Category Archives: Diary of Aak

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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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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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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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 50 ( Dec 12- 18)

Top Headlines IS group claims responsibility for Cairo’s ST Mark Cathedral bombing Qatar rejects Cairo cathedral bombing involvement claim Egypt executes prominent Islamist militant Habara amid threats of retaliation Egypt says traces of explosives have been found on bodies from … Continue reading

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Carnage at the Cathedral

Coffins of some of the victims of the explosion at Coptic Cathedral (AFP) “Is that a church or a military fortress?” my Islamist medical school colleague asked as she gazed at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, her face reflected a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 49 ( Dec 5- 11)

Top Headlines  Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral Three days of mourning after the Cathedral attack World governments condemn church bombing in Egypt Bomb blast kills 6 policemen in Giza’s Haram district Militant group Hassm claims responsibility … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 48 ( Nov 28 – Dec 4)

Top Headlines Egypt’s top constitutional court upholds law restricting street protests Egypt’s president Sisi starts 2-day visit to United Arab Emirates Egyptian pound hits lowest exchange rate against USD since flotation Egypt sharply increases customs duties as it seeks to … Continue reading

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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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