Questions tagged [egypt]

Questions relating to the government or politics of the Arab Republic of Egypt

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Does the talent or luck of Egypt's political leaders explain why Egypt hasn't experienced a 1917 like the one experienced by the Russian Empire? [closed]

We will return to the question of the title, and it is the primary question, but I would like to begin the train of thought with a somewhat different question: Was it negligent for Jewish people to ...
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Why is the Egyptian government building a new capital instead of modernizing and fixing Cairo?

Egypt is building a new capital 45 km away from Cairo. Why is the Egyptian government building a new capital instead of modernizing and fixing Cairo? Is it because the government wants to embezzle ...
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Why did Egypt start the blockade of the Gaza Strip?

I would think that Egypt had more in common with the Palestinian people than Israel, since both Egypt and Palestinians are mostly Sunni Muslims. Why did Egypt start the blockade of the Gaza Strip, ...
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Can the imprisoned Egypt presidential candidate Ahmed Konsowa be on the ballot? What is the law applying to him?

I found a tweet by POMED (Project on Middle East Democracy) that shares an image whose title is: Dropping like flies: Sisi's purge of potential candidates in Egypt's presidential "election": The ...
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How popular is the idea of building a nuclear power plant in Egypt?

It just crossed my news feed that Egyptian President el-Sisi finalized the deal with Putin to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant. In the last several years, there was a notable drop (e.g. in USA)...
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Why does the upper class of Egypt dislike Hamas?

The Palestinian Islamic resistance group, which is popularly known as ‘Hamas’, is originally rooted from Muslim brotherhood. Though brotherhood was banned by the government of Egypt, but it has spread ...
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Why is Egypt transferring the control of two islands to Saudi Arabia?

Why is Egypt transferring the control of two islands to Saudi Arabia? (See here.)
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Why did the US approval rating in Egypt tank massively since 2006?

According to PewGlobal the US approval rating in Egypt went from 30% in 2006 to 10% in 2014. Why did so many Egyptians change their opinions about the US?
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What will Egypt use its Rafale fighter aircraft for?

Egypt has just bought 24 Rafale fighter planes. What kind of threats can these top-notch weapon help Egypt with? (in particular, threats that less sophisticated weapons would not have been able to ...
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What was the political status of Egypt during World War II?

Apparently, Britain "officially" granted Egypt its independence as early as 1922. On the other hand, British forces basically occupied Egypt and defended it against the Italians and Rommel during ...
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What is the punishment for theft in Egypt?

I've read that the punishment is to cut the thief's right hand off, but others say that's not true. I'm not able to find much information on this either.
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How can I promote human rights petitions to the UN?

How can I promote petitions about corruption and human rights violations in Egypt to the UN Human Rights Council?
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Why did Mohammed Morsi get thrown out of office

What made the Egyptian Military want to throw Mohammed Morsi out of office.