Category Archives: Diary of Aak

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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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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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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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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New Controversy Rages around the Hijab in Egypt

( Dr.Ali Gomaa’s comments with English subtitles) The debate around Islamic headscarves (Hijab) and an Islamic dress code for women is still raging in Egypt. Sheikh Ali Gomaa, an internationally known Islamist jurist and Egypt’s ex-Grand Mufti (top interpreter of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 19 ( May 4 – 10) and

A Hosni Mubarak supporter performs a traditional Sufi folk dance during his birthday- via Al-Monitor Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s defense council approves of extension of military missions outside borders Egypt’s deposed president Mubarak turns 87 Two foreign companies will help … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 18 ( April 27 – May 3)

  (Gamal Mubarak, son of ex-president, visits the Pyramids following his recent release from prison. Via Youm 7) Main Headlines  Monday More areas of Sinai’s Rafah to be evacuated Egypt’s Sisi says country will take 2 years “to get back … Continue reading

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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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