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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 13 ( March 23-28)

  ( Egypt’s El-Sisi receives Qatari Emir ahead of Arab summit via Ahram) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign an initial agreement on sharing water from the Nile River El-Sisi arrives to Addis Ababa to address the Ethiopian … Continue reading

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Any Vietnam in Yemen will not be Egypt’s Vietnam

( Yemen ‘s sixties civil war- gettyimages) After Saudi Arabia and its regional allies started their air strikes against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, it did not take long for Egypt to announce its military support for the Saudi … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 12 ( March 16 – 22)

  ( Solar eclipse as viewed from Cairo, via Mada Masr) Main Headlines  Monday  El-Sisi is confident after the investment summit Gulf allies’ central bank funds to arrive in Egypt within days Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie sentenced to death GCC … Continue reading

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On Islam and Apostasy

Initially published in The What And The Why Syria 636 AD ___The Ghassanid Arab East Mediterranean Christian Kingdom and its King, Jabalah Ibn al-Aiham, faced a challenging ordeal after the Arab conquest. Should they stay Christians under the new Muslim rule … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 11 ( Mar 9-15)

  (Egypt’s economic conference, via Ahram online) Main Headlines Monday Two banks attacked by masked assailants in Alexandria Egypt temporarily reopens Rafah border crossing Egypt supports UN political solution in in Libya Court date set for Mubarak’s presidential palaces retrial … Continue reading

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New Players on the Gaza Front

                                      (Islamic Jihad’s Ramadan Shallah) The growing hostility between Egypt and the Palestinian group Hamas, especially following an Egyptian court’s verdict that … Continue reading

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The case of Mehmet Baransu: Criminalisation of journalism in Turkey under way

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
What should one say if the majority of the media in Turkey report on the detention of a journalist on spying charges in an affirmative manner, some of them even applauding the court’s ruling, as if…

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Egyptian Aak 2015- Week 10 (March 2-8)

(A combo of image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on July 5, 2013 during clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. One of them, a Morsi’s supporter, Mohamed Ramadan was executed on Saturday) Main … Continue reading

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For Hamas, Egypt is now the new “Israel”

(Photo via Reuters) For the Egyptian leadership and Hamas, February was a particularly bad month. The tension between the two sides has reached tipping point. The cascade of escalating events started with a court verdict listing Hamas’s armed wing as … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 9 ( Feb 23 – Mar 1)

(Members of the special forces police stand guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, March 1, 2015- via Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday ‪ Egypt shuts its Embassy in Yemen over bad security Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced … Continue reading

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