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Middle East Correspondent — Wall Street Journal

@WSJ Middle East and North Africa Correspondent based in Cairo. Formerly criminal justice reporter in NYC. Follow me on Instagram http://Instagram.com/tamerelg

Attackers Bomb Security Building Outside Cairo

wsj.com — CAIRO-At least six police officers were injured early Thursday when a bomb exploded near a state security building outside Cairo, Egypt's Interior Ministry said. The blast, which was heard and felt throughout central Cairo at about 2:30 a.m., caused significant damage to the exterior of the large structure and surrounding apartments in the Shubra Al Kheima neighborhood, which is 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of the capital.
Aug 20, 2015

RT @TamerELG: Large explosion overnight in Egypt: 6 cops injured. Attacker fled scene on a motorcycle after ditching car bomb wsj.com/articles/attac…

Aug 20, 2015

Large explosion overnight in Egypt: 6 cops injured. Attacker fled scene on a motorcycle after ditching car bomb wsj.com/articles/attac…

Aug 20, 2015

Updated story on Egypt bombing: total of 29 people injured and ISIS affiliate claims responsibility wsj.com/articles/attac…

Help us Beat Isis, Libya Asks Arab Neighbors

wsj.com — CAIRO-Libya's internationally backed government Tuesday called for fellow Arab states to directly arm its military, as it faces a renewed assault by Islamic State. The appeal, made by Foreign Minister Mohammed al Dairi during an emergency session of the Arab League in Cairo, comes days after the government called for airstrikes by Arab allies on...
Aug 18, 2015

Libyan eastern govt is urging Arab military intervention and weapons assistance to fight ISIS amid security chaos on.wsj.com/1NqVAvq

Aug 18, 2015

RT @DaliaEzzat_: Libya’s internationally backed government asks fellow Arab states to arm its military against Islamic State wsj.com/articles/help-…

Aug 18, 2015

Libyan call for arms from Arab states is met with head nods but little else at Arab League emergency summit wsj.com/articles/help-…

Aug 20, 2015

Sort of... WSJ: Arab League supports #Libya in plea for help to fight Islamic State, on.wsj.com/1NqVAvq

Islamic State Affiliate Claims It Destroyed Egyptian Navy Ship

wsj.com — CAIRO-Militants loyal to Islamic State claimed on Thursday that they used a guided rocket to destroy an Egyptian Navy vessel, capping a recent escalation in the frequency and sophistication of insurgent attacks in Egypt during Ramadan.
Jul 16, 2015

Egyptian militants linked to #IS claim missile attack on navy ship, a significant step-up in sophistication if true: wsj.com/articles/islam…

Jul 16, 2015

Islamic State Affiliate In Egypt caps a Ramadan of increased activity with missile attack on Navy frigate wsj.com/articles/islam…

Jul 16, 2015

Islamic State affiliate claims it destroyed Egyptian navy ship on.wsj.com/1V7Pljn

Conflict in Gaza Takes Toll on the Young

wsj.com — BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip-Mostafa Masood doesn't remember much about the Israeli strike a week ago that left him with severe burns and shrapnel wounds in both legs. The blast knocked him unconscious as he sat with a cousin outside his home on a sweltering evening.
Jul 08, 2015

A year after the last Gaza war, these are the victims who I can't forget wsj.com/articles/israe…

Jul 09, 2015

RT @TamerELG: A year after the last Gaza war, these are the victims who I can't forget wsj.com/articles/israe…

Jul 09, 2015

RT @TamerELG: A year after the last Gaza war, these are the victims who I can't forget wsj.com/articles/israe…

Islamic State Offshoot Entrenches in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

wsj.com — Sparsely populated desert bordering Israel is one of Middle East's most sensitive regions CAIRO-Before Islamist militants attacked the Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid last week, they smothered it with largess. A local group that claims allegiance to Islamic State handed out flour to help relieve food shortages during frequent clampdowns by the military over the last two years.
Jul 08, 2015

RT @DaliaEzzat_: Already marginalized by the state, the rise of IS in Sinai has caught the local population in a bind: wsj.com/articles/islam…

Jul 08, 2015

RT @DaliaEzzat_: "The military has never officially acknowledged civilian deaths [in Sinai], but only says it tries to minimize them": wsj.com/articles/islam…

Jul 09, 2015

"Before Islamist militants attacked the Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid last week, they smothered it with largess." wsj.com/articles/islam…

