Toqa Ezzidin
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Trial of Shawkan, 738 other defendants adjourned to 7 February in “Rabaa dispersal” case
The defendants in the case are facing charges of vandalism, belonging to an outlawed group, among other charges
Toqa Ezzidin
January 18, 2017
Renowned TV presenter Ibrahim Eissa suspends his talk show due to ambiguous ‘pressures’ 
2016 witnessed a number of media gags and suspensions of talks shows in light of political criticism or restrictions
Toqa Ezzidin
January 1, 2017
Egypt’s UN voting considered both a foreign policy success and diplomatic failure
The Foreign Affairs Ministry’s justification for why Egypt did not proceed with its resolution in the UN security council is fragile and irrational, says analyst
Toqa Ezzidin
December 24, 2016
Arab League, EU ministerial meeting condemns Assad, allies atrocities in Aleppo
Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged the EU to block Israel’s attempts to get a seat in the UN security council
Toqa Ezzidin
December 21, 2016
What did the Egyptian media have to say about Aleppo’s recent developments?
Pro-state media outlets have been very supportive of Al-Assad and his allies’ conquest of eastern Aleppo
Toqa Ezzidin
December 14, 2016
Interior Minister holds on to post amid calls for his dismissal
The attacks that occurred since the appointment of Abdel Ghaffar were not only limited to civilians, but also targeted police personnel 
Toqa Ezzidin
December 12, 2016
Al-Sisi inaugurates first regular monthly youth conference
During the conference, an international initiative was launched to support ambassador Moushira Khattab to be the director of UNESCO
Toqa Ezzidin
December 10, 2016
‘Wave of change’ in 2011 came to alter unacceptable reality: Foreign Minister
Shoukry in visiting Bahrain to attend the Manama Dialogue
Toqa Ezzidin
December 10, 2016
Second bombing in Egypt kills 1 civilian, injures 3 security personnel
The attack in Kafr Al-Sheikh was the second to take place on Friday, after the first attack claimed the lives of six people
Toqa Ezzidin
December 10, 2016
Al-Sisi did not take sides in the Syrian crisis: Foreign Affairs Minister
Egypt has no detainees who are accused of freedom of expression, but rather of criminal activities, says Shoukry
Toqa Ezzidin
December 6, 2016
Russia vetoes Egypt’s resolution on Syria, describes it as “counterproductive”
Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it was rushed to a vote before finalising the discussion on the draft resolution
Toqa Ezzidin
December 6, 2016
Is Egypt officially turning down its former ally Saudi Arabia?
Bilateral relations were strained following Egypt voting in favour of a Russian resolution regarding peace in Syria at the United Nations security council
Toqa Ezzidin
December 4, 2016
US visit for initial communication with Trump administration: Foreign Minister
Shoukry met with speaker of the US house of representatives to give him an overview on the economic, social and political conditions in Egypt
Toqa Ezzidin
December 4, 2016
Shoukry visits US to warm up relations prior to Trump’s inauguration
The foreign minister has held several bilateral meetings with the vice president-elect, US secretary of state John Kerry, and congress members
Toqa Ezzidin
December 3, 2016
Egyptian-Irish detainee writes letter detailing torture, oppression in Egypt’s prisons
Halawa is standing trial with 493 other defendants; he is expected to be sentenced to death if found guilty
Toqa Ezzidin
December 3, 2016
Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee refutes British MP’s statements concerning Brotherhood
Muslim Brotherhood should have stayed in power, claims the head of UK parliament’s foreign affairs committee Crispin Blunt
Toqa Ezzidin
November 30, 2016
Al-Assad, allies victorious in Aleppo, but who will save the civilians?  
France has called for an urgent session in the UN security council in light of the latest developments in Syria
Toqa Ezzidin
November 30, 2016
Aziz Maraka concert a big hit in Cairo
On account of the concert’s success, El-Sawy Culturewheel founder says more Maraka concerts will be hosted in the future
Toqa Ezzidin
November 28, 2016
International media reports criticise Al-Sisi, Egypt’s economy amid negligence by the state
The Washington Post described Egypt’s regime as “repressive”, saying that it violates rights of liberals and journalists
Toqa Ezzidin
November 27, 2016
Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria after Al-Sisi explicitly supports Al-Assad
Egypt is unlikely to send troops to Syria, says Al-Sisi
Toqa Ezzidin
November 26, 2016
Al-Sisi attends Arab-African Summit in Guinea amid Moroccan withdrawal
Morocco and several Gulf countries withdrew from the summit due to the presence of an independent delegation from Western Sahara
Toqa Ezzidin
November 23, 2016
Egypt unlikely to send military forces to Syria: Al-Sisi
Trump’s strategies will completely unfold when he takes office in January, says Al-Sisi
Toqa Ezzidin
November 23, 2016
Al-Sisi addresses terrorism, security in Portuguese Military Academy lecture
The president disclosed during the lecture Egypt’s vision on combating terrorism and was critical of international efforts to fight it
Toqa Ezzidin
November 22, 2016
Al-Sisi praises Portugal’s balanced stance towards democratic transition in Egypt
Al-Sisi congratulated the new Portuguese secretary general of the UN, saying that the selection reaffirms the important role Portugal plays on the international level
Toqa Ezzidin
November 21, 2016
Egyptian parliament refutes UK parliament report on Brotherhood
Egypt criticised the UK’s tolerant attitude towards the Muslim Brotherhood, citing the mass protests that demanded the ouster of Morsi
Toqa Ezzidin
November 21, 2016
I’m a photojournalist with no affiliations whatsoever: Shawkan to judge
The trial of Shawkan and 738 defendants was adjourned to 10 December to examine further evidence
Toqa Ezzidin
November 19, 2016
Egypt supports political dialogue in Yemen, warns of infiltration by militants
Egypt supports the new Saudi secretary general of the OIC, saying he has sufficient experience to face challenges
Toqa Ezzidin
November 19, 2016
Egypt, Turkey accuse each other of crackdown on dissent, both deemed predators of freedom
Erdogan has explicitly disclosed his opposing stance towards the current Egyptian regime, saying that it resulted from a “military coup”
Toqa Ezzidin
November 13, 2016
Clinton campaign announces that the candidate will have nothing to say about the race tonight
Republican Donald Trump defeats his Democrat rival, wins US presidency
Toqa Ezzidin
November 9, 2016
Clinton v Trump: how will the Middle East be affected under a new administration?
As Americans head to the poll on Tuesday to choose their next president, how will either affect the Middle East? Daily News Egypt takes a look at each candidate’s statements on topics ranging from Islamic State to Israel
Toqa Ezzidin
November 8, 2016

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