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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 3 ( Jan19-24)

Top Headlines Giza blast kills 7 Egyptian policemen and 3 civilians. Thursday Chinese president arrives for Cairo visit, set for bilateral talks. Thursday Two Egypt-based militant groups claim responsibility for ‪Giza attack. Friday Egypt denies reports of mediation efforts with … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 2 ( Jan 11- 17)

  Top Headlines Egypt extends state of emergency in North Sinai until April. Tuesday Egypt’s Cabinet has approved a draft law criminalizing the use of “terrorist” symbols. Wednesday ‪ Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict for up to one year. … Continue reading

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Short Comments: On Egypt and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Egypt Ahmad Qattan  (Al Arabiya) Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed Qattan, has played down media reports suggesting ties between both countries are strained, adding that bilateral relations are “at their best.” The Saudi Ambassador has … Continue reading

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Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram. After 12 years of diplomatic proposals and 20 months of tough negotiations, theocratic Iran and world powers have reached a nuclear deal that, regardless of its potential advantages, is undoubtedly a victory for smart illiberalism and … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 29 ( July 13- 19)

Top Headlines Italy vows to help Egypt fight terrorism (Monday) El-Sisi says Al-Azhar has failed to renew Islamic discourse (Tuesday) Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate claims rocket attack on naval boat (Thursday) Islamic State claims attack on military checkpoint in North … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Gradualism in Power

Two years after the ousting of the Muslim Brotherhood’s President Mohamed Morsi, many still wonder how the Muslim Brotherhood failed in Egypt. Yesterday, Hudson Institute’s Senior Fellow Samuel Tadros  summarized what went wrong in few insightful tweets, which definitely worth sharing. People … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 22 ( May 25 – 31)

( Imprisoned, activist Mahinour Al-Masry- via El-Masry Al-Youm) Top Headlines After 489 days on hunger strike in prison,‪ Soltan gives up Egyptian citizenship, deported to US. (Saturday) Egyptian activist Mahinour El-Masry sentenced to 15 months in prison (Sunday) Rift deepens … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 15 ( April 6-12)

(Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide sentenced to death in Egypt – Photo via reuters) Main Headlines  Main Headlines  Monday Saudi journalist slams Egyptian protests against Yemen strikes Five injured in drive-by shooting at a church in Alexandria ‪ Founder of Islamist militant … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 12 ( March 16 – 22)

  ( Solar eclipse as viewed from Cairo, via Mada Masr) Main Headlines  Monday  El-Sisi is confident after the investment summit Gulf allies’ central bank funds to arrive in Egypt within days Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie sentenced to death GCC … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015- Week 10 (March 2-8)

(A combo of image grab taken from a video uploaded to YouTube on July 5, 2013 during clashes between opponents and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. One of them, a Morsi’s supporter, Mohamed Ramadan was executed on Saturday) Main … Continue reading

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