Category Archives: Diary of Aak

This Week in Egypt: Week 11-2019 ( March 11-17)

Top Headlines  Four Egyptians among casualties of New Zealand terror attack Egypt condemned the terrorist attacks that targeted two mosques in, Christchurch, New Zealand Ankara prepares to deport 12 Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt over violations Egypt returns to LNG … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch, Egypt, and the Oscars

  International human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a recent article titled: ‘Egypt should win an Oscar for hypocrisy over praise for Rami Malek.’ Neela Ghosal, a senior researcher in the organisation, wrote that Egypt’s positive reaction to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 9-2019 ( Feb 25-Mar 3)

Top headlines Dozens killed and injured in crash and fire at Cairo’s main railway station Cairo crash driver left train with brakes off during row Egypt’s transport minister resigns after deadly Cairo train crash Hamas members arrested in Egypt in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 7-2019 ( Feb 11-17)

Top Headlines Egypt approves bill that means president Sisi could remain in office until 2034 Egyptian troops hit by deadly jihadist attack in Sinai Several Egyptian troops killed or wounded in North Sinai Egypt thwarts bomb attack on a security … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 6-2019 ( Feb 4-10)

Top Headlines  Al-Azhar’s Imam calls on Muslims in the Middle East to ’embrace’ Christians Pope and grand imam sign historic pledge of fraternity in UAE Egypt’s Sisi is elected new chairman of African Union Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan discuss Renaissance Dam … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 5-2019 ( Jan 28-Feb 3)

Top Headlines  France’s Macron: Egypt’s rights record seen as worse than under Mubarak A group of Egyptian lawmakers seek to extend El-Sisi term to at least 2024 Egypt’s military kills 8 ‘extremely dangerous’ terroristsin the Western desert British woman jailed … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 4 ( Jan 21-27)

Top Headlines IMF clears way for $2 billion loan payment to Egypt France’s Macron visits Egypt amid defense and rights concerns Sudan’s Bashir lands in Cairo for talks with Egypt’s Sisi Islamic State says it attacked soldiers, captured Christian in … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 3-2019 (Jan 14-20)

Top Headlines Cairo declaration establishes Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum with seven countries AChristian man who has been kidnapped by suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula is a police forensic expert Egypt’s budget deficit in the first half of the … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Egypt’s Sisi interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes

  In my last week Egypt’s update,  I included few tweets and comments on the controversial CBS’s interview with Egypt’s President Sisi.  This week, however, there are more interesting and critical comments that I thought to post them separately here.    The … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2019 ( Dec 31-Jan 6)

Top Headlines Egyptian explosives expert killed while trying to defuse bomb near a church in Cairo Palestinian Authority pulls employees from Egypt-Gaza crossing Sisi says Egypt and Israel cooperate against ISIS in Sinai Egypt’s Court of Cassation upholds acquittal of … Continue reading

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