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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 34 ( Aug 22-29)

Top headlines Sisi will run for re-election ‘if it is the will of the Egyptian people’ Egypt’s cabinet approves amendments to law against FGM Coptic Church declares compromise with state over contentious church building law Egypt TV host shuns Twitter … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 -Week 33 (Aug 15-21)

Top headlines Egyptian judo athlete reprimanded, sent home after refusing to shake Israeli opponent’s hand Sisi’s approval rating drops to 9 percentage points in two months since June   ‪ Moody’s credit rating agency ranks Egypt as stable Gunmen in Egypt … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016, Week 32 ( Aug 8-14)

Top Headlines Egypt-IMF reach staff-level agreement on a Three-year US$12 Bln  fund facility  After IMF deal, Egypt’s Sisi says will not hesitate on tough reforms Egypt inflation rate at 14.8% in July Egypt sets jail as punishment for black market … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 31 (Aug 1-7)

Top Headlines Egypt kills head of Islamic State’s Sinai branch Former grand mufti Ali Gomaa survives assassination attempt Largest Egyptian delegation to date in Rio Olympics Egyptian Nobel Laureate Ahmed Zewail dies at 70 Main Headlines  Monday Sisi: Egyptians need … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 28 (July 11- 17)

Top Headlines Word “fire” is heard on voice recorder of doomed Egypt Air Egypt orders Muslim preachers to deliver identical weekly sermons Sisi will participate in Beijing G20 summit in September Egypt’s Sisi extends state of emergency in parts of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 26 ( June 26-July 3)

Apology for the late posting of my weekly Egypt’s compilation, as I was in a short trip abroad.  Top Headlines Egypt Air MS804 cockpit recorder contents are not damaged TV host Liliane Daoud is arrested and deported from Egypt Coptic Christian priest … Continue reading

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On Britain and Brexit

  “The universe would turn to a mighty stranger.” This quote from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, albeit in a different context, has always been in my mind every time I went fell walking in the Lake District. This area is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016-Week 24 ( June 13-19)

Top Headlines An Egyptian court sentenced ousted Islamist president Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial Egypt has recovered both black boxes from the crashed Egypt air jet Prosecution appeals release order for Egyptian rights campaigner Mina Thabet … Continue reading

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Trope-A-Dope: How the Greatest gets used by the Worst

Originally posted on David Paxton:
I doubt many would have been caught off-guard?by the death of Muhammad Ali.?Uniquely famous and in obvious decline for so long, our thoughts and responses were well rehearsed. Who didn’t know what they thought about…

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 23 (June 6-12)

Top Headlines BP, Eni announce new “significant” gas discovery off the Egyptian coast Egypt says time running out to find Egypt Air’s black boxes Egypt to amend controversial protest law Former Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy regains his Egyptian nationality Main … Continue reading

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