Monthly Archives: May 2014

Turkey’s economic resilience tested as post-Gezi tensions linger

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
One year after the Gezi Park protests began, Turkey has yet to calm investors’ fears of political risks at home, while external risks such as US Federal Reserve (Fed) monetary stimulus tapering, add to the threat…

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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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Egypt’s Fight Against a Boycott

(Presidential candidate Sabahi, photo via Twitter) Initially published in the Atlantic Council’s Egypt Source Smart lyrics that portray Egypt as a united people from various governorates are part of a catchy song sung by Emirati cultural ambassador Hussein Al-Jassmi’s urging Egyptians … 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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Insult to injury in Turkey in the aftermath of the Soma Tragedy

Originally posted on Human Rights in Turkey:
If the “woman in the red dress” has become the central image of the Gezi protests, it seems likely that images of Yusuf Yerkel, an aide to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, brutally…

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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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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 19 ( April 5-11)

A sand storm in Aswan via Egyptian streets Main headlines  Monday EU observer mission in Egypt launchedahead of presidential poll Egyptian health ministry probes suspected MERS death Al-Azhar student dies from gunshot wounds 76 Al-Azhar students were expelled from the university … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 18 ( April 28- May 4)

Main Headlines  Monday Egypt court sentences 683 Morsi’s supporters to death 37 death sentences upheld in Minya Egypt bans key anti-Mubarak April 6 group Al-Jazeera files $150 million compensation claim against Egypt‪ U.N. rights chiefcriticizes Egypt’s mass death sentences Salafi … Continue reading

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Special Edition: Bassem Sabry (1982 – 2014)

Egypt has lost one of its best bloggers, and democracy activists, Bassem Sabry. He was mourned by many across the globe. Al-Monitor mourns Bassem Sabry Egyptian blogger Bassem Sabry dies. Egyptian blogger Bassem Sabry: Ahram Online highlights Tributes to Bassem … Continue reading

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