Egypt Independent

Taha Sakr
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Journalist / news reporter who worked previously for Daily News Egypt and The Cairo Post. Studied media and journalism at the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University. His reporting focuses on the ongoing conflict in Sinai and Egyptian military strategy there, and he also covers other political stories and issues of rights and freedoms.

Hospital denies turning off life-support for UK tourist after £7,000 medical bill

  Egyptian social media users erupted in the wake of claims from UK newspaper, the Daily Mail, that a British tourist –...

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The $15 billion gas deal: Who is the real grantee, Egypt or Israel?

Massive controversy and outrage surfaced in Egypt’s political and social media arenas on Monday in the wake of reports of...

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US hindering completion of Egypt-France Rafale deal: La Tribune

The French weekly financial newspaper La Tribune reported on Friday that a deal between Cairo and France over the sale...

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Photos: 'Forcibly disappeared' man appears as militant in IS video

A man who Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated (MB) media had claimed was subject to an unwarranted ‘forcible disappearance’ from security authorities has appeared...

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Egypt calls on foreign media to follow army narrative in reports on 'Sinai 2018' anti-terror operation

Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) called on foreign reporters and representatives of foreign media outlets to abide by professional rules...

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16 militants killed, 66 hideouts destroyed on 3rd day of 'Sinai 2018' operation

Egypt’s Armed Forces killed 16 militants and destroyed 66 militant hideouts on Sunday morning as part of a large-scale operation dubbed...

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Egypt army begins large-scale operation to curb IS militancy

The official spokesperson of Egypt’s army released three statements on updates of the large-scale military operation in the Sinai peninsula, Western...

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Egypt, Sudan foreign ministers, heads of intelligence services meet in Cairo to end tensions

As part of attempts end the current impasse between Sudan and Egypt, a meeting was held on Thursday in Cairo...

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Saudi Arabia allows Indian flights to Israel to use its airspace: Haaretz

For the first time, Saudi Arabia has allowed Indian airlines to use its airspace to fly to Israel, marking a first...

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Foreign media spreading fake news on Egypt will be prosecuted: Parliament spokesperson

The official spokesperson of the Egyptian Parliament, Sala Hasaballah, said on Monday that the Egyptian state is working to adopt a strategy...

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The NewYork Times report on Israeli raids in North Sinai is not 'credible' : Military spokesperson

Egypt’s military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaai told Egypt Independent on Sunday that the recently published report by The New York Times in...

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US police arrests three accused of killing Egyptian in Maryland

The Egyptian Embassy in Washington said on Sunday that US authorities arrested three suspected perpetrators of the murder of Egyptian...

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The role of local media in Egypt's upcoming presidential elections

As Egypt’s presidential elections are approaching, it is worth exploring how Egyptian media have dealt with the candidates who up until...

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Video: Horse smokes joint at traditional Egyptian wedding, dances

A video of a horse being forced to smoke a joint filled with hashish at a traditional wedding caused outrage...

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