Category Archives: Egypt

Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 20 (May 15-21)

Top Headlines Trump praises Sisi, says he hopes to visit Egypt Sisi: Timing not right to declare my stance on 2018 presidential elections In surprise move, Egypt central bank hikes key interests rate Egypt refers 48 to court in connection … Continue reading

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The dismal state of some of Egypt’s Islamic scholars

Muslim scholar Salem Abdel Galil – Photo via Egypt today Sheikh Salem Abdel Galil, a prominent Egyptian Muslim scholar and former deputy minister for proselytization at Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, sparked a far-reaching controversy this week after he described … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 19 ( May 8- 14)

Top Headlines IMF reaches staff level agreement for second loan installment to Egypt Thomas Cook cancels hundreds of flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Foreign Office guidance Egypt’s Sisi receives an invite to upcoming Riyadah Trump summit Egyptian … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Egypt’s Al-Azhar?

Grand Imam of al-Azhar ( Photo via Al-Azhar) Last Friday, the head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, Ahmed Hosny, was sacked after only three months in the position, after labelling Muslim reformer and TV host Islam Al-Beheiry an apostate. This may … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 18 ( May 1-7)

Top Headlines Gunmen kill three Egypt policemen in Cairo Egypt’s Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row Cairo court cancels release order on bail for Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek Islamic State leader in Egypt tells Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Islamists and Pope Francis

  A photo circulated on social media accuses Pope Francis is known for his radicalism, hatred to Islam, and supports Zionism “The Pope of Terrorism” ____ a hashtag used by Islamists on Twitter to comment on Pope Francis’s recent visit … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 17 (April 24-30)

Pope Francis with Al-Azhar Grand Imam – via BBC Top Headlines Pope Francis visits Egypt to promote “unity and fraternity” Egypt’s Coptic pope signs agreement with Pope Francis on baptism recognition A Swiss court ordered Egyptian naturalgas companies to pay Israel … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 16 ( April 17-13)

Top Headlines Freed Egyptian American prisoner returns home following Trump intervention American President Donald Trump welcomes freed US-Egypt prisoner Aya Hijazi to White House Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt’s St. Catherine’s Monastery Egypt’s Sisi visits Saudi Arabia to … Continue reading

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Aya Hijazi and Egyptian conspiracy theories

President Trump meets with Aya Hijazi in the Oval office of the White House Photo via AP Aya Hijazi ____ A young Egyptian-American woman who made global headlines after US President Donald Trump met her in the White House, following … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 15 ( Apr 10-16)

Main Headlines Interior ministry announces identity ‪Sunday’s suicide bombers of both Alexandria and Tanta Cathedrals Parliament approves Emergency Law amendment, permitting indefinite detention Egypt arrests 13 on suspicion of planning terror attacks   Egyptian police loses three females in Sunday’s bombing, … Continue reading

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