Monthly Archives: August 2014

Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 35 ( Aug 25- 31)

    (Cartoon about the late human right defender Ahmed Seif, via klmty) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt and UAE have secretly launched airstrikes in Libya Sabahi, Shukrallah ask Egypt’s prosecution to release political detainees Regional partners convene in Cairo to … Continue reading

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Gaza cease-fire might lead to indirect Egypt involvement

  ( Kids in Gaza celebrate the ceasefire agreement, via Twitter)   I wrote this piece for Al-Monitor, warning that in the future a failed Gaza can easily end its existence as an autonomous entity, and snooker Egypt into a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 34 ( Aug 18-24)

 Main Headlines Monday Policeman was killed in an attack at checkpoint in northern Egypt Leftist and liberal parties form parliamentary coalition Egyptian interior minister says Rabaa will be remembered for police martyrs Egypt, Norway to co-host Gaza conference Ministry of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 33 ( August 11-17) Rabaa Anniversary

( Photo of Cairo clashes in the anniversary of Rabaa via AP) Main Headlines  Monday HRW to release report on Rabaa, despite denial of staff’s entry into Egypt  – Egypt, Saudi Arabia seek united front against Islamist militancy across the Middle … Continue reading

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Profile: Hamas’s Mohammed Deif

A rare video image of Deif in 2005 via Ma’an News The war in Gaza has brought the focus back on Hamas’s military wing, the Qassam Brigades, and its mysterious leader Mohammed Al-Deif. Here is a collection of old and … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 32 ( August 4 -10)

( Info-graphic of Suez Canal Project, via Al-Arabiya) Main Headlines Monday Sisi in Ismailia to inaugurate the Suez Canal development project Egypt army says 11 militants were killed in Sinai Egypt presents Palestinian truce demands to Israel Almost 50,000 Egyptians … Continue reading

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Sisi, Islamic Jihad, and Gaza

(Islamic Jihad and Hamas delegation in Cairo, via Twitter) The war in Gaza has highlighted the tense relationship between Egypt and the Palestinian factions, mainly Hamas, in Gaza. However, it seems Cairo does not view all factions with one lens, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014- Week 31( July 28- Aug 3)

  ( Eid prayer in Egypt, via Aswat Masryia) Main Headlines  Monday Egypt celebrates Eid amid security fears, and rising costs ‘Dangerous’ Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis member were killed during arrest operation Egypt condemns attacks on civilians in the Gaza strip … Continue reading

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