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’s Foreign Ministry calls on Germany to rescind its warning of flying over Sinai

  Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri on Thursday advised Germany to cancel a warning issued to German aviation companies forbidding...

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Egypt’s Parliament approves draft law granting senior army officers more benefits

  Egypt’s Parliament on Tuesday approved a draft law offering special treatment to high-ranking army officers or the supreme leaders...

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Two 'Sinai Province' leading figures surrender to Egyptian authorities in Rafah

  Two leading figures from the Islamic State (IS) affiliated group of ‘Sinai Province’ surrendered to Egyptian security authorities after...

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Egypt's Administrative Court supports presence of bearded police officers

  Vice-President of Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court, Mohamed Maher Abu al-Enein, recently issued a verdict supporting a number of police...

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Egypt's Army kills three militants, arrests 59 suspects in Sinai

  Egypt’s Armed Forces released on Tuesday morning their 25th statement regarding the ongoing army operation ‘Comprehensive Sinai 2018’, which...

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Breaking: Abbas Kamel is officially Egypt's new Chief of Intelligence

  Director of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s office General Abbas Kamel will be sworn before Sisi as the new director...

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Army kills 32 militants in a sweeping operation inside North Sinai

  Official spokesperson for the Egyptian army, Tamer al-Refai, released a Facebook statement on Thursday confirming that the army has...

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Egyptian officials deny supposed taxes on iPhone users or on burials

  Egypt’s Minister of Finance Mohamed Moait on Tuesday denied posts on social media claiming that his Ministry is planning...

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Turkey plans to establish global industrial city in Egypt by 2019

  Despite the political differences between the two countries, Turkey is planning to establish international industrial city in Egypt by...

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Fees to obtain Egyptian citizenship soar to LE 10,000; Anyone still interested?

  Aiming to increase the financial income of the government, Egypt’s Parliament recently approved a draft law that stipulates increasing...

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Egypt to install double-decker trains by end of 2018

  Egypt’s National Railway Authority is currently planning to install double-decker trains produced locally by the end of 2018, in...

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Egypt's Parliament considers imposing monthly fees on foreigners' escorts

  Egypt’s Parliamentary Committee of Proposals and Complaints preliminary approved the proposal, submitted by parliamentarian Kamal Amer, which stipulates imposing...

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US Embassy in Cairo warns Egyptians of malware from North Korea

  The US Embassy in Cairo issued a warning on Wednesday to internet users in Egypt, stating that the US...

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Egypt denies EU statement regarding increasing arrests of activists

  In response to a statement released on Wednesday from the spokesperson of the European Union’s (EU) Foreign Affairs and...

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