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Turkish journalists now queue for jail: ‘We are not afraid, we will criticize…’

Originally posted on TEMPORAL:
Update: An arrest order was issued Thursday night on Ahmet Altan, who was released after almost two weeks in police custody. Another dark page in the post-coup Turkey was unfolded early Thursday morning, with the Kafkaesque…

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 36 ( Sept 5-11)

Top Headlines Egyptian police ‘investigated’ Giulio Regeni days before his murder Egypt names six provincial governors, mostly ex-generals A newly-established militant group published a video of footage from a an attack against a security checkpoint in Menoufiya governorate Court orders … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 35 ( Aug 29 – Sept 4)

Top Headlines Egyptian parliament passes bill designating FGM a felony imposes stricter penalties ‪ Egyptian parliament approves new church building law Administrative Court rejects banning social media Egyptian army to sell baby formula to fight monopoly practices Egypt announces postponement … Continue reading

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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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