Monthly Archives: December 2014

Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 52 ( Dec 22- 28 )

(Activist Sanaa Seif, and rights activist and lawyer Yara Sallam (Photo: Courtesy of Free Sanaa Facebook page) Main Headlines  Monday Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel Egypt extends opening of Rafah border crossing Appeals court adjourns FGM victim case to … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 51 ( Dec 15 – 21)

The Sun. Equinox. Winter solstice. Karnak. Luxor. Via Cecilia Udden Main Headlines  Monday Egyptian presidency approves US-Egypt agreements US-Egypt cooperation agreements El-Sisi issues a decree to create a new police rank with arrest powers New militant group in Sinai splinters off Ansar Beit-al-Maqdis … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 50 ( Dec 8 – 14)

Main Headlines   Monday  Canadian Embassy in Cairo follows British Embassy in security shutdown Al- Qaradawi denies charges in Interpol’s arrest warrant Turkish president Erdogan criticizes Egypt for Interpol bid on Muslim scholar 33 men arrested in night-time police raid on … Continue reading

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It is not about Michele Dunne, it is about Egypt

(Michele Dunne via Egyptian authorities denied, pursuant to security instructions, U.S. researcher Michele Dunne entry to Egypt after she arrived at Cairo International Airport. Ms. Dunne is a senior associate in the Middle East program of the Carnegie Endowment … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 49 ( Dec 1-7)

Main Headlines  Monday Prosecutor-general will issue a decision on Mubarak’s release within 48 hours Rival groups ‪to protest Mubarak’s verdict this week Egypt’s Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims killing of US citizen in Western Desert Egyptian fighting for Islamic State dies … Continue reading

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Egypt needs a complete de-Mubarakization

( Photo via BBC)  Initially published in NOW. 29 November, an Egyptian court dismissed murder charges against Egypt’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. The verdict was … Continue reading

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