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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

The New Old Wafd

Egypt’s oldest nationalist party, the Wafd Party, is facing a deep and challenging internal conflict. Despite intervention by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a new internal election, and a formal announcement that the crisis is over, the party’s internal problems … Continue reading

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On Bilal Erdogan’s alleged Egyptian Nationality

(Bilal Erdogan) Yesterday, I tweeted an Arabic report published in Egypt’s newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm (AMAY) about an ongoing court process to deprive Bilal Erdogan, the son of the Turkish president Recep Tayyib Erdogan, from his Egyptian citizenship. The report claimed … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 21 ( May 18 – 24) an

Top News Egypt appoints Brotherhood critics as Justice minister (Wednesday) Egypt’s militants’ vows to attack judges (Thursday) Egypt to host 2016’s World Economic Forum (Friday) IMF criticizes Egypt’s decision to delay capital gain tax (Sunday)  Main Headlines  Monday Conscript is … Continue reading

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Nail-biting election race: HDP’s apparent gamble is Turkey’s nightmare

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
With two weeks remaining until the elections, the “razor’s edge” state of the votes is unchanged. The latest survey by Ankara-based MetroPOLL issued some days ago indicates a slight fall in support for the Peoples’ Democratic…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 20 ( May 11-17) to

(Egypt’s ousted president Morsi, photo via AP) Top Headlines: Egypt’s Justice Minister has resigned (Monday) Ex-President Morsi and more than 100 other people were sentenced to death (Saturday) Egypt executes six alleged members of Sinai-based militant group (Sunday) British Ambassador … Continue reading

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New Controversy Rages around the Hijab in Egypt

( Dr.Ali Gomaa’s comments with English subtitles) The debate around Islamic headscarves (Hijab) and an Islamic dress code for women is still raging in Egypt. Sheikh Ali Gomaa, an internationally known Islamist jurist and Egypt’s ex-Grand Mufti (top interpreter of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 19 ( May 4 – 10) and

A Hosni Mubarak supporter performs a traditional Sufi folk dance during his birthday- via Al-Monitor Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s defense council approves of extension of military missions outside borders Egypt’s deposed president Mubarak turns 87 Two foreign companies will help … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 18 ( April 27 – May 3)

  (Gamal Mubarak, son of ex-president, visits the Pyramids following his recent release from prison. Via Youm 7) Main Headlines  Monday More areas of Sinai’s Rafah to be evacuated Egypt’s Sisi says country will take 2 years “to get back … Continue reading

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Separating myths from reality: Egypt’s heated religious debates

Last week, the privately owned Egyptian satellite channel Al-Qaherah wal Nas decided to pull the controversial talk show “With Islam” at Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh’s request. The show’s host, Islam al-Beheiry, is a controversial figure in Egypt because of his candid … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 17 ( April 20 – 26)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt the condemns killing of Ethiopian Christians by IS Court sentences 22 to death over Kerdasa violence Defense team: Morsi could receive death sentence in Tuesday’s verdict IED kills three policemen in North Sinai Bomb injures 6 … Continue reading

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