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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 14 ( Mar 30 – April 5)

Al-Sisi says securing Yemen’s key strait a top priority, via Egypt Independent  Main Headlines  Monday PM: Egypt to inaugurate ‘new Suez Canal’ next August Policemen has been injured while defusing a bomb in Alexandria Egypt spends 30 % less on … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – week 6 ( Feb 2-8)

(Sunday’s football match riots. Photo via AP) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death Al-Jazeera journalist Fahmy’s release from Egypt jail is imminent Greste speaks of ‘angst’ over colleagues in Egyptian jail British foreign secretary … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 3 ( Jan 12 – 18)

(Egypt’s best known actress. May 27, 1931 – January 17, 2015) Main Headlines  Monday A Libya affiliate of ISIS has claimed the abduction of 21 Coptic Christians Court acquits 26 men in “gay bathhouse” case Egyptian security  arrests ISIS cell that … Continue reading

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Egypt and the Jewish Rabbi Abu-Hasira

Yacoub or Jacob Abu Hasira. (photo:Wikimedia Commons) Egypt – A court in Alexandria has canceled an annual Jewish festival commemorating the birthday of Abu-Hasira, a leading 19th-century Moroccan Rabbi (1805-1880). The festival was due to take place on January 9 … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 52 ( Dec 22- 28 )

(Activist Sanaa Seif, and rights activist and lawyer Yara Sallam (Photo: Courtesy of Free Sanaa Facebook page) Main Headlines  Monday Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel Egypt extends opening of Rafah border crossing Appeals court adjourns FGM victim case to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 49 ( Dec 1-7)

Main Headlines  Monday Prosecutor-general will issue a decision on Mubarak’s release within 48 hours Rival groups ‪to protest Mubarak’s verdict this week Egypt’s Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims killing of US citizen in Western Desert Egyptian fighting for Islamic State dies … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 48 ( Nov 24 – 30)

  (Mubarak’s lawyer following the acquittal verdict) (Photo via al-Masry al-Youm )  Main Headlines  Monday Pope urges Sisi to ensure peace during Egypt transition Schools in North Sinai to reopen soon, says minister Egypt military court upholds jail terms for … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 44 ( Oct 27- Nov 2)

(A house was blown up during a military operation to create a buffer zone in Rafah) (via AFP) Main Headlines  Monday New law refers crimes against “vital” facilities to military prosecution Alaa Abdel-Fattah, 23 others have been detained on the … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 40 ( Sept 29 – Oct 5)

  ( Images of detained activists spread in Cairo during Eid, via twitter) Main Headlines Monday Sisi warns Egypt students against “malicious” activates Russia, Egypt to discus MiG-fighter jets deal in October Terrorist cell in touch with ISIS arrested in … 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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