Tagged: Egypt

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #3

Has the Arab revolution only started?  28 March, 18:00-20:00 Résidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Koert Debeuf Koert Debeuf is the director of TIMEP Europe. He lived for five years in Cairo from where he travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Before 2011 he was the Chief of Staff of ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt. He was also speechwriter, spokesperson and chief advisor of the Prime Minister of Belgium. He is a founding member of the pro-European Spinelli Group and of the Arab Leaders for Freedom...

How Egypt is making IS bigger in Sinai

  During Friday prayers, Egypt witnessed a massacre of 305 civilians and dozens of injuries in what seems to be a well-planned bomb and gun attack on al-Rawda Mosque in the Beir al-Abed village near al-Arish, the capital of North Sinai. This assault is not the first, but it is the biggest in Egypt’s recent history in terms of casualties. The ‘Islamic State’ (IS) militant group hasn’t claimed the operation yet, but their fingerprints are all over the scene: the nature of the target, the location, and the capacity deployed. Unlike other...