Category Archives: Diary of Aak

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 12 ( March 16 – 22)

  ( Solar eclipse as viewed from Cairo, via Mada Masr) Main Headlines  Monday  El-Sisi is confident after the investment summit Gulf allies’ central bank funds to arrive in Egypt within days Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie sentenced to death GCC … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 11 ( Mar 9-15)

  (Egypt’s economic conference, via Ahram online) Main Headlines Monday Two banks attacked by masked assailants in Alexandria Egypt temporarily reopens Rafah border crossing Egypt supports UN political solution in in Libya Court date set for Mubarak’s presidential palaces retrial … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015- Week 10 (March 2-8)

(A combo of image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on July 5, 2013 during clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. One of them, a Morsi’s supporter, Mohamed Ramadan was executed on Saturday) Main … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 9 ( Feb 23 – Mar 1)

(Members of the special forces police stand guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, March 1, 2015- via Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday ‪ Egypt shuts its Embassy in Yemen over bad security Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 8 ( Feb 16 – 22)

(Relatives of Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya mourn in al-Our village, south of Egypt. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt strikes IS in Libya3 Egypt launches second wave of airstrikes in coordination with Libyan military In Minya, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 7 ( Feb 9- 15)

(IS’s photo of kidnapped Copts in Libya, via Twitter) Main Headlines  Monday Interior Ministry denies responsibility for stadium deaths, Cabinet suspends football league Prosecution says deaths of Zamalek fans is due to stampede El-Sisi calls Gulf leaders following allegedly leaked … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – week 6 ( Feb 2-8)

(Sunday’s football match riots. Photo via AP) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death Al-Jazeera journalist Fahmy’s release from Egypt jail is imminent Greste speaks of ‘angst’ over colleagues in Egyptian jail British foreign secretary … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 5 ( Jan26 – Feb 1)

(Funerals have been taking place for those killed in the Sinai attacks – Photo via BBC) Main Headlines  Monday Egyptian appeals court convicts and sentences doctor in female genital mutilation case Egyptian police arrested 516 in anniversary’s unrest IS affiliate … Continue reading

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Egyptian Courts Take on FGM, But Can They Uproot the Practice Altogether?

I wrote this piece for the Harvard Journal of Middle East Politics and policy, hope you enjoy it. (Victim of FGM, 13-year-old Egyptian girl Suhair al-Bataa- Photo via AP) In a landmark verdict handed down last Monday, an Egyptian doctor was convicted … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 4 ( Jan 19 – 25)

(Photo of  activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh  shot  in Cairo on Saturday) (Via Youm 7 newspaper) Main Headlines  Monday El-Sisi in Riyadh over the King’s health El-Sisi opens energy summit in Abu-Dhabi Emir of Qatar will attend Egypt’s economic summit Egyptian jihadists … Continue reading

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