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Faces from Balkan-Egyptian community

The Egyptian presence in the Balkan region dates back about 3,000 years ago, when Egyptians travelled to the Balkan Peninsula, during the prosperity and glory of the ancient Egyptian empire, during the iron revolution, at the time of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt. Descendants of some of those Egyptian migrants are still there, distributed across …

Mohammed El-Said

Uzbekistan: Jewel of Central Asia

Uzbekistan is one of the Islamic federal republics that were part of the former Soviet Union. Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is divided into twelve autonomous provinces, many of which have a rich Islamic history. The Uzbek language is one of the Turkic languages and is Uzbekistan’s only official state language. Since …

Tamer Farhat

Al-Qaeda restores ideological dominance as IS threat diminishes

As the Islamic State group (IS) suffers a downfall after its defeat in Syria and Iraq, a new challenge is rising: a revived Al-Qaeda, and its affiliates, which has started to regain its previous status as the world’s top terrorist threat. While the world focused on the self-proclaimed Islamic State, as it dominated the headlines …

Daily News Egypt

End of Korean Peninsula tensions could ease Sawiris’ problems

The Egyptian telecommunications firm Orascom Telecom and Media Technology (OTMT) is the main reason behind the rise of mobile phone usage in hermetically sealed North Korea in recent years. OTMT secured a 75% stake in Koryolink, a joint venture with North Korea’s Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation in 2008. It is estimated that as many …

Mohamed Samir