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18 Jun 2013 description
report The New York Times

LONDON — A $1.35 billion European Union aid program to promote good governance and human rights in Egypt has been “well-intentioned but ineffective,” according to a critical report by the alliance’s auditors.

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09 Apr 2013 description
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As my colleagues David Kirkpatrick and Kareem Fahim reported, violence erupted on Sunday after unknown assailants attacked a funeral at Cairo’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, killing one and injuring scores at the seat of the Coptic Church and home of its spiritual leader, Pope Tawadros II.

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01 Nov 2012 description
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AL-MEHDIA, EGYPT — Frisgy Gamienbay, a 21-year-old Eritrean, was emaciated when Egyptian Bedouins discovered him late one September evening in the Sinai Desert near the Egyptian-Israeli border. A few weeks later, he died in an Egyptian hospital near the Rafah border crossing into Gaza.

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12 Dec 2011 description
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Published: December 11, 2011

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government on Sunday announced plans to spend $160 million on efforts to stem the growing number of Africans who enter the country illegally, seeking jobs and political asylum. The money will go toward work on an Egyptian border fence that is already under construction, an expansion of detention centers and increased policing of companies that hire undocumented workers.

20 Nov 2011 description
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Published: November 20, 2011

CAIRO — Egypt’s interim military rulers battled a reinvigorated protest movement calling for its ouster Sunday, as thousands of demonstrators forced troops to retreat from Tahrir Square for a second night in a row.

30 Mar 2011 description


Author: Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies

March 30, 2011

International Herald Tribune

Contrary to headlines and official pronouncements, the most important event in the Middle East last week was neither the U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force against Libya nor the commencement of the air strikes.

02 Mar 2011 description
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Published: March 2, 2011

SALUM, Egypt - International assistance began trickling though the Egyptian border into Libya on Wednesday, with medical supplies and assessment teams gathering at the border checkpoint here before heading into rebel controlled areas of eastern Libya to see what needs exist there.

But far to the west, on Libya's border with Tunisia, relief officials on Wednesday described an unfolding crisis. Tens of thousands of migrant workers, mainly Egyptians, are fleeing from Libya's turmoil, some saying that they feared for …

15 Feb 2011 description
report The New York Times


Published: February 15, 2011

TEL AVIV - About 1,000 African migrants trying to cross the Sinai Desert from Egypt into Israel have been systematically beaten, raped and held captive for ransom in the past year by the Bedouin smugglers they hired to help them make the journey, an Israeli advocacy organization said Tuesday.

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06 Oct 2004 description
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