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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 15 ( April 7-13)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt court upholds jailing of leading pro-democracy activists Egypt court sentences four gay men to prison Egypt arrests Islamistclose to Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri Egypt political parties and activists request open lists in parliamentary polls Egypt to announce renaissance … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 14 (March 31- April 6)

Main Headlines Monday Al-Jazeera reporters plead for release Egypt’s ex-army chief Sisi snapped cycling in Cairo Egypt announces arrest of Ansar al-Sharia members linked to shooting attacks Al-Azhar university expel 25 students for their alleged rules in riots Defense minister … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 13 ( March 24-30)

  Main Headlines Monday A court in Egypt sentences to death 528 Morsi’s supporters to death Fast’ and ‘bizarre’ death penalty will be appealed: Defense lawyers Defense team to appeal the verdict Al- Jazeera’s Greste says charges are baseless Egypt court … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 12 ( Mar 17-23)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt military chief reshuffles commanders Mohamed al-Shahat appointed chief of Egypt’s second field army Egypt court rejects request to replace judge in Morsi’s trial Egypt’s Presidential Election Commision issues regulations for upcoming polls Interim president Mansour: Egypt … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 11 (Mar 10-16)

Main Headlines  Monday Three prominent activists claim they were beaten while being transferred to court Brotherhood-led alliance has criticized Saudi Arabia for backing the coup in Egypt Arab foreign ministers discuss new counter-terrorism cooperation Assassination attempt on retired general Sami … Continue reading

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The three phases of Egypt’s popular protests

The trends of Egypt’s crowd politics since Tahrir Square can also be seen in Ukraine, Syria and Libya. Published in  Al-Monitor Behind every uprising are chronic frustrations from citizens betrayed by corrupt leaders, their repression, poor governance and a loss of … Continue reading

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Qatar and the GCC rift

Here are three interesting pieces about the recent crisis in the Gulf, which I like to share with you.  First: Bilal Saab, Foreign Affairs  “The dispute between GCC members had been simmering for a while, and it was only a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014. Week 9 ( Feb 24- Mar2)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt interim government resigns unexpectedly Seven Egyptian Christians found shot execution-style on Libyan beach Egypt starts talks with NATOover cooperation to confront terrorism Egyptian court confirms Brotherhood terrorist label Rassd News journalists referred to military court for leaking … Continue reading

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Egypt’s new buffer government

(Photo of Egypt’s new PM by Khaled Kandil / Associated Press / November 24, 2013) The culture of rumors and speculations in Egypt can tempt us to abandon our logical thinking. Take, for example, the resignation of Beblawi’s government—this was a move that took … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 Week 8 ( Feb17-23)

Monday Suicide bomber is likely behind the tourist attack near the Taba border Sinai-based militants claim responsibility for tourist bus blast Excursions to St. Catherine Monastery are halted after Sinai bombing Shocked South Koreans in Egyptian Hospital after deadly bus … Continue reading

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