Category Archives: Diary of Aak

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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Women with or without headscarves should be accepted and respected in Egypt

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram A call by Egyptian journalist Cherif Choubachy for veiled Muslim women to take off their headscarves (hijab) has stirred widespread controversy in Egypt. Choubachy has also proposed a “take off the veil” rally to be held at … Continue reading

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Egypt and Working Mothers

 ( Photo of journalist Lamia Hamdin via Twitter) On the streets of Cairo, Lamia Hamdin, an Egyptian journalist for private Egypt station ON TV, was photographed holding her baby while doing interviews. The photos went viral on social media and … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 15 ( April 6-12)

(Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide sentenced to death in Egypt – Photo via reuters) Main Headlines  Main Headlines  Monday Saudi journalist slams Egyptian protests against Yemen strikes Five injured in drive-by shooting at a church in Alexandria ‪ Founder of Islamist militant … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 14 ( Mar 30 – April 5)

Al-Sisi says securing Yemen’s key strait a top priority, via Egypt Independent  Main Headlines  Monday PM: Egypt to inaugurate ‘new Suez Canal’ next August Policemen has been injured while defusing a bomb in Alexandria Egypt spends 30 % less on … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 13 ( March 23-28)

  ( Egypt’s El-Sisi receives Qatari Emir ahead of Arab summit via Ahram) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign an initial agreement on sharing water from the Nile River El-Sisi arrives to Addis Ababa to address the Ethiopian … Continue reading

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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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