Tag Archives: Egypt

Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 37 ( Sept 8- 14)

  (Egyptian Journalists denouncing the Protest law, Photo via Lobna Monieb) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s Sisi denies offering parts of Sinai land to Palestinians Number of hunger strikers increases to 91 Central Bank of Egypt says $ 2 billion worth … Continue reading

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Power outage in Egypt, a burning memory from the past

  The pain was excruciating, the darkness daunting. The combination was too much for an 11-year-old girl. I cannot remember exactly how that night started, but I will always remember how it ended. The nightmare began when I accidentally dropped … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 36 ( Sep1- 7)

(Sisi speaks after major power outage – AFP Photo ) Main Headlines  Monday Azhar University considers closing down dorms to avoid violence Security forces coerce detainees into ending hunger strike Gov’t committee calls for dissolution of Jama’a al-Islamiya’s political party Constitution … Continue reading

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Gaza cease-fire might lead to indirect Egypt involvement

  ( Kids in Gaza celebrate the ceasefire agreement, via Twitter)   I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor, warning that in the future a failed Gaza can easily end its existence as an autonomous entity, and snooker Egypt into a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 34 ( Aug 18-24)

 Main Headlines Monday Policeman was killed in an attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt Leftist and liberal parties form parliamentary coalition Egyptian interior minister says Rabaa will be remembered for police martyrs Egypt, Norway to co-host Gaza conference Ministry of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 33 ( August 11-17) Rabaa Anniversary

( Photo of Cairo clashes in the anniversary of Rabaa via AP) Main Headlines  Monday HRW to release report on Rabaa, despite denial of staff’s entry into Egypt  – Egypt, Saudi Arabia seek united front against Islamist militancy across the Middle … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 32 ( August 4 -10)

( Info-graphic of Suez Canal Project, via Al-Arabiya) Main Headlines Monday Sisi in Ismailia to inaugurate the Suez Canal development project Egypt army says 11 militants were killed in Sinai Egypt presents Palestinian truce demands to Israel Almost 50,000 Egyptians … Continue reading

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Sisi, Islamic Jihad, and Gaza

(Islamic Jihad and Hamas delegation in Cairo, via Twitter) The war in Gaza has highlighted the tense relationship between Egypt and the Palestinian factions, mainly Hamas, in Gaza. However, it seems Cairo does not view all factions with one lens, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 31( July 28- Aug 3)

  ( Eid prayer in Egypt, via Aswat Masryia) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt celebrates Eid amid security fears, and rising costs ‘Dangerous’ Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis member were killed during arrest operation Egypt condemns attacks on civilians in the Gaza strip … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 30 ( July 21-27)

  (Photo via Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Cairo for Gaza talks with Sisi Egypt FM: No change to Egyptian ceasefire proposal Assistant US defense secretary arrives in Cairo Morsi supporters jailed for 25 years … Continue reading

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