Category Archives: Diary of Aak

Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 38 ( Sep 15 – 21)

Main Headlines Monday French defense minister to meet Egypt’s El-Sisi in Cairo Egypt and UK military officials meet for regional talks Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in jail Egyptian activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Noubi, Metwali are … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 37 ( Sept 8- 14)

  (Egyptian Journalists denouncing the Protest law, Photo via Lobna Monieb) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s Sisi denies offering parts of Sinai land to Palestinians Number of hunger strikers increases to 91 Central Bank of Egypt says $ 2 billion worth … Continue reading

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Power outage in Egypt, a burning memory from the past

  The pain was excruciating, the darkness daunting. The combination was too much for an 11-year-old girl. I cannot remember exactly how that night started, but I will always remember how it ended. The nightmare began when I accidentally dropped … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 36 ( Sep1- 7)

(Sisi speaks after major power outage – AFP Photo ) Main Headlines  Monday Azhar University considers closing down dorms to avoid violence Security forces coerce detainees into ending hunger strike Gov’t committee calls for dissolution of Jama’a al-Islamiya’s political party Constitution … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 34 ( Aug 18-24)

 Main Headlines Monday Policeman was killed in an attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt Leftist and liberal parties form parliamentary coalition Egyptian interior minister says Rabaa will be remembered for police martyrs Egypt, Norway to co-host Gaza conference Ministry of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 33 ( August 11-17) Rabaa Anniversary

( Photo of Cairo clashes in the anniversary of Rabaa via AP) Main Headlines  Monday HRW to release report on Rabaa, despite denial of staff’s entry into Egypt  – Egypt, Saudi Arabia seek united front against Islamist militancy across the Middle … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 31( July 28- Aug 3)

  ( Eid prayer in Egypt, via Aswat Masryia) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt celebrates Eid amid security fears, and rising costs ‘Dangerous’ Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis member were killed during arrest operation Egypt condemns attacks on civilians in the Gaza strip … Continue reading

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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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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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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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