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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 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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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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