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

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...

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....

Deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Sentenced to Life in Prison

wsj.com — Court finds Islamist former leader guilty of espionage during his time in office CAIRO-An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced former President Mohammed Morsi to life in prison after finding him guilty of espionage during his time in office.

Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Arrested in Cairo

wsj.com — Mahmoud Ghozlan and Abdul Rahman al Barr were detained late on Monday CAIRO-Two senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested by Egyptian authorities in the most high-profile recent detentions of its leadership, the group said on Tuesday. Mahmoud Ghozlan and Abdul Rahman al Barr were detained late on Monday after...

Libyan Prime Minister Escapes Assassination Attempt

wsj.com — Widening insecurity complicates Europe's efforts to stem flow of illegal migrants Libya's internationally recognized prime minister escaped an assassination attempt, the latest sign of a widening security vacuum that is complicating European Union efforts to stem the flow of illegal migrants from the country.

Islamic State Tightens Its Grip on Iraq’s Anbar Province

wsj.com — BAGHDAD-The chief of police of a critical Iraqi province besieged by Islamic State militants was killed in a bombing early Sunday, local officials said, heightening concerns that the strategically important region is in imminent danger of being captured by the insurgent group.

Egypt’s Leader Reinvents Himself as Bulwark Against Terrorism

wsj.com — CAIRO-The specter of an expanding Islamic State has alarmed leaders across the Middle East. But for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, that threat has become an opportunity to transform himself from an international outcast to an ally in the regional war against terrorism.
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Jul 04, 2015

RT @abuaardvark: Egypt's Grand Mufti: fatwas one of most important tools against radical terrorism | how about mass death sentences? wsj.com/articles/SB126…

Jul 04, 2015

RT @jgulhane: #Sisi meeting soldiers in #NorthSinai earlier today in military uniform. Visit follows deadly battle in #SheikhZuweid pic.twitter.com/7N84zPBykd

Jul 04, 2015

Egypt's Foreign Ministry has taken to calling Sinai Province a "Brotherhood and Daesh" affiliate.

Jul 03, 2015

Egypt's military says Sinai Province commander Kamal Alam was killed in this latest battle. It also claimed to have killed him in Jan 2014

Jul 03, 2015

Attack on Sheikh Zuwayed was unprecedented in objective, which was to "set down there for the long haul" timep.org/commentary/ass…

Jul 03, 2015

Q and A with three experts on Sinai by @TimepDC, adding to their already excellent resources on terrorism in Egypt timep.org/commentary/ass…

Jul 02, 2015

Religious scholar doing call in show on radio. Woman asks if using eye drops breaks her fast

Jul 02, 2015

Not sure the MB's new statement is any different than messages over last two years. Language is more pointed but call for uprising not new

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