Jihad Abaza

Foreign Muslim students read from the Quran at Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 4, 2011. (photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Uighur students in limbo after crackdown in Egypt

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 | Jihad Abaza, Contributor

Many are wondering what is behind Egyptian authorities' arrest of Chinese Uighurs studying at Al-Azhar.

Syrian women in Egypt find solidarity in stylist classes

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 | Jihad Abaza, Contributor

Cosmetology classes help displaced Syrian women form bonds and start fashion careers in Egypt.

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Jihad Abaza is a freelance journalist currently based in Cairo. She reports on political and social issues in Egypt for various local publications, including Daily News Egypt. Abaza holds a BA in political science and an MA in anthropology.

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