Monthly Archives: March 2014

On Egypt’s Mass Death Sentences

I know it is a bit late, but here are my thoughts on Egypt’s latest Judicial fiasco…… Egypt _____, a court in Minya south of Egypt, sentenced five hundred and twenty-nine Muslim Brotherhood defendants to death for the murder of … 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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Timeline of the Current Turmoil in Turkey

(Turkish PM Erdogan addresses supporters on March 23, photo via Radio Free Europe) December 17 52, including sons of Turkish ministers, detained in fraud and bribery probe December 18 Turkish police capture 4.5 million dollars in the house of Halkbank … 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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European Union ‘gravely concerned’ over Twitter ban in Turkey

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
Access to Twitter was blocked in Turkey on Thusday night, drawing harsh reactions around the world, especially from Europe which deems the move as an obvious blow to the freedom of expression. EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan…

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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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ReBlog- Option Three: To Hell in A Handbasket

In here blog Kamil Pasha, Jenny White aptly explains the polarizing situation in Turkey, and a potential nightmare scenario..    Things are going to hell in a handbasket. So much has happened in the past month, much of it reported in detail by … 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 10: ( Mar3-9)

Main Headlines  Monday  Attacks on police officerscontinue across Egypt Egypt is ‘deeply concerned’ as another citizen shot in Benghazi Two sentenced to 10 years in Khaled Said murder retrial Egypt’s wheat suppliesare enough to last until June Egyptian journalist El-Beheery … Continue reading

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