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Egypt Says Its Forces Killed Scores of Militants in Sinai Battle

wsj.com — Egyptian military claims success in strikes against retreating Sinai Province fighters CAIRO-Egypt's military said Friday its warplanes and helicopters killed 70 militants in two days of airstrikes against Islamic State's affiliate in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

Tunisia Gunman Openly Expressed Admiration for Violent Extremists

wsj.com — KAIROUAN, Tunisia-To his family, Seifeddine Rezgui represented hope for the reversal of a cycle of poverty and misfortune, with the 23-year-old pursuing a higher degree in technical engineering. But for his peers at Kairouan University, he was a troubling presence on campus, eagerly espousing radical beliefs. "He wasn't one of the...
Jun 30, 2015

.@TamerELG's portrait of the Tunisia killer is far more complicated than whether he was ISIS wsj.com/articles/tunis…

Jul 01, 2015

Tunisia Gunman Openly Admired Extremists. Good profile on gunman + post revolution mistakes that saw jihadis flourish wsj.com/articles/tunis…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @DaliaEzzat_: .@TamerELG & @Radaddala speak to the family of the man who carried out the Sousse attack wsj.com/articles/tunis… http://t.c…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @evanchill: .@TamerELG's portrait of the Tunisia killer is far more complicated than whether he was ISIS wsj.com/articles/tunis…

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27 killed in attacks on Tunisian hotels

marketwatch.com — At least 27 people were killed when gunmen stormed two hotels in the Tunisian coastal city of Sousse on Friday, the country's interior ministry said. An unknown number of gunmen targeted hotels in Kantaoui, an area popular with tourists that sits on the Mediterranean Sea, according to state media.

Egypt court upholds death sentence for former President Morsi

marketwatch.com — An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence against former President Mohammed Morsi on Tuesday. The decision came the month after the court issued a preliminary death sentence for Morsi, a senior member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood party and Egypt's first democratically elected president, finding him guilty of a 2011 prison break.

Egyptian Court Upholds Death Sentence for Former President Mohammed Morsi

wsj.com — Court also finds Islamist former leader guilty of espionage during his time in office CAIRO-An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence against former President Mohammed Morsi on Tuesday. The decision came the month after the court issued a preliminary death sentence for Mr. Morsi, a senior member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood party and Egypt's first democratically elected president, finding him guilty of a 2011 prison break....
Jun 16, 2015

RT @WSJ: Egypt court upholds death sentence for former President Mohammed Morsi on.wsj.com/1LdZX9G

Jun 16, 2015

RT @WSJ: Egypt court upholds death sentence for former President Mohammed Morsi on.wsj.com/1LdZX9G

Jun 16, 2015

Egyptian court upholds death sentence for former President Mohammed Morsi on.wsj.com/1Gq2JaT

Jun 16, 2015

#Egypt's top court upholds death penalty for toppled Pres. Morsi, while also issuing life imprisonment on espionage: on.wsj.com/1Gq2JaT

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Aug 29, 2015

The retrial of the Al Jazeera journos was see as an opportunity for correction of previous guilty verdict and shambolic proceedings: family

Aug 29, 2015

Not to mention the astonishing lack of evidence and flaws in the case.

Aug 29, 2015

As fellow journos, we all expected a not guilty verdict with multiple officials saying Sisi was embarrassed by this case.

Aug 29, 2015

Amal Clooney, Fahmy's attorney, says she and Canadian Ambassador will now meet with Egyptian officials to lobby for deportation.

Aug 29, 2015

I have not been able to locate Baher's family in the chaos to get their comments.

Aug 29, 2015

Emotional scene as Mohamed Fahmy's wife Marwa tearfully appeals to Pres Sisi for "mercy" in the form of a pardon pic.twitter.com/3sS9bfTjkz

Aug 29, 2015

Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian citizen, has no such recourse and was sentenced to an additional 6 months in prison.

Aug 29, 2015

Family and legal team of Mohamed Fahmy say their only hope now is deportation to Canada, similar to Greste deportation to Australia

Aug 29, 2015

Verdict delivered in #AJETrial: guilty with three year prison terms. Deflated and angry mood in courtroom

Aug 29, 2015

The judge is addressing the "Egyptian people" in a booming voice, making a statement ahead of verdict. Calls the defendants not journalists


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