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Al-Azhar and the Battle of Ideas against Extremist Islamism

The subject of extremist Islamism, and refuting it, remains a live one—and it is unlikely that it will change anytime soon. If there is ever a comprehensive and thorough response to extremist Islamism, it will have to take on board the need to deconstruct religious arguments from within religion.

Russian ambassador refuses to adhere to airport security measures, leaves Sharm al-Sheikh by car

Russia’s ambassador to Cairo, Sergei Kiribchenko, refused to undergo the strict airport inspections and long security procedures at Sharm al Sheikh’s International airport, choosing to travel to Cairo by car instead, Al Masry Al Youm reported on Saturday.

Egypt’s New Stability: How Long Can an Exclusionary Order Be Sustained?

The Egyptian government raised the prices of fuel and electricity at the end of June 2017, marking the second increase in less than a year. These measures are part of an IMF-backed reform effort, initiated in November 2016, that seeks to abandon most currency controls and to cut fuel subsidies. …