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This Week in Egypt: Week 35-2017 (Aug 21-27)

Top Headlines U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid Egypt’s Sisi and Shoukry meet Kushner after US holds back aid Egypt says US gave “just a few hours notice” before announcing massive aid cuts After aid crisis, … Continue reading

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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 34 ( Aug 14-20)

Top Headlines Italy to return its ambassador to Cairo, ending standoff over murdered student US military will take part in a joint military exercise with Egypt for the first time since the toppling of Mubarak in 2011 Hamas commander killed in … Continue reading

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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 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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The dismal state of some of Egypt’s Islamic scholars

Muslim scholar Salem Abdel Galil – Photo via Egypt today Sheikh Salem Abdel Galil, a prominent Egyptian Muslim scholar and former deputy minister for proselytization at Egypt’s Ministry of Religious Endowments, sparked a far-reaching controversy this week after he described … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 19 ( May 8- 14)

Top Headlines IMF reaches staff level agreement for second loan installment to Egypt Thomas Cook cancels hundreds of flights to Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt on Foreign Office guidance Egypt’s Sisi receives an invite to upcoming Riyadah Trump summit Egyptian … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Egypt’s Al-Azhar?

Grand Imam of al-Azhar ( Photo via Al-Azhar) Last Friday, the head of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, Ahmed Hosny, was sacked after only three months in the position, after labelling Muslim reformer and TV host Islam Al-Beheiry an apostate. This may … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 18 ( May 1-7)

Top Headlines Gunmen kill three Egypt policemen in Cairo Egypt’s Al-Azhar university replaces head in apostasy row Cairo court cancels release order on bail for Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek Islamic State leader in Egypt tells Muslims to avoid Christian gatherings … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2017- Week 17 (April 24-30)

Pope Francis with Al-Azhar Grand Imam – via BBC Top Headlines Pope Francis visits Egypt to promote “unity and fraternity” Egypt’s Coptic pope signs agreement with Pope Francis on baptism recognition A Swiss court ordered Egyptian naturalgas companies to pay Israel … Continue reading

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Remembering Islam El-Behery on his Birthday

  Islam el-Behery Via Youm 7 newspaper “Today is Islam El-Behery’s birthday”____ Facebook has always been diligent in sending Birthdays notification, but this one was awkward. What is the point in writing a Facebook message to a man in prison? … Continue reading

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