Tag Archives: Egypt

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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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 43 ( Oct 20- 26)

(Funeral of Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai on Friday, via Ahram online) Main Headlines  Monday El-Sisi says clemency for imprisoned journalists is not possible now No plan for Egyptian military action against Islamic State: Egypt’s PM ‪ Egypt-Israel gas deal … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 42 (Oct 13- 19)

(John Kerry with Egyptian special forces  via Egypt” Youm 7 newspaper)  Main Headlines  Monday Kerry meets Egypt’s Sisi to press for democracy‪ Egypt to receive $5B in loans from Saudi Arabia and UAE Man accused of sexually harassing journalist on EgyptAir … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 41 (Oct 6 – 12)

Egypt’s hanging church was officially inaugurated after 16 years of renovations Main Headlines  Monday ‪Egypt ‪tightens security measures for 6th of October celebration Egyptian jihadist group has released a video of beheadings Egypt busts cell recruiting fighters for ISIS in Syria … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 40 ( Sept 29 – Oct 5)

  ( Images of detained activists spread in Cairo during Eid, via twitter) Main Headlines Monday Sisi warns Egypt students against “malicious” activates Russia, Egypt to discus MiG-fighter jets deal in October Terrorist cell in touch with ISIS arrested in … Continue reading

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Turkey versus Egypt: A boxing rivalry

(President Erdogan addressing the U.N. General assembly.  Photo via Reuters) This year, the UN General Assembly became the new boxing arena for two Middle-Eastern rivals, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Both threw punches. The … Continue reading

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