Egypt

‘Exclusive: First appearance of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in civilian suit after taking off military uniform to run for president,’ 27 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
___________________________________ Transcription حصريا: أول ظهور لعبد الفتاح السيسي بالبدلة المدنية بعد خلع البدلة العسكرية للترشح للرئاسة أهلا بكم مجددا. بعد أن أعلن اعتزامه ترشح انتخابات رئاسة الجمهورية، التقی المشير عبد الفتاح السيسي مع عدد من أعضاء حملته الانتخابية وذلك بمقر الحملة حيث ناقش معهم عدد من الموضوعات المتعلقة…

Egypt

‘Launch of new development projects … Armed forces develop first system in the world to detect and treat C and AIDS viruses,’ al-Ahram (Egypt), 22 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egypt’s al-Ahram newspaper reports that the Egyptian government and armed forces are not only solving issues of traffic jams in Greater Cairo with their latest development projects, but have also developed a system to detect and treat people with AIDS, without so much as even taken a blood…

Egypt

‘Sisi in Russia today at the head of a high-level military delegation to complete largest arms deal,’ al-Ahram (Egypt), 12 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egyptian Defence Minister (and, by all accounts, future Egyptian president), Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Sisi left Cairo this morning on his way to Russia where he and Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy will meet with their Russian counterparts. The meeting comes as a continuation of 2+2 cooperation talks…

Egypt

‘Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser: The vote of Gamal Abdel Nasser’s family is with Field Marshal al-Sisi in the presidential elections,’ el-Balad (Egypt), 9 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
The son of late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser says that Nasser’s family were among the first to call for General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run in the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections. Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser says that the family wants a president backed by the people, as…

Egypt

Egypt: Police disperse Islamist demonstrators and arrest dozens, Al-Quds (London), 6 December 2013

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
In the wake of a new law passed that bans protests without prior permission from Egypt’s interior ministry, dozens of demonstrators have been arrested in Cairo and other parts of the country. Demonstrations have continued in support of deposed Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi, following his July 3rd…