemeni official, asked: “Does the new given yield a new ...

Huda al-Husseini

Muslim Brotherhood and the origins of terrorism

Friday, 24 November 2017

In his weekly column published in Ash-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper, Dr. Abdelmonem Saeed said that the origin of terrorist ideology in our Muslim world finds itself in the Brotherhood’s fertile soil. This is what he stated as he summed up the conclusion he made after reading the Abbottabad documents which reveal details about al-Qaeda’s founder Osama bin Laden. “What’s interesting in these papers is that the origin of terrorist ideology which dominated the man’s ideas ...

Mashari Althaydi

Who are the Egyptians on third wanted list released by the Anti-Terror Quartet?

Thursday, 23 November 2017

The counter-terror quartet comprising Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced on Thursday a third terrorism list which includes two entities and 11 individuals. The list included five Egyptians belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood - Mohamed Jamal Ahmed Heshmat Abdel Hamid, Mahmoud Ezzat Ibrahim Issa, Yehia Ibrahim Mohamed Moussa, Kadri Mohamed Fahmy Mahmoud El Sheikh and Alaa Ali Ali Mohamed El Samahy. Following are the full information about these five ...

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