BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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Sectarian incidents are nothing new in Egypt. More than 20 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Cairo in December. IS say they were behind the bombing which killed mostly women and children. Their tactics include everything from burning homes and crops to forced displacement. But many residents feel this latest campaign may be different. Militants have circulated death lists online and on the streets, warning Christians to leave or die.
BBC News 24
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An exodus of Christian families taking flight from Egypt's north Sinai province after the so-called Islamic State group killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks.
BBC News 24
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Dozens of Coptic Christian families in Egypt have fled northern Sinai after a number of killings this week by suspected Islamist militants. At least seven Copts have been killed since the end of January. Russell Trott reports.
BBC News 24
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BBC News 24
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More than 200 students studying in the capital of the province have also reportedly left. Sectarian incidents are nothing new in Egypt. More than 20 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Cairo in December.
BBC News 24
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Politico
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“But it also emboldens autocratic leaders around the world.” He cited leaders in Egypt, Venezuela, Russia and Turkey who routinely accumulated new powers “by marginalizing the independent media.” The aim of such denigration, he said, is to inoculate the administration from legitimate criticisms by delegitimizing the media. “Such a framework is familiar in authoritarian countries where the media is undermined, marginalized and attacked,” he said. “It’s very, very troubling. It sets a terrible example for the rest of the world.” Trump himself has said he considers the media to be a more prominent foe for him than the Democratic Party, and he often roused his crowds to rain boos on the assembled press at his campaign rallies. He routinely used his Twitter account and the lectern to attack particular reporters by name. Even the more mild-mannered Mike Pence jumped in on the attacks, lambasting the media in his stump speech for allegedly being in cahoots with the Clinton campaign.
AFP News Agency
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Mondoweiss
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I doubt that is true. It is clearly not to the material interests of the U.S., which are so often thought by the Left to affect American foreign policy, to continue the strong support of Israel. The Arab market is much larger than the Israeli. American business has a substantial share of the market, but undoubtedly it would have a larger share were it not for the strong connection between the United States and Israel. It is also strongly argued that American security interests dictate the Israeli tie. The argument is hard to understand. The basic posture in the Middle East is that the United States tries to resist and slow the advance of Soviet influence in that area. It has two allies in this endeavorIran and Saudi Arabia—and is developing influence in Egypt. It is not inconceivable that the ruler of Iran, perhaps of Saudi Arabia, will be replaced by those who are more sympathetic to Russia.
ABC News - International
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Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Christian man inside his home in northern Sinai the latest in a string of sectarian killings there that has sent hundreds of Christians fleeing
Mondoweiss
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Shakir responded to the denial on social media, slamming the Interior Ministry’s decision. “The Israeli government is hardly the only one among the 90+ countries we cover to disagree with our findings, but branding us propagandists and fake human rights advocates puts Israel in the company of states like Egypt, North Korea and Sudan who have blocked access for our staff members,” Shakir said. “Israel claims to be only democracy in the Middle East, but is barring us at a time when our staff is based in and freely operates in several other countries in the region.” “While the denial comes as a surprise (we have had regular access to Israel/West Bank, though not Gaza for three decades), it comes amid increasing pressure on Israeli and Palestinian rights groups and a wide-ranging assault on basic democratic values. Blocking our access will not silence us,” he added, “We will continue to scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts and struggle every day to defend the inherent human dignity of all.
Times of Israel
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ABC News - International
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ABC News - International
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Mirrorspectrum
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In 2013 the New York Times defined the deep state as «a hard-to-perceive level of government or super-control that exists regardless of elections and that may thwart popular movements or radical change. Some have said that Egypt is being manipulated by its deep state». [1] Since the Times (like the rest of the commercially-controlled media) is more or less a under the control of the deep state, such a mention is very interesting.
ABC News - International
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Daily Mail - USA
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Voice Of America
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S. citizen of Iraqi descent. Shakir, a Stanford-educated lawyer, has also done work on human rights in Egypt, Pakistan and at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, according to his biography. The New York-based group monitors human rights in over 90 countries, including nations throughout the Middle East. It said it has direct access to most of these countries, but said a small number of them, including Cuba, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Uzbekistan and Venezuela, have blocked access to its staff. “The denial letter came as a shock, given that we have had regular access to Israel and the West Bank for nearly three decades and regularly engage Israeli authorities,” Shakir said in an email. “Branding us as propagandists and fake human rights advocates puts Israel in the company of heavily repressive states like North Korea, Iran and Sudan that have blocked access for Human Rights Watch staff members.
Voice Of America
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Egyptians are bearing down under their worst inflation in a decade, cutting spending as much as possible as prices surge on basic food items, transportation, housing, and even some essential medicines. Inflation reached almost 30 percent in January, up 5 percent over the previous month, driven by the floatation of the Egyptian pound and slashing of fuel subsidies enacted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in November. The move was part of a reform package to secure an IMF bailout loan of $12 billion desperately needed to shore up investor confidence and overhaul the economy. Immediately after the floatation, the pound lost over half its value, making a wide range of Egypt’s many imported goods double in price. Quietly tightening belts In the months since, Egyptians have been left with a grim search for ways to tighten their belts and make ends meet, hoping eventually the promised benefits of reform like growth and job creation come.
BBC News 24
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There are about 220 pyramids here which is a lot more than the entire country of Egypt, like the pyramids there. Just on this desert? Just on this desert alone. You can just see them for kind of miles, can't you? Exactly.
BBC News 24
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They buried them here with their belongings, and clothing and everything. It's a sort of respect for the kings of course. What is the difference between these pyramids and those in Egypt? It is what is inside. The pyramids in Egypt are a lot bigger. These would go up to 40 metres, but then again the numbers of the pyramids themselves makes the difference.
BBC News 24
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The door is even unlocked to one of the pyramids. Mazin gave me a bit of a history lesson on what I was seeing. There are more pyramids in this section alone than in Egypt. There are about 220 pyramids. You can notice that most of the heads of the pyramids are chopped off. That is an Italian explorer. He came here in the 1830s and he chopped off like 14 pyramids searching for gold and we still don't know what he found. Do you know what they were used for? Yes, they were actually tombs for the black pharaohs and qeens back in the days.
BBC News 24
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These Nubian pyramids are over 4000 years old and are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Despite that, though, they are completely deserted. Visitor numbers are tiny, about 15,000 a year compared to the millions who go to the pyramids in Egypt.