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.

HRW report on a humanitarian crisis in North Sinai ‘baseless’: Army spokesperson

The spokesperson for Egypt’s army denounced a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on Monday detailing the deterioration of humanitarian...

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Video: African conference map shows Israel in the place of Egyptian territory in 2020, stirs outrage

Massive controversy and outrage dominated Egypt’s social media outlets in the wake of the circulation of video footage of a...

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Sudan complains to UN over Egypt holding elections in Halaib triangle

Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said on Wednesday that his country had lodged a complaint to the United Nations, accusing...

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Breaking: Egypt’s army kills head of Sinai Province in central Sinai operation

Military forces from Egypt’s Third Field Army killed the ‘Emir’ (leader) of Sinai Province, the Islamic State-affiliated (IS) group based...

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Egypt to decline any request by US to send troops to Syria: former intelligence official

In response to a recent report published by American newspaper The Wall Street Journal regarding an alleged request by the...

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Lawyer suggests establishing syndicate for widows, divorcees in Egypt

Egyptian Lawyer Mahmoud Salama recently suggested the establishment of a syndicate for widows and divorcees that would collect annual subscription...

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Egypt to punish ISP's refraining from blocking websites which 'threaten national security'

Egypt’s Parliamentary Committee of Communications and Information Technology approved recently Article 31 of the draft-law of the cyber-crime bill that...

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Egypt‘s parliament to discuss draft law to revoke nationality from 'terrorists'

A number of Egyptian MPs recently said that Parliament would discuss a draft law to revoke the Egyptian nationality for...

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Egypt’s judiciary begins hearing of lawsuit aiming to halt BBC’s work

A Cairo court held a hearing session on Tuesday in a lawsuit that seeks the revoking of the BBC’s office...

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Turkish soap operas undermine Egypt's stability: Al-Azhar University

Vice President of Al-Azhar University Yousif Amer said that the Turkish and Indian soap operas are considered a real danger...

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Israel to relocate Caracal battalion from Egyptian border to Jerusalem

An Israeli report revealed that for the first time, the Israeli Caracal Battalion – an infantry combat battalion that is...

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Egypt’s Third Field Army kills 5 militants during ‘Sinai 2018’ operation

Egypt’s Armed Forces said that five IS militants were killed during army operations conducted by the Third Field Army as...

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Meet the first Egyptian female referee for men's football matches

The Egyptian Football Association’s referee committee recently accredited Egyptian Mona Attallah as the first female referee for men’s football in...

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Reuters withdraws article on reported violations in Egypt's election

International news agency of Reuters withdrew on Thursday an article it published on March 28 regarding reported violations that took...

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