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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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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 21 (May 19- 25)

  (A group of Salafi Nour Party’s female members hold posters of Sisi- via FaceBook) Main Headlines Monday EU monitoring team to Oversee Egypt’s presidential election Egypt’s role in Libyan military offensive is just a rumor 3 soldiers were killed in … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 20 (April 12-18)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s el-Sissi makes rare plea to youth rare plea to the country’s youth El-Sisi’s campaign has spent LE12 million on advertising Sisi sees Egypt’s situation will improve in two years Egypt’s Sisi says he will step down … Continue reading

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Don’t discount Sabahi in Egypt’s presidential race

( Photo via South China Morning Post ) This piece is published in Al-Monitor Egypt’s presidential campaign has formally started, and political talk shows have become the new frontier for candidates Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi to flex their muscles … Continue reading

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