Category Archives: Diary of Aak

Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 11 ( March 13-19)

Top Headlines Pope to visit Egypt next month President Sisi to meet Trump in Washington in early April Reuters: Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role Russia denies deploying airbase in Egypt Mubarak returns to his … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 10 ( Mar 6-12)

Matariya residents pose for pictures  the head of an unearthed statue of Pharaoh Ramses II -Reuters Top Headlines Archaeologists in Egypt discover massive statue in a Cairo slum Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council rejects bill that gives president judicial appointment power … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 9 (Feb 27-March 5)

Top Headlines In a final ruling, Egyptian court acquits Mubarak over killing of protesters Egypt’s parliament has expelled an MP who was an outspoken critic of the government’s human rights record Egypt’s general intelligence has hired a Washington lobbyist Chancellor … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 8 ( Feb 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks The top commander of American military operations in the Middle East says that the US wants to resume major military exercise with Egypt UK’s Boris Johnson visits Egypt Egypt is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 7 ( Feb 13-19)

Top Headlines ‘Blind Sheikh’ Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle Egypt appoints first-ever female governor US dollar hits lowest against Egyptian pound in almost a month Egypt, Russia sign protocol … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 6: Feb 6-12

Top Headlines Egyptian pound strengthens as foreign investors return Egypt shows early signs of economic turnaround Police seals shut Al-Nadeem Centre for victims of violence and torture Egypt’s Al-Azhar entirely rejects proposal to end verbal divorce Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway remove travel … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 5 ( Jan 30- Feb 5)

Top Headlines Louvre attacker refuses to speak to investigators Islamic authority rejects Egypt’s move to reform divorce Egypt court acquits 12 lawyers accused of ‘spreading false news’ on Red Sea island deal Cairo airport to allow barred travelers to board … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 4(Jan 23-29)

Top Headlines US is committed to its military aid to Egypt, Trump tells Sisi Egypt is among countries exempted from Trump’s immigration ban Germany lifts last restriction on tourism flights to South Sinai Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniya praised improving … Continue reading

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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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