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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 9 ( Feb 23 – Mar 1)

(Members of the special forces police stand guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, March 1, 2015- via Reuters) Main Headlines  Monday ‪ Egypt shuts its Embassy in Yemen over bad security Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 5 ( Jan26 – Feb 1)

(Funerals have been taking place for those killed in the Sinai attacks – Photo via BBC) Main Headlines  Monday Egyptian appeals court convicts and sentences doctor in female genital mutilation case Egyptian police arrested 516 in anniversary’s unrest IS affiliate … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 4 ( Jan 19 – 25)

(Photo of  activist Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh  shot  in Cairo on Saturday) (Via Youm 7 newspaper) Main Headlines  Monday El-Sisi in Riyadh over the King’s health El-Sisi opens energy summit in Abu-Dhabi Emir of Qatar will attend Egypt’s economic summit Egyptian jihadists … Continue reading

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El-Sisi and Human Rights in Egypt

  (Photo via Reuters) In a change of tune, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi acknowledged on Tuesday that Egypt’s police committed human rights abuses after the overthrow of his predecessor, but said they were expected given the “exceptional” security threats … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 2 ( Jan 5- 11)

(Message from the fiancée of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy) (Courtesy France 24’s Sonia  Dridi) Main Headlines  Monday Sisi flies to Kuwait Amal Clooney disputes Egypt arrest warning story Egyptian judge says verdict in gay raid trial will be announced next … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 50 ( Dec 8 – 14)

Main Headlines   Monday  Canadian Embassy in Cairo follows British Embassy in security shutdown Al- Qaradawi denies charges in Interpol’s arrest warrant Turkish president Erdogan criticizes Egypt for Interpol bid on Muslim scholar 33 men arrested in night-time police raid on … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 47 ( Nov 17 – 23)

  (Peter Greste’s parents appeal to Egypt’s Sisi, via BBC) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels HRW criticizes law allowing Egypt’s army to protect vital facilities Egyptian government is ready for tough … Continue reading

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An Anatomy of Sisi’s Liberals

( Photo via AFP) Initially published in Fikra Forum Many self-proclaimed liberals in Egypt supported the military’s intervention in July 2013 that led to President Muhammad Morsi’s ouster. Their stance has baffled many Western observers, who wonder how anyone with liberal … Continue reading

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Turkey versus Egypt: A boxing rivalry

(President Erdogan addressing the U.N. General assembly.  Photo via Reuters) This year, the UN General Assembly became the new boxing arena for two Middle-Eastern rivals, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Both threw punches. The … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 38 ( Sep 15 – 21)

Main Headlines Monday French defense minister to meet Egypt’s El-Sisi in Cairo Egypt and UK military officials meet for regional talks Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in jail Egyptian activists Alaa Abdel Fattah, Noubi, Metwali are … Continue reading

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