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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 33 ( August 11-17) Rabaa Anniversary

( Photo of Cairo clashes in the anniversary of Rabaa via AP) Main Headlines  Monday HRW to release report on Rabaa, despite denial of staff’s entry into Egypt  – Egypt, Saudi Arabia seek united front against Islamist militancy across the Middle … Continue reading

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Profile: Hamas’s Mohammed Deif

A rare video image of Deif in 2005 via Ma’an News The war in Gaza has brought the focus back on Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, and its mysterious leader Mohammed Al-Deif. Here is a collection of old and … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 32 ( August 4 -10)

( Info-graphic of Suez Canal Project, via Al-Arabiya) Main Headlines Monday Sisi in Ismailia to inaugurate the Suez Canal development project Egypt army says 11 militants were killed in Sinai Egypt presents Palestinian truce demands to Israel Almost 50,000 Egyptians … Continue reading

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Sisi, Islamic Jihad, and Gaza

(Islamic Jihad and Hamas delegation in Cairo, via Twitter) The war in Gaza has highlighted the tense relationship between Egypt and the Palestinian factions, mainly Hamas, in Gaza. However, it seems Cairo does not view all factions with one lens, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 31( July 28- Aug 3)

  ( Eid prayer in Egypt, via Aswat Masryia) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt celebrates Eid amid security fears, and rising costs ‘Dangerous’ Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis member were killed during arrest operation Egypt condemns attacks on civilians in the Gaza strip … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 30 ( July 21-27)

  (Photo via Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Cairo for Gaza talks with Sisi Egypt FM: No change to Egyptian ceasefire proposal Assistant US defense secretary arrives in Cairo Morsi supporters jailed for 25 years … Continue reading

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Special Edition: Gaza

Photo via AP After 18 days of bloodshed, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 12- hours pause in Gaza. I took this opportunity, to collect articles that are, in my opinion, worth reading about the crisis in Gaza.  How … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 29 ( July 14 – 20)

  ( President Sisi attends the funerals of Egyptians soldiers killed yesterday near Libya. Via Shorouk) Main Headlines  Monday 8 killed in mortar attacks in North Sinai Kerry to visit Egypt on Tuesday to discuss Gaza Egypt proposes Tuesday ceasefire … Continue reading

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Gaza, the Gordian knot

  (Photo via AFP) Published in Daily News Egypt Gaza___ the formula of a quick fix and hope for the best has failed. The simple fact that the recent war in the Gaza strip is the third in six years is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 28 ( July 7- 13)

(Photo of Palestinians stranded at the Rafah Border. Via Twitter) Main Headlines  Monday Sisi defends fuel subsidy cuts in Ramadan speech to mark October 6 Egypt’s Sisi: Extremists are destroying the region El-Sisi gives LE500,000 to “Long Live Egypt” fund … Continue reading

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