Category Archives: Diary of Aak

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 35 ( Aug 24 -30)

Top Headlines El-Sisi visits Russia (Tuesday) Arab League postpones issuance of “unified military force” protocol (Wednesday) Egypt sentences Al-Jazeera English journalists to 3 years in prison (Saturday) Egypt summons UK ambassador over criticism of Al-Jazeera trial (Sunday) Egypt to hold … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 34 ( Aug 17- 23) clear

Top Headlines Islamic State claims Cairo’s courthouse bombing. (Thursday) Four Palestinian Hamas militants were abducted in Sinai. (Thursday) Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to life imprisonment. (Saturday) Egyptian security forces fire tear gas at striking police officers. (Sunday) A bombing in … Continue reading

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Children Should Not Wear Hijab in Egypt’s Schools

Early on Sunday, a report appeared in Egypt’s Youm 7 newspaper that Egypt’s Ministry of Education would ban children from wearing the Islamic headscarf  (hijab)  at school. The report was based on an interview with the Minister of Education Moheb … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 32 ( Aug 3 – 9) and

Top Headline Egypt inaugurates a New Suez Canal. (Thursday) Deadline passes for Croatian hostage held by ‪ISIS militants. (Friday) Ousted former president Morsi complains about prison food (Saturday)   ( Photo and comment from Twitter) Main Headlines   Monday Obama … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 31 ( July 27 – Aug 2)

Top Headlines  Washington delivers F-16s to Egypt. (Thursday) Saudi Arabia and Egypt sign “Cairo declaration.” (Friday) Egypt extends military mandate in the Gulf and Red Sea for 6 months. (Saturday) Schedule for Egypt’s parliamentary elections is expected to be announced next … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 30 ( July 20 – 26)

Top Headlines France delivers first batch of Rafale fighter jets to Egypt. (Monday) Egypt’s most wanted militant urges jihad against Sisi. (Wednesday) Ships cross Egypt’s New Suez Canal in first test-run. (Saturday) Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 29 ( July 13- 19)

Top Headlines Italy vows to help Egypt fight terrorism (Monday) El-Sisi says Al-Azhar has failed to renew Islamic discourse (Tuesday) Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate claims rocket attack on naval boat (Thursday) Islamic State claims attack on military checkpoint in North … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Gradualism in Power

Two years after the ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood’s President Mohamed Morsi, many still wonder how the Muslim Brotherhood failed in Egypt. Yesterday, Hudson Institute’s Senior Fellow Samuel Tadros  summarized what went wrong in few insightful tweets, which definitely worth sharing. People … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 27 ( June 29 – July 5)

Top Headlines Car bomb kill Egypt’s public prosecutor (Monday) Egyptian army counter a major attack by militants in Sinai (Wednesday) Israel’s IDF has reportedly decided to grant all Egyptian requests to reinforce troops in Sinai Egypt’s Sisi inspect security forces … Continue reading

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Sinai’s Violence: A Timeline ( 2004 – 2015)

Following the recent terror attacks in Sinai, some tried to portray the violence as an armed insurgency in response to July 3 coup against Morsi. Sinai militancy, however, has been ongoing before Morsi, continued during his tenure, and after his … Continue reading

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