Category Archives: Egypt

Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 11 ( March 13-19)

Top Headlines Pope to visit Egypt next month President Sisi to meet Trump in Washington in early April Reuters: Russia appears to deploy forces in Egypt, eyes on Libya role Russia denies deploying airbase in Egypt Mubarak returns to his … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 10 ( Mar 6-12)

Matariya residents pose for pictures  the head of an unearthed statue of Pharaoh Ramses II -Reuters Top Headlines Archaeologists in Egypt discover massive statue in a Cairo slum Egypt’s Supreme Judicial Council rejects bill that gives president judicial appointment power … Continue reading

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Islamist Gehad Haddad Versus Muslim Reformer Maajid Nawaz

The New York Times (NYT) recently published a column by Gehad el-Haddad — the [previous] spokesman for the global Islamist group The Muslim Brotherhood — penned from the confines of his Egyptian jail cell, in Tora prison. Haddad wrote about … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017 – Week 9 (Feb 27-March 5)

Top Headlines In a final ruling, Egyptian court acquits Mubarak over killing of protesters Egypt’s parliament has expelled an MP who was an outspoken critic of the government’s human rights record Egypt’s general intelligence has hired a Washington lobbyist Chancellor … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 8 ( Feb 20-26)

Top Headlines Egypt’s Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks The top commander of American military operations in the Middle East says that the US wants to resume major military exercise with Egypt UK’s Boris Johnson visits Egypt Egypt is … Continue reading

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Re-blog: “Moderate” Muslim Brotherhood Mourns Terrorist’s Death

It was my intention to write a piece on the Muslim Brotherhood’s response to the death of  the “blind Sheikh” Omar Abdel Rahman, but I found a comprehensive post on the topic written by John Rossomando in The Investigative Project … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 7 ( Feb 13-19)

Top Headlines ‘Blind Sheikh’ Trade Center bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in prison Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday approved a cabinet reshuffle Egypt appoints first-ever female governor US dollar hits lowest against Egyptian pound in almost a month Egypt, Russia sign protocol … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 6: Feb 6-12

Top Headlines Egyptian pound strengthens as foreign investors return Egypt shows early signs of economic turnaround Police seals shut Al-Nadeem Centre for victims of violence and torture Egypt’s Al-Azhar entirely rejects proposal to end verbal divorce Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway remove travel … Continue reading

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The New York Times And The Muslim Brotherhood

On February 9, The New York Times (NYT) published an editorial titled “All of Islam Isn’t the Enemy.” The article suggests that an order issued by the American President, Donald Trump, designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, would … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 5 ( Jan 30- Feb 5)

Top Headlines Louvre attacker refuses to speak to investigators Islamic authority rejects Egypt’s move to reform divorce Egypt court acquits 12 lawyers accused of ‘spreading false news’ on Red Sea island deal Cairo airport to allow barred travelers to board … Continue reading

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