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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 4 ( Jan25-31)

Top Headlines Amid heavy security, Egypt marks 5th anniversary of uprising. Monday Egyptian F-16 aircraft crashes, killing crew. Thursday Charges lifted for 73 security officials in illicit gains case against Mubarak’s El-Adly. Thursday Egypt refutes reports claiming those responsible for … Continue reading

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Egypt’s nonsensical heroism

  A video of two young men, Ahmed Malek, an aspiring actor and his friend, satire show reporter Shady Abu-Zaid, handing out condom balloons to police on the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s uprising has gone viral, triggering an ongoing flurry … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 3 ( Jan19-24)

Top Headlines Giza blast kills 7 Egyptian policemen and 3 civilians. Thursday Chinese president arrives for Cairo visit, set for bilateral talks. Thursday Two Egypt-based militant groups claim responsibility for ‪Giza attack. Friday Egypt denies reports of mediation efforts with … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 2 ( Jan 11- 17)

  Top Headlines Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai until April. Tuesday Egypt’s Cabinet has approved a draft law criminalizing the use of “terrorist” symbols. Wednesday ‪ Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict for up to one year. … Continue reading

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Suleiman Khater: Egypt’s Fake Hero

Iranian stamp honouring Suleiman Khater for killing Israelis   Sinai October 1985 — Egyptian conscript Suleiman Khater killed 7 Israeli civilians, including 4 children, during their vacation in Ras Burqa, in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. In December 1985, Khater was tried … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 1 ( Jan 4-10)

Top Headlines  Egypt convenes parliament for the first time in three years. Sunday Egyptian court upholds Mubarak jail sentence. Saturday Three knifemen storm a hotel in Hurghada. Friday ISIS-affiliated group claims responsibility for an attack on Giza hotel. Friday   President … Continue reading

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Mohamed Sheka: The Young Egyptian Behind the Hurghada Attack

A group of knifemen stormed a hotel in Egypt’s Hurghada on Friday evening, injuring a number of foreign tourists before security forces killed one of the assailants and injured the other, ending the attack. The police said the dead assailant’s … Continue reading

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On Copts of Egypt: A Personal Journey

Cairo ___ many years ago, my primary school teacher took me aside and gave me a stern ultimatum. Either cut my links with one of my friends, “C,” or my school performance would be affected. In my teacher’s view, “C” … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak: Dec 28-2015/ Jan 4-2016

  My apology for late posting of my weekly compilation, as I took few days break to celebrate the New Year. Here is a light compilation of the last few days of 2015 and the beginning of 2016.  Wish you … Continue reading

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Yazidi girl Nadia Murad visits Egypt

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, the 21-year old Yazidi woman brutally tortured and raped by ISIS fighters in Iraq, has embarked on a very tricky mission: to confront the Muslim world with the crimes of ISIS. She is visiting Egypt to … Continue reading

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