Category Archives: Egypt

Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 50 ( Dec 8 – 14)

Main Headlines   Monday  Canadian Embassy in Cairo follows British Embassy in security shutdown Al- Qaradawi denies charges in Interpol’s arrest warrant Turkish president Erdogan criticizes Egypt for Interpol bid on Muslim scholar 33 men arrested in night-time police raid on … Continue reading

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It is not about Michele Dunne, it is about Egypt

(Michele Dunne via Carnegieendowment.org) Egyptian authorities denied, pursuant to security instructions, U.S. researcher Michele Dunne entry to Egypt after she arrived at Cairo International Airport. Ms. Dunne is a senior associate in the Middle East program of the Carnegie Endowment … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 49 ( Dec 1-7)

Main Headlines  Monday Prosecutor-general will issue a decision on Mubarak’s release within 48 hours Rival groups ‪to protest Mubarak’s verdict this week Egypt’s Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims killing of US citizen in Western Desert Egyptian fighting for Islamic State dies … Continue reading

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Egypt needs a complete de-Mubarakization

( Photo via BBC)  Initially published in NOW. 29 November, an Egyptian court dismissed murder charges against Egypt’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. The verdict was … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 48 ( Nov 24 – 30)

  (Mubarak’s lawyer following the acquittal verdict) (Photo via al-Masry al-Youm )  Main Headlines  Monday Pope urges Sisi to ensure peace during Egypt transition Schools in North Sinai to reopen soon, says minister Egypt military court upholds jail terms for … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 47 ( Nov 17 – 23)

  (Peter Greste’s parents appeal to Egypt’s Sisi, via BBC) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels HRW criticizes law allowing Egypt’s army to protect vital facilities Egyptian government is ready for tough … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 46 ( Nov 10- 16)

Main Headlines Monday Fresh statement claims Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State Parliamentary elections to be held in the first quarter of 2015 Egypt considers tighter curbs on media coverage of the military Government ultimatum for NGOs … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 45 ( Nov 3- 9)

  (Leaders of Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus meet in Cairo, photo via AP) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt, Gulf Arab allies discussing anti-extremist military alliance with possible joint force Egypt’s Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis swears allegiance to Islamic State Ethiopia-Egypt trade deals … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 44 ( Oct 27- Nov 2)

(A house was blown up during a military operation to create a buffer zone in Rafah) (via AFP) Main Headlines  Monday New law refers crimes against “vital” facilities to military prosecution Alaa Abdel-Fattah, 23 others have been detained on the … Continue reading

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An Anatomy of Sisi’s Liberals

( Photo via AFP) Initially published in Fikra Forum Many self-proclaimed liberals in Egypt supported the military’s intervention in July 2013 that led to President Muhammad Morsi’s ouster. Their stance has baffled many Western observers, who wonder how anyone with liberal … Continue reading

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