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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 47 (Nov 16 -22)

Top Headlines • Two Egyptians confirmed dead in the Paris terrorist attacks. (Monday) • Russia confirmed that a bomb brought down Russian jet in Egypt. (Tuesday) • Second phase of parliamentary elections launched in Egypt. (Sunday) Egyptians vote in the … Continue reading

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Katibat al-Battar and the Belgian Fighters in Syria

Originally posted on pietervanostaeyen:
After a few hours of intensive digging in to official and officious postings on social media about Katibat al-Battar al-Libi and alleged links with some Belgian fighters we accidently stumbled on solid proof that a lot…

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Short Comments: Egypt’s muted crisis management

Less than 24 hours after Russia’s security chief announced that traces of foreign explosives were found in the debris from the Airbus plan that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai, the terror group Islamic State released a photo of a Schweppes drink … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 46 (Nov 9- 15)

Top Headlines  Egypt military frees prominent activist reporter Hossam Bahgat. Tuesday Moscow bans flights by Egypt Air lines to ‪ Friday  Al-Sisi with Saudi King Salman during Arab- South America Summit Via Ahram Main Headlines  Monday Egypt police kill leading … Continue reading

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Is Egypt ready for the next terrorist attack?

Local Egyptian outlets: Egypt is facing a Western conspiracy- via AP Investigators of the Russian plane crash in Egypt are now “90 percent sure” the noise heard in the final seconds of a cockpit recording was an explosion caused by … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 45 ( Nov 2- 8)

This was the hardest week this year to collect and summarize Egypt’s news. It is hard to compile conflicting and often confusing news. I hope you find it useful.  Top Headlines UK holidaymakers stranded in Egypt as Downing Street cancels flight amid terror … Continue reading

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ISIS, Russia, and Egypt

What really happened to Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 over Sinai a few days ago? Forget it. The fatal crash does not matter any more. Regardless of what truly did or did not happen to the Russian plane, the prevailing theory … Continue reading

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Short Comments: Esraa El-Taweel must be released

(Esraa El-Taweel, photo via Mada Masr) The photos of imprisoned Egyptian activist Esraa El-Taweel walking with crutches, sobbing, and begging for medical care as a judge extends her detention by 45 days, have gone viral, triggering a mix of responses … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 44 ( Oct 26 -Nov 1)

Top Headlines Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai by three months. Wednesday Egypt’s parliamentary elections produce 21.7% turnout in first round run-off. Friday  Russian plane crashed over Sinai. Saturday   (Russian Plane crash in Sinai, Photo via BBC) … Continue reading

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The Islamic State’s Network in Turkey

This is a great piece by Aaron Stein and Noah Blaser explaining the detailed breakdown of the network behind Turkey’s ISS bomb attacks. “The culprits of all four attacks were members of a single cell of Islamic State (ISIS) from … Continue reading

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