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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues

Egyptian Aak 2016-Week 47 ( Nov21-27)

Top Headlines  An Egyptian court revokes the death sentence of Egypt’s ex-president Morsi Egypt’s Sisi expresses support for Syrian military Egypt denies sending military troops to Syria The US State Department removed Egypt from its travel warning list Egypt and … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro: Glamorizing Tyranny

Fidel Castro ( Getty Images) Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. The legacy of Castro, the “commandante” is not just his revolutionary communism, but a grand and more disturbing stance, one that was characterized … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week46 ( Nov 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt court overturns death sentence against ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric Egypt clears way for former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq to return home Egypt lifts assets freeze of anti-torture NGO    Main Headlines … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 45 ( Nov 7-13)

Top Headlines IMF approves 3-year, $12 billion loan for Egypt Administrative court rejects government appeal over Red Sea islands deal, confirm Egyptian sovereignty Saudi oil shipments to Egypt have been halted indefinitely Egypt’s Sisi invites Trump to Cairo  Main Headlines … Continue reading

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Reflection on Trump’s victory and the crisis of the liberal camp

“To the Egyptian lady sitting in the last row, if you want Trump, you can have him.” I was attending a political conference that featured a heated debate on the US presidential election, and these words from an American delegate … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 44 ( Oct31-Nov 6)

Top Headlines Egypt allows its currency to float freely, meeting key IMF demand OIC secretary general resigns following criticism after he mocked the Egyptian president Egyptian army brigadier general shot dead in North Sinai A car bomb in Cairo unsuccessfully … Continue reading

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Sharia Courts in UK – A Minefield

A meeting of the Sharia Council of Britain at its east London headquarters Getty Yesterday, I spoke briefly on BBC World Service Radio about Sharia Council courts in Britain, which coincided with an inquiry started by the Home Affairs Select … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 43 ( Oct 24 – 30)

Top Headlines At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding in parts of Egypt Egypt condemned the Saudi head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for mocking its president Sisi Four policemen remanded into custody over Ismailia … Continue reading

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Egypt’s New Terrorist Groups

I was planning to write something completely different this weekend, but the events in Egypt have dictated my choice.   An Egyptian policeman gestures from an observation in the Sinai peninsula, February 10, 2016, and an undated photograph of Brig. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 42 ( Oct 17-23)

Top Headlines A senior Egyptian military official was shot dead outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo Little-known group Liwa Al-Thawra claims responsibility for assassinating army’s 9th armour division head Saudi ambassador returns to Cairo after recall to Riyadh … Continue reading

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