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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 3 ( Jan 16- 22)

Top Headlines Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt extends participation in the Saudi-led coaltion in Yemen 8 policemen killed, at least 3 injured in armed attack on Western Desert checkpoint IMF says Egypt is … Continue reading

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Women’s March and the Selectivity of Anti-Trump Feminism

Women’s march in Washington Photo via Slate magazine Hundred of thousands of women in America and other countries are protesting against Donald Trump’s presidency. It is refreshing to see women from all walks of life, including many celebrities, standing up against … Continue reading

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On the Red Sea islands dispute

Egyptian lawyer Khaled Ali celebrates outside the courthouse in Cairo after the verdict. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA- via the Guardian The unseasonably warm weather in Cairo, with temperatures of 20°C has been coupled with spring-like excitement. Egypt’s State Council Supreme Administrative … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017-Week 2 (Jan 9-15)

Top Headlines Militants attack checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai, killing 8 New restrictive measures to enter Sinai Al-Sisi: Egypt’s counterterrorism efforts is staking a heavy toll on state sources Cabinet creates protests-free zone around vital facilites Egypt slams EU, UK for … Continue reading

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Assad, Isis, and Turkey

Portraits of Putin, Assad, Khamenei and Nasrallah in Aleppo -via Twitter In a TV interview on a Syrian state TV channel, Secretary of the Syrian Parliament Khaled Abboud alluded that the government has been redirecting the Islamic State (Isis)’s attacks, … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 1 ( Jan 2-8)

Top Headlines Al- Sisi pledges to construct large church in the new capital Fearful Egypt’s Copts mark Christmas after church bombing April 6′ youth movement co-founder Ahmed Maher is released from prison   The Egyptian pound strengthened slightly at banks as … Continue reading

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Syria: The New Arab Nakba

  Syrian pro-government forces walking in the ancient Umayyad mosque in Aleppo Photo via Daily Mail, AFP/ Getty Images   A day after Assad’s Syrian Government declared it had regained full control of the Syrian city of Aleppo, Hezbollah leader … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016/2017 ( Dec 26- January 1)

Top Headlines Egypt’s government approves deal to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia An Egyptian appeal court backs government in Red Sea islands dispute Prominent journalist Ibrahim Eissa terminates TV show after threats, legal complaints Egypt’s army destroys … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 51 ( Dec 19-25)

Top Headlines Death toll of Cairo’s church bombing rises to 28 Egypt defends its decision to withdraw anti-settlement resolution at the UN ‘Sinai Province’ admits its former leader was killed by the Egyptian army Egypt confirms Al Jazeera producer’s arrest … Continue reading

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Saudi Clerics and Christmas

In an interview last November, Saudi cleric Khaled Al-Felaij said Muslims are forbidden from greeting Christians and Jews on their holidays. He labeled Jews and Christians as infidels and explained that their celebration were “based upon falsehood, heresy, and polytheism,” … Continue reading

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