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Amnesty: Egypt forcibly evicted 1,165 families from Rafah by the Gaza border

Egypt has forcibly evicted an estimated 1,165 families in Rafah so that it can clear a buffer zone by the Gaza Strip border, charged the human-rights group Amnesty International, which is concerned that additional homes will be demolished in the … Continue reading

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After joining IS, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis expands in Egypt – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The war has become more complicated in the Sinai Peninsula in the past few weeks after the Islamic State (IS), namely Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in Sinai, began using traps and remote bombing in its confrontation with the Egyptian army. This … Continue reading

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Religious endowment minister closes 1,000 mosques in Alexandria – See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/7744-religious-endowment-minister-closes-1000-mosques-in-alexandria#sthash.DIz3zRyE.vdNvMgYt.dpuf   Related articles Egypt bans 55,000 mosque preachers in crackdown on Islamists (washingtontimes.com) The battle over the mosques (madamasr.com)

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Here is a short documentary in which I discuss the broader socio-economic context of the Syrian conflict.

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Understanding the Syrian Crisis

Here is a link to a podcast regarding the Syrian Crisis from March 2012 at the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, Durham University: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/archive/audio/2012_03_1213/2012_03_12_ArabSpring_AngelaJoya.mp3

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