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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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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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The New Old Wafd

Egypt’s oldest nationalist party, the Wafd Party, is facing a deep and challenging internal conflict. Despite intervention by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a new internal election, and a formal announcement that the crisis is over, the party’s internal problems … Continue reading

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On Bilal Erdogan’s alleged Egyptian Nationality

(Bilal Erdogan) Yesterday, I tweeted an Arabic report published in Egypt’s newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm (AMAY) about an ongoing court process to deprive Bilal Erdogan, the son of the Turkish president Recep Tayyib Erdogan, from his Egyptian citizenship. The report claimed … 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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