Category Archives: Egypt

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 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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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week46 ( Nov 14-20)

Top Headlines Egypt court overturns death sentence against ousted ex-President Mohammed Morsi ISIS’ Egypt branch executes 100-year-old cleric Egypt clears way for former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq to return home Egypt lifts assets freeze of anti-torture NGO    Main Headlines … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 44 ( Oct31-Nov 6)

Top Headlines Egypt allows its currency to float freely, meeting key IMF demand OIC secretary general resigns following criticism after he mocked the Egyptian president Egyptian army brigadier general shot dead in North Sinai A car bomb in Cairo unsuccessfully … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 43 ( Oct 24 – 30)

Top Headlines At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding in parts of Egypt Egypt condemned the Saudi head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for mocking its president Sisi Four policemen remanded into custody over Ismailia … Continue reading

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