Author Archives: Expat Cairo

Egypt’s top sheikh begins mediation efforts

The head of Egypt’s leading Islamic authority Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, has begun calling on political powers and public figures to attend a national reconciliation meeting later this week. The exact date of the forum, spearheaded by the Grand Sheikh … read more

Mapping jihadi groups in Sinai

The killing of five Egyptian jihadis in North Sinai, allegedly by an Israeli drone, raises questions about the number of militants in the region, particularly after the 30 June protests and the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsy. Events escalated before … read more

Coptic Christian Girl Shot Dead in Egypt

A Coptic Christian girl walking home from a Bible class at her church was shot and killed this week in Cairo by an unidentified gunman, human rights activists said today. Amid a near-constant din of threats and scattered attacks against … read more