Tag Archives: Copts

Egyptian Aak 2017-Week 2 (Jan 9-15)

Top Headlines Militants attack checkpoint in Egypt’s Sinai, killing 8 New restrictive measures to enter Sinai Al-Sisi: Egypt’s counterterrorism efforts is staking a heavy toll on state sources Cabinet creates protests-free zone around vital facilites Egypt slams EU, UK for … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 50 ( Dec 12- 18)

Top Headlines IS group claims responsibility for Cairo’s ST Mark Cathedral bombing Qatar rejects Cairo cathedral bombing involvement claim Egypt executes prominent Islamist militant Habara amid threats of retaliation Egypt says traces of explosives have been found on bodies from … Continue reading

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Carnage at the Cathedral

Coffins of some of the victims of the explosion at Coptic Cathedral (AFP) “Is that a church or a military fortress?” my Islamist medical school colleague asked as she gazed at the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, her face reflected a … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 49 ( Dec 5- 11)

Top Headlines  Bomb kills 25 at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian Cathedral Three days of mourning after the Cathedral attack World governments condemn church bombing in Egypt Bomb blast kills 6 policemen in Giza’s Haram district Militant group Hassm claims responsibility … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016 – Week 37 ( Sept 12-18)

Top headlines Mexico reaches compensation deal for victims of 2015 bombing in Egypt TNT traces on EgyptAir plane debris split investigators US Congressmen call for Aya Hegazy’s release from prison Egypt freezes assets of several human rights advocates Clinton to … 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 29 (July 18- 24)

Top Headlines  Sectarian violence in Minya in Upper Egypt Egyptian court annuls Ahmed Mortada Mansour’s membership in the parliament Egypt’s central bank governor said that time was not right to float the Egyptian pound More debris from crashed Egypt Air … Continue reading

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Egyptian Aak 2016- Week 21 ( May 23- 29)

Top Headlines Elderly Christian woman was stripped naked and paraded through streets by mob in southern Egypt. Thursday Search teams have picked up a beacon possibly from Egypt Air Flight 804, narrowing the search radius. Friday Egypt deported a French … Continue reading

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On Copts of Egypt: A Personal Journey

Cairo ___ many years ago, my primary school teacher took me aside and gave me a stern ultimatum. Either cut my links with one of my friends, “C,” or my school performance would be affected. In my teacher’s view, “C” … Continue reading

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