Wednesday , 29 January 2020

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Egyptian army flexes muscle near border with Libya

The Egyptian air force, affiliated with the Egyptian armed forces and in coordination with the Egyptian air defense forces, redeployed its various types of aircraft across a number of military bases Jan. 13 to provide air protection to all those participating in the Qadir 2020 maneuver.

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What Has Changed in Policing since the Arab Uprisings of 2011? Surveying Policing Concepts and Modes of Contestation

Since 2011, the police have been at the centre of the contestation rocking the Arab world. This paper maps out some of the main modes of contestation and provides a preliminary assessment of their impact on police practices. It argues that mass mobilised contestation succeeded in changing such practices only …

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Lebanese newspaper: Military intelligence controlling gas exploration agreements in Egypt

Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar revealed that the Military Intelligence took over deals to explore for gas in Egypt amid accusations of corruption, as the military body granted the right for gas exploration in the Mediterranean to Italian and British limited liability companies, despite the suitability of the other competitors’ offers.

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On the sinister objectives of Abu Dhabi’s ‘crusade’ against political Islam

Abu Dhabi has firmly established itself as a cyber powerhouse, using its cyber capabilities not just for sabotage and espionage, but increasingly for subversion as well – that is, weaponising narratives to undermine civil society in the MENA region.

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Boris Johnson must stand up to Sisi in defence of human rights

In September 2014, addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time as president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swore to build “a new Egypt … a state that respects and enforces the rule of law [and] guarantees freedom of opinion for all”.

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