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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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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 27 ( June 30 – July6)

An Egyptian worker at a gas station fuels up in Cairo on Saturday. (Khaled Elfiqi/ EPA) Main Headlines Monday Most 30 June leaders are not celebrating the first anniversary In speech marking June 30 protests, Sisi vows to press forward … Continue reading

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There is nothing funny about the declaration of the ‘Caliphate’

Photo via Reuters Initially published in Turkish Hurriyet Daily It may be amusing to some, but there is nothing funny about the declaration of the “Caliphate”  by the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The rise of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 26 ( June 23- 29)

Cartoon via The Economist Main Headlines  Monday Al-Jazeera journalists were sentence between 7 to 10 years in jail PM Tony Abbott tells Egypt that jailed Australian journalist is innocent US urges Egypt to pardon jailed Al-Jazeera journalists UN human rights … Continue reading

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Al-Jazeera Trial and Sisi’s Era

Published in the Daily News Egypt “Shocking, appalling, preposterously unjust.” These are excerpts of angry global reactions to the harsh prison sentences ofthree journalistsfor Al-Jazeera English by an Egyptian court. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to seven … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 25 ( June 16-22)

(Egypt’s Sisi kisses the  Saudi King’s forehead. Photo via Twitter) Main Headlines  Monday El-Sisi issues decree forming “legislation reform” panel El-Sisi invited to extra ordinary African summit Information ministry to be eliminated in new Egypt cabinet Egypt court to issue … Continue reading

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