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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 42 (Oct 13- 19)

(John Kerry with Egyptian special forces  via Egypt” Youm 7 newspaper)  Main Headlines  Monday Kerry meets Egypt’s Sisi to press for democracy‪ Egypt to receive $5B in loans from Saudi Arabia and UAE Man accused of sexually harassing journalist on EgyptAir … Continue reading

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Kobani: A Victim Of Our Sins

(Photo via Mother Jones) The city of Kobani is falling in front of our eyes. The black flags of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been slowly spreading above the buildings of this unfortunate Kurdish town in … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 41 (Oct 6 – 12)

Egypt’s hanging church was officially inaugurated after 16 years of renovations Main Headlines  Monday ‪Egypt ‪tightens security measures for 6th of October celebration Egyptian jihadist group has released a video of beheadings Egypt busts cell recruiting fighters for ISIS in Syria … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

Pakistani-Canadian writer Ali A. Rizvi has written this interesting piece, which I think it is worth sharing.  Enjoy….. My favourite paragraph is: “The word “moderate” has lost its credibility. Fareed Zakaria has referred to Middle Eastern moderates as a “fantasy.” Even … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 40 ( Sept 29 – Oct 5)

  ( Images of detained activists spread in Cairo during Eid, via twitter) Main Headlines Monday Sisi warns Egypt students against “malicious” activates Russia, Egypt to discus MiG-fighter jets deal in October Terrorist cell in touch with ISIS arrested in … Continue reading

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Turkey versus Egypt: A boxing rivalry

(President Erdogan addressing the U.N. General assembly.  Photo via Reuters) This year, the UN General Assembly became the new boxing arena for two Middle-Eastern rivals, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Both threw punches. The … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 39 ( Sept 22- 28)

(Egypt’s El-Sisi speaks at the United Nation General Assembly, photo via AP) Main Headline  Monday President El-Sisi is consolidating his regime, says Western diplomats UN chief flags rights abuses during meeting with Sisi in New York Islamic State urges attacks … Continue reading

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Turkey and the US led anti-IS coalition: Ankara is doing more than People Think

Originally posted on Turkey Wonk: Nuclear and Political Musings in Turkey and Beyond:
My apologies. I am traveling this week and don’t have time to write a proper post. However, I wanted to get a few thoughts on paper about…

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 38 ( Sep 15 – 21)

Main Headlines Monday French defense minister to meet Egypt’s El-Sisi in Cairo Egypt and UK military officials meet for regional talks Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in jail Egyptian activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Noubi, Metwali are … Continue reading

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The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

  (Photo via Cairo Post) Initially published in Al-Monitor A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza Strip and create a … Continue reading

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