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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 28 ( July 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi approves new parliamentary election law. (Thursday) The Egyptian-born actor Omar Sharif died on Friday at the age of 83. (Friday) Car bombing at Italian Consulate in Cairo kills one Main Headlines   Monday Egypt’s State Security … Continue reading

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The True Nakba -June 9 1967

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
For a few in Egypt who had access to external information, the June 5 1967 rapid success of Israel came as no surprise. The Jews had in less than two decades built a functioning state that…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 21 ( May 18 – 24) an

Top News Egypt appoints Brotherhood critics as Justice minister (Wednesday) Egypt’s militants’ vows to attack judges (Thursday) Egypt to host 2016’s World Economic Forum (Friday) IMF criticizes Egypt’s decision to delay capital gain tax (Sunday)  Main Headlines  Monday Conscript is … Continue reading

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Nail-biting election race: HDP’s apparent gamble is Turkey’s nightmare

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
With two weeks remaining until the elections, the “razor’s edge” state of the votes is unchanged. The latest survey by Ankara-based MetroPOLL issued some days ago indicates a slight fall in support for the Peoples’ Democratic…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 20 ( May 11-17) to

(Egypt’s ousted president Morsi, photo via AP) Top Headlines: Egypt’s Justice Minister has resigned (Monday) Ex-President Morsi and more than 100 other people were sentenced to death (Saturday) Egypt executes six alleged members of Sinai-based militant group (Sunday) British Ambassador … Continue reading

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Condemnation of the Adana Massacre (1909) by Shaykh al-Azhar Salim al-Bishri (d. 1916)

Originally posted on Ballandalus:
In April 1909, there was a major wave of massacres in the Cilician city of Adana (modern-day southern Turkey), in which over 20,000 Armenians were murdered and thousands of homes destroyed. Although these attacks on Armenian…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 16 ( April 13- 19)

Main Headlines  Monday Another Egyptian soldier is killed a day after deadly Sinai’s blast Mourners flock in Menoufia to funeral for soldier killed in North Sinai ‪ Egypt condemns Turkey’s comments on latest death sentences to Brotherhood leaders Egypt to … Continue reading

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The case of Mehmet Baransu: Criminalisation of journalism in Turkey under way

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
What should one say if the majority of the media in Turkey report on the detention of a journalist on spying charges in an affirmative manner, some of them even applauding the court’s ruling, as if…

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Turkey Withdraws from Suleyman Shah: The Implications

Originally posted on Turkey Wonk: Nuclear and Political Musings in Turkey and Beyond:
What follows is a joint article with Michael Stephens, the Research Fellow for Middle East studies and Head of RUSI Qatar. *********************************************************** Just days after finalizing an agreement…

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Orange is the New Black

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
The Christians of Egypt are indistinguishable from their Muslim Brethren. Both belong to the land and are bound by close historical ties that transcend the patterns of religious confession. It was this simple fact that made…

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