Monthly Archives: August 2016

Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 34 ( Aug 22-29)

Top headlines Sisi will run for re-election ‘if it is the will of the Egyptian people’ Egypt’s cabinet approves amendments to law against FGM Coptic Church declares compromise with state over contentious church building law Egypt TV host shuns Twitter … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 -Week 33 (Aug 15-21)

Top headlines Egyptian judo athlete reprimanded, sent home after refusing to shake Israeli opponent’s hand Sisi’s approval rating drops to 9 percentage points in two months since June   ‪ Moody’s credit rating agency ranks Egypt as stable Gunmen in Egypt … Continue reading

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The Right Not To Wear A Burkini

The ban on the Islamic burkini, or full-body swimsuit, on the beaches of the French Riviera has triggered heated debates and controversies. For some, it is a ban on freedom of choice; for others, the ban is a symbol of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016, Week 32 ( Aug 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt-IMF reach staff-level agreement on a Three-year US$12 Bln  fund facility  After IMF deal, Egypt’s Sisi says will not hesitate on tough reforms Egypt inflation rate at 14.8% in July Egypt sets jail as punishment for black market … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 31 (Aug 1-7)

Top Headlines Egypt kills head of Islamic State’s Sinai branch Former grand mufti Ali Gomaa survives assassination attempt Largest Egyptian delegation to date in Rio Olympics Egyptian Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail dies at 70 Main Headlines  Monday Sisi: Egyptians need … Continue reading

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