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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 26 ( June 22 – 28)

Sandstorm hits Egypt – Ahramonline Top Headlines Prominent Al Jazeera journalist and Muslim Brotherhood supporter Ahmed Mansour has been released by the German authorities (Monday) Egypt opens Rafah border with Gaza for the third time in a month (Tuesday) GCC … Continue reading

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Israel and al-Nusra

A tank on the Israeli side of the border in the Golan Heights, near Majdal Shams. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS Until last week, against the backdrop of the ongoing civil war in Syria, the Israeli-annexed part of the Golan Heights had been … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 25 ( June 15- 21)

Egypt’s ousted president Morsi is seen for the first time wearing a red jumpsuit in court ( via Ahram-online) Top Headlines Egypt court confirms death sentence imposed on ex-President Mohammed Morsi (Tuesday) Wikileaks began releasing leaked documents from Saudi Arabia’s … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 24 (June 8- 14)

Palestinians gather at the Rafah border crossing in Gaza as they await permission to enter Egypt, June 13, 2015. Reuters Top Headlines Suicide attack outside Karnak Temple in Luxor (Wednesday) Cairo policeman jailed for 15 years over the death of … Continue reading

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The Arab World and Turkey

( President Erdogan- Photo via AP) In a historic election, the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lost its parliamentary majority. The consequences of these results are felt not just in Turkey, but also throughout the Arab world. Erdogan … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 23 ( June1-7)

Top Headlines  Egypt court postpones Morsi death sentence ruling (Tuesday) Senior Muslim Brotherhood members were arrested by security forces (Tuesday) Egypt’s Former President To Be Retried Over Killing of Protesters (Thursday) Egyptian court annuls previous court decision deeming Hamas a … Continue reading

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The True Nakba -June 9 1967

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
For a few in Egypt who had access to external information, the June 5 1967 rapid success of Israel came as no surprise. The Jews had in less than two decades built a functioning state that…

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What Will Happen After Turkey’s Elections on Sunday

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
When Turkish voters go to the polls this Sunday, it will mark the end of what has been an interminable 15 month long election cycle in Turkey encompassing municipal elections, a presidential election, and…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 22 ( May 25 – 31)

( Imprisoned, activist Mahinour Al-Masry- via El-Masry Al-Youm) Top Headlines After 489 days on hunger strike in prison,‪ Soltan gives up Egyptian citizenship, deported to US. (Saturday) Egyptian activist Mahinour El-Masry sentenced to 15 months in prison (Sunday) Rift deepens … Continue reading

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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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