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.

Cairo is the cheapest city in the world, Zurich is most expensive: Swiss Study

  A recent study conducted annually by Swiss bank USB on 77 metropolitan areas shows that Egypt’s capital Cairo is...

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Egypt’s Army kills eight militants, arrests 64 suspects in Sinai

  As the wide-scale military operation ‘Comprehensive Sinai 2018’ continues, the official spokesman for the Egyptian Army announced in a...

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Army spokesperson quashes HRW report on random demolition to houses in Sinai

  Official army spokesperson Tamer al-Refa’ai on Wednesday denied a report released by US-based NGO the Human Right Watch, which...

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Giza establishes the first women and girls zone in Egypt

Giza has become the first governorate in Egypt to include a special zone for women and girls, following in the...

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Sudan summons Egypt’s ambassador over ‘offensive’ TV series

  The Sudanese Foreign Ministry released a statement declaring that they summoned the Egyptian ambassador and informed him of an...

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Ramadan sermons and street decorations ignite disputes between State and Salafis

  Within the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, feuds between the Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments (EMRE) and the Salafists,...

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We will not send our troops to Syria: Egypt's Foreign Minister

  Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced on Monday that Egypt will not be sending troops to Syria. In a press...

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Prominent Egyptian TV presenter Ibrahim Eissa criticizes fasting in Ramadan

  Renowned TV anchor Ibrahim Eissa released a statement concerning Ramadan in a program on the US-based Television channel Alhurra,...

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‘Sinai Province’ set up underground camps in Ismailia to train foreign militants: Defendants

Egypt’s Higher State Security Prosecution recently unveiled details regarding the ongoing investigations  into the the Sinai Province group case, in...

Taha Sakr tahasakr 3 years ago

Egyptian Court acquits four-year-old child accused of kissing same age girl

An Egyptian Juvenile court acquitted a four-year-old boy accused of kissing his same age female classmate in the kindergarten in...

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Egypt’s Sisi among 2018 'Most Powerful People': Forbes

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was named in 2018’s Forbes Most Powerful People list and occupied the 45th place among...

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Egypt’s army kills 21 militants, arrests 232 suspects in Central, North Sinai

As a continuation to the ongoing wide-scale military operation ‘Comprehensive Sinai 2018’ conducted by the Egyptian Armed Forces to eliminate...

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Foreign Minister's statement over sending troops to Syria does not pertain to Egypt

Official spokesperson of Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a press statement on Friday that Egypt does...

Taha Sakr tahasakr 3 years ago

Morsi approved granting piece of Sinai to resettle Palestinians there: Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Egypt had offered the Palestinians a piece of the Sinai Peninsula during the rule of...

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