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Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy meets with Iraq’s and Algeria’s foreign ministers
Today Egypt stands mired in a political conflict so dire and complex that the country’s future is hard to forecast. Egypt, once hailed as a beacon of democratic hope for other countries associated with the so-called Arab Spring, is more consumed with calming political infighting following the ouster of its first elected president. In an attempt to understand where Egypt is heading, political analysts offered explanations and lessons from the history of countries such as Algeria. The Daily News Egypt explores these scenarios and their feasibility for Egypt.
By Nervana Mahmoud October 6, 1981 _____ the distance between my home and the bakery was no more than a few hundred metres, yet it felt like an endless journey. The vibrant streets of Cairo were reduced to a deafening silence, as if everyone has disappeared. My mother and I were totally unaware that President …
Muslims marked the Eid al-Fitr festival Thursday with feasts and prayers, even as the threat of fresh violence loomed in the Middle East
Ambassadors inform other nations of Egypt’s political developments
By James M. Dorsey Algeria is competing to be the next Arab nation to witness a popular revolt. That is assuming football is a barometer of rising discontent in a region experiencing a wave of mass protests that have already toppled the leaders of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen and sparked civil war in Syria. …
A new report published by the United Nations says illicit arms from the Libyan civil war fuelling conflicts in the wider region
The name in Arabic means the Berbers’ Area and from the 19th century on the area was inhabited by Algerians, Moroccans and Africans who are all called Barabra by Egyptians
Okacha is a close aide of AQIM boss Abdelmalek Droukdel and considered the “real leader” of group
Move will allow Djezzy to operate in Algerian market alongside other telecommunications corporations
Also calling for removal of customs duties on imports from Egypt
The attack comes nearly a fortnight after a deadly Islamist attack on a gas plant in Algeria’s southern Sahara desert, in a hostage-taking siege that ended with the deaths of almost 40, mostly foreign, captives.
Amid a virtual news blackout in Algiers, harshly criticised by local media, world leaders took a tough stand on the fate of the remaining hostages.
A spokesman for the “Signatories in Blood,” headed by Islamist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar, said 34 hostages were killed when Algerian special forces raided the plant on Thursday, a day after it was seized.
Algerian state media said that one person had been killed and seven wounded, two of them foreigners, in the attack on the field at In Amenas, in the Sahara desert 1,300 kilometres (810 miles) southeast of Algiers.
Raissi was accused of having trained the 19 Islamist militants who carried out the attacks
Minister of Petroleum, Osama Kamal, refused to comment on the matter
Rebels criticise Brahimi as they did with Kofi Annan
Algeria still holds economic potential
Egypt debt default, Algeria lifeline, green energy thinking
Prime Minister Hesham Qandil arrived yesterday in Algeria for a three-day visit amidst speculative press reports over the visit’s agenda. State-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported the objective of Qandil’s visit to Algeria is to hold talks with the Algerian government over solidifying economic relations and boosting mutual investment. “During his visit to Algeria …
Said Lamarni, who was not present for the verdict, has denied any wrongdoing.
Mali MUJAO accepts talks with government on condition Islamic Shari’a be implemented first
Deputy interior minister for the eastern region and the head of national security for Benghazi sacked, following the attack on the US consulate
Orascom for Construction Industries’ (OCI) results showed a net decrease as at 30 June, although they project a positive outlook. This year’s first half results show that the company’s net income dropped by 42.6 percent to EGP 1.3 billion versus EGP 2.2 billion in the first half of 2011. However, this year’s quarter-to-quarter results show …
As violence continues in Mali, MUJAO kills Taher Touati
UN mission in Western Sahara will remain unchanged
Movement for Oneness and Jihad kidnaps an Algerian consulate employee
Mali Islamists threaten to exact retribution on Algeria after hostage swap deal was refused.