Category Archives: Diary of Aak

Homosexuality and Egypt’s farcical moral code

Here is an English version for my Arabic piece for Al-Hurra   He was shy and introverted, yet polite and respectable, but there was something intriguing about my acquaintance I could not quite figure out. The intrigue ended one day when … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2017 ( Oct 9-15)

Top Headlines Several armed attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Egypt extends state of emergency for three months Coptic priest stabbed to death in Egypt Egypt loses in UNESCO runoff vote to French candidate Main Headlines Monday Sisi rewards each player of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2017 (Oct 2-8)

Top Headlines Egypt qualifies for World Cup after a 28-year absence Libya extracts remains of 20 Egyptians beheaded by IS in 2015 Egypt to extend buffer zone with Gaza Strip Egyptian Intelligence Chief meets Palestinian PM Hamas leader Ismail Haniya: … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 40-2017 (Sept 25-Oct1)

Top Headlines Egyptian air force strikes arms convoy at Egypt’s western border with Libya  Libya arrested perpetrators of beheading of 21 Copts in 2015 Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide sentenced to life in prison in ‘Beni Suef riots’ case Egyptian police … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 39-2017 ( Sept 18-24)

  Top Headlines  Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa acquitted of all charges in Fatah mosque case, expected to be released within days  Egypt’s Sisi, Israel’s Netanyahu meet for first time in public Trump: U.S. will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt Muslim … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 38-2017 ( Sept 11-17)

Top Headlines Militants attacked a security convoy in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 18 policemen Two Egyptian soldiers, 5 militants killed in North Sinai shootout in North Sina Egypt’s Court of Cassation upholds ousted president Morsi’s life sentence Egypt detains … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt – Week 37-2017 ( Sept 4-10)

Top Headlines ‘Bright Star’ military drills kick off between Egypt and US HRW condemns Egypt ‘assembly line of torture’, government denies allegations Egypt blocks HRW site after torture report is released Egypt announces the discovery of a 3,500-year old pharaonic … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 36-2017 (Aug 28-Sept 3)

Top Headlines UK lifts laptop cabin ban on flights from Cairo Israel’s ambassador returns to Egypt after 8 months away Israel may reduce Egypt’s fine for halting gas supplies in 2012 Egypt blocks more websites raising the total number of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2017 (Aug 21-27)

Top Headlines U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid Egypt’s Sisi and Shoukry meet Kushner after US holds back aid Egypt says US gave “just a few hours notice” before announcing massive aid cuts After aid crisis, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 34 ( Aug 14-20)

Top Headlines Italy to return its ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student US military will take part in a joint military exercise with Egypt for the first time since the toppling of Mubarak in 2011 Hamas commander killed in … Continue reading

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