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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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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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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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Power outage in Egypt, a burning memory from the past

  The pain was excruciating, the darkness daunting. The combination was too much for an 11-year-old girl. I cannot remember exactly how that night started, but I will always remember how it ended. The nightmare began when I accidentally dropped … 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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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 23 ( June2 – June 8)

(Egypt’s First Lady, via Daily News Egypt) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s interior minister says surveillance of social media is no threat to liberty Egypt’s opposition threatens boycott of parliamentary elections over draft laws Egyptian satirical programme permanently shut down Court … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 21 (May 19- 25)

  (A group of Salafi Nour Party’s female members hold posters of Sisi- via FaceBook) Main Headlines Monday EU monitoring team to Oversee Egypt’s presidential election Egypt’s role in Libyan military offensive is just a rumor 3 soldiers were killed in … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 20 (April 12-18)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt’s el-Sissi makes rare plea to youth rare plea to the country’s youth El-Sisi’s campaign has spent LE12 million on advertising Sisi sees Egypt’s situation will improve in two years Egypt’s Sisi says he will step down … Continue reading

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Don’t discount Sabahi in Egypt’s presidential race

( Photo via South China Morning Post ) This piece is published in Al-Monitor Egypt’s presidential campaign has formally started, and political talk shows have become the new frontier for candidates Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi to flex their muscles … Continue reading

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