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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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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 3 ( Jan 16- 22)

Top Headlines Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia Egypt extends participation in the Saudi-led coaltion in Yemen 8 policemen killed, at least 3 injured in armed attack on Western Desert checkpoint IMF says Egypt is … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 1 ( Jan 2-8)

Top Headlines Al- Sisi pledges to construct large church in the new capital Fearful Egypt’s Copts mark Christmas after church bombing April 6′ youth movement co-founder Ahmed Maher is released from prison   The Egyptian pound strengthened slightly at banks as … Continue reading

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Saudi Clerics and Christmas

In an interview last November, Saudi cleric Khaled Al-Felaij said Muslims are forbidden from greeting Christians and Jews on their holidays. He labeled Jews and Christians as infidels and explained that their celebration were “based upon falsehood, heresy, and polytheism,” … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 43 ( Oct 24 – 30)

Top Headlines At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding in parts of Egypt Egypt condemned the Saudi head of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for mocking its president Sisi Four policemen remanded into custody over Ismailia … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 42 ( Oct 17-23)

Top Headlines A senior Egyptian military official was shot dead outside his home on the outskirts of Cairo Little-known group Liwa Al-Thawra claims responsibility for assassinating army’s 9th armour division head Saudi ambassador returns to Cairo after recall to Riyadh … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 41 ( Oct 10-16)

Top Headline 12 Egyptian conscripts were killed in an Isis attack on security checkpoint in central Sinai Egypt launches ‘revenge’ airstrikes on ISIS in Sinai Russian paratroopers arrive in Egypt for “Friendship Defenders’ drills In an unprecedented move: Egypt’s Cairo … Continue reading

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