Tag Archives: Egypt

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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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 39 ( Sept 22- 28)

(Egypt’s El-Sisi speaks at the United Nation General Assembly, photo via AP) Main Headline  Monday President El-Sisi is consolidating his regime, says Western diplomats UN chief flags rights abuses during meeting with Sisi in New York Islamic State urges attacks … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 38 ( Sep 15 – 21)

Main Headlines Monday French defense minister to meet Egypt’s El-Sisi in Cairo Egypt and UK military officials meet for regional talks Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in jail Egyptian activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Noubi, Metwali are … Continue reading

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The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

  (Photo via Cairo Post) Initially published in Al-Monitor A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza Strip and create a … Continue reading

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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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