Category Archives: Diary of Aak

This Week in Egypt: Week 7-2018 ( Feb 12-18)

Top Headlines  Egypt arrests former-Islamist presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, and raid his party headquarters Egypt’s military prosecution detains former anti-corruption chief Geneina Egyptian air force destroys ten 4×4 vehicles infiltrating border from Libya Egypt military says 53 militants … Continue reading

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Egypt, Turkey, and the gas politics

Here is an English version of my latest piece in Al-Hurra Zohr Gas Field- Photo via Offshore Technology Last week, Egypt launched a comprehensive security operation, Sinai 2018, mainly targeting terror groups in the country. A quick glance, however, at the intensive … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 6- 2018 ( Feb 5-11)

Top headlines Egypt launches unprecedented counter-terrorism operation “ Sinai 2018” Maximum security alert nationwide after comprehensive military operation in Sinai Tillerson kicks off tense Middle East trip in Egypt IMF: Egypt’s economic structure is at a turning point Egypt warns … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt- Week 5 -2018 ( January 29-Feb 4)

Top Headlines Egypt’s elections find last-minute challenger to Sisi A coalition of eight Egyptian opposition parties called for a boycott of Egypt’s presidential election Egypt’s leader issues tough warning after election criticism The US Department of State designates Egypt-based Hasm and Liwa … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 4-2018 ( Jan 22-28)

Top Headlines Egypt is heading towards elections with only President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s name on the ballot Political opposition figures demands halt of electoral process Leading member of halted Egyptian presidential campaign Hisham Genina was attacked and injured Egypt’s Sisi … Continue reading

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Reflections on General Sami Anan’s failed presidential bid

Here is an English version of my latest Arabic piece for Al-Hurra Hours after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared his candidacy for March’s presidential election, former armed forces Chief of Staff, General Sami Anan, also declared his intention to run … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2018 ( Jan 15-21)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi announces intention to run for second term Ex-military chief of staff to run in Egyptian presidential election Pence starts Middle East tour in Egypt, pledges ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ support Sisi appoints his office director as acting head of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2018 ( January 8-12)

Top Headlines Presidential elections set for March 26-28 in Egypt Egypt opens criminal inquiry over a New York Times article Egypt approves cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections Ex-military chief of staff General Sami Anan will run in Egyptian presidential election Israel … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt- Week 52-Last Week of 2017

Top Headlines Gunman kills 9 in Egypt church attack claimed by ISIS Egypt hangs 15 militants convicted of 2013 Sinai attacks  Egypt security forces kill three suspected militants, arrest 10 others British woman accused of bringing 300 painkiller tablets into … Continue reading

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Social Islamism In Egypt

An English version of my original Arabic piece in Al-Hurra Amr Salama’s Movie’s Sheikh Jackson In recent days, in Egypt, an Oscar-nominated film was referred to Al-Azhar, a crowd of Muslim worshippers attacked a church, and an actress became the focus … Continue reading

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