Monthly Archives: September 2015

Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 39: September 21- 27

Top Headlines President Sisi pardoned100 of Egyptian activists including Aljazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy & others. (Wenesday) Egypt says police killed militants who attacked the Italian consulate. (Friday) Al-Jazeera journalist after their release in Cairo- via AP  Main Headlines Monday Bodies … Continue reading

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Maryam Namazie and the Illiberal Student Union

The Warwick Students’ Union has barred human rights campaigner and leader of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, Maryam Namazie, from giving a talk on campus, because, they say, she is “highly inflammatory and could incite hatred.” Now a petition … Continue reading

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Abu Borges El Masri

Originally posted on salamamoussa:
Someone penned a satirical letter pretending to be Mexico’s President apologizing to Egypt for the accidental killing of Mexican tourists by the Egyptian Army. Many Egyptian media outlets reported it as genuine. This event is remarkable…

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 38 ( Sept 14 – 20)

Top Headlines Egyptian security forces accidentally shoot at Mexican tourist convoy, kill 12 (Monday) Egypt’s prosecution imposes gag order on Mexican tourists killing inquiry. (Wednesday) Egypt starts flooding Gaza tunnels. (Friday) Egypt’s Sisi swears in a new government. (Saturday) (Mexico’s … Continue reading

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The cultural challenges of the Syrian refugee crisis

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram When refugees embark on the dangerous, often deadly, trip towards Europe, many of them are consciously aware that the price of settling in the Western world will include accepting different laws and ways of life. The … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 37 ( Sept 7- 13)

Top Headlines Outgoing agriculture minister detained pending investigation into corruption charges. (Monday) Syria and Egypt agree on restoring ties. (Friday) Egyptian prime minister and cabinet resign after a series of high-profile accusations of corruption. (Saturday)  Main Headlines  Monday Egyptian court … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 36 ( Aug 31- Sept 6)

Top Headlines: Pentagon says 6 peacekeepers were injured in Sinai (Thursday) Egypt refers Islamist cleric Qaradawi, dozens others to military trial. (Saturday) Egyptian court releases full ruling in Al-Jazeera case. (Sunday)  Main Headlines  Monday EGAS: Investment in Eni mega gas … Continue reading

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Turkish police again detain foreign journalist

Originally posted on Human Rights in Turkey:
VICE journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool continues to languish in pre-trial detention under terrorism charges that Amnesty’s Andrew Gardner has described as “unsubstantiated, outrageous and bizarre.”  Meanwhile, we received word today that Dutch journalist Frederike…

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Egypt: Banning Salafist Nour Party may backfire

Initially published in Egypt’s Ahram A popular campaign in Egypt has been launched advocating the disbanding of religiously oriented parties. The campaign started generating support and has already gathered 4,000 signatures. The movement is now backed by Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments … Continue reading

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