Egypt Independent

Taha Sakr
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Journalist

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.

Egypt parliament approves 3 articles of draft law legalizing website blocks

The Egyptian Parliament’s Communication Committee approved on Tuesday three articles of a draft law entitled Countering IT Crime in a move...

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Forced disappearances reports are ‘fake’: minister

Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS) said on Tuesday that Parliamentary Affairs Minister Omar Marwan held a press conference in the...

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Egypt's General Intelligence chief discusses security cooperation with Sudanese president

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir received on Saturday acting head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) Abbas Kamal on an official...

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105 militants killed in one month of 'Sinai 2018' operation: Army spokesperson

One month since the start of the comprehensive military operation ‘Sinai 2018’, Egypt’s official spokesperson for the Armed Forces Tamer...

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IWD: Egyptian female politicians: between potential presidential candidates and real ministers

On an annual basis, countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day in March, but in Egypt, the government decided...

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Egypt army disrupting Israeli cellular networks used by IS inside Sinai: Former 777 unit commander

Israeli officials have voiced complaints in the media recently that southern Israel is suffering from cellular blackouts due to the...

Taha Sakr tahasakr 2 months ago

We will not accept any type of sit-ins or protests: Parliament speaker

Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal said during a Tuesday parliamentary session that the Egyptian state will not accept the...

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Egypt Intelligence Service provided weapons to rogue Qatari officers in failed 1996 coup attempt: Jazeera

Qatar-based TV network al-Jazeera recently broadcast a documentary series in which it accused Egypt of providing weapons to Qatari military...

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US planned to remove me from power since 2005: Mubarak

Egypt’s ousted former President Hosni Mubarak said in a leaked audio record that the United States had been a playing...

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Insulting army or police is 'treason', not freedom of opinion: Sisi

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Egyptian media outlets on Thursday from spreading information that may defame the army or police...

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Army kills 13 militants, arrests 86 suspects in day 20 of 'Sinai 2018'

The Egyptian Armed Forces killed on Thursday 13 militants during a shootout that took place as sweeping operations of ‘Sinai...

Taha Sakr tahasakr 2 months ago

Egypt to monitor media outlets for 'false news' after 'inaccurate' BBC report

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek ordered on Wednesday prosecution lawyers across Egypt to monitor media outlets and social media platforms to...

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'Forcibly disappeared' woman from BBC report appears on TV

A young Egyptian woman which a recent BBC report alleged had been “forcibly disappeared” in Egypt appeared on television on...

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Egyptian 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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