Category Archives: Diary of Aak

This Week in Egypt: Week 50- 2017 ( Dec 4-10)

Top Headlines Arab ministers meet in Egypt amid anger at the US Arab states urge U.S. to abandon Jerusalem move Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Coptic Pope reject meeting with Pence over Jerusalem move Egypt’s Sisi to meet Abbas … Continue reading

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Shadia’s Egypt and the fight to end radicalism

  Egyptian Diva Shadia Here is an English version of my latest article in Al-Hurra The legendary singer and actress Shadia, an Egyptian cultural icon, has passed away. Her death a week ago at the age of 86 recalls her one-time … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt – Week 49 ( Nov 27- Dec 3)

Top Headlines  Former Egyptian premier Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election In an exclusive video to Al-Jazeera, Ex-Egypt PM Ahmed Shafiq says he is “blocked from leaving UAE”  Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates blasts … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 48 ( Nov 20-26)

Top Headlines Horrific  terror attack killing hundreds of worshippers in a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai  Death toll from attack on mosque in Egypt rises sharply to 305, including more than two-dozen children. Egypt’s air forces thwart weapons’ infiltration attempt … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 47- 2017 ( Nov13-19)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi: No one can touch Egypt’s share of Nile waters Lebanon’s Hariri to visit on Tuesday Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits Egypt-Gaza border opens under PA control for first time in a decade … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46- 2017 ( Nov 6-12)

Top Headlines Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office Egypt’s Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah, says there is enough turmoil in the Middle East Rights lawyer Khaled Ali says he will … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45-2017 ( Oct 30-Nov 5)

Top Headlines A fourth chamber has been discovered deep within in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Khufu Egypt security forces free officer kidnapped during Western Desert shootout  New al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for major Egypt’s Western Desert attack Egypt’s military … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Neglected Peripheries

Here is the English version for my Arabic piece published in Al-Hurra   A new spot was added to the Jihadi landscape in Egypt ____ Km 135. Details are still sketchy, but from what we know so far, Wahat Road, 135 km … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 44- 2017 (Oct 23-29)

Top headlines Egypt’s Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks Egypt’s Sisi appoints new chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces Pentagon officials announced a $64 million contract New mobile surveillance system for Egypt’s France’s Macron stresses security, not rights, with Egyptian leader … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2017 (Oct 16-22)

Top Headlines At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt’s Western desert: security sources Egypt’s Sisi pledges sacrifices of Western Desert police victims of terrorism “will not go in vain” Three policemen killed in attack on Egypt National … Continue reading

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