Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 18 ( May 1-7)

Top Headlines

  • Gunmen kill three Egypt policemen in Cairo
  • Egypt’s Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row
  • Cairo court cancels release order on bail for Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek
  • Islamic State leader in Egypt tells Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings
  • Egypt: 4,000-Year-Old Funerary Garden Discovered in Luxor
  • Archaeologists and conservation experts are meeting in Cairo to discuss moving King Tut’s throne, chests and bed.

 Main Headlines





  • Egypt court orders release of a senior leader and financier of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood Hassan Malik
  • Egypt approves proposal to grant foreigners 1-year residency at $100,000
  • Egypt to receive final $1 billion tranche of World Bank loan




 Good reports

Good Read

  • De-securitizing counterterrorism in the Sinai Peninsula. Sahar Aziz
  • Riding a tiger of radical Islam: Why the US must back Egypt’s Sisi. Cliff Smith
  • Overpopulation, religion and fatwas on demand in Egypt. Karoline Kamel



  • 4,000-Year-Old Funerary Garden Discovered in Luxor


  • Civil society organizations are battling the state for survival.

Finally, here are Jayson Casper’s prayers for Egypt

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