Regional Recap

Two of the best blogs for Egyptian and Arab world analysis are run by Issandr el-Amrani, called The Arabist, and Nervana Mahmoud, called Nervana.  One of their regular services is to provide an update of links to other articles and reports from the internet, which they have allowed me to re-post here. And without a blog, Paul Attallah does similarly, integrating his own analysis. The links and commentary are, of course, their own.

Please enjoy. From Nervana:

Main Headlines

  • Interior ministry announces identity Sunday’s suicide bombers of both Alexandria and Tanta Cathedrals
  • Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention
  • Egypt arrests 13 on suspicion of planning terror attacks  
  • Egyptian police loses three females in Sunday’s bombing, for the first time in its history
  • Egyptian- American aid Worker is cleared of child abuse charges in Egypt
  • Egypt votes in favor of UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons attack

 Top Headlines

 Monday

  • Families of victims of Sunday’s bombing gather under heavy security as three-month state of emergency is approved
  • Pope Francis will visit Egypt as planned despite bombings of Christian churches
  • Egyptian police loses three females in Sunday’s bombing, for the first time in its history
  • Israel bans Passover holiday exodus to Egypt’s Sinai

 Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Interior ministry identifies the suicide bomber responsible for Sunday’s deadly attack at Alexandria’s St Mark’s Cathedral
  • ‘Egypt has provided UN Security Council with information on countries that fund terrorism,’ FM Shoukry tells MPs
  • Egypt votes in favor of UN resolution on Syria chemical weapons attack

 Thursday

Friday 

  • Pope Tawadros leads Good Friday Mass at Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo
  • Sectarian violence renewed in Minya as Christians brace for Easter celebrations
  • Cairo denies backing maintenance of UN sanctions against Khartoum over Darfur
  • Alexandrian rights lawyer gets 10-year jail term, five-year ban on internet use in terrorism conviction

Saturday

  • Egypt’s Copts to celebrate Easter Mass days after twin bombings
  • Security tight as Copts prepare for Easter mass
  • US defense secretary Jim Mattis will visit Egypt on Wednesday April 19
  • Mubarak-era interior is sentenced to 7 years in prison for elicit gains
  • 1 dead, 10 injured in gas pipeline explosion in New Cairo

Sunday

Good Reports

Good Read

 

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