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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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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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Gaza, the Gordian knot

  (Photo via AFP) Published in Daily News Egypt Gaza___ the formula of a quick fix and hope for the best has failed. The simple fact that the recent war in the Gaza strip is the third in six years is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 28 ( July 7- 13)

(Photo of Palestinians stranded at the Rafah Border. Via Twitter) Main Headlines  Monday Sisi defends fuel subsidy cuts in Ramadan speech to mark October 6 Egypt’s Sisi: Extremists are destroying the region El-Sisi gives LE500,000 to “Long Live Egypt” fund … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 26 ( June 23- 29)

Cartoon via The Economist Main Headlines  Monday Al-Jazeera journalists were sentence between 7 to 10 years in jail PM Tony Abbott tells Egypt that jailed Australian journalist is innocent US urges Egypt to pardon jailed Al-Jazeera journalists UN human rights … Continue reading

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Al-Jazeera Trial and Sisi’s Era

Published in the Daily News Egypt “Shocking, appalling, preposterously unjust.” These are excerpts of angry global reactions to the harsh prison sentences ofthree journalistsfor Al-Jazeera English by an Egyptian court. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to seven … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 25 ( June 16-22)

(Egypt’s Sisi kisses the  Saudi King’s forehead. Photo via Twitter) Main Headlines  Monday El-Sisi issues decree forming “legislation reform” panel El-Sisi invited to extra ordinary African summit Information ministry to be eliminated in new Egypt cabinet Egypt court to issue … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 24 ( June 9- 15)

( Sisi goes cycling, via Al-Arabiya) Main Headlines  Monday President El-Sisi appoints Mahlab PM minutes after his cabinet resigns Three men detained on charges of sexual harassment in Tahrir Investigations opened into mass sexual assault in Tahrir Square Al-Sisi meet … Continue reading

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