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This Week in Egypt 2017: Week 33 (Aug 7-13)

Top Headlines  Two passenger trains have collided in northern Egypt, killing at least 36 people Head of Egypt’s railway department resigns after deadly train collision ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a patrol car that killed four Egyptian … Continue reading

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The Week in Egypt: Week 22 (May 29-June4)

Top Headlines Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar (early Monday) Egyptian closes its airspace and seaports for all Qatari transportation Four army personnel killed during anti-terrorist campaign in Egypt’s Western … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015 – Week 45 ( Nov 2- 8)

This was the hardest week this year to collect and summarize Egypt’s news. It is hard to compile conflicting and often confusing news. I hope you find it useful.  Top Headlines UK holidaymakers stranded in Egypt as Downing Street cancels flight amid terror … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2015- Week 43 ( Oct 19-25)

Top Headlines Egypt polling stations empty for no-contest vote. Monday Egypt replaces central bank governor Hisham Ramez. Wednesday 256 percent turnout rate in the first round of Egypt’s elections. Thursday Egypt police arrest senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan Malek. Friday … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2014 – Week 52 ( Dec 22- 28 )

(Activist Sanaa Seif, and rights activist and lawyer Yara Sallam (Photo: Courtesy of Free Sanaa Facebook page) Main Headlines  Monday Al-Jazeera shuts down its Egypt channel Egypt extends opening of Rafah border crossing Appeals court adjourns FGM victim case to … Continue reading

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Islamists and Nudity

( Mermaid Statue in Alexandria – before vandalism) When Salafi Nour Party M.P. Gamal Hamed called for the abolition of ballet performances in Egypt, describing it as “immoral” and a form of “nude art,” many were shocked and questioned his … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Alexandria’s Book Market

For the second time in the same week, I am addressing the subject of Nabi Daniel Street in Alexandria, first discussed its famous synagogue, and now I wish to write about its book market. As part of the cultural heritage of … Continue reading

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