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This Week in Egypt: Week 2-2018 ( January 8-12)

Top Headlines Presidential elections set for March 26-28 in Egypt Egypt opens criminal inquiry over a New York Times article Egypt approves cabinet reshuffle ahead of elections Ex-military chief of staff General Sami Anan will run in Egyptian presidential election Israel … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2018 ( Jan 1-7)

Top Headlines Egypt to extend state of emergency for 3 months Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik is no longer considering running for president in this year’s election Sudan recalls its ambassador from Egypt amid tensions Sisi attended Christmas mass … Continue reading

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Are Israel and Saudi Arabia On The Same Page?

Originally posted on Ottomans and Zionists:
As Saudi Arabia asserts itself in unprecedented fashion in its regional struggle with Iran, speculation abounds that Riyadh is acting in concert with the United States and Israel to change the balance of power…

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Al-Azhar’s Farcical Fatwa Kiosks

    “Fatwa Kiosk” – photo via Al-Fajr newspaper   Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy has opened a number of kiosks in one of Cairo’s main underground metro stations to allow commuters to “seek guidance on Islamic issues.” According to … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 30- 2017 ( July 24-30)

Top Headlines An Egyptian tank crew saved up to 50 people from a car bomb packed with explosives Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain will allow Qatari planes to use air corridors in emergencies Qatar turns down new LNG … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt: Week 29-2017 (July 18-23)

Top Headlines Egypt urges Israel to immediately stop violence in Jerusalem Largest Military Base in the Middle East Opens in Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia deny revising 13 demands for Qatar Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris 8 suspected Hasm militants … Continue reading

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How Erdoğan thrives on ‘crisis strategy’; a game on constantly inventing enemies

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
‘A spectre is haunting Europe–the spectre of authoritarianism.” Is it fair to rewrite the first sentence of Marx-Engels manifesto in this manner? Possibly. As we observe the worrisome process of ‘Erdoğan vs Germany’, developing into ‘Erdoğan…

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The myth of Sisi’s Sinai proposal

Originally posted on Nervana:
? (Photo via Cairo Post) Initially published in Al-Monitor A few days ago, a claim surfaced that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered to give part of the Sinai Peninsula to the Palestinians to expand the Gaza…

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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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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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