Category Archives: Diary of Aak

This Week in Egypt: Week 50-2020 ( Dec 7-13)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi concluded a visit to France  Italy charges Egyptian security agency officials over murder of Giulio Regeni Egypt values important step toward normalizing ties between Morocco and Israel Egypt wants a clear agreement for reconciliation with Qatar: Egyptian FM … Continue reading

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Macron, Sisi, and Human Rights in Egypt

“Macron says French arms sales to Egypt will not be conditional on human rights.” This top headline dominated Western media coverage of the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to France. Regional observers took that headline as a proof of the complicity of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 49-2020 ( Dec 1-6)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi arrives in France for talks with Macron on regional issues Turkish Navy humiliated by Egypt when attempting to interrupt MEDUSA 2020 exercises Egypt frees members of leading rights group Egypt lifts asset freezes and staff travel … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 47-2020 ( Nov 16-22)

Top Headlines Egyptian and Russian navies carrying out Friendship Bridge 3 drills in Black Sea  Egypt’s Army Chief of Staff attends main phase of Egyptian-Sudanese military drill Egypt’s Sisi discusses Libya developments with Italian PM in a phone call Egypt … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 46-2020 ( Nov 9-15)

Top Headlines In a visit to Greece, Egypt’s Sisi hails solid friendship with Greece and calls for further cooperation Egypt conducted joint military exercises with Greece and Sudan Seven members of a peacekeeping force in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula have been … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 45-2020 ( Nov 2-8)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi congratulates Biden for wining the US elections 2020 Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan Fail to Make Progress on Disputed Dam France’s foreign minister in Egypt after cartoon controversy Libyan GNA interior minister visits Cairo for talks COVID-19 cases … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 44-2020 (Oct 26-Nov1)

Top Headlines Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia resume GERD talks Iraq, Egypt Sign 15 Agreements and MoUs Egypt renews curfew in designated areas of North Sinai Mostaqbal Watan-led coalition wins majority in 1st stage of Egyptian parliament elections  Egypt suspends diving activities … Continue reading

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This Week In Egypt: Week 43-2020 (Oct 19-25)

Top Headlines Egypt begins voting to elect new parliament  Ethiopia summons U.S. ambassador after Trump suggests Egypt may blow-up Ethiopian Dam U.S., Sudan press for amicable solution over Ethiopia dam dispute France urges Middle Eastern countries to stop boycott of … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 42-2020 ( Oct 12-18)

Top Headlines Ethiopia increases GERD storage capacity to 74 billion cubic meters without research Egypt stresses to Germany rejection of ‘territorial expansion’ by some actors in east Mediterranean Egyptian army begins “Radaa (deterrence) 2020” military drills Turkey signals willingness to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 41-2020 ( Oct 5- 11)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Sisi ratifies maritime demarcation agreement with Greece Russia and Egypt to hold joint naval drills in Black Sea  Egypt’s annual inflation continues to drop to 3.3% Egypt keeps domestic fuel prices unchanged Egypt receives a new baby … Continue reading

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